A Great Book for Mom and Baby
It is fact, and I am realizing it more and more, that our great grandmothers knew volumes more about food than the science-savvy food technologists of today. That is why I really like Nina Planck's new book, Real Food for Mother and Baby...The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two and Baby's First Foods. She gets back to that wisdom of the ancients in this very helpful work.
Nina's first book, Real Food, is a general treatise about traditional food and how it benefits anyone and everyone. Sometime after writing Real Food, she had a baby. During her pregnancy, Nina discovered that the bulk of information available now really misses the mark as far as diet is concerned, even perpetuating many myths that keep women and children eating a substandard diet. Of course, she was compelled to do something about that. And so Real Food for Mother and Baby was born (pun intended).
This authors' book is quite refreshing and just makes sense. It is so freeing to be told that it's alright, even the best practice, to eat the very things your body craves and requires to be nourished (real butter, eggs, good meat, etc.) during pregnancy and beyond. As she chronicles her own journey with baby Julian, she lays out what real food is and how it nourishes, builds, strengthens, satisfies, heals and energizes you and your little one.
Nina also provides sound counsel concerning fertility - what to eat that encourages conception and, once pregnant, the nutritional needs of the little one nurtured within the womb.
Good simple food will do it. Eat it and flourish - both you and your little ones! Read Nina's book. You will be all the better for it.