If you've decided to start your family, now's the time to focus on the health of your future child. You might not realize this, but the road to good health actually starts before your child is born. In fact, it starts before your child is even conceived, especially where epigenetics are concerned. Your epigenetics are essential building blocks for your child. If your epigenetics aren't strong, they can adversely affect your child. In fact, if you've been affected by trauma and you're dealing with stress, anxiety, or even PTSD, those issues can affect your child, especially if you don't take steps to improve the health of your epigenetic line. Luckily, there are steps you can take right now to help pave the way to a healthy start for your future child. Here are three of those steps.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
If you want to ensure a healthy start for your future child, and you want to improve your epigenetic line, now's the time to work on your diet. A healthy diet can help undo some of the damage done to your epigenetic line. But you need to work on your entire diet. The first thing you need to do is add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Second, work to eliminate processed foods from your diet. A healthy epigenetic line requires a whole-foods approach to diet. Finally, reduce your daily intake of sugar, including soda, sweets, and sweetened juices.
Focus on Relaxation
If you're dealing with the effects of trauma, anxiety, or stress, it's time to work on your mental and emotional health. Trauma, anxiety, and stress don't just affect you. They also affect your epigenetics, which can affect your future child. The best way to improve your epigenetic line and reduce the effects of unresolved trauma and stress is to focus on relaxation. Now that you're planning a family, take the time to work on your emotional and mental health. Some beneficial ways include yoga, meditation, and counseling. Not only will these steps improve your emotional and mental well-being, but they'll also help to ensure a healthy start for your future child.
Take a Clean Air Approach
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may have an increased exposure to unhealthy contaminants and pollutants. You might think that there's nothing you can do to offset the damage caused by exposure to outside pollution, but there is. You can focus your attention on your home. Many contaminants and pollutants enter your home through your HVAC system, as well as through doors and windows. You can improve the air quality in your home, as well as improve the health of your epigenetic line by installing an air purifier in your home.
Contact a professional who uses applied epigenetics for mothers and babies to learn more.