Saturday, 24 May 2008

Recommended books for pregnancy

Optimum Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy:
  • ISBN-10: 0749924691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749924690
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices
  • ISBN-10: 1587611783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587611780

My wife pregnancy: 8 weeks

Yesterday, went for scan and doctor everything is fine.

Starting from today onwards, she will be taking Double X in her supplementation regime.

This is how it should be taken: after breakfast/after lunch/after dinner/before sleep.

Bio-C: 3/4/3/4
Calcium/Magnesium: 1/1/1/1
Double X: 1/-/1/-
Iron Folic: 1/1/-/-
Lecithin E: -/-/7/8
Multi-carotene: 1/1/-/-
B-Complex: 3/3/3/3
Protein Powder: 2/-/1/-
Positrim: 1/-/-/-
Salmon Omega: 1/1/1/1
Children Chewable Multi-vit: 1/1/1/-

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Is your wife crazy about apples during pregnancy?

Does your wife want to eat apple during pregnancy? If she does, it maybe a sign that the body is lacking of certain nutrients. The urge to eat certain food during pregnancy is a sign of certain nutrient deficiency.

For example, because my wife has been taking at least 3 scoops of protein powder per day, she doesn't have the urge to eat soya food or egg to get protein.

Now, let's study the apple. It contains at least 4 gram of dietary fiber. Also, rich in phyto-nutrients. High in potassium and it has about 16g of sugar. Check this link. Isn't that interesting? Thus, does your wife have any low blood sugar or low blood pressure problem? Or she doesn't have the habit of eating fruits before she was pregnant? Or does she have any constipation problem before she was pregnant? If your answer is yes, then, this maybe why the body is always asking for apple.

Try taking Double X and see how. Who knows, she may not want to eat apple anymore. However, there is one thing for sure, eating apple is good for the baby. Check this link too.

However, do remember to scrap away the wax coating on the apple before eating it. They are toxic. The apple itself already has a layer of natural wax. However, producers have put another layer to ensure its freshness. That is why organic apples always look dull but non-organic ones always look shiny.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Eating precautions during pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, the following pre-cautions must be taken seriously:

  • Drink only WTS water. Do not drink office container water. They are distilled. It will drain the mineral from the body and it will definitely affect you. Do not drink bottled water. You afraid there maybe chemical leakage from the plastic bottle.
  • Install an air-purifier such as Atmosphere. It is important for the mother to stay healthy and breath in fresh air. Put it in your bedroom.
  • Eat only cooked food. It must be fully cooked. Not raw or medium-well. No sushi. Eat only hard-boiled egg. No soft-boiled egg.
  • No cold drinks.
  • No caffeinated drinks.
  • Do not eat cooling property food such cabbage, bittergourd and etc.
  • If you are taking herbs or Chinese herbs, you need to consult your Chinese doctor.
  • During pregnancy time, oil is very important to the baby development. Fast food or outside food use a lot of trans-fat and it is bad for the baby.
  • Eat lots of small meals instead of 3 large meals. Remember, calorie restriction, optimal nutrition. Too much calorie means increase in blood sugar that may lead to Gestational Diabetes. After all, woman will not able to burn calories by doing exercises.
  • Prepare lots of fruits around you. Eat raw fruits rather than drink fresh juices from hawker stall. During pregnancy time, your immune system will be weaken. The last thing you want to have is a bacterial infection. When you are not pregnant, drink fresh juices from hawker stall is fine even it is not so clean. However, during pregnancy time, this is different.
  • No seafood with shells. Crabs, prawns and etc... are no no.
  • Food that has a long shelf-life is a no no too. I believe you should know what I mean now. Your hot-dog, pink meat stuffs, luncheon meat, preserved vegetables and fruits are highly toxic.
Lastly, a balanced diet is ultra important for a pregnant mother. Whatever bad habit you have before must be corrected. If you don't take breakfast in the past, now you must have breakfast. If you like to skip meals in the past, now you must have regular meal. If you like to drink coffee or carbonated water in the past, now your only drink is clean filter water, not RO or distilled water.


My wife pregnancy: 6 weeks

Just discover that my wife is pregnant. Hence, these are the supplements that I have put in place for her.

This is how it should be taken: after breakfast/after lunch/after dinner/before sleep.

Bio-C: 4/4/4/4
Calcium/Magnesium: 1/1/1/1
Iron Folic: 2/-/-/-
Lecithin E: -/-/8/8
B-Complex: 3/3/3/3
Protein Powder: 2/-/1/-
Positrim: 1/-/-/-
Salmon Omega: 1/1/1/-
Children Chewable Multi-vit: 1/1/1/-