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Ginger for an upset stomach

By Marilyn Pokorney

The common ginger root used in cooking has been found to alleviate nausea, indigestion and motion sickness. For motion sickness, ginger is more effective than the common Dramamine, says the British medical journal Lancet. (more…)

Bone Up for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Joy Oneisis

Studies show that most women do not get enough daily calcium, and many pregnant women do not realize that the typical prenatal vitamin only contains 4 to 20 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of calcium. (more…)

Posted: Pregnancy & Birth , Nutrition/Supplem. | October 1st, 2005 | No Comments »

10 Smart Reasons to Use Fish Oil

By David McEvoy

We are in the grip of an omega-3 fish oil wave. Every day, more studies are published showing just how important this nutrient is to us. Last week, it was children with concentration problems; this week, it is children with autism. (more…)

What NOT to Eat When You’re Pregnant

By Beverley Brooke

Many women have questions about the types of food that are safe to eat during pregnancy, but it’s easier to discuss the types of foods you should avoid during pregnancy because they may be harmful to you or your developing baby. (more…)

Posted: Pregnancy & Birth , Nutrition/Supplem. | September 1st, 2005 | 1 Comment »

What is a “green” prenatal vitamin?

Question: What is a ‘”green” prenatal vitamin? I am guessing that it is an organic version, but what is the real difference? Is there a special benefit? Are they available over the counter or prescription? (more…)

5 Tips to Control Weight Gain for Moms-to-Be

By Beverley Brooke

So you need to gain weight but don’t want to gain too much weight during your pregnancy, right? There are many things that you can do to improve your diet and ensure that you gain a minimal but healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. (more…)

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy – Is It Safe?

By Jacqueline Bodnar

Part of preparing for the important job of becoming a mother includes wanting to do what you can to make sure you give your baby the best and healthiest start possible. Upon becoming pregnant, most vegetarian women are filled with questions about the nutritional requirements of protein, vitamin B-12, calcium and iron. Some vegetarian women also wonder why they crave meat during their pregnancy and whether or not they should give in to those cravings. (more…)

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