Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby

Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby

by Lana Asprey, David Asprey

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How to create a healthier, happier, smarter baby—the breakthrough pregnancy diet and lifestyle plan based on cutting-edge genetic science

Whether you're planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant, this essential prenatal guide draws on the latest genetic research to give you a complete program of specific nutrition and environmental lifestyle changes that can help you have a better baby. The book is based on the emerging science of epigenetics and shows how the environment interacts with your genes, affecting which genes are expressed or "turned on". It shows you the important steps you can take to improve preconception nutrition and reduce toxins in your home and body to consciously help your child be healthy, smart, and strong.

  • Leverages the latest epigenetics research to help you produce a healthier, smarter, and happier baby with a lower risk of allergies, asthma, and developmental issues
  • Shares a specific prescriptive program based on four principles: eating the right foods; taking the right supplements; detoxifying before, during, and after pregnancy; and minimizing stress
  • Shows how a woman's health and her environment during pregnancy may have a much bigger impact on her child than was previously thought
  • Includes the authors' compelling personal story of developing the Better Baby Plan shared in the book as they had their own better babies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118137130
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 177,481
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

LANA ASPREY, M.D., is a Karolinska-trained physician who runs an international natural fertility consulting practice, helping couples recover fertility using techniques outlined in The Better Baby Book. She is the former medical director of a lab testing company working with neurological immunity to environmental factors and practiced medicine in Stockholm, Sweden.

DAVE ASPREY, MBA, is a well-known blogger on health and human performance. As "the Bulletproof Executive," he's been featured on ABC's Nightline and CNN and in Vogue and Men's Health. For nearly a decade, he's run the Silicon Valley Health Institute, an anti-aging nonprofit education group.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Part One The Better Baby Plan

1 You Are a Cocreator: The Better Baby Plan 3

2 Road Map to a Healthy Pregnancy 16

Part Two The Better Baby Diet

3 Better Baby Building Blocks 29

4 What Not to Eat 41

5 Nourishing a Healthy Brain and Body 67

6 Fertility 118

7 Your Prenatal Supplement Regimen 128

8 Hormones and Pharmaceuticals 157

Part Three The Toxin Connection

9 How Mold Changes Your Pregnancy 167

10 Environmental Toxins 175

11 Endotoxins: The Toxins Produced inside You 185

12 How to Deal with Toxins 190

Part Four Preparing for Pregnancy and Birth

13 Detoxifying Your Body and Your Home 199

14 Autism 214

15 Reducing Stress for an Easier and Better Pregnancy 220

16 Does Intention Matter? 247

17 The Best Way to Welcome Baby: A Gentle Birth 250

18 Bringing It All Together 266

Index 273

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The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The line about delaying vaccines "for the first few years" immediately threw me off. Then I turned to the "Autism" chapter. The frank mesh of a sentence that lists off all the possible "causes" of autism really ticked me off. "Imbalance of probiotics in mom's gut"? Are you serious? Not to mention that the way information is cited (aka not at all) is atrocious. I skimmed the "research" webpage where the authors list all their citations. Some were credible, especially in the sections that refer to nutrition. BUT the autism chapter has TWO sources. If you are going to have a full chapter on autism, I think you need more than two, vague sources. Also, why aren't they published in the book? That is super shady to me. I work in the editing industry, and I constantly have to edit/work with footnotes or endnotes. They are a pain but shows that the authors are actually CREDIBLE authors. DO NOT read this book. Throw it away right now! I never, ever believed in trashing books, but this one cannot be put into the hands of people looking for help. It is vague, misleading and can cause harm to more people than do good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You sould get this book it can tech you a lot