Episode 66 - Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy Nutrition with Lily Nichols RDN
The Ultimate Birth Partner Podcast
In this episode I am chatting with Lily Nichols RDN who shares with us why it's useful to know more about the foods you eat and how they can affect your blood sugar levels. We spoke in detail about the different screening methods for Gestational Diabetes and why it's important to understand what each test is for - so you will know if you want to accept or decline. Lily also gave tips on how to improve your diet and lessen the chances of being diagnosed with gestational diabetes in general or other complications of pregnancy like high or low fluids, pre eclampsia. We also covered what to eat when on a budget and what you might like to consider if you are a vegan and want to increase certain nutrients in your diet. https://lilynicholsrdn.com/budget-friendly-prenatal-nutrition/https://lilynicholsrdn.comInstagram @lilynicholsrdnIf you would like to buy a copy of either of the books that accompany this podcast please go to your online book seller or visit Amazon:-Labour of Love - The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partner - click here:-https://bit.ly/LabourofloveThe Art of Giving Birth - Five Key Physiological Principles - https://amzn.to/3EGh9dfYou can also purchase a copy via my website - ...
215 | Updated Nutrition for Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes with Lily Nichols
The Optimal Body
Is a low fat diet the best diet for pregnancy? Does blood sugar have a generational impact? Lily Nichols, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, debunks misconceptions surrounding diet and gestational diabetes throughout pregnancy. Diving into generational impact and the importance of maternal nutrition for the baby's lifelong health, Lily explains the importance of blood sugar control, pancreas health, and insulin production in pregnancy. Furthermore, she names the outdates guidlines on carbohydrate intake and micronutrient intakes, highlighting natural multivitamin sources. She describes the importance of eggs, organ meats, dairy, and fresh produce as concentrated sources of deficient vitamins and minerals seen in pregnant women. Finally, she speaks into vegetarian and vegan considerations during pregnancy. LAST OPPORTUNITY! 5pm PST, we'll be having a private zoom with functional podiatrist, Dr. Emily. Ask your personal questions, whether it be plantar fasciitis, achilles pain, shin splines, bunions. If it runs in the family, prevention is always better than treatment! Join the Barefoot Mini-Course before it's too late. What You Will Learn in this Interview with Lily Nichols: 3:00 - Why passion for pregnancy and nutrition 8:45 - Gestational diabetes & pancreas health 13:40 - Outdated guidlines on gestational diabetes 19:31 - Why breakfast is important in pregnancy & what to eat 28:11 - Natural multivitamins to eat 32:11 - Can you eat liver during pregnancy? 34:40 - How to make liver palatable 39:57 - Pregnancy Vegetarian 48:27 - What foods to emphasize and avoid for pregnancy 57:50 - Continue to learn with Lily Items mentioned: Lily's Books Lily's online course on gestatinal diabetes Lily's Website To learn more about Lily and view full show notes, please visit the full website here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode215/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message
58 - Lily Nichols, RDN, Foods to nourish you and the baby during pregnancy
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. In today’s episode, Lily and I talk about all things prenatal nutrition, gestational diabetes, and post-partum nutrition. She discusses which nutrients are necessary during these periods, things to avoid, and how to best support the body with food. Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn Online Course: Gestational Diabetes: https://realfoodforgd.com/online-course/Books: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/books/
Encore: Eating real food during and after pregnancy with Lily Nichols
What does "eat well" during pregnancy really mean? What is the difference between micro and macronutrients, and how to make sure my body is getting everything it needs to make sure my baby is developing well? What are the best foods, and what to avoid, according to recent research? Can I trust the conventional prenatal guidelines when it comes to nutrition? I am getting enough protein in my prenatal diet? What is choline, and why is important for fetus development? What about food cravings, what do they mean (and should I listen to them)? What if I crave junk food? If I follow a vegetarian or vegan diet during pregnancy, will my baby get all the nutrients he/she needs? What is gestational diabetes and what can I do to prevent it? Joins us as we chat with Lily Nichols, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator to learn more about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. This is the most downloaded episode thus far for the Curious Neuron Podcast which is why we are sharing it with you again. Learn more about Lily on our website here:https://www.curiousneuron.com/podcast/2021/5/19/ep-27-real-food-and-nutrition-with-lily-nichols?rq=lilyFollow Curious Neuron on Instagram at @curious_neuron
#155 | Gestational Diabetes Prevention and Management with Author Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE
Down to Birth
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is the most common metabolic complication of pregnancy impacting 5-10% of pregnancies in the United States. It is controversial, complicated and loaded with misinformation. Do I really have it? Can I reverse it? Is there a way to prevent it? According to Lily Nichols, RDN CDE author of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and Real Food for Pregnancy, you can certainly "stack the deck in your favor" to reduce your chances of it impacting your pregnancy and birth. In this episode, we discuss the nutritional deficits that may set you up for the development of GDM along with the flaws in how we screen women for GDM and finally, the things you can do to best manage your diet if you are diagnosed with GDM. Lily NicholsThis show is sponsored by:Silverette USA*NOM Maternity*Serenity Kids*Wildbird.co*Beautiful Births and Beyond*Postpartum Soothe**Use promo code DOWNTOBIRTH********** Holistic Life NavigationThis podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis...Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyConnect with us on Patreon for our exclusive content.Email Contact@DownToBirthShow.comInstagram @downtobirthshowCall us at 802-GET-DOWN Work with Cynthia: 203-952-7299 HypnoBirthingCT.com Work with Trisha: 734-649-6294 Please remember we don’t provide medical advice. Speak to your licensed medical provider for all your healthcare matters.
