PART TWO - A: NUTRITIONAL FACTORS THAT SUPPORT CIRCADIAN HEALTH
Learn how nutritional factors including folate, choline, DHA, magnesium, serine, Vitamin D, and zinc support the circadian rhythm.
Supporting hormones is one reason pregnant women need a high-protein diet1
Recommended reading: Lily Nichols’ book Real Food for Pregnancy
The amino acid (protein) tryptophan becomes serotonin and melatonin2
Melatonin protects pregnancy5
Fluoride inhibits melatonin synthesis6
Folate needs many cofactors to work and donate methyl groups to DNA7
Folate can be produced by the microbiome in our digestive system8
Folate is degraded by UV light; skin pigmentation protects folate in cells9
Overcooking food, consuming diuretics, alcohol, sugar, refined carbohydrates, phytates from certain plant foods , certain medications, and taking certain medications can reduce folate’s bioavailability10
Q&A: talked about using this information to start conversations with providers; talked about the Brewer Pregnancy Diet…
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