In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Brenda Davis all about plant-based pregnancy and her new book Nourish. If you are wondering if a plant-based pregnancy is safe, what the risks are, and how to make sure you are getting all your micronutrients, then you will not be disappointed. Brenda gives scientific support on how to manage a plant-based pregnancy and if a raw food diet should even be an option. And of course, she talks about the best options for formula if breastfeeding is a non-option and what you need to know about solids, fats, and nuts when the baby starts eating foods. Please share this with anyone in childbearing years (or their parents), as this knowledge is very important for them.
Brenda needs no introduction as she has been a guest on the show before and is so widely known and respected… But here is what you should know in case she is new to you. Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a pioneer in plant-based nutrition and an internationally acclaimed speaker. As a prolific nutrition and health writer, she has co-authored 12 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. Her most recent works include Nourish with pediatrician Dr. Reshma Shah (to be released TODAY Nov. 2020), Kick Diabetes Essentials (2019), and The Kick Diabetes Cookbook (2018). Brenda has been the lead clinical nutrition specialist in lifestyle medicine research and demonstration programs in the Marshall Islands and Lithuania.
In this episode we discuss:
- Is the vegan and vegetarian diet safe for pregnancy?
- How to talk to your doctor
- Omegas, conversions, choline, and protein
- Canada’s Food Guide
- What about fish and eggs?
- Raw pregnancy
- Formula information
- Fat and solid foods
- Nuts and allergies
- Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families
Links to things we mentioned:
The Paleo Debate with Brenda Davis R.D. – PTP210
Plant-Based Paediatrics with Dr. Reshma Shah – PTP270
Optimizing Plant-Based Nutrition with Reshma Shah, MD – PTP379
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