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<p>after learning so much about DS's food allergies and the nutrition connection, plus confirming I am MTHFR homozygous, I am taking a much different route this pregnancy but wanted all of your input to make sure I am not missing anything</p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Diet</strong></p>
<p>GFCF</p>
<p>Soy & Corn minimum</p>
<p>no MSG/colors/sugar subs, stuff I can't pronounce</p>
<p>Egg yolk only 90% time</p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Supplements</strong></p>
<p>7.5mg methylfolate (Deplin)</p>
<p>Thornes Basic B</p>
<p>Metagenics EPA-DHA 720</p>
<p>Blue Ice fermented CLO</p>
<p>Chelated Zinc</p>
<p>Natural Calm + Calcium (has C too)</p>
<p>Digestive Enzymes</p>
<p>Extra Stomach Acid (Betaine HCL)</p>
<p>Liver Life</p>
<p>Probiotics/Cytoflora</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Traditional Medicinals Pregnancy Tea Daily, with their Nettles tea as well</p>
<p>Possibly Nettles infustions</p>
<p>1 piece of Kelp daily for iodine</p>
<p>sips here and there of GT's Kombucha???? maybe?</p>
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<p>Would love your input!!! TIA</p>
 

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<p>Have you seen this thread: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1213675/101-most-nourishing-foods-while-ttc-pregnant-nursing"><span>101 most nourishing foods while ttc/pregnant/nursing</span></a></p>
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<p><span>and this thread:</span> <span><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1241375/superfoods-additional-stuff-for-ttc-my-plan">Superfoods? Additional stuff for TTC? My Plan</a>.</span></p>
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<p><span>I'd be sure ALL soy and corn is labeled "Organic" as upwards of 90% is GMO unless identified as "Organic".</span></p>
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<p><span>Pasture-raised egg yolks are extremely healthy, is this an allergy?</span></p>
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<p>I prefer whole food probiotics. Add bone broths and green smoothies/green juice and some lentils or beans daily. Epsom salt baths, etc. see first thread above.</p>
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<p>Be sure the kelp is 'heavy metal tested free'.</p>
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<p>Pat</p>
 

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I should probably know, but I don't.  Can you fill in some of the stuff about your health now, how do you feel, how long ago was DS born, are you (still) breastfeeding?  Stuff like that that relates to your health.  Oh, and I couldn't tell, are you already pregnant?  (I read quickly at first and didn't think you were, but then re-read and wasn't sure, so I asked in purple below too <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> ).</span></p>
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<p>Also, I'd add in cell salts, they are the coolest thing I've found this year.  At least bioplasma, but look over the 12 individual, or some of the combos (maybe Tonic E? seems so commonly helpful for the Allergy moms).  The stuff seriously rocks, and I've read it's supposed to be specifically helpful for absorption/utilization of nutrients early in pregnancy (well, anytime, but since early in pregnancy is the heart of the matter for midline stuff, taking it pre-TTC and all through the 1st tri seems highly useful).  They can also do cool stuff, apparently, at the end of pregnancy, helping with final trimester stuff for mom's health (well, obviously baby's health would be impacted too). </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BeantownBaby9</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282783/please-evaluate-my-prenatal-nutrition-and-diet#post_16084418"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>after learning so much about DS's food allergies and the nutrition connection, plus confirming I am MTHFR homozygous, I am taking a much different route this pregnancy but wanted all of your input to make sure I am not missing anything</p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Diet</strong></p>
<p>GFCF</p>
<p>Soy & Corn minimum</p>
<p>no MSG/colors/sugar subs, stuff I can't pronounce</p>
<p>Egg yolk only 90% time  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Are you intolerant of eggwhite?</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Supplements</strong></p>
<p>7.5mg methylfolate (Deplin)  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">That's from a HCP?  Cause 7,500 mcg of methyl folate (is that right?) is a whole lot.  Some folks have had better results with half methyl folate and half folinic, even those who have MTHFR issues, but I don't know anything about when/how to use Deplin. </span></p>
<p>Thornes Basic B</p>
<p>Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Do you have clotting/bleeding issues?  If you do, just keep in mind that EPA has blood-thinning properties and make sure you have that consistent and well-balanced with anything else you're taking.  It doesn't affect most people, it makes me bruise easily and DS gets nosebleeds, and I tknow some of the MTHFR variants have I think clotting implications but I'm not sure if there are other variables involved there. </span></p>
<p>Blue Ice fermented CLO <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">How's your vitamin D level?  I don't think I touched my kids' vitamin D deficiencies with CLO, there was too much A given that they were more deficient in D (they were A deficient too, at least DS definitely was, but I think they were more D deficient)</span>  And ditto on the EPA/blood thinning from above.</p>
<p>Chelated Zinc  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Have you considered a multi-mineral supp?  Maybe not necessary, but something to consider.  Thorne has a few multi-minerals, citramins, biomins, maybe some more, and at least one formulation is without copper and iron, if that's what you want/need. </span></p>
