What about prenatal vitamins?

prenatal vitamins

We do not recommend prenatal vitamins.

One of our supporters wrote to me for feedback about this particular prenatal vitamin and I forwarded the question to Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Her response was: “We do not recommend prenatal supplements. For starters, this one is calling carotenes vitamin A (which they are not, and can actually be very dangerous), and contains EPA, which interferes with DHA and AA. Pregnant women should be following our dietary recommendations and taking a good quality high-vitamin cod liver oil. Best, Sally”

Also, regarding vitamins in general: Sally Fallon Morell considers this statement to be “perfect” … “I am very careful with multi-vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplements. With the majority of patients, I don’t give it at all. I just tell them to implement the diet fully. Once the diet is fully implemented, the nutritional deficiencies just go away because the body knows what to do with vitamins, minerals and amino acids when they come as food. When they come as supplements the majority are synthetic. They don’t come with the right kind of co-factors, the right kind of friends holding hands, so the body doesn’t recognize them. And for most of the common supplements on the market today, the absorption rate is very low.” – Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD

These are some of the recommendations made to fortify a prenatal diet from the Weston A. Price Foundation in their article Vitamins for Fetal Development: Conception to Birth:

  • Good maternal nutrition during pregnancy can protect the offspring from diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and memory loss later in life.
  • Special preconception and pregnancy diets emphasizing foods dense in particular nutrients were universal among the traditional groups that Weston Price studied.
  • Modern science has shown that fat-soluble vitamins are necessary for growth and development; the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is necessary for brain development; the need for biotin during pregnancy increases; folate boosts growth and decreases the risk of birth defects; choline causes a lifelong increase in memory and attention; and the amino acid glycine is required for growth.
  • The Weston A. Price Foundation recommends a dose of high-vitamin cod liver oil per day to yield 20,000 IU of vitamin A, 2,000 IU of vitamin D, and 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (about 1 3/4 teaspoon per day).
  • Grass-fed animal fats supply vitamins E and K2; palm oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and freshly ground grains are also sources of vitamin E; fermented foods are also sources of vitamin K2. Leafy greens supply vitamin K1.
  • Biotin can be obtained from liver and egg yolks. Raw egg whites should be strictly avoided and cooked egg whites should be consumed in moderation. Egg yolks can be added to smoothies and ice cream to boost biotin status.
  • Folate can be obtained from liver, legumes, beets, and greens. Choline can be obtained from grass-fed dairy, egg yolks, liver, meat, cruciferous vegetables, nuts, and legumes. Figure 7 provides examples of how to meet the folate and choline requirements.
  • Muscle meats and eggs should be liberally matched with the above folate-rich foods and with skin, bones, and bone broths to obtain glycine.

Read more Vitamins for Fetal Development: Conception to Birth.

We recommend the books The Nourishing Traditions of Baby & Child Care as well as Beautiful Babies via our Amazon affiliaton.

What was your prenatal diet like?

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We Can All Scream For Ice Cream

I downloaded this ebook We Can All Scream For Ice Cream and immediately decided to become a referral partner! The ebook is offered for 5.99 and includes ice cream and sorbet recipes, as well as popsicles and other treats. I am so excited about the recipes, which are all made without the top 8 allergens!

minticecream

Here is one from the book, reprinted by permission!

Mint Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients, with some recommendations via our Amazon affiliation

Directions

Pre-freeze your ice cream maker’s insulated container. Or if you do not have an ice cream maker, place a baking dish in the freezer. Make your ‘chips’ by combining the coconut oil and carob powder in a shallow dish, and place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until completely frozen.
In a blender or food processor, combine your coconut milk, peppermint extract, mint leaves, and maple syrup. If you want
a greener looking ice cream, add in the fresh baby spinach. Blend until the leaves are well combined and your mixture is
smooth.
Remove your frozen carob mixture from the freezer, and break up the thin, frozen layer into chips with your hands or a fork.
Add chips to ice cream mixture. If using an ice cream maker: pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow the directions for your machine. Serve when ready.
— or —
If not using an ice cream maker: pour mixture into a baking dish, and place it in the freezer. Freeze for 45 minutes.
Remove the mixture from the freezer and stir it well with a rubber spatula, making sure to break up any hard, frozen sections. You can also use an immersion blender, in your baking dish to do this. Place the mixture back in the freezer.
Every 30–45 minutes, check the ice cream mixture and mix or churn it, until the ice cream is of the desired consistency. This should take about 2 to 3 hours.
Freeze longer for a harder ice cream, or allow to thaw slightly before serving for a softer texture.

