8 Surprising Health Benefits of B Vitamins

Reap the Health Benefits of B Vitamins Good nutrition is tied to good health, as well as to the prevention and treatment of many conditions. Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins each day is an important part of the nutrition equation, and B vitamins are essential for preventive care. Abundant in green vegetables, whole or … Continue reading 8 Surprising Health Benefits of B Vitamins

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5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy

Source: 5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Chemicals infiltrate our food supply, home, and environment; escape is virtually impossible. And, everyone knows, pregnancy is a time when toxin avoidance is absolutely imperative since the developing fetus is highly susceptible to the effects of common chemicals. Even low exposure … Continue reading 5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy

Kidney Stones and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Should Know

Kidney stones affect both the mother and the unborn baby, negatively impacting health, development, and delivery. Now, being pregnant doesn’t necessarily increase the chances you’re going to develop kidney stones, but it is important to note that being pregnant can increase the difficulty in remedying them… and every pregnant, or may-become pregnant, woman should pay special … Continue reading Kidney Stones and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Should Know

Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Almost everyone has or will experience some form of constipation during their life. Signs or symptoms of occasional constipation include infrequent bowel movements, painful stools, bloating, and the need to strain to pass waste. Causes of constipation include a poor diet, dehydration, and a lack of physical activity. Laxatives are the popular way to remedy … Continue reading Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Natural Solutions for Constipation During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is tough. You’re exhausted, bloated, nauseous, broken out, and your feet and ankles are so swollen that they look like a hot water bottle with toes. As if creating life wasn’t enough of a challenge, over half of pregnant women must also contend with a backed up bowel. Constipation is likely to strike during … Continue reading Natural Solutions for Constipation During Pregnancy

Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

The other day, a colleague of mine sent me over the results from a recent study that shows a link between higher body mass index (BMI) in toddlers, and the mothers’ prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants, such as pesticides found on the foods we eat [1]. The study, conducted by the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, concluded … Continue reading Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals to a Higher BMI in Toddlers

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Young Children

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may cause children to experience breathing problems in their first four years, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. [1] The longitudinal study looked at the exposure to BPA in 398 mother-infant pairs. Researchers determined each mother’s level of exposure to BPA by measuring the concentration of BPA … Continue reading BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Young Children

Study Shows Babies Are Born Polluted

Back in 2010, a report by the President’s Cancer Panel called for a change in the regulation of chemicals produced by industry. Why? Because a study had found that babies were polluted at birth [1]. Before they even had the privilege of joining the physical world, the unborn were found to be affected by the sins of it. Research … Continue reading Study Shows Babies Are Born Polluted

Study: Hospital Experience Falls Short of Home Birthing

Aside from vaccinations, home birthing is one of the most controversial issues involving pregnancy. In some countries, like Hungary, midwives have been sentenced to prison for helping out with home births.[1, 2] Sadly, though, the same is true in many states of the US where it’s either outright illegal to practice midwifery or, though not officially banned, … Continue reading Study: Hospital Experience Falls Short of Home Birthing

Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Impacts Children’s Brain Development

You probably know that pregnant women are encouraged to take additional vitamins and minerals for the sake of their baby’s development. Folic acid, calcium, and iron have long been considered the holy trinity of prenatal wellness. But here’s one you may not be so familiar with: iodine. Iodine is Necessary for Good Health Though its health … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency During Pregnancy Impacts Children’s Brain Development