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PHG 001 Why I'm obsessed with solving Hyperemesis Gravidarum

PHG 001 Why I'm obsessed with solving Hyperemesis Gravidarum

I wasn't always this obsessed with figuring out the why behind Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It took me a long time just to figure out that what I had when I was pregnant even had a name and was "a real thing". And then for awhile, I bought all the lies:  that it meant the baby was healthier, that the baby could get everything it needed from me, even if I wasn't eating or I was eating junk food and, the biggest one, that there's nothing I could do about it.
Don't get me wrong, there's no simple answer for most people. But as science has advanced (especially since I took genetics in college) we have a better understanding of genetics. We no longer are doomed by our genes, but can effect change on our genes. We can turn genes on and off. So even if there is a genetic component to HG, that doesn't mean we can't have an affect on them through our nutrition and exposure to our environment.
I'll give you an example from my own life. When I was 9 years old, I developed asthma. I started coughing an