Health and Wellbeing Podcast #12 with Guest Kellie Holland from Tonik Health
In the first of two sections on a Naturopathic approach to pregnancy, Kellie Holland from Tonik Health and I chat about some of the most common issues that pregnant women deal with including morning sickness, stretch marks, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and fluid retention. We also discuss some things it’s important to start doing with as soon as possible during pregnancy, and go into detail about the nutrients we need most during pregnancy.
0:00 Intro and disclaimer
0:59 Meet Kellie, and I talk a bit about what we will cover in these pregnancy episodes
3:10 Morning sickness, nausea in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum.
4:06 Ginger for nausea: doses and the different forms you can take it in
5:15 Vitamin B6 for morning sickness
5:48 Keeping your blood sugar levels stable can help reduce morning sickness
6:59 Other factors which can contribute to morning sickness, stress and digestive problems, and dealing with these issues before you conceive.
9:42 Stretch marks
10:39 The oil I’ve been using: Vanessa Megan Mummy’s Tummy Pregnancy Oil
11:29 Nutrients needed to reduce/prevent stretch marks
13:00 Gotu kola and diet for stretch marks
13:33 Exercise during pregnancy
15:00 Things to get started with early during pregnancy : yoga, flossing, nutrition, probiotics
17:35 Probiotics in pregnancy in helping prevent eczema, management of Group B Strep, digestive health, candida
19:01 Folate (folic acid, folinic acid) – important before conception as well as during pregnancy
19:50 Other essential nutrients for pregnancy
22:05 Vitamin B12
22:51 The different forms of folate (vitamin B9/folic acid/folinic acid)
28:52 Vitamin K2
29:29 Vitamin D
36:30 Gestational diabetes
41:08 Fluid retention
Connect with Kellie
Kellie is a naturopath, clinical nutritionist and medical herbalist based on the Central Coast of NSW where she lives with her husband and daughter. She runs a successful blog on her website at www.tonikhealth.com.au where she also has free healthy and delicious recipes available.
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