Disclaimer: I studied health science + premedicine, and worked in neurobiology research for 5 years, but I’m not your personal doctor. So, I’m sharing what I know worked for me + you can do with this information whatever you + your practitioners think best!
My Daily List
MyKind Organics Prenatal Once Daily Vitamin — This is a general women’s daily prenatal made from organic whole foods. Check your current prenatal — you want anything going into your body to be as “whole food” as possible (not synthetic). Just a little bit of synthetics can be enough to throw your hormones for a loop.[Not sure that prenatal is the best fit for you? Check out my Daily Prenatal Vitamin Checklist to make sure you’re getting all of the essential ingredients in the one you do pick!]
MyKind Organics Calcium Supplement — This has D3 and having magnesium in this supplement makes the calcium absorption optimal. Calcium needs magnesium to absorb properly.
Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels + your body needs it to make + store energy. You’re likely magnesium-deficient if you’re feeling chronically exhausted.
When you’re nursing, your calcium stores are depleted to give to baby. So, if you’re not making sure your calcium supply is strong, your teeth + bones can take the hit!
PINES Organic Alfalfa Tablets — These tablets add a serving of deep green leafy vegetables. This helps with inflammation big time!
Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement — Get the raspberry-lemon flavor. Instead of winding down with junk food or a glass of wine on a particularly stressful night, I warm up hot water + have a mug of this. It’s delicious + SO CALMING!
However, it’s magnesium citrate + potentially not the best kind of magnesium to have long-term everyday. So, just use this like you would a glass of wine!
Epsom Salts Baths — Bathtime is my secret weapon. Just because baby is with you, doesn’t mean you can’t hijack it for your benefit, too!
If you’d like my detailed bathtime-with-baby routine, let me know in the comments + I’ll share.
Chiropractor — If you’re not already seeing one, I highly recommend. This will pay off in dividends + usually at least partially covered by health insurance depending on your plan.
I know my back ends up bent in all compromising positions from co-sleeping + breastfeeding, which they can readjust, but adjustments boost immunity + make sure your alignment isn’t challenging your sleep quality, moods, milk supply, etc. I think I’ve been sick once in 5 years and that was because I missed going to the chiropractor!
Health is an investment, not an expense.
Vitamins + supplements add up quickly dollar-wise, but I compare it to the expense I’d be paying if I ended up going to the ER for a breakdown + all the convenience costs that come with it. Well worth the investment, especially in clean organic ingredients! Think of it as your Mommy Tune-Up — which you deserve!
What do you take on a daily basis?
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