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The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

Jan 29, 2024

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author. She discusses how to combine ancestral knowledge and evidence-based prenatal nutrition to support healthy pregnancies with Dr. Anthony Gustin.


Lily’s first bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, dives into why a nutrient-dense, lower-carb approach works for women worried about or managing gestational diabetes.


Her second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date — with nearly 1,000 citations that challenge conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and confirm what our ancestors have known for generations.


Tune into the episode to hear Lily and Dr. Gustin chat about:

  • What inspired Lily to take this path (in a roundabout way)

  • What’s wrong with the current prenatal/postnatal nutrition guidelines

  • Foods women should be adding/avoiding during pregnancy

  • How hormone changes may influence pregnancy cravings (and aversions)

  • The “interpregnancy interval” and how long to wait between kids

  • The best prenatal supplements to help cover nutrient gaps

  • Raw eggs, seafood, saunas, cold plunges, and more!


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