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EarthWater Tip: Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Almost two million women of reproductive age have diabetes, and these numbers continue to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is extremely important for women with diabetes to achieve normal blood glucose levels before they become pregnant, because if women have poorly controlled diabetes going into a pregnancy, they are at much higher risk for serious fetal complications. This improved control can be accomplished with education and medical management.

Women with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes are also at higher risk for:

  • Large birth weight babies, resulting in more Cesarean deliveries and increased complications during delivery
  • Premature births or fetal death
  • Pre-eclampsia: a dangerous surge in blood pressure associated with protein in the urine
  • Diabetic retinopathy: damage to the retina caused by high glucose levels
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Severe hypoglycemia: episodes of low blood glucose levels that can result in confusion or unconsciousness 

Ensuring a healthy pregnancy

The good news is that women with uncomplicated diabetes who keep their blood glucose levels in a normal range before and during pregnancy have about the same chance of having a successful pregnancy as women without diabetes.

The Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Pregnancy Program recommends the following blood glucose goals and medical assessments before pregnancy:

  • Fasting and pre-meal blood glucose: 80-110 mg/dl
  • Blood glucose one hour after meal: 100-155 mg/dl
  • A1C, a blood test that measures average blood glucose over two to three months: less than 7 percent and as close to 6% as possible without hypoglycemia
  • Review of diabetes and obstetrical history
  • Eye evaluations to screen for and discuss risks of diabetic retinopathy
  • Renal, thyroid, gynecological and sometimes cardiac evaluations

Once pregnant, women with type 1 or type 2 diabetres should monitor their blood glucose levels at least six times a day (before meals and one hour after every meal) and also before driving. Fasting and pre-meal glucose levels should be between 60 and 95 mg/dl, and one-hour post-meal readings should be between 100 and 129 mg/dl.

Other recommendations to ensure a successful pregnancy:

  • See your diabetes provider often, anywhere from weekly to every four weeks
  • Have your A1C level checked every four to eight weeks
  • Meet with a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian, as needed
  • Follow the Healthy Eating Pyramid diet guidelines, including folic acid supplements
  • Do some physical activity, as directed by your obstetrician
  • Always check your blood glucose before driving (due to an increased risk of severe hypoglycemia)

Gestational diabetes

The other form of diabetes that affects women is gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy. Mirroring the epidemic of type 2 diabetes, rates of gestational diabetes are also on the rise in the United States, particularly in the Asian, Hispanic and Native American communities.

Gestational diabetes usually develops between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy and affects about four percent of all pregnancies. This condition typically ends after birth. However, these women have a 50 percent risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next 7 to 10 years.

Factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes:

  • Obesity
  • Previous history of gestational diabetes
  • Sugar in the urine
  • A parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome or other glucose metabolism problem
  • Previous pregnancy in which the baby weighed more than nine pounds at birth

If you fall into any of these categories, you should be screened early, within the first trimester, for gestational diabetes. Women who find out that they have gestational diabetes should see a nutritionist and diabetes nurse educator, as diet is the first line of therapy.

With careful diabetes management, women can and do have successful pregnancies and healthy babies.

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EarthWater Research - The Unexplored Health Benefits of Fulvic Acid

You may not have heard much about fulvic acid in the mainstream media, but to put it very simply… life as we know it would not exist without it!

It is directly relevant for a healthy body because it makes nutrients in the foods we consume (such as vitamins and minerals and other herbal supplements) more readily available for use by our body’s cells.

Fulvic acid is critical for nutrient absorption because it is highly “bioavailable.” In other words, it is easily absorbed into our blood when we consume it. And while being absorbed itself, it also improves the absorption of various nutrients via our digestive system.

In fact, mineral absorption without prior chelation (a type of bonding of ions and molecules to metal ions) by fulvic acid is only about 10% effective. Fulvic acid also allows minerals to regenerate and interact with one another, enhancing their availability.

Finally, because of its very low molecular weight, fulvic acid is able to pass easily through the protective membranes into our body’s cells. While doing so, it brings in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in the right quantities, while keeping others out. In fact, it is able to transport over 60 times its own weight in vitamins and minerals into cells!

In other words, fulvic acid increases the overall retention, absorption, and efficient utilization of nutrients present in both foods and supplements, improving the overall health and functioning of our body.

The Healing Potential of Fulvic Acid

Along with enhancing nutrient transport, fulvic acid’s fantastic healing potential is also related to its ability to:

  • Dissolve and remove accumulated toxic pollutants from the body
  • Act as powerful antioxidants, inactivating harmful free radicals
  • Increase the body’s overall “redox potential”
  • Enhance enzyme activity, including alkaline phosphatases (help to break down proteins), transaminases (needed to make proteins), and invertase (breaks down sugar into glucose and fructose)

For all these reasons, an increasing number of health experts are beginning to advocate that everyone take a fulvic acid supplement regularly – both to overcome any nutrient deficiencies they may have, and to better maintain their health and wellbeing.

What is Fulvic Acid?

Fulvic acid is extracted from humus – a thick, dark brown or black organic material that forms in the soil, sediment, or aquatic environments when plant and animal matter decays into its most basic chemical elements. Humus makes soil more fertile and also allows air and water to move easily through soil, allowing oxygen to reach the roots of plants.

Along with fulvic acid, humic acid is the other major component of humus. In fact, fulvic acid is actually a type of lightweight humic acid. Of the two, fulvic acid is used for its many nutritional benefits, while non-fulvic humic acid is better known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Many of the chemicals that are naturally present in fulvic acid are important (even critical) nutrients for plants, bacteria, and other organisms that live in soil. Soil containing humus and fulvic acid is better able to retain moisture. They also improve soil structure and enable plants to easily take up and use the vital nutrients they need.

Fulvic Acid, the Super Antioxidant

In combination with active carbon and high molecular oxygen, fulvic acid is one of the most powerful antioxidants around. When it encounters free radicals, it supplies an equal and opposite charge to neutralize them, acting as a health-protective antioxidant.

By being an electron donor as well an electron acceptor, based on the cell’s requirements, fulvic acid protects our body’s cells and their internal structures from harmful oxidation by environmental toxins and pollutants – and is therefore a crucial factor in the prevention, even reversal of infections and diseases.

Fulvic Acid Improves Efficiency of Metal Transport

The carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules in fulvic acid carry an enormous amount of energy, enhancing virtually everything they are bonded to.

Fulvic acid forms strong complexes with many metals – including “ferric” iron, aluminum, and copper – thereby increasing their ability to dissolve in water. These metallic minerals dissolve and disappear into the fulvic structure, becoming biochemically reactive and much more mobile.

In other words, fulvic acid is nature’s way of “chelating” metallic minerals, turning them into readily absorbable, bio-available forms. Fulvic acid also allows heavy metals to move through the body much more efficiently.

In nature, fulvic acid makes minerals and metals more easily absorbable through plant root cell walls. Minerals (such as iron) that are not usually very mobile are easily transported through plant structures thanks to fulvic acid.

Fulvic acid also dissolves and transports vitamins, coenzymes, hormones, and antibiotics that are found naturally in the soil. While plants make many of their own vitamins, they are further supplemented by those in the soil they grow in, thanks to fulvic acid.

Fulvic Acid Balances the Body’s Electric Potential

Along with all its other beneficial properties, fulvic acid is a powerful electrolyte that dissolves in water and other liquids and is able to conduct electric currents, helping to keep the electrical potential of our body’s cells balanced.

As an electrolyte it maintains the health of the body’s cells by allowing the free flow of electrons and other ions and increasing cell membrane permeability – which also helps to absorb nutrients faster and keeps them in the body longer.

The body’s overall electric potential can be negatively affected by fluid loss, emotional and physical stress, lack of sleep, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor nutrition. Improving the electrolytic balance in our body’s cells helps them to protect themselves against infections and diseases. In this way, the electrolytic properties of fulvic acid help to protect our health.

Fulvic Acid is a Powerful Detoxing Agent

Fulvic acid is vital for binding to pollutants such as pesticides and herbicides and catalyzing their breakdown and dispersal. For instance, the toxic herbicide known as “Paraquat” is rapidly detoxified by fulvic acid.

Promisingly, most radioactive substances seem to react rapidly with fulvic acid, to form inactive complexes that can then be excreted from the body.

Health Benefits of Fulvic acid Supplementation

The many health benefits of fulvic acid supplementation include:

  • Maintenance of appropriate nutrient levels in the body’s cells
  • Improving memory, focus, and analysis
  • Removal of harmful toxins and free radicals from the body
  • Neutralizing radiation and eliminating or reducing its harmful effects on the body
  • Enabling faster and more efficient absorption of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals into the body
  • Boosting and helping to rebuild the immune system; warding off infections and illnesses
  • Increasing energy and metabolism and leading to greater activity levels, weight loss, and an overall sense of good health and wellbeing
  • Enabling more restful sleep
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Lowering levels of arthritis-related pain and inflammation
  • Improving circulation and lowering blood pressure (BP)
  • Enabling better hormone and electrolytic balances
  • Maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails

Why Take a Fulvic Acid Supplement?

It’s a sad fact that most of today’s mass-produced fruits and vegetables don’t contain enough fulvic acid to ensure complete absorption of the many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they contain. Not only that, they already contain very low levels of these nutrients, because the soils they are grown in have become depleted thanks to over-farming and careless soil management practices.

For these reasons, an increasing number of health experts recommend taking supplements containing fulvic acid as a regular nutritional aid, with or before meals. Since fulvic acid is a naturally occurring acidic complex, these supplements should have an acidic pH. In more alkaline solutions they will be rendered inactive and unable to provide their health benefits.

Fulvic acid is an organic product and known to be completely non-toxic. However, it should be remembered that reports of their effectiveness are anecdotal at this time.

Therefore, always be sure to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking fulvic acid supplements to ensure that they don’t interfere with any other ongoing treatments or medications.

Finally, remember that no supplement can substitute for a balanced, nutritious diet, proper exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. On the other hand, taking a fulvic acid supplement regularly will perfectly complement your healthy life choices – aiding in overall health, wellbeing, and protection from disease.

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CJ Comu, CEO of EarthWater, Ltd.

I discovered the "black magic" solution by chance in 2013 while in London having lunch with a business partner and invited guest.

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When I naturally inquired what it was, he told me it was a mixture of fulvic and humic minerals from a natural deposit on earth, from millions of years ago.

Naturally, my intuition got the better of me and I investigated more. I found the source and started drinking the product that became the company EarthWater.

I can say that in the last three years of drinking the product, religiously every day, traveling thousands of miles around the world; by air, train, bus, taxi, and attending hundreds of conferences in and out of hotel rooms... I have NEVER been sick and feel great every day. My whole family and I, drink EarthWater products.

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