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Eating to Prevent GBS+ During Pregnancy

One way to decrease your chance of being diagnosed with a GBS infection during pregnancy is to build up your birth canal with good bacteria that will naturally discourage GBS overgrowth. The best way to do this is to eat the right food before and during pregnancy.

Group B strep bacteria live in every expectant mom’s birth canal. They are normally harmless but cause a problem when they grow in bigger #’s bigger than the good flora (probiotics) that also live in there. When this happens the homeostasis in the gut (inner ecosystem) can get knocked off balance and lead to a GBS+ infection.

Is your unborn baby at risk for GBS+?

The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) is the best protocol I know of to keep this common condition off your list of things to worry about. If I could have my babies over again, I’d have started this dietary protocol before conceiving. Not only does this way of eating not feed the GBS, it’s also rich in probiotics, healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals to nourish you and your growing baby. If you would like support in getting started I am a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, NC. and offer B.E.D. support to help you implement dietary changes that can prevent or reverse a GBS+ diagnosis. 

Key foods to decrease GBS+

  • Animal Protein from grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic-free animals to build cell membranes and body tissue (i.e. organs, wild meat, beef, chicken).
  • Plant Protein is an important secondary source of protein (i.e. lima beans, almonds, pumpkin seed butter).
  • Cultured Dairy that is raw from pastured, organic-fed animals (i.e. milk kefircrème fraiche, butter)
  • Eggs that are organic, free-range, omega-3 rich, and high in EFA’s/DHA/B12, antioxidants – especially yolks.
  • Fish that is wild is a healthy protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA (fish to eat, fish to avoid).
  • Healthy Fats that are cold-pressed and organic are the body’s preferred source of energy (i.e. flax, coconut oil).
  • Ocean Vegetables are rich in alkaline minerals to strengthen your body (arame, dulse, ocean extract, nori).
  • Non & Mild-Starch Vegetables are alkaline and rich in vitamins/minerals (i.e. kale, collards, carrots, burdock).
  • Starchy Vegetables are a good  source of energy and provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals (i.e. squash, peas). 
  • Seed-Like Grains are rich in amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, fat, and low in starch. They provide steady n’ slow burning energy and do NOT feed the GBS bacteria (i.e. millet, quinoa, amaranth).
  • Cultured Food made with starter and no salt are alkalizing, living food that sends enzymes, minerals, and friendly flora to your gut. They play a vital role to keep you balanced (i.e. cocobiotic, cultured veggies, yck).
  • Stevia or Lakanto are sweeteners that do not feed harmful pathogens (i.e. GBS+, Candida, Lymes’) or make the blood acidic like sugar, honey, or brown rice syrup does. Both lakanto and stevia are safe for diabetics.
  • Green Tea is a good trade for acidic coffee that can irritate the gut lining (ujido matcha).

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Disclaimer: This content is for general information only; primarily educational in nature; and should not be treated as a substitute for medical advice of your health care professional that you, the reader, may require for any cause whatsoever, now or in the future. 

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