00-36When a woman becomes pregnant, it is common for her to begin the research process to understand which medications are safe to take during pregnancy. Often, patients are provided with new lists of medications that are considered safe, these lists are provided by their doctors and midwives. While many pregnant women may be relieved by the list, it actually shows a big flaw in our modern medical system – the propensity to use and prescribe medications that often actually do more harm to the body than they do good.

When medications are used, the body’s natural way of handling disease is altered, and these over-the-counter or synthetic prescription drugs interrupt the natural patterns. The medications simply suppress symptoms, which often causes even more problems within the body. In fact, almost all drugs are prescribed with a list of side effects, and often the side effects are worse than the disease that the medication is being used for!

You can access in-depth information about negative the effects of medications really are, by reading Healing Our Children. The author of this book has uncovered information about the flaws in our modern medical system, and how more diseases are being created by the use of medications!

Avoiding Drugs and Staying Healthy

Luckily, it is possible to stay healthy during pregnancy without using medications, and these principles can be applied throughout your life. It is necessary to first purge the toxins that are present, these toxins accumulate in the body as a result of the substances in our environment and food. When the toxins are purged,  your body can be supported by fortification with high quality, healthy nutrition. These two elements will allow your body to naturally make an internal landscape that is healthy and disease-resistant. The human body was naturally created to fight off illness and disease on its own – but it is important to give it the fuel that is needed to accomplish this task.

Before conception and throughout your pregnancy, it is possible to avoid common problems simply by eating the right types of foods. Healing Our Children is an excellent resource which outlines how native indigenous cultures ate to keep their bodies healthy and well, during pregnancy as well as throughout life. If you choose to avoid a modern diet and select whole foods instead, it is possible to stay healthy during pregnancy while avoiding over-the-counter and prescription medications that may cause problems with your health and the health of your baby!

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