When I was expecting my first child (now over 22 years ago) I did just about everything ‘by the book’ I took prescribed prenatals. My pregnancy and birth were actually great . I was also blessed with a very fussy colic baby. I quickly learned that the synthetic iron in the prescribed prenatal causes constipation and extreme fussiness in babies ( I was of course breastfeeding)
Into my second pregnancy I learned about Juice Plus click here : What is Juice Plus?
WHAT IS JUICE PLUS+®
Next Best Thing To Fruits and Vegetables
Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.
I was pregnant and nursing (I went on to tandem nurse ) I became a Juice Plus distributor in 1996, to be able to buy it for my family . I was taking twice the amount (4 each instead of 2 ) and I felt amazing. I was able to make sure all my nutritional needs and that of my growing baby. I was also using the Juice Plus shakes daily. I went to 43 weeks with my pregnancy , she was born very quickly , 15 minutes after I walked into the hospital.
I continued to take Juice Plus through all 6 of my pregnancies and never took a prenatal again. Or any synthetic multivitamin. My children all take juice plus as well . Sure there are times I run out or honestly could not afford it. And boy did I suffer! I felt so tired and drained.
Lets face it do any of us eat 7-13 servings of RAW fruits and veggies every day? Nope! I used to eat maybe 7 back then. I still take Juice Plus to this day, yes I have been taking Juice Plus for over 19 years! I also take the Vineyard blend!
One of my favorite Authors and pediatricians, Dr Bill Sears , is a huge supporter of Juice Plus. Even my children’s local Pediatrician, Dr Valerie Miles, at Progressive Pediatrics , sells, takes and speaks for Juice Plus! She will be the Keynote speaker at the Juice Plus National Conference this year!
But do not take my word PLEASE read the research yourself.
Here are few links of Drs speaking about the benefits of Juice Plus, click to listen: Dr Doug Odom, OB GYN
Click to listen to Dr Valerie Miles, Pediatrician, Jacksonville
Dr. Valerie Miles is the founder and co-owner of a general pediatric practice in Jacksonville, Florida focused on wellness and prevention. In this video, she stresses why good nutrition is especially important to children.
Dr. Miles believes that by taking baby steps in the right direction, family nutrition can improve and transform your health. She has recommended Juice Plus+ for her patients for several years.
“The vehicle of education that Juice Plus+ provides me to speak on the topic of nutritional education nationwide fits perfectly with my mission to change the face of healthcare for children in America. We truly can raise awareness, help people take action, and make this happen together.”
Dr. Miles has served on the advisory board for Integrative Medicine at the University of Florida-Jacksonville and is a regional representative for the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA). She has delivered many educational presentations, including lectures at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Departments of Pediatrics, the national conference of the AHMA, and Nemours Pediatrics conferences, as well as community presentations on children’s health. She was honored in 2007 to be selected to speak on a panel for Holistic and Integrative Pediatrics at the national American Ac
IF you have any questions about nutrition in pregnancy or Juice Plus please give me a call!
~Have a Blessed Day