Monday, September 5, 2011

Pregnant? What Zija Can Do For You!


All the essential vitamins/minerals during pregnancy, and why:
  • Vitamin A, Beta Carotene-Helps growth of teeth and bones
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)-Regulates the nervous system, increases energy level
  • B2 (Riboflavin)-Maintains energy, good eyesight, healthy skin
  • B3 (Niacin)-Promotes healthy skin, nerves and digestion
  • B6 (Pyridoxine)-Helps form red blood cells; helps with morning sickness
  • Vitamin C-An antioxidant that protects tissues from damage and helps body absorb iron; builds healthy immune system
  • Vitamin D-Helps body use calcium and phosphorus; promotes strong teeth and bones
  • Vitamin E-Helps body form and use red blood cells and muscles
  • Folic Acid/ Folate-Helps support the placenta, and prevents spina bifida and other neural tube defects
  • Calcium-Creates strong bones and teeth, helps prevent blood clots, helps muscles and nerves function
  • Iron-Helps in the production of hemoglobin; prevents anemia, low birth weight, and premature delivery
  • Protein-Helps in the production of amino acids; repairs cells
  • Zinc-Helps produce insulin and enzymes
Compiled using information from the following sources: Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth Third Ed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Ch. 6. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies,
Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins have been known to cause certain side effects like headaches, nausea, intestinal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, gas or belching, metallic taste, insomnia, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), yellow-orange discoloration of the urine, and loss of appetite. A lot of these side effects reported are also common annoyances with pregnancy. Could any of it be due to prenatal vitamins?

The Truth about Prenatal Vitamins

Missing Ingredients
In his book, The Homeostasis Protocol, health educator Blake Sawyer suggests that 95% of vitamins on the market today are isolated synthetic vitamins that have been stripped of their enzymes, phytonutrients, secondary compounds, macronutrients, and cofactors. In Eat, Move, and Be Healthy, world renowned health coach Paul Chek discusses that there are up to 10,000 secondary nutrients in plants.
Moringa Oleifera offers the largest number of nutrients of any plant ever discovered-including all the essential nutrients needed throughout pregnancy.
In “Real or Synthetic: The Truth Behind Whole-Food Supplements,” Doctor Daniel Chong states “If parts of your processed prenatal vitamin are missing, those missing parts will be taken from your body’s stored supply.” This means, potentially, that every time you ingest those 50 vitamins and minerals from your prenatal without the additional 9,950 secondary nutrients, your body must actually scramble its own secondary nutrients in order to balance the system. Is it possible that your pregnancy has already mustered some of your 9,950 nutrient reserves and now your isolated vitamin places additional demand to produce even more? Might your baby’s nutrient supply be at risk?
Toxic Prenatals
It seems your synthetic prenatals may do even more harm than sucking your secondary nutrient reserves. Doctor Chong’s article sites studies showing that your body treats these isolated and synthetic nutrients like foreign substances that force themselves around your body like drugs. Of course, any “foreign substance” is toxic to your body and your baby on some level, but today’s definitions of drugs all come with known side effects. You know those pharmaceutical drug commercials that spend half the commercial spitting out the required list of side effects that “may” affect you by taking their “isolated synthetic” drug? It seems that your “isolated synthetic” vitamins may act very similar.
Imagine for a moment that your computer is like your pregnant body. Taking isolated synthetic prenatals is like uploading your computer with an incomplete version of Microsoft Windows and assuming it will know how to make sense of it. It may not. Your body systems are looking for programs (foods and supplements) in forms that are highly recognizable, like nature’s true foods. The more often you upload incomplete and altered programs (synthetic vitamins), the more often you may risk susceptibility to complications, or viruses, just like your computer.
Detoxification Necessary Due to Man Made Vitamins
It is a fact that your body must detoxify foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Since synthetic isolated vitamins are man-made versions, your innate foreign detection system may actually attempt to detoxify part of it. This is exactly how your body reacts to other foreign substances, like secondhand smoke. Could it be possible your body views your prenatal as a potential poison that must be detoxified and excreted as quickly as possible? Why put your baby under additional unnecessary stress?
Considered the bible of true-food wisdom, nutrition researcher Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions reports studies showing that synthetic vitamins are often harmful compared to their “true food” counterparts.
Synthetic Vitamin A from supplements can be toxic, causing hair loss, drying of mucous membranes, irritability, menstrual abnormalities, and birth defects. However, high levels of natural Vitamin A have no toxic effects.
Synthetic betacarotene given to smokers actually increased their risk of cancer, while the natural forms found in fruits and vegetables are protective.
Synthetic Vitamin B1 derived from coal tar did not cure the disease, beriberi, in Korean prisoners-of-war but rice polishings with natural vitamin B complex did.
Just as disturbing, if you ask your vitamin manufacturer what the raw ingredients of your vitamins are, The Homeostasis Protocol advises that you may not like the answer. Here are some possibilities:
  • Coal tar derivatives (like what’s stuck in a cigarette smoker’s lungs)
  • Petroleum based chemicals (known central nervous system depressants, carcinogens and respiratory irritants)
  • Acetylene gas (used in chemical manufacturing)
  • Toxic cow livers
  • Human sewage

Is there a solution?

Zija’s Moringa Oleifera is unlike any prenatal supplement. It provides you and your baby with essential nutrients derived from an organic whole food source. Zija is safe, 100% bio available (absorbed by the body), and contains nothing less than what nature provides in Moringa Oleifera. Zija provides complete and pure nutrition that is not found in the modern diet or supplements today. Learn more about Zija’s Moringa beverage. Try it for 8 days here.
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A healthy pregnancy means a healthy and happy baby!
1. Sawyer, Blake. The Homeostasis Protocol. Fredericksburg, TX. A Blake Sawyer Publication, 2008.
2. Chek, Paul. Eat, Move, and Be Healthy. San Diego, CA. A C.H.E.K. Institute Publication, 2004.
3. Chong, Daniel, ND. Real or Synthetic: The Truth Behind Whole-Food Supplements. Online. Internet. 3-3-09.
4. Fallon, Sally. Nourishing Traditions. Washington, DC. New Trends Publishing, 2007.


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