Do you need a pregnancy nutritionist? In today’s day and age a woman is usually not guided in the most important moments of her life: her prenatal months. So nutritionist Mikayla Curti is here for you.
While you’re pregnant, your body has very unique nutritional needs. A pregnancy nutritionist can help you meet those needs. In my nutritionist practice, I work with many expecting mothers - it’s one of my specialties. Even if I won’t be able to predict whether the pregnancy will turn out successfully, with my expert guidance, you can be sure you will have all the tools necessary to have as nutritionally healthy 9 months as possible.
You can set up a pregnancy nutritionist appointment at your convenience by contacting me at Mikayla@raisinhealthinternational.com. We can set up an in office appointment if you live close to my Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens office or, if not, I’m happy to work with you via Skype.
Prior to my setting up an individual pregnancy nutrition plan, I will require a comprehensive health check-up which may include:
● Medical and family case history,
● Anthropometrical measurements,
If we need further testing, I will let you know. After I collect all the data from your testing and history, we will begin working on your actual pregnancy nutrition needs, your customized weight gain needs and your eating plan. As a pregnancy nutritionist, I take your unique individual condition under huge consideration and I can help you provide your growing baby with the optimal nutrition he or she needs. Good pregnancy nutrition and outcome is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Have a specific pregnancy nutrition plan and knowing exactly how you need to proceed in the 9 months prior is vitally important to you and your baby.
Protein is a major component of pregnancy nutrition. Most women need several ounces of protein daily for a healthy pregnancy. As a pregnancy nutritionist, I will help you decode what you need and to convert that into healthy, effective meal planning. Research has shown that eating adequate protein during pregnancy creates fewer complications such as preeclampsia. Some women report that during pregnancy they have reduced morning sickness symptoms when they consume proper amounts protein.
Getting adequate fat is often the biggest hurdle for pregnancy nutrition. Consuming enough fats helps your baby’s organ and brain development. Women should focus on healthy sources of fat like meat, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, eggs, and nuts. Gaining the right amount of weight helps ensure that all is done to prevent prematurity, and my approach is anything but “one size fits all”. I take the time to individually study the correct amount of weight that each of my clients should gain and keep on during a pregnancy.
I know many factors can cause complications during a pregnancy which are unrelated to pregnancy nutrition, however, preventing your body from the few causes of nutrition-related pregnancy problems is my goal. As your personal pregnancy nutritionist, I will recommend that you eat lots of fruits and vegetables. They have a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. These are all needed, especially during pregnancy. Eating a varied diet with lots of green, leafy vegetables helps the pool of Folic acid, which is so important for a healthy baby.
Proper water intake is also an important component of the pregnancy diet. A woman’s body has to supply fluids to replenish the amniotic fluid the baby resides in. By drinking at least a gallon of water a day, you can nourish your organs and the baby and prevent constipation.
With me as your pregnancy nutritionist, I will also ask you to stay away from caffeine in any form, soda, processed foods, processed vegetable oils, and unhealthy fats. We will make sure you consume adequate calories, but remember – you are not eating for two. I will also walk you through supplementation and tailor your pregnancy diet towards your personal needs. Contact me today to set up a consultation. I look forward to become your pregnancy nutritionist of choice. (put contact information here)
Please Note: The information contained on this website should not be considered in any way to treat, or diagnose any medical condition. Before engaging in exercise or a new diet plan consult your doctor.
It is almost impossible to
have missed the Organic frenzy. Every store now has an Organic produce section in every country. I visit grocery stores just like I visit museums everywhere and I can attest that the Organic movement has arrived almost everywhere.
When I am in the USA or in Canada or in Italy, I see the same interest from consumers into Organics. But many clients tell me their Doctor has told them that it is not worth buying them. Really? In my professional and scientific opinion, I do not concur.
Numerous studies have shown how different and less dense is the chemical composition of produce when sprayed with pesticides, not to mention the undesired residues of the chemicals on the produce itself. Numerous studies have shown this, so many that it is a task to list them all.
Many people counteract with the Organic movement stating that lots of produce companies now offer conventional produce right on the side of the organic field and with the rain, the soil with pesticides leak into the organic field and taints it. Of course this is not great and of course the pollution in the sky rains on the all organic field too. But if you analyze that piece of produce, you will see that it is far better than its neighbor in the conventional field. First of all the pesticide penetrates deeply in much of the produce and does not leave the produce, creating unwanted effects like hormonal disruption in our body. Secondly, it does not let the produce absorb as many nutrients from the soil as it should.
Yes the leaked field will leach into the organic field but it still be better because it got diluted, dispersed while arriving to the plants.
Make an experiment for yourself and buy two lettuce heads: one organic and one conventional. Leave both in the fridge for a few days and watch what happens and how the two wilt differently. The organic one wilts in a couple of days, while the conventional one is crispy and upright like a palm tree in your fridge for days on end! That seems beautiful but it is however scary and it should scare you.
Organics are not often affordable but they are an economical form of cultivation for the longterm of the planet, because they do not pollute, besides being healthier for us. Organic produce do not feed the pockets of the dangerous food corporations that relentlessly poison our food supply and dis-harm the farmers of clean seeds.Their cost is due to the reduced capacity that a field will yield, since yes, we are not using pesticides and therefore produce less. But I would rather have an organic head of lettuce that wilts in a few days than a " pumped up" one that stays upright like a tree for much longer, because I fear what its components will do inside me.
Not all produce absorbs the same amount of pesticides and not all therefore should be purchased organic. To really be savvy consumers, EWG.org, a non-biased, impartial consumer advocacy website based in Oakland California, has put together a list of vegetables/fruit in order of how much they absorb pesticides. The first listed are the ones that absorb the most and as the numbers become greater and the list continues, pesticide absorption decreases in the produce depicted. In other words, the first few 12 are the ones that advisably should be purchased Organic and the others could be purchased conventional, in order of decreased pesticide absorption. But it is consumer discretion to choose how and what to purchase by seeing the data directly.
Please note the small font comment at the bottom, detailing how summer squash, corn and papaya is often GMO ( Genetically modified) in the USA and it is therefore advisable to purchase it organic, even if by scientific standards shown in the list, it does not absorb much pesticide.
In conclusion, I suggest we take a look at what we purchase and make certain discerning choices about Organics. They might be the Cartier items in the produce areas but some of them are pricey because of valid reasons.