This is the book I wish I had years ago when I was on a low-fat, mostly vegetarian, soy-laden diet. I did learn to listen to my body when midway into my first pregnancy I devoured my husband’s BBQ lamb chops (it has been my favorite ever since).
But I was still years away from a real food eating paradigm. I breastfed all my kids but transitioned them all to eating solid foods on rice cereal (read Kristen’s book why this should not be a baby’s first food). And I really could have used her advice on preventing morning sickness.
“Your nutrition now is an investment in future generations – your children, and your children’s children.” Kristen Michaelis
Did you know in many traditional societies couples ate specialized preconception diets for 6 months to a year before getting pregnant? Do you know anyone today who even thinks about their nutrition before getting pregnant?
What these traditional societies knew and what the modern science of epigenetics teaches us is that our nutrition and environmental factors influence our genes, the genetic expression, without needing to alter the DNA. And this begins in the womb.
One of the most important messages of Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and Baby’s First Foods is that the foods eaten in pregnancy (plus pollutants, drugs, and other environmental exposures) have tremendous impacts on the baby’s risk factors for chronic diseases later in life and their overall health.
And just as important is the diet before you conceive – especially for those with fertility issues. Infertility is on the rise in the United States – much of this is due to the standard American low-fat diet. Kristen’s book guides you through eating for fertility and pregnancy.
This same diet will also ease your morning sickness, cravings, prevent varicose veins, and more. But to ease many of these common pregnancy symptoms it’s important to begin building up your nutrient stores before you get pregnant.
Kristen offers plenty of advice for your baby’s nutrition as well – from breastfeeding and homemade baby formula to baby’s first foods.
Plus there are over 50 nutrient dense recipes with pictures to help you incorporate the recommended foods into your daily diet.
For today only – when you pre-order the book on Amazon, you get a coupon for free access to her online Beautiful Babies e-course!
You just need to email booklaunch AT foodrenegade DOT com with your Amazon receipt to get free access to the course (which is a $200 value!). See the course details here.
Kristen has also offered to give away a free copy of her book: Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and Baby’s First Foods!
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