LESSON #5 – The Consequence Of Missing Nutrients In Pregnancy

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