Growing a healthy baby
Nutrition for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding
@The Sacred Stream
2149 Byron St. (at Allston) in Berkeley, CA
EVERY PARENT wants their children to be as healthy as possible. Good maternal nutrition promotes robust, lifelong health and protects children from diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and cognitive and behavioral problems as they age.
Traditional cultures around the world provide special pre-conception and pregnancy diets to mothers-to-be, and in some cases, even fathers-to-be. For example, the Masai in Africa only allowed men and women to marry after spending several months consuming nutrient dense foods known to be essential to a healthy pregnancy.
Modern research has identified the essential nutrients in foods emphasized by traditional cultures and expanded on their role in both maternal and fetal health. Fat soluble vitamins, like A, D, K2 & E, are necessary for proper growth and development. The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is crucial for the brain, especially visual acuity and cognitive function. Folate boosts growth and decreases the risk of birth defects; choline causes a lifelong increase in memory and attention; and glycine, an amino acid, is needed for growth.
Unfortunately, many mothers are confused about what to eat before, during and after pregnancy. In the age of the internet, conflicting information abounds. This 3-hour seminar draws on both traditional wisdom and modern research to cut through the confusion and bring you clear and proven nutritional guidelines that will help you conceive, birth and nourish a healthy baby.
By the end of the seminar, you will know:
- The most important nutrients for fertility & conception
- Essential nutrients for maternal and fetal health during pregnancy
- Which supplements you need, how much, and why
- The ideal ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fat
- Which foods should be emphasized
- Which foods should be avoided or minimized
* If you can't make it on February 13th, but are interested in the seminar, please visit http://chriskresser.com/healthybaby to join a mailing list to be notified of future dates. It will be offered approximately every two months in the Bay Area.
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Chris Kresser and Robb Wolf
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac, is a practitioner of integrative and functional medicine, the creator of one of the world’s most respected natural health sites, ChrisKresser.com, and author of the New York Times best seller, Your Personal Paleo Code. Widely known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results, his work is frequently cited in national publications such asTime and The Atlantic, on NPR and on Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends, where he has appeared as a guest. He developed the Personal Paleo Code based on over ten years of research, his own recovery from a debilitating, decade-long illness, and his clinical work with patients. Chris maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist is the New York Times Best Settling author of The Paleo Solution - The Original Human Diet. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars.
Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men's Health "top 30 gyms in America."
Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Chamption (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athlese at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champtions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to various entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corp.
Robb lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Nicki and daughter Zoe.