Recipes without the top 8 allergens

All the recipes are made without milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, seeds, artificial flavors, artificial colors, excess fructose and even chocolate. As some of you are aware, we recommend that one avoid chocolate. Note that these recipes don’t even require that we have an ice cream maker!

  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • “Chocolatey” Ice Cream
  • Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • Tangerine Dream Ice Cream
  • Jasmine-Tulsi Ice Cream
  •  One (or Two) Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
  • Piña Colada Sorbet
  • Raspberry Lime Sorbet
  • Lemon Basil Sorbet
  • Berry Rocket Popsicles
  • Palate Cleanser Ginger Popsicles
  • Kiwi Blackberry Popsicles
  • Banana Split
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Dark Magic Fudgy Brownies
  • Neapolitan Stacks
  • Sea Salted Caramel Bonbons
  • Sparkling Grape Slushie
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Choco-o-shell
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Ice Cream Cones and Waffle Bowls

I highly, highly recommend: We Can All Scream For Ice Cream. At 5.99, I consider it to be a bargain!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

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The Adventures of Andrew Price

Adventures of Andrew Price

As a community we don’t have a children’s book … yet.

So I have partnered with Mohammad Naser, a 3D Modeler and Illustrator,  to create The Adventures of Andrew Price.

This book is being created by popular request from community members who hope to have such a book to read to their children, and to have their children read themselves.

Join Andrew Price, the great, great nephew of Dr. Weston A. Price, the dentist, as he delivers a “show and tell” to his classroom. He will recount the travels that his great uncle took to Switzerland, Alaska and Africa. As the narrator, he will teach those who are reading the book about the nutritional principles that support optimal health.

This is a story about an adventurous child teaching children about traditionally prepared, real foods with humor and art.

View a sneak peek and behind the scenes of the book.

We seek your support to complete this book.

This is a community supported book. Our plan is to create the children’s book as a hard copy, an e-book, an audio book, and eventually an animated story. That is why the character and scences have been created as 3D models. Once we receive the financial support we need to complete the book, we will notify our supporters of an estimated timeline.

We are offering all of the Nourishing Our Children’s educational materials at a greatly reduced price to those who support our book in progress!

If you have ever had an interest in our materials – this is the time to order them.

What do you want your children to know as you read them this story or as they read it to themselves?!

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Resources for Baby’s First Solid Foods

Egg YolkYou may be surprised to read that we don’t recommend rice cereal as baby’s first food!

What, then, if not rice cereal?

We have covered this topic fairly extensively, and so have others in our community in articles and in books.  As such, we will simply link to various resources rather than replicate the information here. We recommend the free online reference Baby’s First Foods Chart created by Annika Rockwell, Certified Nutritionist, for an an overview.

Additional resources are these articles and books:

What was your baby’s first foods?

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It’s been 10 years since I was introduced to Nourishing Traditions

Glass of fresh milk

The story of my life can be divided into the time before and after I opened the book.

The principles outlined by Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig in Nourishing Traditions, which we recommend via our Amazon affiliation, have been deeply transformative for me on every level. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Not only has my diet changed fundamentally, but my career path has as well. I am far more emotionally stable, and my spirit has been significantly elevated.

In the following paragraphs, I would like to celebrate all the ways the book Nourishing Traditions has changed my life, and ask that you do the same in the comments!

