Expectant mothers are concerned about what they put in their mouths in case it damages their baby in the womb and quite rightly so. Every week I get emails from expectant mothers asking is it OK to take supplements while pregnant. I confirm they are OK and tell them it is essential they take a whole raft of missing nutrients.
Independent nutritionists for nearly 100 years have written books claiming and pleading that high sugar diets are bad for health. Since a two continent study published in New Scientist 2002, it has been confirmed that expectant mothers consuming foods with high levels of sugar have babies with more defects. You can read the full article at the end of this newsletter. This in itself is not scientifically conclusive but if you put the rest of the evidence shown together with this, you get enough facts to convince me that high sugar foods are unfit foods for human consumption.
You would expect in 12 years we would now have a ban on high sugar levels in children foods. In adverts, bars and when I board planes in the USA, I see a warning sign saying consuming alcohol in pregnancy can lead to birth defects.
Why after all of this time do we not have warnings about high sugar foods causing birth defects? The evidence for the damage from high sugar foods and drinks is just as conclusive as alcohol and smoking, scientists plead for it, but governments seem incapable of protecting our children from these dangerous foods and drinks.
Since the increase in eating white rice and adding wheat and other western junk foods to the diet even newer studies reports up to 90% of all school leavers in major Asian cities are now suffering from myopia – short-sightedness. Professor Ian Morgan, who led this study and is from the Australian National University reported 20-30% was once the average among people in South East Asia as well.
My recommendations for you and your babies are:
The very minimum of supplements for you and your babies are:
- Nascent Iodine Drops (recommended by WHO for mothers)
- Multi-Vitamin/Minerals complete formulation for missing nutrients
Healthy foods and missing nutrients are needed for both you and your baby’s health and are important not just for now, but for life.