I just attended a fascinating conference the last 2 days on the genetics of what happens in the womb. It turns out Mom’s to be have much more of an influence on the health of their future child than once realized.
A baby is programmed in the womb with a certain set of genes or DNA, but how she or he responds to that DNA can be influenced by your diet and level of self care – a daunting and huge responsibility!
What do you do with this information? All the decisions you make with food and lifestyle (good or bad) can add up to the health of your future child or grandchild. We do know there are many things that can happen that have nothing to do with you, but why not control what you are able to with a healthy diet full of nutritious food?
Eating regular meals that are balanced with respect to healthy sources of protein, natural sources of carbohydrates and healthy fats will give you and your family or future family a better chance at health.
And for those of you who think this blog has nothing to do with you, it turns out what your grandfather ate affects your genes and weight more than we thought so if you are male you could be influencing the life of your grandchild.
And on this topic I launched the sale of my new book: Healthy You, Healthy Baby: A Mother’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes. I had many of my diabetic clients read it, both male and female, and many of the concepts and tips in the book apply to general diabetes.