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Can We Prevent Allergies Whilst The Child Is In The Womb?

Posted on 29th Aug 2014 by Marlene

Sometimes it seems as though we are ruled by what we can't do.. Don't do this, don't do that - don't eat this don't eat that.

When a woman is pregnant these rules are rammed home even more, some of them such as don't smoke make perfect sense and some such as don't eat blue cheese are just downright cruel.

It would appear now though that what a woman eats three months before the child is born can have a massive impact on the child's health.

According to the six Australian and New Zealand scientists who worked on the Early Life Nutrition Guidelines:

  • Â Pregnant women are advised not to avoid peanuts or other allergens.
  • Â Mothers are also encouraged to introduce their children to solid foods at sixteen weeks
  • Â Babies should avoid full cream milk during their first twelve months.
  • Â Sugar and fruit drinks, as well as added salt, sugar and fat should be avoided as the first three years of the child's life set their eating preferences.
  • Â Taking supplements such as iodine and folic acid and eating oily fish like salmon or tuna several times a week can also help prevent allergies occurring.
  • Â Eating bread and cereals every day is encouraged.
  • Â Fat intake should be no more than 20-35 per cent of the woman's total energy intake
  • Â Once the baby is born, women are advised to breastfeed for as long as possible (if they can).

The new guidelines are encouraging women (and men) to lose weight before they conceive. Apparently, when women are overweight it increases their chance of gestational diabetes - and the chances of their child growing up overweight. Women are encouraged to gain no more than 9-18 kilograms during pregnancy (unless they are already thin).

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How Can A Drought In Brazil Result In Increased Coffee Allergies?

Posted by Marlene on: 23rd Aug 2014

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Posted by Marlene on: 31st Jul 2014

Sam Faiers is a former TOWIE star that has now lent her support to the charity Love Your Gut which helps people become more aware of how important it is to have good digestive healthSam, 24, has suffered with Crohn's disease and allowed herself to have a design of the digestion system painted on her……

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Top 5 Tips To Beat The Summer Snuffles

Posted by Marlene on: 15th Jul 2014

1. Reduce your stress Try to reduce your stress levels. The survey showed a clear link between stress and the severity of hay fever symptoms. Almost seven out of 10 stressed-out hay fever sufferers rate their symptoms as unbearable or debilitating. As stress levels drop, symptoms become milder. For tips……

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Acne Creams Can Cause Allergic Reaction

Posted by Marlene on: 27th Jun 2014

Last Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that some over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or allergic reactions Some acne skin treatments contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid . Some products may cause dryness of the skin but can……

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The Cost Of Allergies

Posted by Marlene on: 19th Jun 2014

With summer well and truly upon us people are heading to the great outdoors and flocking to beaches, countryside and mountains. For some it is a time of dread though, the hayfever season is well and truly upon us too. It's not just pollen that gets us sneezing 7 itching though it can be dust mites, cat……

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New Eczema Drop In Clinic

Posted by Marlene on: 12th Mar 2014

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Natural Counterparts To Popular Allergy Medication

Posted by Marlene on: 18th Feb 2014

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