Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Linked to AutismPosted: October 15, 2014
“The researchers examined the mothers’ iron intake, including vitamins, other nutritional supplements, and breakfast cereals during the three months prior to pregnancy through the end of the pregnancy and breastfeeding.”
What astounds me about this article is that NOT ONCE does it mention raising iron levels through proper nourishment with FOOD! I does make one reference to fortified breakfast cereals. The only problem here is that cereals are so devoid of nutrients that they have to fortify them. AND that are 100% empty carbs!
In actuality most Americans are deficient in iron, Vitamin D and calcium. In examining food diaries for the last 30 years I have seen ONE food diary that the client met her needs for these nutrients. ONE person. This is an issue for all Americans, not just pregnant ones.
How have we gotten so far from eating real food, realizing that great health starts with being well nourished.
Americans average 1400 calories, do not eat enough fat or protein, live on carbs. It’s no wonder we are massively unhealthy.
So how to meet our need for iron?
- Red meat.
- Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach.
- Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots
- Eat 2000 calories a day, 33% from fat, 33% from protein and 33% from carbs
- Drink fresh vegetable juices and bone stock daily. Cook with demi’ glace’ and bone stocks.
- Avoid grains and dairy products.
- Make 75% of your fat intake saturated fats.
- Avoid ingesting vegetable oils, eat the foods they came in- olives, avocados, nuts and seeds.