Thursday, July 18, 2013

Weston A Price Foundations Dietary Recommendations for Pregnancy

I found the following guidelines for expectant and nursing mothers.

Recommendations for Pregnancy Diet

Cod Liver Oil - that supplies 20,000 IU vitamin A and 2000 IU vitamin D per day
1 qt. whole raw milk - preferably from pasture-fed cows - can be cultured such as kefir
4 T butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows
2 eggs, daily, preferably from pastured chickens
Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies and salad dressing
3 - 4 oz. fresh liver, once or twice a week
Fresh seafood, 2 - 4 times a week, salmon, shell fish and fish roe
Fresh beef or lamb daily, consumed with the fat
Oily fish or lard daily for vitamin D
2 T. coconut oil daily, used in cooking and smootohies
Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages
Bone broths used in soups, stews, and sauces
Soaked whole grains
Fresh organic vegetables and fruits


Trans fats - or hydrogenated oils
Junk food
Commercial Fried Foods
White Flour
Soft Drinks
Drugs - even prescriptions drugs

Important Warning:  Cod liver oil contains substantial levels of omega-3 EPA, which can cause numerous health problems, such as hemorrhaging during the birth process, if not balanced by arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in liver, egg yolks, and meat fats.  Please do not add cod liver oil to a diet that is deficient in these important animal foods.  It is important to follow our diet for pregnant mothers in its entirety, not just selected parts of it.

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