The problem may lie in deficiencies in key vitamins and minerals that support healthy functioning nervous and vascular systems. Such deficiencies are common in women after childbirth. Increasing food-based intake of all B vitamins including choline and inositol, calcium, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, arginine and Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids will help in 6-8 weeks of consistent increased intake along with sufficient water intake, caffiene reduction and stress management. When the body is deficient in these vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, it can't produce enough neurotransmitters to supply the body and deal with the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which uses the same neurotransmitters. Dark green leafy vegetables, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, molasses, yogurt, whole grains, dark purple fruits, nuts, seeds and fish such as tuna and salmon are good sources.
at 7:31 AM on Jan. 9, 2011