Today we are super excited to have special guest Lily Nichols join us to talk all about prenatal nutrition! Are you getting ready for a fetus? Or think a few years down the line you might be? In that case, this podcast is for you! As Lily says, no time is too early to start prepping for pregnancy!
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her fascination with the dietary practices of traditional cultures combined with an abnormal love for medical research, especially regarding prenatal nutrition, has led her to become one of the country’s most sought after ‘real food for pregnancy’ experts. Lily has a book called Real Food for Gestational Diabetes which can be found at at www.realfoodforGD.com.
***Bonus points for anyone who counts how many times Pearl says fetus***
Don’t forget to hashtag #AdventuresofSassyandPearl and #NutritionGeniusRadio while you are listening
Word O the Day: Parasite
(noun)- An organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense.
Ex: A fetus is a parasite.
**Look for a prenatal vitamin to have L-methyl folate (not folic acid) and a vitamin D supplement in addition to that in prenatal** (Will be beneficial to test vitamin D blood levels to see how much is appropriate.)
Favorite choline sources- egg yolks and liver
**TUNE IN TO HEAR OUR FAVORITE FOODS TO ADD DURING PREGNANCY**
Quote Sassy screwed up this week- “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” -Edmund Burke
Lily’s main takeaway- Get as healthy as possible. Focus on real foods, don’t be a vegan, exercise,
The other quote Sassy screwed up- “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin
Nutrition Genius, OUT!