Dr. Thomas Cowan, MD recommended that I purchase the book during my first office with him just over 10 years ago. I was seeing him due to insomnia, fairly debilitating depression and overall emotional instability. There were days I felt suicidal. When I saw Dr. Cowan, I was already eating organically, and had abandoned the vegetarian and vegan diet of the previous chapters in my life. I was no longer eating a diet comprised of mainly soy imitation foods. I already had eliminated sugar, caffeine and alcohol and wasn’t eating from boxes or cans. I didn’t have a microwave. There were virtually no processed foods in my diet however, I wasn’t aware of the importance of grass-fed animal foods, broth, ferments, organ meats, and raw as opposed to pasteurized diary. I was not aware of the dangers of soy in animal feed, the need to “properly prepare” nuts and grains. I had never had either milk or water kefir … or kombucha. Nourishing Traditions deepened my understanding of healing foods, of what it means to nourish and not merely feed ourselvs. I don’t think it is an exaggeration for me to assert that on many levels the book saved my life, or at the very least dramatically improved the quality of my life.

The principles resonated with me immediately. It all made sense. I started to make broth, which I’d never done in before.  I started to drink Claravale raw milk, which was sold on the selves in San Francisco where I lived for over 20 years until I moved to Portland in August of 2013. I started shopping at the farmers market regularly, and taking farm tours. I started to make my own kombucha and sauerkraut. I made kefir, creme fraiche, beet kvass … mayonaisse. I founded the San Francisco Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation not long after I purchased Nourishing Traditions, eager to be a part of a community that had yet to be organized. I even taught Nourishing Traditions foundational cooking classes! A year after I founded the chapter, I founded Nourishing Our Children. I wanted to create educational materials to teach with. I wanted to present these principles to audiences. I wanted to change lives, just as mine had been changed.

My freezer today typically has stored cow tongue, chicken feet and heads, beef bones, chicken and cow liver, mason jars of broth and saved chicken carcasses for future broth. My counter is adorned with a continuous brew kombucha artisanal crock from Kombucha Kamp, one of our referral partners. Next to it is a fermenting crock to make sauerkraut in. Some of my favorite kitchen appliances are a Hamilton Beach crock pot and a Kitchen Aid handheld blender. None of these were in my freezer or in my kitchen before I was introduced to Nourishing Traditions.

I generally know where my food has come from; who produced it. When I shop for animal food, I no longer ask if an item is organic. I ask what the animals have been fed, and how they have lived.

I now see the importance of grass, meaning pasture, not marijuana, in a whole new light. 

Hence the photo choice.

These dietary changes have resulted in dramatically increased and sustained emotional stability. I just simply don’t reach the  emotional lows that were common place 10 years ago. I think the focus on traditional fats and animal foods has grounded me tremendously. As a vegetarian and at times vegan, I was anemic. I have never been anemic in the last 10 years, as is evidenced by a number of lab tests, even when I had prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding for over a month due to a fibroid that has since been easily removed in a 30 minute office visit. The persistent acne I had on my derriere, back and face had completed cleared up. I receive compliments on my skin regularly. I have the energy I need to sustain my many activities. I feel fairly happy and optimistic as a default setting. Keep in mind that I had been diagnosed with a number of mental health conditions including Major Depression, Recurrent, 296.33 Severe Without Psychotic Features while I vacillated between being a vegetarian and vegan for years.

One of the most important benefits of having opened the book Nourishing Traditions, is how it inspired me to become a community organizer. I now feel like I a part of a tribe, a movement, a community that has embraced me in chapter meetings in several cities I have visited, and in our pages and forums on Facebook. The book paved the way for me to find what I believe is my calling – to lead this cause, to educate on how to nourish our children and ourselves.

I extend my deep appreciation to Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig for one of the most influential books I have read in my lifetime. I could easily fill several more paragraphs on how Nourishing Traditions has positively contributed to my life experience, but I really want to hear from you!

A gift of appreciation

I will be giving away 10 Nourishing Traditions books as an expression of my appreciation for the 10 years of improved health and vitality I have experienced, chosen randomly from the comments below on June 21, 2014, the first day of summer. In order to be considered, we ask that comments be at least 5 sentences long so you have an opportunity to really share. Please include how the book has impacted you, or why you’d like to receive it. If you already have the book and are chosen, you may provide an address of where you’d like it to be sent as a gift to someone in your circle, or provide your own address and give it to someone yourself.