Nutrition for Pregnancy, Postpartum Recovery, and Breastfeeding with Lily Nichols, RDN [Renewed]
Here are the notes for episode #370 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe!To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com/reviewIn this episode, Noelle and Lily Nichols, RDN discuss nutrition for pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and breastfeedingGot a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at email@example.com% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.Topics![05:58] Nutrition for Pregnancy, Postpartum Recovery, and Breastfeeding with Lily Nichols, RDNLinks!Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.comStefani’s website: http://healthtoempower.comBuy our book Coconuts and KettlebellsOrganifiMagbreakthrough.com/wellfedBLUbloxLearn More about Lily Nichols, RDNFollow Lily on Instagram#235: Preconception And Prenatal Nutrition With Lily Nichols, RDN (Part 1)Real Food For Pregnancy, The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal NutritionReal Food For Gestational Diabetes, An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition ApproachFull Circle Prenatal Use NOELLE10 for 10% offREAL FOOD POSTPARTUM RECOVERY MEALS: 50+ RECIPES & FREEZER TIPSWomen’s Health Nutrition AcademyOrganifiSupport your body, energy, immunity, and stress with Organifi. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. Go to www.organifi.com/wellfed and use code wellfed for 20% off your order.BLUbloxBLUblox, which makes the best blue light blocking computer classes, sleep+ glasses, and red and SummerGlo light bulbs on the market, has just launched a line of anti-radiation earphones, laptop mat, and harmonizing stickers. Grab yours today at blublox.com/wellfed, and use the code WELLFED for 15% off.BiOptimzersI recommend Magnesium Breakthrough because it combines all 7 essential forms of magnesium into one convenient supplement. Today you can get 10% OFF with our coupon code. Visit
On today's episode, Dr. Jaime interviews RDN/CDE, Lily Nichols. Lily Nichols: "There is arguably no time more important to have optimal nutrition than during pregnancy and this, my friends, is my forte. My career as a registered dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator unfolded rather organically and my work has included prenatal nutrition public policy, consulting, research, writing, and clinical practice. All of these experiences have brought me to where I am today. For you, this means you can trust that I have an in-depth understanding of all sides of the prenatal nutrition coin (including why conventional policy is what it is AND where there’s room for improvement). In short, my work is known for being evidence-based (that is, backed by research) and sensible (yes, that’s a fancy way of saying common sense)."EPISODE SPONSOR: Sparkle - Enjoy 20% off using code DRFIT at www.lovesparkle.lifeHolistic Life NavigationThis podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis...Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotify
Real Food and Mother-Baby Health: Eating for our Physiologic Design, with Lily Nichols RDN
The Wild Mother Podcast
Like many of our beliefs around pregnancy, birth and mothering, much of what we believe about food is grounded not in evidence or physiology, but in emotion, misinformation and dogma. Today's guest is the brilliant Lily Nichols - Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, researcher, and author of Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily’s bestselling books have helped tens of thousands of mamas (and babies!), are used in university-level maternal nutrition and midwifery courses, and have even influenced prenatal nutrition policy internationally. Lily's genius is to cut through the emotion and misinformation, and look at the actual research (what we know, and what we don’t know), and then to bring that information to mamas so that we can make informed and evidence-based choices about how we eat. We talk about: How the conventional “wisdom” and standard nutritional advice given to pregnant mamas is completely inadequate (and if you follow it, you'll likely end up with nutritional deficiencies!) What a ‘real food’ approach to perinatal nutrition is, and why it’s optimal for the health of mothers and babies What a real food diet actually looks like during pregnancy (hint: it’s not that complicated, and it’s pretty delicious!) What you need to know if you’re a vegetarian or vegan mama (this is a subject that’s surrounded by a lot of emotion and morality, so we steer clear of morality here and we focus instead on what we know through nutrition research and our physiology as humans, so that you can make informed choices for yourself and your baby). Nutritional requirements in the postpartum period, especially for breastfeeding mamas, and how you can prepare during pregnancy for a nourished, supported postpartum without the depletion and exhaustion that is far too common an experience for mamas. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TODAY'S EPISODE: Grab your copy of my free guide, 'The Four Things you Actually Need to Know to Prepare for a Physiologic ("Natural") Birth' Download the first chapter of Lily’s book ‘Real Food for Pregnancy’ for free from her website Read Lily’s blog post about protein requirements in pregnancy here Read about postpartum recovery with real food here, and check out this blog post for 50+ recipes for nutrient-dense meals to stash in your postpartum freezer Read Lily’s blog post about a vegetarian diet in pregnancy here CONNECT WITH LILY On Instagram At her website Until next time - stay wild, mamas! Jess xx Find me on Instagram at @drjessicahodgens www.jessicahodgens.com Intro and outro music: "Bloom", from the album The Jasmani Garden by Deya Dova, with the kind permission of the artist. Cover image by Briony Goodsell. I'm living and mothering on the unceded Country of Dharawal people, and I gratefully acknowledge their ongoing work - and the work of indigenous people everywhere - in the service of thriving life on earth.
