We all want better behaved kids. Wouldn't it be great if we could build them to be well-behaved, able to better control their behaviors?
Adorable little, "Yes, ma'am. No, ma'am. Thank you, sir." delights.
What if I told you there were things you could do DURING your pregnancy to help give them the BEST potential to be the little darlings you've dreamed about?
Preconception ideally should be on every childbearing females mind- or maybe just mine- since I'm a healthcare provider. ;)
Some new research came out today & I wanted to highlight it for you in an easy to understand way. The big take home message? INFLAMMATION.
Maternal inflammation is a major risk factor for: 🚨 autism 🚨 ADHD 🚨 schizophrenia 🚨 sensory processing disorders
🤰 Before getting pregnant: know your inflammatory markers. And make sure they’re low! Why?
"Maternal immune activation (MIA) is a common environmental insult on the developing brain and represents a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Animal models of in-utero inflammation further revealed a causal link between maternal inflammatory activation during pregnancy and behavioural impairment relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, etc.) in the offspring.
Accumulating evidence point out that proinflammatory cytokines produced both in the maternal and fetal compartments are responsible for social, cognitive and emotional behavioral deficits in the offspring." 1
Here are some helpful tips: 💡Get adjusted! Decrease that sympathetic pathway that drives inflammation 💡High-dose quality fish oils 🐟- love me some Nordic Naturals professional line 💡Nutrient intake: more veggies 🍃 less sugar & meat OR anti-inflammatory diet 💡Decrease your stress: prayer, 🙏🏻 meditation, yoga 💡Move your body: exercise helps to stimulate & move that lymphatic system (where your immune system lies!)
If we can ever be a resource, please do not hesitate to reach out!
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Resources: Labrousse, V.F., et al. "Dietary omega-3 deficiency exacerbates inflammation and reveals spatial memory deficits in mice exposed to lipopolysaccharide during gestation." Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, June 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.004
Dr. Rebekah Bruner is passionate about healthy living & preventative healthcare learning. She enjoys speaking and writing about empowering people to become their own health advocate.
Dr. Bruner's post-doctorate training is in functional medicine, neurology, & pediatrics. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association & she is completing additional training through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (medMAPS).