Confused about prenatal vitamins? You’re not alone. You want to be the best mother to your growing baby and that means starting off with the right nutrients. But where do you begin? Every prenatal claims to offer 100% of the daily recommended nutrients, but how do you know that’s true; and does it truly have […]
The Chicken or the Egg? Are Weight Issues a result of the American Diet or are we Programmed for Obesity?
I attended and spoke at a conference this past weekend on diabetes and pregnancy. One fascinating lecture this year gave the appalling statistics: 10.7% of the adult US population has diabetes and 19% has pre-diabetes. These two percentages together mean that almost 30% of the adult US population has diabetes. The researcher, Thomas Moore, MD […]
I just attended a fascinating conference the last 2 days on the genetics of what happens in the womb. It turns out Mom’s to be have much more of an influence on the health of their future child than once realized. A baby is programmed in the womb with a certain set of genes or […]
In a word – YES.? Vitamin D may be the new buzz but for good reasons. Not only is Vitamin D necessary for your bones but low levels are now linked to increased risk of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, heart disease, mood disorders and even the common cold. How can Vitamin D influence so many things? For […]
Since it is Mother’s Day how does a Mother’s diet affect the genetics of what happens in the womb? Is it really all that significant? Recent research shows processed foods can do more harm than once realized. Processed refined carbohydrates are those that are altered from their original form. Most things you buy in a […]