Paleo Pregnancy

Many people who have transitioned into a Paleo lifestyle praise its many benefits. Typically you hear people tout its weight loss benefits such as less bloat, decrease in appetite and higher energy levels. I’ve even heard people mention improvements to various chronic health ailments that they’ve suffered with throughout the years. I recently ran across an article about Peggy Emch’s new book Primal Moms Look Good Naked: A Mother’s Guide to Achieving Beauty through Excellent Health that caught my eye. Peggy aims to apply the paleo lifestyle to women who are pregnant. In fact, she attributes the fact that she was able to get pregnant to the diet itself. She claimed to have been infertile and unable to get pregnant until she adopted the paleo diet lifestyle, and now that she is pregnant she isn’t stopping there.

Peggy wants to challenge traditional beliefs that pregnant women do not have control over their bodies during their pregnancy. Furthermore she believes that other issues such as depression which have been thought of as common side affects during pregnancy can be prevented through the use of diet.

In this book Peggy aims to challenge conventional thoughts about common issues that pregnant face today. She covers:

  • Fertility
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cellulite
  • Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Flabby Belly
  • Skin Problems

This book seems like a welcomed shift from the traditional paleo books we’ve seen lately and are eager to hear more about some of the results its readers will report.