<p>Natural Calm + Calcium (has C too) <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I'd just keep the magnesium in mind, seems like people tend to need more magnesium easier than more calcium--I saw low mag symptoms a few times during pregnancy, didn't recognize them of course, but pay attention to whether you need to go up or down with the amount.  Cell salts can help with this--not needing as much, I mean. </span></p>
<p>Digestive Enzymes</p>
<p>Extra Stomach Acid (Betaine HCL)</p>
<p>Liver Life <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I don't know a lot about the herbs in LiverLife, my HCP felt one or more of the herbs could tend to stir up toxins--is this for just getting healthy, or right before TTC, or during TTC/pregnancy? </span></p>
<p>Probiotics/Cytoflora  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I've seen good things in my kids' digestion just with homemade kimchee, but some people certainly do well with and need probiotic supplements.  Depends what you've already tried and what seems to work best for you. </span></p>
<p> </p>
<p>Traditional Medicinals Pregnancy Tea Daily, with their Nettles tea as well</p>
<p>Possibly Nettles infustions</p>
<p>1 piece of Kelp daily for iodine</p>
<p>sips here and there of GT's Kombucha???? maybe?  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">If you're in the pre-TTC/TTC phase, I'd skip it.  Better IMO to not take anything that can mobilize toxins, better to focus on nutrients to deal with what's already there and what's stirred up just by living life. </span></p>
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<p>Would love your input!!! TIA</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>WuWei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282783/please-evaluate-my-prenatal-nutrition-and-diet#post_16086295"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Have you seen this thread: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1213675/101-most-nourishing-foods-while-ttc-pregnant-nursing"><span>101 most nourishing foods while ttc/pregnant/nursing</span></a></p>
<p> </p>
<p><span>and this thread:</span> <span><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1241375/superfoods-additional-stuff-for-ttc-my-plan">Superfoods? Additional stuff for TTC? My Plan</a>.</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p><span>I'd be sure ALL soy and corn is labeled "Organic" as upwards of 90% is GMO unless identified as "Organic".</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p><span>Pasture-raised egg yolks are extremely healthy, is this an allergy?</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p>I prefer whole food probiotics. Add bone broths and green smoothies/green juice and some lentils or beans daily. Epsom salt baths, etc. see first thread above.</p>
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<p>Be sure the kelp is 'heavy metal tested free'.</p>
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<p>Pat</p>
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Pat, I want to give you a big HUG! Thanks for those links.  I eat kale chips all the time, and do green juices but there is so much I forgot.  Bubbies, coconut kefir, beans, liver, coconut yogurt (and ice cream), and bone broths are all easy adds for me.  Do you know if Maine Seacost Veggies (the bags from WF) are heavy metal tested?  When I did the aletess IgG tests 2 years ago, I am a 2 on egg white, a 1 on egg yolk, but its just under being a 2.  Maybe just avoid all together?</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282783/please-evaluate-my-prenatal-nutrition-and-diet#post_16086668"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br>
I should probably know, but I don't.  Can you fill in some of the stuff about your health now, how do you feel, how long ago was DS born, are you (still) breastfeeding?  Stuff like that that relates to your health.  Oh, and I couldn't tell, are you already pregnant?  (I read quickly at first and didn't think you were, but then re-read and wasn't sure, so I asked in purple below too <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> ).  <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I feel good when GFCF and on my supps.  I used to have bad periods and ADD issues and fatigue but I don't anymore with my new diet and nutrition.  I am pregnant, but its really new, due in August.  DS was born July 08, tongue tied, really bad intolerances, we barely survived year 1, DAN doc, genova tests, high metals (though mom has no amalgams), low nutrients.  He's bunches better now (the allergy mommas helped me save him</span></span> <span><img alt="grouphug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif"></span><span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">).  We stopped nursing at 13 mo and he is still on Elecare as his "milk", though with all the gut healing and time, I will try to give him my milk when baby comes. </span></span></p>
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<p>Also, I'd add in cell salts, they are the coolest thing I've found this year.  At least bioplasma, but look over the 12 individual, or some of the combos (maybe Tonic E? seems so commonly helpful for the Allergy moms). <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I have bioplasma here, I'll start that immediately. </span> The stuff seriously rocks, and I've read it's supposed to be specifically helpful for absorption/utilization of nutrients early in pregnancy (well, anytime, but since early in pregnancy is the heart of the matter for midline stuff, taking it pre-TTC and all through the 1st tri seems highly useful).  They can also do cool stuff, apparently, at the end of pregnancy, helping with final trimester stuff for mom's health (well, obviously baby's health would be impacted too). </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BeantownBaby9</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282783/please-evaluate-my-prenatal-nutrition-and-diet#post_16084418"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>after learning so much about DS's food allergies and the nutrition connection, plus confirming I am MTHFR homozygous, I am taking a much different route this pregnancy but wanted all of your input to make sure I am not missing anything</p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Diet</strong></p>