[June 22 Update. The 10 randomly chosen commenters have been notified. Thank you so much for your participation!]

How has Nourishing Traditions positively impacted you and yours?

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Raspberry Gelatina

raspberriesWhy Gelatin?

In their article Why Broth is Beautiful: Essential Roles for Proline, Glycine and Gelatin, The Weston A. Price Foundation explains that “Gelatin is rich in the proline and glycine components that people need, but weak in methionine, histidine and tyrosine and utterly lacking in tryptophan. Accordingly, textbook writers from the 19th century on have rated gelatin a “poor quality protein.” But in spite of its seeming limitations, gelatin was valued for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years and was long considered a panacea for everything from skin and joint disorders to digestive distress to heart ailments.”

Gelatin’s traditional reputation as a health restorer has hinged primarily on its ability to soothe the GI tract. “Gelatin lines the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract and guards against further injurious action on the part of the ingesta,” wrote Erich Cohn of the Medical Polyclinic of the University of Bonn back in 1905.

Here are some benefits of gelatin [1]:

  • Supports and strengthens skin, hair and nail growth
  • Beneficial for joints and can help joint recovery
  • Can help tighten loose skin
  • Can improve digestion and can even heal digestive disorders
  • Rumored to help improve cellulite
  • Great source of dietary collagen
  • Adding gelatin to food is an excellent way to supplement protein without having to fill up on extra food. It should not, however, be your only source of protein since gelatin is not a complete protein. When taken with food, it helps your body better utilize other proteins and nutrients.
  • Gelatin contains 18 amino acids. Many of these amino acids are essential, meaning they can’t be produced by our bodies, and must be taken in as part of our diet.
  • Its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
  • Gelatin is a much better alternative to protein powders, which often contain artificial sweeteners and/or preservatives.
  • Gelatin has a protein sparing effect, helping to take the edge off hunger.

A popular way to include gelatin in our diets is my making gelatin-based desserts. We don’t recommend Jello with it’s added sugar or artificial sweeteners, artificial flavor and food coloring. Instead we recommend buying grass-fed gelatin, which we link to via our Amazon affiliation, made by Great Lakes or Bernard Jenson and making a homemade jello.

This is my favorite, fairly simple recipe provide to me by our community member Angie Needels of MamaKai, an organization we strongly support.

Angie Needels’ Raspberry Gelatina

Ingredients

  • 2 baskets or 1 10oz bag frozen berries, rinsed and stems removed, if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water (or tea, coconut water, or juice if desired – I often just use water because fruits are already pretty sweet on their own)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup. Recommend: Coombs Family FarmsNow Foods  Hidden Springs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp gelatin such as Great Lakes or Bernard Jenson

Instructions

  1. Heat fruits on low heat in a saucepan for 5-10 minutes on their own to start breaking them down.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to help break them apart as needed.
  3. Whisk in water (or preferred beverage), salt, honey (or preferred sweetener at desired amount) and lemon juice.
  4. Ensure the mixture is simmering but is not boiling for 2-3 minutes to combine and slightly reduce.
  5. Slowly sprinkle in gelatin while continually whisking for additional 2 minutes after it’s all been incorporated.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into preferred mold (I like 1/2 pint wide mouth mason jars … individual serving size and you can lid them separately and take them with you).

Should make 2 pints (rule of thumb is 1 Tbsp per pint of gelatin).

[I like to top it with crème fraiche - Sandrine]

What is your favorite gelatin-based dessert?

References
[1] 12 Uses for Gelatin
[1] Benefits of Gelatin in Your Diet
[1] Why Broth is Beautiful: Essential Roles for Proline, Glycine and Gelatin
[1] Gelatin: A Healthy Protein Powder

 

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How do we alleviate nausea when pregnant?

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is common during early pregnancy and it is definitely not limited to the morning for many.  These are some recommendations from Sally Fallon Morell’s PowerPoint on Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy.

