Finding out and being pregnant is often the most exciting time in a woman’s life, but then the morning sickness begins and sometimes it turns into all day sickness, which makes the excitement of pregnancy, well a little less exciting!
Many well-meaning friends and family members will tell you that morning sickness is just part of being pregnant and may offer you words of advice on how to reduce morning sickness, but the thing to remember is that morning sickness is not normal. Just like all health symptoms our body experiences, it is a sign that something is out of balance, is missing or is not quite right. It is a signal from your body you should listen to.
3 root causes of morning sickness & natural ways to fix!
The usual and most common culprit behind morning sickness is a magnesium deficiency.
“A hundred years ago, it was easy to get enough magnesium just by eating a variety of foods and drinking water. However, our modern soil is very depleted . . . [And] so is the water. ‘However, today our soil and water is depleted of this most important nutrient and many of the foods and beverages we drink, processed and filled with sugar further deplete the magnesium in our body.
One of the best natural ways to increase magnesium in the body is through herbal infusions of Stinging Nettle. Stinging Nettles herbal infusions have calcium, magnesium. potassium, iron, chromium, selenium, trace minerals, Chlorophyll, and B vitamins. manganese, silica, iodine and sodium. They are also a great source of vitamins A, C and E, B complex vitamins and beta-carotene.Two cups of nettle infusion has all the vitamins and minerals you need for a day. And, it’s in their natural, effective, complex forms; not synthetic and broken up like in pills.
To make an infusion of nettle:
Place one ounce of dried herb in a quart jar fill to the top with hot (not boiling) water. Cap tightly and let steep for 4-8 hours strain and drink.
Vitamin B Deficiency
Another common culprit in morning sickness is Vitamin B deficiency. Fermented foods are the best way to get these important vitamins and a much better way than trying to get through supplementation. Foods found in the Standard American Diet deplete and demineralize the body of vitamins and minerals, especially B Vitamins. Fermented foods are a great way to get many of the vitamins needed, especially B Vitamins. Fermented foods stop this deficiency cycle and restore your body with the nutrients necessary for a healthy pregnancy.
Heliobacter Pylori Bacterium
H. pylori are bacteria that live naturally in the stomachs of as many as half of the world’s population. One study found 100% of women with HG that were biopsied tested positive for these bacteria. In recent years, there have been multiple studies making the connection between H. pylori colonization, and morning sickness.
Much like most bacteria in the body, as long as this bacteria is kept in check it will not cause you any problems. However, hormonal changes, simple carbs, processed foods and even red meat can cause these bacteria to flare up and cause morning sickness. In a vicious cycle, when these bacteria have been triggered, it exacerbates hormonal swings due to its effects on the hypothalamus. Many who suffer from morning sickness have reported great success with Colloidal Silver. To eradicate these bacteria, the recommended dose is 1 teaspoon, three times daily, on an empty stomach. Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic and is perfectly safe for use during pregnancy.