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At Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLLC and Blood Logic, Inc. we work in close partnership with you towards developing your natural healing plan. What you do not need is a generalized “one size fits all approach.”  Our approach for clarifying your health issues, finding hidden causes of your health problem(s) and developing natural solutions has been woven into our carefully designed longevity approach that we call The Blood Detective’s Longevity Plan. We believe that developing a Metabolic Map of your entire body by performing specialized health tests (e.g., biomarkers) is a truly holistic way of viewing, appreciating and managing your health concerns. As a concierge practice, we make ourselves truly available to you.  As a paperless office we are concerned about the world environment as it affects our “internal environment”…namely, your health.

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Weight loss, poor memory, intestinal issues, hormone problems, pain, fatigue, muscle aches and pains…whatever your health concerns(s), Dr. Michael Wald, The BloodDDetective has the answers…naturally. The Blooddetective blog is filled with dozens of radio shows on just about every health topic that you can think of. “Ask The Blooddetective is Dr. Wald’s weekly radio show covering nutrition and naturopatic, dietary and exercise, disease and health topics.

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Pregnancy & Nutrition: What to do

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The amount of each nutrient should be based on a thorough food log of no less than 5 days long that records the time of consumption of foods and fluids, approximate amounts in ounces and time of day of consumption.  The amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats should always be based on the woman's body weight in killograms related to her total caloric needs (medical charts exist that estimate the total caloric requirements of a pregnant woman). Other health issues might change the food recommendations for proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Foods should be emphasized and nutritional supplements given if needed only; however, a prenatal is a basic and is always recommended. The amount of folic acid, an important B-vitamin, helps to prevent birth defects (80% of BD are from deficiency of folic acid), but this vitamin must be supplement before pregnancy occurs to have this preventative effect.

We measure folic acid levels and a test that tell us if the women has a genetic problem with folic acid called homocysteine and supplement exactly what they need to normalize testing. Iron is given in the miligram dose range unless ever anemia exists and then the dosage is increased based on the woman's hemoglobin, hematocrit and red blood cell count.  Dietary intake does not guarantee that nutritional needs will be met.  Calcium is given usually at around the 1000-1500 mg range daily, but needs increase during lactation.  Vitamin D is only given if found deficient; as important as it is too much (relative to the woman's needs) can be teratogrnic (can cause birth defects just like too much vitamin A).  Zinc is only given if blood levels are low or if the woman displays signs of deficiency such as dry skin, hair loss, splitting nails, chronic infections, etc - but other issues can cause these symptoms as well. Overall, additional zinc is not recommended unless absolutely needed; the red blood cell zinc test is the best test not the serum zinc.  Vitamin E is not given as it can cause issues such as increasing bleeding time; if the woman has a deficiency it is of course supplemented at a minimum dose of 400 IUs per day. A B-complex is always given as the prenatal, but the levels of B-vitamins in prenatal are too low to be optimally useful and I like to give a better multivitamin that also has reasonable, and not too high (often true of prenatal vitamin).

The overall diet for a pregnant women should be ongoingly monitored for issues such as constipation, heart burn (reflux) diarrhea, back pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, headache and other issues common to pregnancy.

How does losing weight improve mood, ease depression, and quell PMS symptoms?

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By Dr. Michael Wald (submitted for publication through Reporter Connection 2011): 495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844/ www.intmedny.com and www.blooddetective.com Losing weight might help all of these problems, but not always.  Many overweight people are depressed often and even suffer from severe depression.  Depression can also increase the chances of overweight as it reduces the individual’s ability or desire to help their overweight situation or to prevent it in the first place.  Losing weight can increase energy, mood and overall health and wellbeing.  PMS can be helped by losing weight as the lost of fat tissue can have a favorable effect upon hormonal balance;  keeping in mind that overweight always adversely affects hormonal balance (fat tissues make hormones and as the are “added to the mix” of what the body produces can cause PMS).