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How to Choose the Best Prenatal Vitamin

Choosing a prenatal vitamin is confusing! So many milligrams, micrograms & ingredients to pronounce!

Confusing or not, you need to take a prenatal vitamin to best support your health and the health of your baby-to-be before, during, and after pregnancy.

You shouldn’t pick your prenatal based on a cute label, how tasty the gummies are (no gummies please), or even because your doctor gave it to you. The type of prenatal vitamin you choose is important, so let’s talk about why you need it and what should be in your prenantal vitamin.

 

DO YOU REALLY NEED A PRENATAL?

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Folate vs. Folic Acid? What's the Difference and Which Do You Need?

 

Do you take a prenatal vitamin? Maybe you take a standard multi-vitamin, or if you’re a little more specific with things, a B-complex? If you take any of these in addition to what you get from the end of your fork, listen up! There’s a nutrient in these and many other supplements that’s very important when it comes to fertility, healthy babies, healthy mamas, and to every body. That includes you, dads-to-be! It’s a vitamin that you all need, but you may not be getting it from these supplements in the form that’s best for your body. What am I talking about?

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How Biotin Affects Your Thyroid Labs: And What You Can do to Prevent It

 

Biotin.

I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It’s the B vitamin that everyone takes to try to get thick hair, strong nails, and beautiful skin. I hope your locks are flowing and your skin is glowing! But, if you’re taking biotin in any amount, listen up!  Especially if you’re having routine lab tests done to monitor your thyroid function, and definitely if you’re using those lab results to evaluate how well your thyroid medication is working.

You don’t want anything messing around with your hopefully optimal TSH, T4, and the whole family of thyroid...

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Myth About Thyroid Health: "Brazil Nuts Provide the Daily Selenium I Need"

 

Brazil nuts are delicious, and they contain more selenium by weight than any other food. One ounce of Brazil nuts provides a whopping 990% of your recommended daily value! So why not eat a few nuts every day to get your selenium rather than pop one more pill? Let’s do a little myth-busting about that.

 

What Does Selenium do for You?

Selenium is an essential mineral for thyroid health. It’s a trace mineral, one that’s dosed in micrograms. Yet, at these seemingly minuscule amounts, a selenium deficiency can be a direct cause for hypothyroidism and even a trigger for...

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Food or Supplements? Which is Better?

A Food-As-Medicine Lifestyle combines the healing power of food with the synergy of restorative lifestyle habits to empower your health on a daily basis. It creates the foundation for feeling vibrant and living from a place of wellness every single day. That sounds like a great place to be!

In the next few posts, I’ll be sharing some useful and actionable food-as-medicine lifestyle interventions that you can implement right away. So, let’s jump in with this first one:

Use foods before supplements to maximize your health and wellness.

There’s a supplement for that!...

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