Today on the show we have nutritionist Dr. Lily Nichols to talk to us all about nutrition during pregnancy. Dr. Nichols’ latest book is titled Real Food for Pregnancies, and she is a firm believer in the whole-foods, low-carb diet associated with the Paleo community. She is, however, often hesitant to describe her nutritional approach as Paleo per se, as it possesses some connotations and tends to alienate certain sectors, but there is definitely an amount of overlap between her suggested diets and a classic Paleo approach. During our chat we go over her book and look at all the important areas of maternal health, including some beyond the realms of diet. We discuss food aversions, carb cravings, and fermented foods, as well as looking at contested topics such as raw fish, exercise, and supplements. For the most part, Dr. Nichols really stresses the importance of mindfulness through pregnancy and taking care of your body in a very important, special, and potentially stressful time. So if you are pregnant, thinking about pregnancy, or could ever be thinking about pregnancy, then this episode is for you and the ones who love you! Tune in to get it all!
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Key Points From This Episode:
“The concept of eating for two is so overstated.” — Dr. Lily Nichols [0:06:55.9]
“I have to do a lot of deprogramming in my work because all the prenatal nutrition recommendation are a reflection of our outdated US dietary guidelines.” — Dr Lily Nichols [0:22:22.3
Links Mentioned in This Episode:
Website — http://realfoodforpregnancy.com/ Real Food for Pregnancies — https://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Pregnancy-Lily-Nichols/dp/0986295043/ Real Food for Gestational Diabetes — https://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Gestational-Diabetes-Conventional/dp/0986295000/ CrossFit — https://www.crossfit.com/ Ben Greenfield — https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ Men’s Health — https://www.menshealth.com/ Joe Rogan — https://www.joerogan.com/
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