While pregnant, and even ahead of prenatal, prenatal nutrients are an necessary component of prenatal nutrition. Many doctors recommend that pregnancy vitamins be taken ahead of conception and even following the baby is born for complete health of mother and child. It is very important to both the health of the baby and the health of the mother that she take nutrients just in case her diet does not provide enough of the vitamins she and her baby need. In fact, folic acid, iron and calcium are especially important and if not present in adequate amounts in the mothers diet deficiency in these nutrients may lead to health challenges for the fetus.
There are many lifestyle changes, supplements and herbs for diabetes that can help diabetics live a better life. Diabetes in the US has doubled in the last ten years and is a growing problem. There are over 23 million people, 7.8% of the population, who are diabetic in the US according to the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, clearly a warning sign that something needs to change. Most herbs that are thought to help diabetics are ones that lower blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and stabilize blood sugar levels or act as antioxidants.