In this episode, we interview Lily Nichols RDN. Lily is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is co-founder of the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy and the author of two books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily’s bestselling books have helped tens of thousands of mamas (and babies!), are used in university-level maternal nutrition and midwifery courses, and have even influenced prenatal nutrition policy internationally. She writes at https://lilynicholsrdn.com/ Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date. Lily is also creator of the popular blog, LilyNicholsRDN.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition. We talk about what is 'real' food, not just the difference between processed food and whole unprocessed food, its not just that! Of course, we touch on diet & supplements for pregnancy, diet for those women diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and we even manage to fit in the best nutrition for recovery post-birth and breastfeeding. This is a wonderful episode full of golden nuggets! I know you'll thoroughly enjoy it and if you can please share this on your socials & tag us in your stories, plus we are so grateful to all of you who take that extra 5 mins to write us a review on Apple podcast to really help get this podcast out to a wider audience, and hey that can only be a good thing right?! So sit back, get a hot water bottle and warm socks like me right now, or if your down under like Rachel grab a fan and open a window to enjoy this incredible episode. LINKS:Lily Nichols RDN https://lilynicholsrdn.com/Real food for pregnancy and Real food for gestational diabetes books https://lilynicholsrdn.com/books/ Lily's instagram @lilynicholsrdnLily's Courses - Women's Health Nutrition Acadamy https://whnacademy.com/ Rachel Reed: https://www.rachelreed.website/Patreon donation page: https://www.patreon.com/themidwivescauldronInstagram: @themidwivescauldronSupport the show Produced and edited by Katie James Music Joseph McDade Like this podcast? Then head over to leave us a review here Want more from Katie and Rachel? Katie's website with links to courses and moreRachel's website with links to courses, blogs, books and the collective
Lily Nichols Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is co-founder of the Women's Health Nutrition Academy and the author of two books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily’s bestselling books have helped tens of thousands of mamas (and babies!), are used in university-level maternal nutrition and midwifery courses, and have even influenced prenatal nutrition policy internationally. She writes at https://lilynicholsrdn.comLily's BooksReal Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition - Lily Nicholshttps://amzn.to/3nciDlOReal Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach - Lily Nicholshttps://amzn.to/3K0nSi4Lily's Top Tips Make your breakfast - breaking your fast something that isn’t going to spike your blood sugar No naked carbs Get to bed earlier Resources MentionedSally FallonNutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects - Weston A Pricehttps://amzn.to/2HYuq5GWeston A. Price Foundation https://www.westonaprice.org/California Diabetes and Pregnancy Programhttps://www.cdph.ca.govLily’s BlogsWhy I Drank the Glucolahttps://lilynicholsrdn.com/why-i-drank-the-glucola/I Failed The Glucolahttps://lilynicholsrdn.com/i-failed-the-glucola/Lily’s Sourdough Breadhttps://lilynicholsrdn.com/sourdough/CGM Experiment: What I learned as a non diabetic from wearing a constant glucose monitor https://lilynicholsrdn.com/cgm-experiment-non-diabetic-continuous-glucose-monitor/Quotes by Lily Nichols"I was observing how poorly the guidelines were working for my clients so I say did they fail diet therapy or did diet therapy fail them?" "I talk about gestational diabetes being like the warning light coming on in your car because it is a sign that your body has trouble adapting to an increase in insulin resistance." "It is not fate or destiny that you are going to develop Type 2 Diabetes" "It's not just immediately at birth or in those first few days that can affect baby’s ability to manage blood sugar, the rest of their life" "Babies are meant to be in ketosis when they are born" Connect with Lily Nichols on social mediaTwitter: https://twitter.com/LilyNicholsRDNFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilatesNutritionist/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilynicholsrdn/Website Detailshttps://lilynicholsrdn.comIf you have enjoyed listening to this episode - Leave us a reviewBy leaving us a review on your favourite podcast platform, you help us to be found by others.Support us on PatreonHelp Jackie and Louise make more episodes by supporting them on Patreon: