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The Gift of Health: The Complete Pregnancy Diet for Your Baby's Wellness - from Birth through Adulthood
     

The Gift of Health: The Complete Pregnancy Diet for Your Baby's Wellness - from Birth through Adulthood

by Karin B. Michels, Kristine Napier, Robert Barbieri (Foreword by)
 
A revolutionary discovery called the Fetal Origins of Chronic Disease is changing how we eat during pregnancy. Now, pregnant women can choose a diet that not only influences their babies' health at birth—but also has an impact on the health of the adult their babies will become.

The focus of national media attention, the Fetal Origins research has shown that

Overview

A revolutionary discovery called the Fetal Origins of Chronic Disease is changing how we eat during pregnancy. Now, pregnant women can choose a diet that not only influences their babies' health at birth—but also has an impact on the health of the adult their babies will become.

The focus of national media attention, the Fetal Origins research has shown that conditions in the womb directly affect, years later, a person's susceptability to diseases in adulthood, such as:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • breast cancer
  • obesity
  • asthma
  • psychiatric disorders

The Gift of Health provides expectant mothers with an easy-to-follow eating plan drawn from the cutting-edge research of fetal-science pioneer Dr. Karin Michels and developed by Kristine Napier, one of the country's leading nutritional experts. Divided into four two-week plans tailored to each stage of pregnancy, and featuring seventy-five easy recipes for flavor-packed dishes that truly satisfy, their diet gives women the guidelines to help:

  • maximize nutrient intake during pregnancy
  • prevent under-nutrition in the first and third trimesters
  • prevent excessive weight gain in the second trimester

Lifestyle and genetics play a role in adult illness and disease. But by adhering to a diet of exceptional nutrition during pregnancy, you can give your child a priceless gift—good health for a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
How direct are the correlations between prenatal nutrition and predispositions for cancer, diabetes or heart disease? Very, according to Karin B. Michels, a professor of obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, and Kristine Napier, a director at the Cleveland Heart Clinic, in The Gift of Health: The Complete Pregnancy Diet for Your Baby's Wellness From Before Birth Through Adulthood. After a few conceptual, overarching chapters like "Eating for Your Child's Future," the authors detail optimal diets for prepregnancy and each trimester designed "to prevent undernutrition in the first and third trimesters, to prevent excessive weight gain in the second and third trimesters, and to maximize the notable nutrients every day of your pregnancy." Confidence-inspiring explanations behind every suggestion and more than 100 recipes from salads to shakes will gratify mothers-to-be. (Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743407496
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
07/31/2001
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

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