Pregnancy, Allergies, Probiotics and more with Clinical Pharmacist Melody Hartzler - Ep. 027

Welcome to the Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is your personal Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner and she’s brought a fantastic guest to the show today. Meet Melody Hartzler, a Clinical Pharmacist and probiotic expert! Today on Episode 27 Kylene and Melody dive deep into allergies, probiotics and supplementation, with extra-helpful information for moms and babies, too!


Gut health can require a bit of management to keep strong and balanced. Luckily for children, gut health can be restored pretty quickly because they don’t have as many years of damage to recover from, like some adults do.


First, let’s look at what pregnant moms can do for their baby. Studies are showing that mothers who have enough Omega 3s and Vitamin D tend to have children with fewer allergic disorders and wheezing. We know that Folic Acid and Folate are essential, but be sure to find out if you have the MTHFR gene, which would mean that you’ll need to take Methylated Folate instead of regular Folate.


Now, once the baby is born we can talk about how to best support the baby’s gut health through either breastfeeding or other great practices. Depending on your situation, you may be planning to breastfeed or you may be planning to use formula. If you can’t breastfeed, rest assured Melody has some super-healthy things you can do for your baby, too. If you’re on the fence, it may be worthwhile to try to breastfeed because babies are born with a leaky gut, (since they need to get proteins absorbed through their gut lining) and breastmilk has Pre-biotics which decrease the risk of allergies and asthma.


For Vitamin D for infants and toddlers, you can supplement safely with Gummy Sun Dots which contain Polypodium Leucotomos, a fern extract.


For Probiotics for infants, toddlers and women check out Klaire Labs products.


Kylene and Melody also discuss possibly correlations between the Lip-and-Tongue-Tie-Connection and other allergies and gut conditions.


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The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

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