Welcome to Episode 5! In this week's show I talk to registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Researcher and Best Selling Author, Lily Nichols about her approach to managing gestational diabetes and how her work has influenced national policies. We discussed the common deficiencies seen in pregnancy, what tests to do early on in pregnancy and nutrients to focus on.
Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date.
Lily is also creator of the popular blog, LilyNicholsRDN.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.
I was thrilled to be able to sit down with Lily and talk to her about
· Her journey from undergraduate nutrition student to where she is today (and what lead her down the path of challenging conventional nutrition guidelines)
· Her early career and how her work as a diabetes educator led her to write two best-selling books and form part of the curriculum for her peers
· Common deficiencies in pregnancy, morning sickness and ‘post-natal depletion’
· The difference between folate and folic acid and why it matters
Lily’s website https://lilynicholsrdn.com/
Lily’s books Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/books/
Lily’s blog Folate and why it’s superior to folic acid for pregnancy and fertility https://lilynicholsrdn.com/folate-pregnancy-folic-acid-MTHFR/
Lily Nichols on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilynicholsrdn/?hl=en
What is Mikkipedia?
Mikkipedia is an exploration in all things health, well being, fitness, food and nutrition. I sit down with scientists, doctors, professors, practitioners and people who have a wealth of experience and have a conversation that takes a deep dive into their area of expertise. I love translating science into a language that people understand, so while some of the conversations will be pretty in-depth, you will come away with some practical tips that can be instigated into your everyday life. I hope you enjoy the show!