Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weight Gain and Hormones

During pregnancy a mother’s immune system limits it’s clout to prevent the body from rejecting the foetus. After childbirth the system simply turns itself back on but there can be rebound effects as this takes place. "It is almost as if your system is making up for that lost 9 months of time and now it is twice as powerful, developing antibodies that attack normal tissue", says naturopath Narelle Stegehuis.

Narelle is leading the way in the natural treatment of this age old challenge. In medical circles this immune over reaction is referred to as an auto immune response and is a major reason why women tend to be more prone to hormonal disorders leading to weight gain and other unhealthy symptoms after pregnancy.

To view full article as published in 'smart mums' click here