Calcium and Pregnancy

Bone health begins in the womb. A baby takes its needs from the mother. If
the mother has not been taking calcium, or has insufficient amounts during
pregnancy, they both will be depleted later on. Make sure you take calcium
while pregnant as well as during nursing. Calcium is important for structural
health, dental health, and for a deep and restful sleep. Calcium also keeps us
grounded emotionally. To get your baby to sleep longer at night, it would be
beneficial to supplement your diet with calcium.

An overly acidic diet will burn up calcium, as calcium is the great
neutralizer of acidity.

What creates acidity?
1. Stress
2. High protein/high fat/high starch diet
3. Not enough vegetables
4. Sugar, desserts, candy, junk food
5. Lack of sleep
6. Carbonated beverages

Create alkalinity.
Create alkalinity and reverse acidity by including more greens and veggies
in your diet, at least 6-8 servings per day. To repair and reverse the effects of
acidity, eat 10 or more servings daily. Getting plenty of veggies and greens
in your diet will create alkalinity and help you retain calcium.

Magnesium
We need magnesium to help our tissues and muscles to relax and to
synthesize calcium. Magnesium can also relax the bowel.

Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is necessary for calcium absorption. You can get Vitamin
D from sunlight and from Cod Liver Oil. Vitamin D is essential for the
structural system as well as the gut, immune, lungs, and serotonin levels.

Thyroid and Calcium
A weak thyroid will affect your calcium levels. If a thyroid is removed, one
needs to make sure that they are receiving enough elemental calcium, as well
as magnesium and extra Vitamin D.

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