I'm presently researching things I can do to assist my recovery and nutrition is one of them. There's so much information out there, though, that it's taking a bit of time to sift through what's what.
Have any of you found any particular food/vitamin/mineral to be of help?
Do you have any tips you might want to part with?
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03-04-2012 14:01 #1
Nutrition and PND
03-04-2012 14:16 #2
Flax seeds and flax seed oil is by far my pick.
I personally didn't suffer PND, but my friend did, and I'm currently studying Children's Nutrition and this came up in my textbook, so I told her about it.
My friend swore by it.
After having, and still has PND after her 1st baby, she continued with the flax seed and now after just having her 2nd baby, she said she has never felt better!
03-04-2012 19:36 #3
I find that just having a healthy, well balanced diet helps. Lots of wholegrains, veggies and protein so that I feel fuller for longer and don't snack on 'bad' foods. I also try and cut out caffeine and sugar because it seems to add to my anxiety and affects my sleep.
I have heard fish oil is good. I forgot about this until now so am going to buy some tomorrow and start taking it!
03-04-2012 19:46 #4
Thanks for the flaxseed oil tip. That did come up in my research. As did a daily breakfast of porridge.
I am determined to fight this tooth and nail and when I realised that my daily diet was, well, pretty crappy, I'm hoping that revitalising it will do something to alter my present situation.
I hope the tips keep on coming.
03-04-2012 19:58 #5
Vit D, omega 3 and calcium supplements would help. Cashews are high in niacin and are REALLY good at producing happy hormones! Chia seeds for omega 3s, sesame seeds for calcium and getting 15min of sun is what helps keep me sane. And a jar full of never ending raw cashews!!!!
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03-04-2012 20:27 #6
Yes flaxseeds, chia seeds and cashews!! Niacin can be found at the healthfood shop as b3 is you would like to try a supplement also..it really does work wonders.
Daily green smoothy will help keep your brain clear and focused and gogi berries are a superfood good to keep in the cupboard.
Good luck :-)
I am studying nutrition also :-)
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04-04-2012 09:13 #7
I'm getting a multi vitamin mix featuring zinc and magnesium. I hear they're good too.
Thanks for the tips!
I really hope these foods have an impact.
12-04-2012 14:51 #8
Back to update.
Bought cashews and eat a handful for snacks.
Have hooked into Vitamin D (as I'm deficient), fish oil, megafolate (deficient there too), Mega B Group vitamins as well as fresh fruit, veg and meats.
No processed foods or caffeine.
Couldn't find chia or flax but that's okay.
Still having my crashes but I do believe that taking the above has made my attacks less severe.
Now all I have to do is work out how to stimulate my appetite. It's just dropped off completely. Pregnancy weight was 101kg. I know weigh 83kg and still losing (about 1.5kg every two days).
Any advice welcome. Thanks.
12-04-2012 15:00 #9Senior Member
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Magnesium. Just check rdi if pregnant. Highly recommended. And I believe that a poor diet (not enough food) absolutely contributed to my pnd. And of course pnd often comes with poor appetite, creating a viscous cycle. Eat well and eat often. Can't emphasize the importance of this enough to those who are bfing.
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