Up to my 19th birthday I had to stay several times in the hospital by chronic cystitis/kidney infections and the intake of antibiotics was a big part of my life. After my mal-functioning kidney was removed and I was pain free after 18 years, my biggest challenge began; dealing with poor bowel function.
Not the most sexy topic to talk about, but my reality. Doctors often don’t tell how to feed yourself properly or what to eat to improve your intestinal flora. They have no idea or no time to advise. So I did my own research, I have done various educations to learn all about the power of nutrition and the effect on your intestinal flora.
Improve your gut flora
Your intestinal flora is related to 80% of your immune system, a large part of your energy level, your skin and hair condition, your general health and much more, such as fertility and digestion. During your pregnancy you are directly connected to your child and the only control you have is your lifestyle & nutrition intake to have a positive influence on your pregnancy, the rest is beyond your control.
Your child has in the womb a sterile intestinal flora. During a vaginal birth you give a part of your intestinal flora to your child. That happens initially through your own intestinal flora, skin touch and breastfeeding. It is therefore important during the final stage of your pregnancy to devote extra attention to your intestines.
A balanced diet during pregnancy
I believe that nutrition is the fundamental of the health of your child, if you eat conscious; you will give your baby the best possible start in the abdomen and during the birth. Nine months long you have to share your body and nutrition with your child. Everything that you eat also affects your child. That makes it extra important to choose products that not only support the growth of your baby, but also builds a strong immune system for the rest of his/hers life.
By now, I am 34 years old, I have a healthy daughter (Date of Birth 20-6-2016) and I have had a fantastic pregnancy, partly because I was able to adjust my nutrition to what I needed and supplied the right supplements to avoid the little problems, such as restless legs & obstipation
How can I help you?
Prepare your body in the best possible way for a pregnancy, if you are pregnant and want to eat all the right food to support your baby and yourself, if you would like to receive advise about the best supplements to take or if you need advise after your pregnancy, in order to feel energetic and healthy again. Contact me.
Food expert & Orthomolecular nutrition & supplementation Advisor www.voedingmaaktjebeter.nl