Archives for: September 2010
We are going through the stages of fetal development in class and the pathologies that can arise at certain stages. Some problems are genetic, but most are environmental - so to speak. Women that have been on birth control for a long time are most susceptible to hormonal problems. Women who smoke, drink, use medications or illegal drugs cause all kinds of developmental problems. Unhealthy women as far as nutrition also play a huge role in problems getting pregnant and producing healthy offspring.
Study after study shows that folic acid, vitamin B2, B6, B12, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc are very important for women to take when they are on birth control pills.
Women with decreased liver function do not convert estrogen to a less potent form witch leads to increased estrogen in the body.
Side effects of excess estrogen include:
Low Sex Drive – life long decrease
High Blood Pressure
Urinary Tract Infections
Sterility / Infertility
Low Back Pain
This of course begs the question of should you Eat Right for Your Type.
If your liver is too busy detoxing the food you eat let alone everthing else you come in contact with, what chance do you think a developing fetus has?
So the short answer to BTD and Embryology is - Yes.