Pre-conception and Gestational Nutrition

Over the last 5 years, science has exploded with research into the way diet and environment can influence how our inherited genes are expressed, or not expressed, influencing our disease risk and overall health. This is the field of epigenetics, but it is not a new idea. Seventy-five years ago, Dr. Weston Price published "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" in which he described how a mother's diet during pregnancy could influence the risk for crowded teeth, clubbed feet and other bony malformations in her children. Today, research focuses on how gestational diet can influence the risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and more. Learn why diet before pregnancy is so important, for both parents, and why what you eat during pregnancy can be one of the greatest gifts you can ever give to your child!