Dr. Wilson shares why she recommends acidophilus for women trying to get pregnant.
I recommend acidophilus, also known as a probiotic. There are different names and the terminology is used in different ways. It is basically a product that you’re taking by mouth that introduces healthy bacteria to your digestive tract, and it’s really important to have healthy bacteria in the digestive tract for several reasons.
One, is that it actually has to do with hormone balance. Then when you have healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, you’re much more likely to have healthy hormone balance in your body.
The other reason is that it’s going to minimize infections, including vaginal infections. So again, when you have healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract you’re much less likely to get sick or an infection anywhere else in your body.
The last reason is that women who take acidophilus before and during pregnancy, it’s been shown that their children, their babies have much lower levels of allergies, and so it’s a way to lower the likelihood of allergies and asthma and eczema in your newborn.
Dr. Donielle Wilson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in Connecticut, New York, and Washington Sate. She graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited institution for the study of natural medicine, in 2000 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a certificate in midwifery.
Dr. Wilson is currently president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) and has held that position since April 2003. In that role she is dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to naturopathic medicine by passing legislation to license Naturopathic Doctors in New York. In addition, Dr. Wilson is a past board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and is a current board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Midwives.
Her passion is to address stress-related conditions by balancing hormones and neurotransmitters. She is an expert in natural health care for women, particularly natural therapies for fertility, dysplasia and menopause. She has extensive experience working with adults and children with allergies, fatigue, frequent infections, hormone imbalances, cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, high cholesterol, migraines, insomnia and digestive problems.
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