55 min

Ep 72: Real Food for Pregnancy with Lily Nichols Fertility Forward

    • Health & Fitness

Choosing to follow a healthy diet should be pretty straightforward, right? But with all the information available to us online it can often be difficult to know which sources to trust, especially when they contradict one another. Here to shed some well-informed light on the topic is registered dietician nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator, Lily Nichols. Lily is a researcher and author of two books Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Diabetes. She is also the co-founder of the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy. Her work is deeply informed by her passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. In our conversation with Lily, we hear about how she first became curious about the nutritional guidelines set for pregnant women and how her research exposed their inaccuracies. We cover a range of misunderstood foods and nutrients for pregnant women, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, liver, and fish, and hear how to safely benefit from them. Lily explains the deficiencies that result from a vegan diet and how to prevent them with adequate supplementation. She also shares her tips and tricks for incorporating healthy, but potentially unpalatable food into your diet slowly. We wrap up by hearing a little bit about Lily’s plans and gain insight into the tremendous amount of work necessary for writing a book on diet and nutrition. For all this and much more, tune in today! 

Choosing to follow a healthy diet should be pretty straightforward, right? But with all the information available to us online it can often be difficult to know which sources to trust, especially when they contradict one another. Here to shed some well-informed light on the topic is registered dietician nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator, Lily Nichols. Lily is a researcher and author of two books Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Diabetes. She is also the co-founder of the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy. Her work is deeply informed by her passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. In our conversation with Lily, we hear about how she first became curious about the nutritional guidelines set for pregnant women and how her research exposed their inaccuracies. We cover a range of misunderstood foods and nutrients for pregnant women, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, liver, and fish, and hear how to safely benefit from them. Lily explains the deficiencies that result from a vegan diet and how to prevent them with adequate supplementation. She also shares her tips and tricks for incorporating healthy, but potentially unpalatable food into your diet slowly. We wrap up by hearing a little bit about Lily’s plans and gain insight into the tremendous amount of work necessary for writing a book on diet and nutrition. For all this and much more, tune in today! 

55 min

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