Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk? BUT you have to plan ahead!

Mothers who took prenatal vitamins during the  three months before and the first month of pregnancy – called the peri-conceptional period – had nearly half the risk of having a child with autism when compared to mothers who did not take prenatal vitamins during this pregnancy stage. Later in pregnancy, there was not a detectable difference in risk between mothers who did and did not take prenatal vitamins. No change in autism risk was found for standard multivitamin use. Prenatal vitamins typically contain more iron, vitamins B6 and B12 and twice as much folic acid – which are needed for proper brain and nerve development. Coach Maurer recommends our prenatal vitamin plus an activated form of Folic Acid...just to be on the safe side.

Alpha Lipoic Acid for Peripheral Nerve Function

In a recently published clinical trial, alpha lipoic acid was shown to enhance nerve function in subjects with imbalanced blood sugar metabolism. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and regenerates other antioxidants in the body.  The study included 460 subjects with imbalanced blood sugar metabolism that were also experiencing less than optimal feeling in the extremities. The subjects who received alpha lipoic acid had greater change than the placebo group in the standardized nerve function and comfort scales, including improvements in muscular weakness. So here we have a product that helps blood sugar plus improves diabetic neuropathy all in one product!

Vitamin D Important for Vascular Health

Vitamin D enhances vascular function and optimal blood flow, a recent study reports. The endothelial cells are located along the inner lining of blood vessels and play an important role in regulating blood flow through the blood vessels. Over time, excess fat, calcium and cholesterol deposits can accumulate on artery walls, affecting the health of the vessels and resulting in imbalanced blood flow. Narrowing of the blood vessel also causes the fluid in the vessel to move at a higher pressure, which can further affect the vessel. So why not help your blood pressure and your bones all with one nutrient.

Zinc Supports Bone Health

A recent study indicates that zinc supplementation supports bone density in postmenopausal women with insufficient zinc intake. Zinc is an essential mineral required as a cofactor for approximately 100 enzymes in the body. The NHANES III study revealed that 35-45 percent of American adults aged 60 years or older had zinc intakes below the estimated average daily requirement of 6.8 mg per day for elderly females and 9.4 mg per day for elderly males. Furthermore, the study showed that magnesium intake of less than 237 mg per day, copper intake of less than 0.9 mg per day and zinc intake of less than 8.0 mg per day were associated with poorer bone health. It takes more than Calcium to make strong bones...stop in and check out our complete bone formula that contains 20 different items to make strong bones!

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An Alkaline Diet Improves Bone Health

The recent research conducted by the University of Illinois concluded that it is the abundance of alkalinizing minerals like magnesium and potassium (in addition to calcium and Vitamin D), less sodium and just adequate protein that is helpful for bone health. This can be easily derived through a diet that is alkalinizing or closest to nature. Stay away from processed foods 80% of the time.  Anytime man touches a “nature” food, it’s for profit. Prescription bone building medicines, which are also used in plenty, should be a last resort. Many have bad side-effects like increasing fractures and hampering healthy (re)bone building.  Let us help you by providing adequate supplementation of necessary bone building nutrients.

Beyond Magnesium/Hormones for Migraines

Let’s discuss the role of food triggers in the management of migraines. Although the role of certain foods and substances in triggering headaches is controversial, certain subsets of patients may be sensitive to phenylethylamine(PEA), tyramine, aspartame, monosodium glutamate(MSG), nitrates, nitrites, alcohol, and caffeine. Try a food diary for the identification of food triggers. We also recommend the use of the following supplements in the prevention of migraines, in decreasing order of preference: always magnesium plus butterbur, feverfew, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, and/or alpha lipoic acid. Keep in mind it may take more than 1 item to work completely. Let US help!

Beyond Magnesium for Migraines

Magnesium works about 80% of the time for migraines and reduces frequency and severity over 95% of the time, so whats next. Coach Maurer always thinks hormonal imbalance for women. Especially with oral contraceptives, PMS and women under much stress (who doesn’t have that in todays world)...the hormones get out of balance. Even though an appointment with Coach Maurer is necessary to work on balancing hormones, over 70% of our clients are satisfied. Call for your appointment today!

Magnesium for Migraines

Migraines affect more than 30 million people in the U.S. or 25 percent of all U.S. households and most migraines occur in women. Various medications exist that attempt to make it easier for people to cope with this often debilitating condition. However, given the myriad side effects of traditional prescription medications, there is an increasing demand for "natural" treatments like vitamins and supplements.  There is growing evidence supporting the power of magnesium for migraines. Besides being an alkalinizing mineral, magnesium works three important ways for migraines, even down to your cellular level. It’s critical to get the right type of magnesium as not all are created equal!

Iodine Studied for Psychomotor Development of Children

Maternal iodine levels were shown in a new study to correlate with development of the child during the first 2 years of life. Iodine is a trace mineral required for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Thyroid hormone is essential for normal metabolic activity and is critical for skeletal and central nervous system development in fetuses and infants. The study showed that maternal T4 levels were a major determinant of psychomotor development of the children at 18 and 24 months of age. This study highlights the need of iodine supplementation before conception and during pregnancy and lactation because the negative effects on development and behavior might be prevented through early action.