By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© May 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


Miscarriages are a very common problem today.  I recently learned interesting facts about them described in this article.  This information may be helpful to prevent a miscarriage.




For the first eight to twelve weeks of pregnancy, there is no placenta.  Instead, the fetus is nourished by an unusual tissue called the trophoblast.  The word means to nourish the baby.

This tissue is very similar to, or the same as, the basic cancer tissue.  However, it is perfectly normal during pregnancy.   Indeed, it is absolutely required.  It “invades” the mother, and steals some of her blood supply from the uterine wall.  It passes this nourishment on to the developing fetus.

This arrangement is needed because the fetus is actually a foreign body in the mother.  If it were not for the trophoblast, the mother would reject this foreign object, causing a miscarriage.

The trophoblast, by the way, secretes human chorionic gonadotropin.  This is the chemical that is measured in the common pregnancy test.  In other words, to detect pregnancy, one measures the amount of trophoblast present.  It rises quickly when a woman becomes pregnant because it is helping the fertilized egg to implant and to grow.




A common cause of miscarriages is an inadequate amount of trophoblast tissue.  The question arises, why would this occur?  Here are some reasons:

1. Too much pancreatic and liver enzymes will destroy the trophoblast.  While possible, this is not common.

2. Estrogen tends to support growth of the trophoblast.  Thus, if a woman does not make enough estrogen, this can cause inadequate growth of the trophoblast.  This is possible if a woman has exhausted adrenal glands, ovarian problems, or is in a four lows pattern or a very slow oxidation pattern on a hair mineral analysis.

3. If a woman eats a lot of raw nut or seed oils, an interesting phenomenon may occur.  In particular, raw seed oils of sesame and flaxseed contain an estrogen-like substance that occupies the estrogen binding sites in the woman’s body.  When this occurs, the normal estrogens cannot do their job.  As a result, the level of circulating estrogens declines and the trophoblast also suffers.  This could cause a miscarriage.

This was exactly the situation with one of our clients.  She had lost two pregnancies in the eighth week or so, in spite of having a healthful lifestyle and taking her supplements, as well.  It is still too early to tell, but her problem may be that she was a vegetarian.  Also, she was eating a lot of raw sesame tahini, which provided a lot of raw seed oil.

I advised her to stop all the tahini and any other raw seed oils that she may be eating.  I believe this will help her to hold on to her pregnancy.  Also, I suggested she eat red meat twice or three times weekly.  Meat contains some estrogen and other hormones that were in the animal.  This, too, should help increase her estrogen level.




The interesting thing about this case is that to get rid of cancer and prevent recurrences, medical doctors and natural practitioners attempt to lower estrogen and to destroy trophoblast.  For example, the Johanna Budwig anti-cancer protocol is to eat a large amount of flaxseed oil with cottage cheese every day.  This seems to inhibit estrogen for the reason described in the section above.  That is, it contains an estrogen-like substance that fills the estrogen binding sites and reduces estrogen effects, including growth of the trophoblast.

In the pregnancy case described above, however, we seek to do the exact opposite.  That is, the goal is to increase estrogen and to increase the amount of trophoblast.

Choriocarcinoma.  One does not want too much trophoblast.  When this occurs, the mother develops a condition called choriocarcinoma.  This is a fairly rare type of cancer that occurs during pregnancy.  It can eat quickly through the mother and the fetus, killing them both sometimes in a few weeks if nothing is done to stop it.

However, in order to hold on to a pregnancy, a sufficient amount of trophoblast is needed.




Other causes for miscarriages include genetic defects in the fetus.  Another cause is such a poor nutritional status in the mother that the fetus cannot grow normally.  Both these situations occur today.  A nutritional balancing program, including red meat twice a week, can be most helpful to prevent these causes of miscarriages.


This article will be updated in several months.



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