<p>GFCF</p>
<p>Soy & Corn minimum</p>
<p>no MSG/colors/sugar subs, stuff I can't pronounce</p>
<p>Egg yolk only 90% time  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Are you intolerant of eggwhite?</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">see above</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p><strong>Supplements</strong></p>
<p>7.5mg methylfolate (Deplin)  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">That's from a HCP?  Cause 7,500 mcg of methyl folate (is that right?) is a whole lot.  Some folks have had better results with half methyl folate and half folinic, even those who have MTHFR issues, but I don't know anything about when/how to use Deplin.</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I started on it b/c I was depressed and knew I was mthfr ****, and found the medication.  Its really worked well. </span></p>
<p>Thornes Basic B</p>
<p>Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Do you have clotting/bleeding issues?  If you do, just keep in mind that EPA has blood-thinning properties and make sure you have that consistent and well-balanced with anything else you're taking.  It doesn't affect most people, it makes me bruise easily and DS gets nosebleeds, and I tknow some of the MTHFR variants have I think clotting implications but I'm not sure if there are other variables involved there. </span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">No clotting issues at all.  DS gets bloody noses when I give him too much</span></p>
<p>Blue Ice fermented CLO <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">How's your vitamin D level?  I don't think I touched my kids' vitamin D deficiencies with CLO, there was too much A given that they were more deficient in D (they were A deficient too, at least DS definitely was, but I think they were more D deficient)</span>  And ditto on the EPA/blood thinning from above.<span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I am also going to take 2500IU of D a day, I don't know what my level is but DS is 34 and outside more than me</span></p>
<p>Chelated Zinc  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">Have you considered a multi-mineral supp?  Maybe not necessary, but something to consider.  Thorne has a few multi-minerals, citramins, biomins, maybe some more, and at least one formulation is without copper and iron, if that's what you want/need.</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I have concentrace here at the house, would that do?</span></p>
<p>Natural Calm + Calcium (has C too) <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I'd just keep the magnesium in mind, seems like people tend to need more magnesium easier than more calcium--I saw low mag symptoms a few times during pregnancy, didn't recognize them of course, but pay attention to whether you need to go up or down with the amount.  Cell salts can help with this--not needing as much, I mean.</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">what should I look for besides leg cramps as low mag signs?</span></p>
<p>Digestive Enzymes</p>
<p>Extra Stomach Acid (Betaine HCL)</p>
<p>Liver Life <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I don't know a lot about the herbs in LiverLife, my HCP felt one or more of the herbs could tend to stir up toxins--is this for just getting healthy, or right before TTC, or during TTC/pregnancy?</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">I had been on it for a while, then we were running low, so saved it all for DS.  you can ramp up super duper slow, like 1 drop a day or more days, so it doesn't stir up anything you can't excrete.  Its just for healthy liver function throughout the pregnancy.  The stuff works WONDERS on DS</span></p>
<p>Probiotics/Cytoflora  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">I've seen good things in my kids' digestion just with homemade kimchee, but some people certainly do well with and need probiotic supplements.  Depends what you've already tried and what seems to work best for you.</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">Totally forgot about my fermented carrots and mangos! I will start those up again!</span></p>
<p> </p>
<p>Traditional Medicinals Pregnancy Tea Daily, with their Nettles tea as well</p>
<p>Possibly Nettles infustions</p>
<p>1 piece of Kelp daily for iodine</p>
<p>sips here and there of GT's Kombucha???? maybe?  <span style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">If you're in the pre-TTC/TTC phase, I'd skip it.  Better IMO to not take anything that can mobilize toxins, better to focus on nutrients to deal with what's already there and what's stirred up just by living life.</span> <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);">oh I will miss it!</span></p>
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<p>Would love your input!!! TIA</p>
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The only other thing I forgot to mention was terramin clay for iron.  I was anemic last pregnancy by 20 weeks, would love to nip that in the bud now if I can.  It also its a mutimineral <a href="http://www.californiaearthminerals.com/store/images/TM-2lb-9.75x4.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.californiaearthminerals.com/store/images/TM-2lb-9.75x4.jpg</a></p>
 
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