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The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby Paperback – Illustrated, January 1, 2013
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Whether you're planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant, this essential prenatal guide draws on the latest genetic research to give you a complete program of specific nutrition and environmental lifestyle changes that can help you have a better baby. The book is based on the emerging science of epigenetics and shows how the environment interacts with your genes, affecting which genes are expressed or ""turned on"". It shows you the important steps you can take to improve preconception nutrition and reduce toxins in your home and body to consciously help your child be healthy, smart, and strong.
- Leverages the latest epigenetics research to help you produce a healthier, smarter, and happier baby with a lower risk of allergies, asthma, and developmental issues
- Shares a specific prescriptive program based on four principles: eating the right foods; taking the right supplements; detoxifying before, during, and after pregnancy; and minimizing stress
- Shows how a woman's health and her environment during pregnancy may have a much bigger impact on her child than was previously thought
- Includes the authors' compelling personal story of developing the Better Baby Plan shared in the book as they had their own better babies
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Discover the breakthrough fertility and pregnancy diet and lifestyle plan based on brand-new genetic science
Whether you're planning for pregnancy or are already expecting, this essential prenatal guide draws on the latest genetic research to give you a complete program of specific nutrition and environmental lifestyle changes to help you have a better baby. Written for parents everywhere, it contains a program created by two parents--a fertility-oriented physician and a nutrition expert--to reactivate their own fertility after age forty. The book is based on the emerging science of epigenetics, showing how you can change the way your environment interacts with your genes and affect which genes are expressed or "turned on." "The Better Baby Book" shares important steps you can take to improve preconception nutrition and reduce toxins in your home and your body to consciously get pregnant and help your baby be healthier, smarter, and stronger. This groundbreaking guide: Builds on the latest epigenetics research to help you produce a healthier, smarter, and happier baby with genes for lower risk of allergies, asthma, and developmental issuesShares a specific prescriptive program based on four principles: eating the right foods; taking the right supplements; detoxifying before, during, and after pregnancy; and using new techniques to consciously control maternal stressDemonstrates how a woman's health and her environment during pregnancy may have a much bigger lifelong impact on her child than was previously thoughtIncludes the authors' compelling story of developing the Better Baby Plan as they had their own better babies
About the Author
She is the former medical director of a medical testing company evaluating neurological immunity to environmental factors, and practiced medicine in Stockholm, Sweden. She speaks internationally on topics of nutrition and early childhood to create healthy children, healthy parents, and healthy families.
DAVE ASPREY, MBA, is a well-known blogger and media figure on health and human performance because of his "Bulletproof Executive" work behind Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. He's been featured on ABC's Nightline , CNN, and in Vogue and Men's Health. <br>Dave is a sought-after public speaker, having presented to thousands of top investors and entrepreneurs globally on upgrading cognitive performance. He spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology, upgrading his brain by 20 IQ points, lowering his biological age, and losing 100 lbs without using calories or exercise. Then he turned his focus to creating the ultimate plan to gift his children with the with the best lifelong health possible.
The Financial Times calls him a "bio-hacker who takes self-quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation." His writing has been published by the New York Times and Fortune, and he's presented at Wharton, the University of California, and Singularity University. For nearly a decade, he's run the Silicon Valley Health Institute, an anti-aging nonprofit education group.
- ASIN : 1118137132
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (January 1, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781118137130
- ISBN-13 : 978-1118137130
- Item Weight : 12.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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I am finally getting serious about wanting to have children and the fact that I'm getting into my mid thirties made me extra interested in this book. I already follow a lot of the Bulletproof protocol off and on and so this book just goes a little more into depth about how what you eat, drink, touch, and breath can affect your unborn baby even before you conceive and throughout breastfeeding.
I am really enjoying it HOWEVER, I have one very serious complaint, which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars. The amount of times that the better baby website is referenced only to send you to practically empty pages is so so disappointing. I WANT this extra info!!! Type in the web address referenced and it leads you to pages that have an "apology" that the info isn't there and then if that wasn't frustrating enough they blame it on the publisher for releasing their book 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The book was released in 2013, so now we are 6 YEARS later and they still haven't updated anything. Its disheartening because it's research and information that I really want to see and read, that I believe other people probably really want. It's hard to find most of this information out there and it would just be nice to have access to the extra references and studies they mention. So many times they say if you want to know exactly what we did or you'd like to see the list of household items that we used go to... and then it's just the "apology."
The research and information presented in the book is informative, ground breaking, science backed research that deviates from the normal understanding or "common knowledge" of what can contribute to having a healthy or unhealthy baby. I think that what bothers me the most is that the blame is put on another entity for the info not being there as referenced in their book. I have so much respect for Dave and Lana and sharing all this wonderful information with the world. I would still recommend this book to my friends, I'd just have to include the recommendation with a disclaimer that they shouldn't go looking for most of the "extra" information they promise, because it simply isn't there.
I really appreciated the section on water and toxins. I'm still a little leery of using any sort of detoxing agent during pregnancy, and hopefully they follow that up on their website.
And that brings me to the next point, I would really love to see their website updated! I understand that the book was published early, and I'll be checking the site often, but I really want to know the information now that was promised in the book! FOr instance, they give a web address (extension of their address) for each topic where they will have a list of recommended products. This is not the case. An updated post on when it is to be expected would at least be helpful!
Oh, one more thing: Taking that many multivitamins and prenatals? No way, no how, never! Some herbal information would have been super here instead of swallowing all those pills, which are often synthetic. There are better and safer ways!
Overall, this is like any other nutrition book in that there are good things, and there are some questionable things. Take the meat and leave the bones. :)
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One thing even if you don't read this - take methlyfolate not folic acid (as they recommend in the book). Around 48% of women can't even metabolise folic acid so it becomes a hinderance and they miss out on a vital, vital nutrient. It was worked out how to make it around 2002 (by Thorne Research) and should be recommended everywhere instead of folic acid... but it isn't.