The Consequence of Missing Nutrients in Pregnancy

October 29, 2018

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the relationship between pregnancy and nutrients. It is important that a woman that is going through a pregnancy take the right type of nutrition. If a woman who is carrying a baby is deficient in either a mineral or a vitamin it creates huge consequences.

Cause of These Nutrient Deficiencies:
• Dietary
• Insulin resistance
• Refined foods
• Gastric Bypass
• Low Stomach Acid

Vitamin A (Retinol) – It is a fat soluble vitamins that is essential in vision
• Development of the Eye
• Differentiate Cells – Specific types of issues like the spinal cords, heart, ears
• Membranes
• Cornea
Vitamin A Deficiency: Development of Fetus Eyes, Premature Birth , Low Birth Weight and Miscarriage
Best Source of Vitamin A: Virgin Cod Liver Oil, Salmon and Egg Yolks

Vitamin D (Rickets): Weak bones, Difficulty walking and Loss of connective tissue that holds the bones together
Best Source of Vitamin D: Sun, Dairy and Fish

Deficiency in Copper (Trace Mineral): Sway Back and Excess curvature in the lower back
Best Source of Copper: Seafood, Oysters, Lobster, Crab, Sea kelp

Iron Deficiency: Anemia, Miscarriage, Low Birth Weight and Premature Birth
Best Source of Iron: Red Meat, Eggs, Sea Foods and Grass-fed liver

Iodine Deficiency: Smaller child, Brain isn’t going develop, Cognitive issues, Lower IQ and Miscarriage
Best Source of Iodine: Sea kelp

Deficiency in Magnesium and Selenium: Low Birth Weight, Miscarriage and Preeclampsia
Best Source of Magnesium and Selenium: Leafy Greens, Seeds, Nuts and Brazil Nuts

Deficiency in Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Toxemia
Best Source of Vitamin B1: High Quality Pork, Nutritional Yeast, Organ Meats and Asparagus

Deficiency in Vitamin C: Preeclampsia, Premature Birth (Placenta Detached Early)
Best Source of Vitamin C: Bell Peppers, Leafy Greens, Sauerkraut

Deficiency in Vitamin B (Folate): Neural Tube Defect, Spina Bifida and Cleft Palate
Best Source of Folate: Leafy Greens

Deficiency in Manganese (for development of skeletal structure): Flat Feet, Malformation of the maxillary bone
Best Source of Manganese: Nuts, Seeds, Sea Kelp

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.