Jamaica Tomorrow

Dear Sally,
Do you have any dietary recommendations for women who are pregnant? Should their diet change at all when they start to nurse? I am asking for my wife. Thank you!

Sally’s response:
Here is the diet recommended by the Weston A. Price Foundation for pregnant and nursing mothers:

• 1 tablespoon cod liver oil to supply 20,000 IU vitamin A daily, (mixed with water or a little fresh juice)

• 2 (8-ounce) glasses whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows (learn more about raw milk at A Campaign for Real Milk)

• 4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows

• 2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens

• Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.

• 3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week

• Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs

• Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat

Oily fish or lard daily, for vitamin D

• 2 tablespoons coconut oil or 1/2 cup coconut milk daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.

Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages

Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces

• Soaked whole grains

• Fresh vegetables and fruits, preferably organic

Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils)
Junk foods
Commercial fried foods
White flour
Soft drinks
Drugs (even prescription drugs)

Live well, Sally

photo: Jamaica: Tomorrow ©Betty LaDuke | Artist Betty LaDuke works with Heifer International to end world hunger by offering families in need long term solutions that work. One of the cornerstones of Heifer’s approach is “Passing on the Gift”, a cycle of sustainability where people share the offspring of their animals along with their knowledge, resources, and skills to create a circle of self-reliance that reaches around the globe.
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