  • Avoid low blood sugar, get three good meals per day
  • Raw whole milk sipped throughout the day is very helpful
  • Plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration
  • Ginger, acupuncture, vitamin B6

Here are some options for vitamin B6 via our Amazon affiliation:
Biotics
Now Foods
Solgar

Theories about morning sickness

Old Theory: Increased hormones levels; progesterone relaxes stomach and intestines, may lead to acid reflux.

New Theory: An “evolved trait” to protect mother from toxins in food. Not a pathology, nothing to worry about.

Sally’s Theory: Increased hormone production uses up cholesterol so the body is unable to produce sufficient bile.

Solution: Eat more cholesterol-rich foods; take ox bile with meals.

Here are some options for ox bile via our Amazon affiliation:
Standard Process
Biotics Research – Beta Plus
Nutricology Ox Bile

Drugs for Morning Sickness

Old Drug: Thalidomide, a disaster.  Were birth defects due to sequestering cholesterol from developing fetus to production of bile acids?

New Drugs: Zofran or Promethazine, side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting and weakness. Effect on fetus unknown. [We have also read reports of constipation with Zofran.]

I asked our community members what have been tried and true solutions for them for alleviating nausea when pregnant.

Community member’s solutions

  • Ginger pops
  • Ginger tea with local honey
  • Dried ginger. I literally chewed it all day long. Also, warm, not hot magnesium salt baths, and plenty of water.
  • Sour apples such as Granny Smith – the sourer the better. I would also walk around with a piece of ginger root and I would gnaw on it all day long to help stave off the nausea. I had to eat frequently – small amounts,  almost like snacking because as soon as my stomach was empty I was dry heaving! I drank lots of lemon water; just water with slices of lemon and a lot of kombucha too mainly when I would tire of water, I’d “treat” myself to a big glass.
  • Magnesium supplements, ginger kombucha, raw goats milk, peppermint and ginger essential oils.
  • I really did try everything in the book such as magnesium both orally and transdermally, protien, ginger, peppermint, seabands, etc, and just learned that relaxing about it and not fretting is the best way to go. Our bodies are amazing - and even in a season of not being able to get much food down my experience has been baby will be fine. If I had to nail down the one that that seemed to help the most it would be acupunture. I couldn’t afford to do it my entire pregnancies but did feel it helped when I was at my worst. Chiropractic helped as well and I went weekly at times.
  • Water. Water. Water. Protein frequently. Rest. Warm bath once a day. Ginger. Magnesium and Calcium along with a good pre natal. [We don't recommend pre-natal vitamins in favor of nutrient-dense foods.]
  • Candied raw ginger from health store
  • Vitamin B6 was a huge help to me. A whole foods B complex. if you are struggling with eating the right food and a magnesium supplement will definitely improve things.
  • Magnesium oil spray saved me!
  • I’ve seen recipes for magnesium oil you can make yourself, but I ordered this from Amazon. I also added a couple drops of lemon essential oil to my water and sipped throughout the day.
  • Vitamin B6 in the morning and magnesium calm before bed is helping me right now!
  • Magnesium
  • Lots of sunshine for Vit. D, foods high in magnesium and B6, and frequent snacking on protein, especially before bedtime. Avoid blood sugar swings. Sprouted sunflower seeds are good. You can even buy them already sprouted and dehydrated at Costco.
  • The only thing that helped my nausea was giving birth lol I had to be put on a zofran pump for my twin pregnancy and my daughter’s
  • Legumes! The soluble fiber binds to the bile and flushes it out. It works for me in the first trimester with morning sickness and in the last trimester when I get heartburn, too … both issues coming from bile. Read more from Karen R. Hurd.
  • Eating serious amounts of good quality protein and organic brown rice with veggies
  • Vitamin B6 daily changed my pregnancy
  • Smelling essential oils such as spearmint and lavender and citrus. [We recommend Vibrant Blue Oils]
  • Eating saltines before getting out of bed. That was a long time ago, and I wouldn’t recommend saltines for anyone today! But maybe some sea salt and a light, easily digestible carbohydrate?
