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Whether it’s the simple dissolving action of table sugar, the gel formation properties of starch, or the water-attracting abilities of pectin and beta-glucans, the way these molecules interact with water has significant metabolic and physiological implications.
The body prefers storing fat over glucose. While at first glance, this might seem counterintuitive—given that glucose is the body’s primary energy source—the reasons behind this preference are grounded in biochemistry and cellular biology.
The lactogenic diet, rich in nutrients like beta-glucans, healthy fats, and antioxidants, works at the metabolic level to support optimal functioning. This diet prioritizes foods that are not only beneficial for lactation
Insulin plays a crucial, yet often overlooked, role in milk production. When a mother is insulin resistant, her milk production may be affected.
My mother had a great idea. She gave me a quarter each day to buy snacks for the walk home from school. I was ten years old. Back then, a quarter bought four candy bars...
A Lactogenic Lifestyle holds the potential to change lives. This series will explore the relationship between our daily habits, food choices, and health, and provide concrete steps that can improve not only milk supply but also overall wellness for ourselves and our families
Relics of postpartum practices might yet be gifted across generations. They are kept safely in the old wives’ tales that are shared between mothers. They are sometimes found written on a crinkled, yellow page, stashed away between the forgotten pages of vintage health books.
we will explore two incredible plants that have been cherished for centuries by breastfeeding mothers across Asia, Africa, and South America. Amaranth and sweet potato leaves are packed with essential nutrients and renowned for their ability to support lactation and enhance milk supply.
Beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as bringing about changes in a mother’s physiology that promote good lactation. Yet, a clear mechanism of action eluded us for decades. In fact we were told it was impossible.
You may find that your supply is better protected if you avoid the following as herbs, spices, in food or beverages, and as extracts or flavorings in candy, breath mints, toothpaste, medicine, foods and beverages.
“The dance” between hormones in the postpartum is key to understand common lactation difficulties. In this article, we’ll look at how humans and primates “function” as far as choreographing this dance.
Nursing mothers often ask if the food they eat might be triggering their baby's fussiness, digestive discomfort, and allergies. The answer is: quite possibly.Studies...