Need to avoid nicotine exposure during pregnancy

Nicotine during pregnancy.pngSmoking or nicotine exposure during pregnancy increases health risks for the baby as well as the mother. Even second hand smoke is extremely dangerous for both and must be avoided as much as possible.

American Lung Association states that smoking during pregnancy is the cause for:

  • 20-30% Low Birth weight babies
  • 14% preterm deliveries
  • 10% of infant deaths

Smoking during pregnancy is also associated with increased risk in exposed children such as:

  • Cold
  • Lung problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical growth

The only solution to the problem is “QUITTING”. Its not easy but not impossible either.  Four D’s for quitting include:

  • Delay
  • Deep breathe
  • Drink water
  • Do something else

Pregnant women require immense emotional support along with physical strength. Providing resources to relieve stresses for a pregnant woman may ease the process of quitting.

Why modern day milk is termed as white poison?!

a2 versus a1 milk.pngThe story behind the toxi-fication of milk in India dates back to the 1970’s. Operation Flood, also called white revolution of India, was started by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1970s to increase milk production, boost rural production and offer fair prices to consumers. India became the largest producer of Milk and Milk Products.

During this revolution, there was extensive cross-breeding of Desi Indian cows with European ones and Read More »