How DNA affects our nutritional needs


When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s such an exciting and unbearable time. There are so many things to do and think about! It is normal for women to start questioning their lifestyle choices and the products they use. Maybe you want to start getting more active. Maybe you want to reduce the stress in your life. And you may want to rethink what you ate in your diet. We all know that nutrition during pregnancy is important, but it can be confusing. Many women are not sure what exactly to eat each trimester. And what one woman should eat during pregnancy is often different from another, especially when we look at our DNA.

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In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Nicole Avena, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University. Dr. Avena is a researcher, neurologist and expert in nutrition, diet and addiction, with a special focus on early life and pregnancy nutrition, and women’s health. She has written several books and often appears as a scientific expert in the media. This includes regular appearances of The Dr. Oz Show, Hello New York, and doctors, as well as many other news programs. Her work is presented in Time magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, Time magazine for children, The New York Times, and many other periodicals. We are excited that she is a guest on our show to discuss nutrition during pregnancy.

Every pregnancy is so different and the diet we need from every pregnancy can vary. Fortunately, there is a resource that can help us called 9Moons. 9Moons is a personalized prenatal nutrition program shaped by your DNA and lifestyle. Dr. Avena shares her expert advice and tells us all about it. We are excited to learn more!

This episode is provided by our friends from 9Moons and they are currently offering a gift for 5 expectant mothers! Visit this page to log in to win!

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