Foresight Preconception: Are you planning to have a baby?

Are you planning to have a baby?

Foresight is here to help to create healthy, happy babies. By improving natural health in both parents we enhance fertility and increase the chance of a successful pregnancy.

The preconceptual approach of Foresight can help with overcoming some of the issues in connection with conception, pregnancy and birth, such as unexplained infertility, miscarriage, secondary infertility, low birth weight, birth defects and post-natal depression, among others.

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Foresight Preconception: Recipe of the month

BEANBURGERS

225gm aduki beans, soaked overnight if dried
piece kombu (optional)
2 carrots, grated
3-4 sticks celery, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2tsp oregano
2 eggs, beaten
350gm (approx) wholemeal flour or flaked oats
seasoning
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Foresight Preconception: Quote of the month

Read here excerpts taken from Nim's book Beautiful Babies.....

Excerpts taken from each chapter in the book:-

Chapter 1


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(for enquiries, advice & practitioner support)

Whether you are sending hair samples to us for hair mineral analysis, or wish to speak to a Head Office Practitioner about your results, Head Office staff will be available to deal with enquiries via telephone, email or skype.

Tuesday to Thursday
9.30am to 5.30pm.

NB Hair samples are sent to Biolab weekly on a Thursday.


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(for supplements orders)

If you would like to place a supplements order, please contact Tania Wood:

Tel: 01483 869944.
Email: tania.wood@foresight-preconception.org.uk
Opening days/times: Mon - Weds, 9am - 4pm.

Pumpkin soup....the best you’ve ever tasted!!

Ingredients

•  1 small pumpkin
•  2 tablespoons olive oil
•  4 potatoes
•  2 onions
•  1 chilli (finely chopped) - adjust to suit!
•  1 litre of vegetable stock (add more if necessary for desired thickness)
•  Seasoning

Instructions

Cut pumpkin flesh, onion and potatoes into cubes (discard seeds and stringy bits).
Warm a large pot and add in olive oil. Add in the onions and cook till soft.
Then, add in potatoes and pumpkin. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add in vegetable stock and chilli and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes and pumpkin are soft.
Using a blender or food processor, blend the soup until smooth. Adjust thickness as necessary by adding extra water if required.
Season.

Pumpkins and Fertility

Pumpkins are in abundance at this time of year, so what is their nutritional value?

Pumpkins contain many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. They are also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α, ß carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes are converted into vitamin A inside the body.

Pumpkins are a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid and also a good source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

With regard to fertility, Pumpkin seeds contain a good level of zinc, which is required for the maintenance and health of hormone levels, sperm and ova (Derbyshire 2007).

Reference:
Derbyshire, E.(2007) Dietary factors and fertility in women of childbearing age. Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 37 Iss: 2, pp 100 – 104.

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Success Story

"We came across Foresight as we decided to try for our first child (we had previously had a miscarriage). We understood it as a different approach to healthy living and have kept on, despite not planning any more children, a lot of your principles and advice in our daily routine. We get our fresh produce (fruit, veg, dairy, eggs, meat) delivered from local organic farms and have not found our bills going up, as we stick to what we get! I threw aluminium cookware out and replaced it for glass or stainless steel and cut out artificially composed foods. We also did hair analysis and have been filtering our water for almost 4 years now (we have now invested in an osmosis filter) as our heavy metals were quite high.

We got pregnant immediately on both occasions and my pregnancies and births were both very straight forward (one water birth, one natural) and we now have two bright and healthy sparks challenging our existence (you didn't warn us about that!!)

I thank you for the encouragement on breastfeeding as I have a predisposition to hayfever and it seems that, so far, my children haven't got any! This, in my mind, is due to their healthy start in life thanks to your leadership and inspiration."

Eli & Duncan
Foresight Parents