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Candida Diet While Pregnant
"Candida diet": Although suggested by some alternative medicine practitioners, there is very little evidence to suggest that Candida overgrowth actually occurs. There are no clinical trials that show a candida cleanse diet treats anything. However, stopping sugar and processed foods is probably a good idea anyway. No particular multivitamin is better than the others. Good luck. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
New veggie diet, consume no iron foods that i can think of, skipped my period, almost two weeks late, not pregnant. Can less iron diet affect periods?
No: You're probably getting much more iron than you think- there are many excellent vegetarian sources of iron.See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient;dbid=70 it's not unusual for women to skip a period now ; then; there can be many causes (but not low iron). If your period resumes in a few weeks it's nothing to worry about but if it doesn't reappear in several weeks see a gynecologist. ...Read more
Me= yeast infection for 3 mos. Tried creams, boric acid, Candida diet, probiotics, garlic, etc. Taking iron pills 4 anemia- could that be feeding it?
Yeast infection: You do not say whether you have used anti-fungals in your treatment, either topically or orally. That is the best way to treat Candida vulvovaginitis. Iron is highly unlikely to have anything to do with this. If you persist despite this you may be being reinfected by your sexual partner and they could be treated as well. If still an issue make sure your immune system is intact. Good luck. ...Read more
Agree w Dr Khanna: This is not a cause. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Vegetarians can have a perfectly normal pregnancy. There are considerations. You should make sure you get enough protein in your diet to accommodate your growing baby. Generally, we recommend talking to a nutritionist early on or before pregnancy to get an idea of the changes you will need to make. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It's possible...: Anti-seizure medicines raise the odds of birth defects. Benzodiazepines (klonopin (clonazepam) being one) can cause the newborn to have trouble moving, breathing, feeding, and staying warm. However, mom having seizures while pregnant is itself a risk to the baby. It's very important for mom to work closely with her docs on this. If possible, have a gameplan before getting pregnant. ...Read more
Eat and drink enough: Although everyone is eager to lose wt after baby, eating and drinking adequate amounts during the months you are breastfeeding is also important in providing adequate nutrition for your baby. You are hungry because you are (still) eating for two. Do what you can to increase your daily activity to burn calories (get out for walks, etc, and take baby with you if you can s/he will enjoy the ride). ...Read more
Is yogurt that contains probiotic bacteria safe to eat? Can probiotic yogurt cause sepsis? I want to start including it in my diet, but am nervous.
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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