- Paperback: 346 pages
- Publisher: Lily Nichols (February 21, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0986295043
- ISBN-13: 978-0986295041
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition Paperback – February 21, 2018
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I'm so thrilled to read Real Food for Pregnancy. I absolutely love Lily's work. Her evidence-based approach to nutrition is not only relevant during pregnancy, but for the rest of your life! I think every birth professional (midwife, doula, etc.) should have a copy in their lending library for clients. --Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, Founder of Evidence Based Birth®
"No one has dissected the research on prenatal nutrition--and done so in the context of ancestral diets--to the depth that Lily Nichols has in Real Food for Pregnancy. If you want an evidence-based rebuttal to the outdated prenatal nutrition guidelines, look no further."
--Robb Wolf, 2x NYT Bestselling Author, Wired to Eat & The Paleo Solution
Real Food For Pregnancy should find its way into every medical school and prenatal clinic. Her first book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is a staple in my teaching here at West Virginia University and has shifted how many in our department view nutrition. Lily's second book is encyclopedic; it's amazingly well-referenced and more in-depth than many textbooks. If mothers embrace Lily's advice, the next generation will hopefully suffer less obesity and diabetes."
--Mark Cucuzzella MD FAAFP
Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine
About the Author
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field. Lily s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence, 930 citations and counting, that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health. Lily is also creator of the popular blog, PilatesNutritionist (dot com), which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.
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1. Science - The author has done more nutrition research than many doctors I know. She doesn't just make recommendations, she explains WHY she is making them based on how all the macro and micronutrients function inside your body. She cites studies AND explains those studies (eg. clinical vs epidemiological, sample size, other considerations, etc.)
2. Detail - Everything is here. Meal suggestions, recipes, vitamin/supplement explanations, conversation about controversial foods like sushi, lunchmeat, coffee, wine, etc., historical and international anecdotes, common complaints, exercise, mental health, nursing, and recovery. Etc. Etc.
3. Empathy - Yes, I nerded out about all the science^, but just as important is the author's incredible understanding of how stressful, difficult, and confusing pregnancy and postpartum can be. She's been there, and she tells you about her experience, too. She knows that no one is perfect and that we can't always do things optimally all the time. She always presents the information with a practical approach and multiple options. She provides the base for you to use and tailor however you need.
Additionally, you can look up the author online- she has a million helpful (totally free) articles with even more information. Plus you can sign up for her newsletter (still more good, free info), and I can personally attest that if you write to her with questions, she writes back and answers them!
I wish I had this book from the beginning, and I will (and have been) recommend(ing) this book to every pregnant, nursing, and TTC woman I know! Honestly, I recommend this book even to people who aren't pregnant, just as a great guide for general nutrition. There is a ridiculous shortage of up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition information IN GENERAL, let alone relating to pregnancy. Having these resources is truly invaluable!