Pregnancy book says coffee, wine and sushi are OK

Pregnancy promoter and protector

A conversation with Oster: Q Have you written the “Freakonomics” of pregnancy? A I think it’s right that it feels a little bit like “Freakonomics” because Steve (Levitt) and I are both economists, but the goal here was really to write down an approach that was right for me. The approach being thinking carefully through all of these decisions, getting the best data that you can, and then structuring the decision in a way that takes into account your personal preferences, tolerance for risk and all the kinds of things that we should be thinking about every day. Q Do you anticipate blowback from women and doctors because you’re an economist and not a medical professional who helps manage pregnancies? A For sure, but I certainly do not envision women reading this book and saying, “Oh, like, I can deliver my own baby now, right?” I think that there’s a real sense in which pregnancy should be something that you do with your doctor, but I think that for a lot of women the time you have with your doctors is limited, and it can be difficult to get all of the answers to your questions. Q Are most pregnant women ill-informed? Are doctors and other pregnancy professionals lax in keeping up to date on research that might lead to more specific recommendations?
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The Mayo Clinic gives some good guidelines for pregnancy weight gain for carrying one child: Underweight at pregnancy (BMI less than 18.5) – 28 to 40 pounds Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) – 25-35 pounds Overweight (BMI 25-29.9) – 15-25 pounds Obese (BMI of 30 or more) – 11-20 pounds If a woman gains too much weight during pregnancy, it increases her risk for complications such as preeclampsia (high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine) and for obesity after delivery, and also ups the baby’s risk for childhood obesity. Many pregnant women have exercise programs, but they tend to focus on physical-activity guidelines of 30 minutes a day. The new research however, found that staying active throughout the day is more beneficial in preventing excess weight gain. For example, a woman who didn’t have a specific workout session but was active all day — such as a waitress or a mother who has young children and is always on the move — would get more exercise and burn more calories overall than a woman who had an exercise session but was otherwise inactive during the day. The findings show that it’s important for pregnant women to increase their overall daily levels of activity.
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Study: Exercise helps prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy

23, 2013 8:00 AM The molecular players that participate in uterine receptivity and implantation and that protect the uterus from bacterial toxins in general and during pregnancy are incompletely defined. (iStock) Bibhash Paria , Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics,and colleagues explored the role of alkaline phosphatase (AP) enzymes in the hamster uterus during estrous cycles and early pregnancy. They report in the journal Reproduction that hamsters express two AP enzymes in uterine epithelial cells and the expression shows cyclic variation, suggesting regulation by steroid hormones. The investigators also found regulated expression patterns for the AP enzymes during implantation and decidualization (the change of the endometrium to support pregnancy). They further demonstrated that the AP enzymes detoxified the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide at their sites of expression, suggesting that they have a role in protecting the uterus against bacterial infection.
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Christie: school employees will get broader mental health coverage in 2014

All benefits are contingent upon a physician’s review, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Earlier in the week, Christie vetoed a bill (S1253) that not only called for broader mental health coverage for the school employee program, but for the workers in the State Health Benefits Program, as well. The design committee for the state health benefits plan is still deliberating on whether state workers ought to be entitled to the same “mental health parity” coverage, according to the governor’s veto statement. “While well-intended, this bill would limit the role of the design committees,” made up of union officials and the Christie administration, Christie’s veto said. Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), one of the sponsors of the bill, said he was disappointed the design committees have been so slow to make a decision. They were approved in 2011 as part of a sweeping pension and benefits overhaul.
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New mental health care bill to decriminalise suicide

For a youth to be able to learn and develop, and to have a successful school year, is very hard.a The figures really make disturbing reading: Since 2009, the number of children and youth seeking CHEOas help for mental illness has shot up 64 per cent, while outpatient referrals have gone up 76 per cent. The number of patients admitted to CHEO with suicide risks has increased 33 per cent, and the number with self-injury has gone up 61 per cent. Particularly worrisome is the long wait for help. As of April 1 this year at CHEO, there were more than 900 children and youth waiting for mental health and outreach services, up from 760 last year.
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Youth mental health

Section 124 of the Bill states, “Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 309 of the IPC, any person who attempts suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to be suffering from mental illness at the time of the bid and shall not be liable to punishment under the said Section.” The Bill thus clarifies that the act of suicide and the mental health of the person committing the act are inseparably linked and have to be seen together and not in isolation. Moved by the Ministry of Health, the Bill lays down a proper provision for the treatment of persons attempting suicide. The Bill seeks to provide for mental health care for persons with mental illnesses and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental health care and services. It is the first time that the Government has come up with rights based approach in the mental health law. The Law Commission will separately move this amendment to the Criminal Law which would eventually be effected by the Home Ministry. However, Health Ministry sources said the Law Ministry agreed on the proposed Section in the new mental health care bill to decriminalise suicide.
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Stemage Skin Care system on sale

