Morning sickness affects approximately 80% of pregnant women and its exact medical cause remains unclear. (1) One theory suggests that the high mount of pregnancy hormones (primarily HCG) circulating in the first trimester may be to blame, however this theory remains unproven.
Unfortunately, we live in a world that bathes us in chemical exposures and tempts us with high sugar treats, laden with chemical dyes and preservatives. This time of year, we are busy making shopping lists and trying to find that “perfect” gift for our friends and family members.
As much as everyone looks forward to the holiday season because of the fun celebrations, food and time to relax with loved one, for those who watch their weight or health through healthy eating, it can actually be a bit dreadful. It is definitely a time of more temptations with all the food, dessert and drinks that are available.