It’s so important to eat good fat while you’re trying to conceive, pregnant, and breastfeeding. It’s even more important to avoid trans fat, because it can actually displace healthy fats and can have serious consequences. If you’ve heard you need to avoid trans fat, but don’t know where it lurks or what it’s in, read the ingredients on packaged food. If it says hydrogenated oil, it contains trans fat- even if the nutrition info says 0 grams trans fat per serving. This is a loophole the FDA created which allows a food processor to say zero trans fat per serving if there is less than half a gram of trans fat in that serving. Continue reading What is Trans Fat?
It’s important to take a prenatal vitamin while you’re pregnant, however you don’t have to have a prescription for one. Many of the prenatals made by pharmaceutical companies are composed of synthetic vitamins, and have added fillers, artificial colors and harsh stool softeners. Instead, Continue reading Prenatals
I just read a great article on the danger of taking antidepressants during pregnancy. The biggest surprise about the article? I found it in Vogue magazine! I know you must be thinking “how on earth does a new mom have time to read a fashion magazine,” and I’m with you on that one. Can’t believe I actually read it cover to cover! It’s all part of being an Integrative Mom I suppose. I was excited to see truth being told about the “mal” practices of the pharmaceutical companies in the most unlikely of places. I was upset to read that, “A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that drug companies publish only two thirds of antidepressant studies- usually the most positive ones.” Risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy include miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, heart abnormalities, and trouble breathing. Click here to see for yourself > Vogue Article
3 ways to combat mild depression: Continue reading Antidepressants..not en Vogue