Writer’s Wednesday: The Better Baby Book by Lana Asprey, MD & David Asprey
The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby by Lana Asprey, MD and David Asprey (of Bulletproof Executive) is interesting and thought-provoking, take what makes sense to you and leave the rest.
The book revolves around these basic principles:
- Eat the right foods.
- Take the right supplements.
- Detoxify your body before, during, and after pregnancy.
- Minimize stress.
These things are done based on science showing us that our genes aren’t destiny, but rather an interplay of the environment and genes.
Countless factors can cause any of a baby’s genes to turn on or off during the time in the womb. Even a mother’s thoughts and feelings during pregnancy can play a significant role in determining what personality traits, characteristics, and behaviors her child may inherit. The three most common things that affect gene expression are the mother’s diet and nutrition, her environment, and her emotions. Having a healthy father also has a big effect on a baby’s genes, much more than many people realize.
While I didn’t necessarily agree with everything in The Better Baby Book, it did give me a lot of food for thought (and for the record, no, I am not currently pregnant nor planning on getting pregnant in the near future).
In addition, I would’ve liked to have seen references in the book itself, but they can be found here.
What have you been reading lately?
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