  •  I did everything under the sun. Acupuncture had a more noticeable difference than other remedies. Seabands helped too. I also did homeopathics and finally resorted to Unisom with B6. I had insomnia too, so that killed two birds with one stone. But later in my pregnancy I noticed gluten seemed to make me more nauseated. If I stuck to the anti-inflammatory diet my midwife prescribed, I felt a lot better.
  • I took the Unisom B6 combo but started on B6 before we conceived. I also noticed that gluten contributed a lot to my nausea but I craved it massively. [We would caution women from taking pharmacueticals when pregnant.]
  • More fat in my diet.
  • Protein snacks regularly
  • Nothing helped me but Zofran.
  • I know a lot of women that have to resort to Zofran. I tried it, but it made me severely constipated. I wish I could tolerate it, because it worked so well for the nausea.
  • Yes. The constipation is horrible horrible horrible. Ugh. I wouldn’t wish Zofran on anyone.
  • I had “morning” sickness all day, starting from week 5 – week 40. It was incredibly debilitating, especially because I had to work full-time and had to save what little sick time I had for a wimpy maternity leave. Looking back at all of my symptoms, I’m fairly sure I was very magnesium deficient, which is difficult to rebuild stores during pregnancy. The things that helped me were raising my acidity. I would actually dump apple cider vinegar into all of my drinks and sip it throughout the day. If I had known then what I know now, I’d probably have lots of Epsom salt baths.
  • I ate frequently all day from about 4am. I gained a lot of weigh …. 20 kgs. But lost almost all of this within a few months simply by breastfeeding – I guess my body knew what it was doing.
  • For me, my nausea was smell/food triggered, not vague and persistent. And particularly, I couldn’t digest fats and proteins hardly at all. Even a salad with no dressing and just a little meat and cheese would sit in my stomack for HOURS and give heartburn. B6 for bile salt harvesting/production and digestive enzymes and HCL for digestion turned it around for me. I still take the B6 or I get the Reynaud’s Phenomenon of the nipples, but only 2 weeks of digestive aids put me back in business and towards gaining weight properly instead of losing it.
  • I did stock up on magnesium pre-pregnancy, though. Epsom salt baths, drops in my water and the spray usually on my crampy calves.
  • Eating bits of food and sips of water constantly. Especially fruit and meat.
  • I found being overly tired made me nauseous as well as not eating frequently enough. It was basically my body’s way of telling me to take a break and get used to making self care a priority.
  • Raw milk sipped in the morning.
  • Pressure bands that you wear on your wrists.
  • Vitamin B6 with Unisom, eating what I was craving, super sour candies, sea bands, peppermint tea, ginger chews and meditation helped a lot when I was really nauseaous.. I had issues with making too much saliva ugh. Does anyone have a remedy for that?!
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture and the combo of Unisom and B6. Both work well. [We would caution women from taking pharmacueticals when pregnant.]
  • Redmond clay
  • High doses of B6, preferably in the more bioavailable form, P5P. I used Source Naturals, and it got rid of my nausea/morning sickness almost instantly and had reports from another friend, just yesterday, that it helped her quickly overcome extreme nausea/morning sickness. I was taking their 25mg lozenges, which is 850% of the “RDA”, which scares some folks away, up to three times a day, in the beginning. I now take one a day, and one extra if I am having any thoughts of nausea. I also got a bit more serious about my topical magnesium spray. I use Food Renegades’ recipe/technique, and Ancient Minerals magnesium flakes, which I ordered from Radiant Life? I took extra B6 before I got pregnant/nauseous, but then held back because of the nausea. Which bit me in the butt! I’ve known for a good spell that I have a genetically higher need for B6 as do many other people, that probably do not know that and feel much better in every regard when I supplement, in addition to eating an extremely nutrient-dense diet. As I now know, being pregnant requires even more, and depletes stores even more quickly. B6 is a main component of many hormones and involved in all sorts of other processes in our bodies, especially pregnant women’s bodies.
  • My friend who just found relief with the B6, told me that the pressure bands were helping her, but did not eliminate the nausea/morning sickness. Then the B6 did – she started with 100mg a day, in addition to what is in her prenatal, and found relief within a day or two.

What would you add to this list?

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