Bajaj Corp to buy anti-marks skin care brand NOMARKS

Model-turned-business mogul, Kathy Ireland, spent years searching for a skincare product that met her high standards. After trying the Stemage 3-Step System, Kathy was so impressed that she not only became a regular user, she is now a trusted advisor. Shop onlin with code JessicaShops and save 10% on the 3-Step System, $49.95 http://www.stemageskincare.com Valid until August 31, 2013 -Find more deals on Twitter / Facebook / Online
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Bajaj Corp is known for its hair oil brands and is part of the Shishir Bajaj group which split from the rest of the Bajaj business family a few years ago and also has interests in sugar among others areas. It has brands like Bajaj Kailash Parbat Thanda Tel, Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil, Bajaj Brahmi Amla Hair Oil, Bajaj Amla Shikakai Hair Oil and Bajaj Jasmine Hair Oil. With the acquisition of these brands, Bajaj Corp enters the Rs 8,500 crore large skin care category which grew by 12.1 per cent during FY13. The deal will add around 7 per cent to its annual revenues of around Rs 600 crore. Bajaj Corp’s scrip was quoting at Rs 238 a share, up 2.3 per cent in mid-day trades on the BSE in a strong Mumbai market on Thursday.
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Banana nutrition facts

The glycemic load is generally regarded as a more accurate indicator of a carbohydrates effect on blood sugar levels. A bananas glycemic load is considered medium (11-19 is medium; low = 10 or less; high = 20 or more), which supports the theory that those with blood-sugar sensitivities should be at least slightly cautious with banana consumption, especially overly ripe ones. Bananas many health benefits Athletes love bananas for the quick and sustained burst of energy provided. But even professional couch potatoes enjoy many benefits of eating bananas, including: Battling depression: bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan, which converts into serotonin, the bodys natural mood-enhancing chemical. Keeping the pipes flowing: high in fiber (3 grams), bananas can stimulate the bowels, reversing constipation. Stress management: a single banana contains about 12 percent of your daily potassium needs.
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Dr. Paul Inselman, Founder of the Inselman Institute and Leader in Growing Field of Enzyme Nutrition, Selects Simply the Best PR as Agency of Record

Inselman practiced Chiropractic in New York and ran one of the largest enzyme/functional digestive nutritional centers in the country for 20 years. Dr. Inselman is also the former Director of Professional Development at The Loomis institute , Inc. where he assisted Dr.
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Norfolk Nutrition Examiner

Gator Allie’s eat your way to beautiful skin part three July 29, 2013 Ones diet and other lifestyle choices are clearly reflected in ones face and skin. If one takes care of oneself, such as how the Woman set an example for me and I am going… In memory of Mother: How to best shrink fat cells part one July 28, 2013 At one time, Mother was upset with her mid-section. But, as previously mentioned in other articles, Mother managed to lose the weight she gained, even around her mid-section. Now, weight around ones mid-section… Gator Allie’s sleep miracle: Triphala July 27, 2013 Hey, when you hear it on television, you dont know if its true or not. I heard about Triphala on Dr. Oz and how it helps one to get a good nights sleep…
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IHG’s new EVEN fitness hotel brand hits the suburbs

Hilton Head Health Hires New Fitness Director to Oversee Renowned Weight Loss Program

Each will have a state-of-the-art gym visible to all but with a translucent wall for privacy. The gym will be divided into three zones, a hallmark of the EVEN brand. One zone will be devoted to cardio, one to weightlifting and another to yoga and mat exercises. Enough space will be set aside to accommodate small group fitness classes. The hotels also will offer organic and fresh meals throughout the day. Guest rooms in IHG’s new EVEN Hotel brand will have exercise equipment. (Photo: InterContinental Hotels Group) IHG launched EVEN Hotels in 2012 following research that suggested that there are 17 million people who struggle to exercise and eat well while on the road.
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In addition, she will facilitate research-based lectures focused on multiple facets of fitness. Danielles Advanced Health Fitness Specialist Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and her business knowledge will help accelerate H3s growth as the top fitness destination in the world, says Jessica Brantley, H3 General Manager. Health is best approached holistically, encompassing physical, emotional, psychological, and mental demands. Each piece of the puzzle is equally important in improving overall health, says Dunn of her philosophy. The most immediate impact Danielle will have is in the newest, most cutting-edge, fitness classes that she brings to H3, commented Brantley. Danielles arsenal of fitness expertise includes Tabata training, TRX suspension training and Kettlebell exercises.
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The mind-blowing secret that keeps both fitness and junk food industries in business

How is this the case? The manager said, “Fitness centers make their money on the people who don’t show up. In fact, if all our members were to attend regularly, we’d shut down. We couldn’t accommodate everyone. This is why membership contracts are necessary.
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