Nutrition before and during pregnancy has been recognized as one of the most important ways to prevent pregnancy complications (both fetal and maternal). The foods pregnant women eat set the stage for growth and development during pregnancy, because they provide vitamins, minerals and overall nutrition that can impact fetal and maternal health for decades after birth.

Nuts for Fertility

Most women know that good nutrition can increase fertilityt, but there's another half of the fertility equation that has to do with the male: 30 - 50%of infertility are attributed to sperm issues. ... read more »

Cholesterol and Health

Cholesterol is so important to the life of an animal that it is made in every organ system and used in every cell; it only becomes a problem when too much of it is consumed via animal-rich diet. ... read more »

10 Foods Recommendations to Ease Weight Loss

The perfect diet would allow you to lose weight while eating more, right? ... read more »

Harmful Toxins Passed From Mothers to Infants

When a child is born into the world, we expect them to be healthy, pure, and untainted by the age-inducing, toxic elements that we are sometimes unavoidably exposed to in today's developed world. A surprising new study may have put a damper on the pristine image. ... read more »

Sugar is Bigger Heart Attack Risk Than Eggs

A very large-scale study, involving tens of thousands of Americans, revealed recently that it's sugar, not the fat in the egg yolks you crave, that increases the risk for heart disease. ... read more »

"Do" Focus on Benefits, "Don't" Dwell on Negatives

Public health campaigns probably don’t present the information the right way. People are more motivated by accentuating the positive but so many public health campaigns focus on the negative. ... read more »

Sugar Industry Used Same Danger-Denying Tactics as Tobacco

The researchers are using their findings to lobby public health policymakers to tighten their recommendations for acceptable sugar intake for people of all ages around the world. ... read more »

Healthy Diet Regulates Body’s Sleep and Wake Cycle

The interesting findings of a recent study suggest that everyone - pregnant or not - may enjoy better quality sleep if we pay close attention to counting calories rather than counting sheep. ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on IVF Success

A recent study involving mice demonstrated a "major impact" on the success rate of IVF when the mice were fed a Mediterranean diet before implantation. ... read more »

Phosphates and Soda Linked to Hypertension

A diet high in phosphates causes the production of FGF23 to go into overdrive, producing more than the kidneys can handle; cardiovascular disease can soon follow. ... read more »

Wrong Foods and Time On The Menu Lead To Obesity and Diabetes

A recent study indicates eating big meals at night, especially when they’re meals big in unhealthy foods, throws off the body clock. ... read more »

Fresh List of Dirty Foods: The New Dirty Dozen

The 'Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen' list has been updated for 2013. ... read more »

Pregnancy Survey: How to Improve What We're Eating

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently teamed up with American Baby Magazine to find out what pregnant women really are eating and offer ways to improve our choices. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

A favorite treat for many women is found to help prevent a dangerous pregnancy condition. ... read more »

Eat Mediterranean for Lifetime of Robust Health

If the Mediterranean diet brings such robust vitality to middle-aged women past their childbearing years, imagine what it can do for young women and the children they bear. ... read more »

Coffee Night Caps Wreck the Whole Day. Sorry.

Coffee night caps wreck the whole day and a caffeine buzz alone is not to blame. Caffeine interferes with the body’s natural circadian rhythms, the body’s internal clock. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Eat Your DHA!

Research finds a new reason why adequate DHA intake is important during pregnancy. ... read more »

Replace One Sweet Beverage Daily, Reduce Diabetes Risk

The findings of a study of dietary impact indicate how important it is for people who regularly consume sweet beverages to replace just one serving a day to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

Skipped Meals Cause Big Bellies

Modern food science is increasingly finding that when we eat is as important as what and how much we eat and the findings often defy what seems to be common sense. One such example is skipping meals. ... read more »

High-Fiber Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Diabetes can often be avoided, delayed, or reversed by consuming a diet high in fiber. ... read more »

Eat Spicy, Live Long

Functional foods taste great but they come with added benefits. Many of the world’s spiciest cuisines are vibrant with functional foods like garlic, chili peppers and powders, cinnamon, and turmeric. ... read more »

Menstruation Starts Early in Girls Who Drink Sugary Sweets

New research indicates that what a girl drinks before her first period can hasten the arrival of her first period. It can influence her risk of developing breast cancer later in life, too. ... read more »

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic has published a statement on the dangers of HFCS consumption and called for restricting its consumption to an absolute minimum. ... read more »

