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Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Process toxins: Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

Thyroid problems: The thyroid is a gland that controls every aspect of our bodies including that of the developing fetus. The thyroid needs iodine to function properly. ...Read more

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Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Organogenesis: During the first trimester the human being forms, which is called organogenesis (the organs and body parts come into existence). Malformations happen during this time period, which is why mothers-to-be want to be cautious with their diet and the medications they take, as well as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking- to name a few. ...Read more

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Why is healthy digestion important in pregnancy?

Why is healthy digestion important in pregnancy?

Good question!: Healthy diet is important all the way. Specially in pregnancy the diet is even more important because you create new life.I will use the analogy of making a car. If you use the best materials and best engineers( the nature) the results will be fabulous:) inadequate diet can relate to problems that the baby will have later in life.Basically you can impact the whole life of your baby. ...Read more

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Why is rest important in pregnancy?

Why is rest important in pregnancy?

Two lives: Rest allows growth of tissues and allows for the remarkable change in anatomy and physiology of the mother and the growth of the baby from 2 cells to billions ...Good diet is necessary as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can't eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal that I can't eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: It's very common and normal to have food aversions during the first trimester of pregnancy. Luckily, the baby is doing just fine despite this. Baby is using your stores of nutrients just fine at this stage. When you feel better during the second trimester, improve to a more nutritious diet right on time for babies big burst in growth. ...Read more

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What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

First trimester?: Maternal nutrition is very important throughout peri conception, pregnancy and lactation. Arguably the ingestion of Folic Acid preconceptionally is the most important aspect, however healthy diet throughout pregnancy can prevent maternal-fetal or even remote complications decades later to the offspring. ...Read more

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Is tamrind bad to eat during the second month of pregnancy?

Is tamrind bad to eat during the second month of pregnancy?

No evidence: Tamarind is commonly used in foods around the globe. It is used in the us in worcestershire sauce, in fact. From my review of its uses, i can find no reason why this would be contraindicated in pregnancy. On the other hand, i can find no data to suggest that it is safe or unsafe. Talk to your doctor and I am sure their answer will be similar. This risk is assumed low, but unknown. ...Read more

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Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy?  Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Loose stools: Loose stools are probably due to a dietary change brought on by your morning sickness and decrease appetite. Don't worry, your appetite will come around and you'll have the chance to get fat. ...Read more

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When is the best time in a day to consume folic acid, iron and multivitamin during pregnancy?

When is the best time in a day to consume folic acid, iron and multivitamin during pregnancy?

When not nauseated: Whenever your stomach will tolerate it is best. Try before bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the good eating habits? Full diet but 3 meals s day only.. ? And is there a problem of having sex during the heavy days of your menstruation?

What is the good eating habits? Full diet but 3 meals s day only.. ? And is there a problem of having sex during the heavy days of your menstruation?

2 Questions: A balance diet includes portions from each major food group. Eat 3 meals a day, leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed, minimize sugared soft drinks and other empty calories, and exercise regularly. If neither you or your partner mind having sex during your menses, go ahead without worries. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Is the aspartame in diet drinks bad for the baby while a woman is pregnant?

Yes: Aspartame causes what is known as excitotoxicity in brain and nevous system. Don't use it! ...Read more

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Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Mobile ok...: Mobile use ok. Avoid all medications first three months of pregnancy, alcohol, street drugs. Always check with your doctor before taking any med. Best luck. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to eat heavy, very early in the morning?

Is it advisable to eat heavy, very early in the morning?

Spread Calories Out: Healthy eating patterns include what we eat, to how much we eat, and how calories are spread out during the day. It is best to space calories out to avoid over eating (especially late in the day). Having a heavier (higher calorie) meal early in the day means lighter (fewer calories) noon and evening meals. Avoid heavier meals at night. Also, light healthy snacks between meals are recommended. ...Read more

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My friend is 52 and her creatinine level is so high that sugar is in urine.she is also experiencing rapid weight loss.what is the cause and what to do?

My friend is 52 and her creatinine level is so high that sugar is in urine.she is also experiencing rapid weight loss.what is the cause and what to do?

Need md: Your friend needs to be seen. Sugar in the urine can represent diabetes and rapid weight loss can also mean the same. Her creatinine rising is concerning for kidney disease so please advise her to be seen as soon as possible ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more