Prevention of Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Published on Jun 16, 2016

My belly looks like a road map. What is going on?

As the baby grows, so does the uterus carrying the baby. This growth stretches the skin over the enlarging uterus. Stretch marks are the red and brown streaks which eventually turn white, and sometimes itchy, that appear on or around your belly. They are a representation of the damage the skin has sustained during pregnancy.

The weight gains that women experience during pregnancy, and increased fat that develops in the tissue under the skin, weakens the skin and causes it to crack as it is stretched. Some women also have a genetic predisposition to stretch marks. If your mother has stretch marks, you are most likely at a higher risk to have them as well.

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Environmental Toxins and Weight Gain

Published on Apr 5, 2016

You are dieting, exercising regularly, doing your best to stay healthy and fit and lose some weight but it’s not working. Why you ask? It may be the toxins in your food and environment that you are exposed to that are working against you.

Biphenol A is a known and banned toxin that has been used in making plastic for many of the most common products such as water bottles and baby milk bottles. A similar compound that is currently being used Biphenol S has also been implicated in disrupting the normal hormonal function in both men and women.

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