Iron Deficiency is a Problem for Many during Pregnancy

A new study suggests that pregnant women are twice as likely to be iron deficient than non-pregnant women, and the number of pregnant women with inadequate iron stores was higher than expected.  ... read more »

Make Your Calories Count When Morning Sickness Strikes

Up to 75% of women experience morning sickness during theirpregnancy, and many of them worry that they may not be getting enoughnutrition during times when keeping food down isn't easy. ... read more »

Garlic as a Potential Remedy for Male-Related Infertility

The show discussed several different experimental approaches to treating male infertility, but the one I found the most interesting was garlic. Could eating a lot of Italian food really be the solution to not conceiving? ... read more »

Weight Gain in Pregnancy - How much?

How much weight should women gain in pregnancy depends on their prepregnancy body mass index the BMI ... read more »

Is It Safe To Have Fruit Juice During Pregnancy?

Drinking fruit juice supposed to be healthy, but is it good for pregnant women? ... read more »

Can I Eat Too Many Carrots During Pregnancy?

Carrots do not harm the fetus and eating a lot cannot lead to too much Vitamin A ... read more »

Infections Carried Through Food

Certain infections which you can get by eating contaminated food during pregnancy can harm the pregnancy and the fetus. ... read more »

How Safe is Sushi in Pregnancy?

People rarely if ever get sick eating Sushi. But raw seafood is potentially risky because it can contain parasites such as tapeworm. ... read more »

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

There are many foods you should avoid when trying to conceive and while you are pregnant including raw sprouts, certain fish, and deli meat. ... read more »

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy: Protect Yourself And The Baby

Food poisoning during pregnancy can be harmful both for the mother and the baby. Learn more about how to protect yourself from food poisoning during pregnancy. ... read more »

Food NoNos In Pregnancy

There are certain foods which should not be eaten during pregnancy and when trying to get pregnant. These include certain fish, deli foods, and undercooked meat. ... read more »

Diet and Nutrition During Pregnancy

We are what we eat, and in the case of pregnancy our babies are what we eat. Therefore a healthy diet, not only during but also before pregnancy, is crucial to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. ... read more »

Can You Have Liver Pate During Pregnancy

Pate is not recommended during pregnancy because there is an increased risk of infection with listeria, listeriosis. ... read more »

5 Nutrition Tips to Help With Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Fortunately, there are many strategies to manage nausea and vomiting to promote a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. Read on to learn about possible dietary modifications that can help. ... read more »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Creating a Clean Environment

While waiting to see if I'd actually gotten pregnant naturally, I set about intensifying my mission of cleaning up my body and my environment to make both ideal for my children. ... read more »

How Much Water Should I Drink During Pregnancy?

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up well over 50% of your total body weight. Everything in your body depends on the presence of water and fluids. Water cleanses your body and flushes toxins out of vital organs. Water carries nutrients to your cells, keeps cells alive and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. ... read more »

Healthy Food Suggestions During Pregnancy

Healthy food costs the same as unhealthy food, tastes better and is more nutritious. ... read more »

Peanut Consumption During Pregnancy Packs a Plus

A new study suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women should eat peanuts during pregnancy to protect child from future peanut allergy. ... read more »

A Healthy Diet for the Whole Family

Feeding your family has become more expensive over the years and surviving on sale items and coupons seems like a better idea every day. However, when was the last time you looked at most of the cheapest foods that are on sale or less expensive? ... read more »

How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

A healthy pregnancy starts with variety. The foods you eat need to follow the food pyramid and cover each of the recommended food groups. ... read more »

Gender Selection of Baby's Sex By Timing and Diet

A study from the Netherlands showed that women who had sex up to three to four days before ovulation ate a certain diet were 81 percent more likely to conceive a girl. ... read more »

When the Gag Reflex Interferes with Eating

The gag reflex shows up around six months, and it is meant to help prevent babies from choking on their food by causing an upward motion of the tongue. ... read more »

Vitamins and Minerals in Pregnancy - RDA

Prenatal vitamins and other supplements are advised for women who are trying to conceive, who are pregnant, and who are nursing. The RDA tells you how much vitramins are recommended. ... read more »

Cinnamon During Pregnancy


Cinnamon was once considered more precious than gold. It remains one of the world's oldest and most coveted spices used in multiple recipes all over the world, and with good reason. ... read more »

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women. ... read more »

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet. ... read more »

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