Why Pregnant Women Develop Insulin Resistance

Why Pregnant Women Develop Insulin Resistance

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about why it is considered normal for pregnant women to have insulin resistance, especially in the 3rd trimester. The reason this is occurring is that there is an adaptation directing fuel and nutrients to the fetus. It is also the reason why some women get gestational diabetes during their pregnancy and go away when they delivered the baby. But the problem is if the women have gestational diabetes the risk to the child for getting diabetes goes by 3x. What the mother consumes before and during the pregnancy is crucial to determine and predict what problems the child could have.

Is it okay to do a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
– Doing Ketogenic Diet is a MUST but not intermittent fasting. Ketogenic Diet improves insulin resistance and it is a precursor to diabetes.

Important nutrients to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding
1. Chromium (trace minerals) – vital to take during pregnancy because it is crucial to the development of the human body. Including zinc and iodine.
2. B-Vitamins – it acts as cofactors in the chemistry and formation of proteins.
3. Minerals (vegetables) – Potassium and magnesium, vitamin C.
4. Vitamin D3
5. Organic Foods

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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