Podcast: Plant Based Nutrition and Pregnant Runners!

Welcome! and Thank you for listening.  Addie Majnaric RDN and I ran the Houston Half Marathon this past weekend.  She is 22 weeks pregnant and feeling great.  Some would think eating plant based is not a good idea during pregnancy let alone running half marathons.  In reality being pregnant is not a disease, but it is a time to optimize the mother’s health for her sake and the sake of the baby.  There are reports of running a marathon in the last few weeks of pregnancy but changes in ligaments and and joints tend to make the last trimester not that comfortable for running.  If you are not a runner, then pregnancy is not really the time to start.  But, a walking program is an excellent idea.  A plant based diet is an excellent way to get the needed fiber to develop a good microbial system in mom and her child.  A baby receives more genes from the mother than father because of microbe genes.  Junk food, low fiber diet leads to a microbe population that may be associated with more inflammation.  We will talk about this and much more.  

Exciting times are just around the corner.  Join Addie and I for a Wellness Immersion vacation March 23-28, 2020 in sunny southwest Florida.  It will be a fun filled week of plant based education, cooking, and exercise.  There will be private consultations with both of us and hands on cooking technique experiences.  It is a great time of year in Florida, so make your reservations now by going to and signing up.  

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