Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy
Give Baby a Healthy Start
How can mom obtain and maintain a healthy mileau of bacteria?
She should take a probiotic daily. She also needs to incorporate more prebiotics into her diet to help feed the good bacteria. These prebiotics will give fiber or the primary fuel for the beneficial bacteria. One way to get this is to eat or drink fermented foods. Kefir or kim chee are good examples of this. While the soured taste may require some getting used to, these foods provide an excellent source of these immune supporting bacteria.
So, have you had a healthy dose of bacteria today?
National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, is a leading integrative medicine and dental center serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia, although we have patients from all over the United States. Physicians practice a holistic, patient-centered approach for primary care and disease management, pediatrics and planning for a healthy pregnancy.