Program Your Baby's Health : Cutting-edge research in a new field known as "metabolic programming" reveals a startling fact: what a mother eats during pregnancy has a far greater effect on her child's future development, overall health, and resistance to disease than was previously known. In fact, adult chronic illnesses, long blamed on an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic influences, are now believed to be a direct result of the uterine environment during pregnancy. Now, thanks to this pioneering book, women can "program" their baby's future health by eating right, gaining the appropriate amount of weight, and avoiding toxins - starting even before conception. Dr. Barbara Luke, a nationally recognized expert in the field of public health nutrition, provides a complete, practical nutrition and lifestyle program that covers the entire pregnancy, month by month - and the first two years of a baby's life. Here is everything women need to know to raise the healthiest baby possible, including: an introduction to the revolutionary science of metabolic programming; practical nutrition through all nine months; important tips for a child's first two years; strategies that protect a child against hypertension, diabetes, and obesity; special dietary needs for pregnant women in all age groups; quick, easy menus, charts, and checklists; and new strategies for overcoming morning sickness.
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