Prenatal Nutritionists Elberton GA

Local resource for prenatal nutritionists in Elberton, GA. Includes detailed information on local nutritionists that provide access to micronutrients, folic acid, protein, calcium, vitamins, pregnancy weight gain information, nutrition supplements, pregnancy diet information, and prenatal nutrition supplements, as well as advice and content on pregnancy fitness.

Hatim Lukman, MD
(706) 722-1381
4 Medical Dr
Elberton, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1976

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Victoria Mosely McDonald
(713) 478-4791
521 Franklin Springs St
Royston, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Royston Medical Assoc Pc
(706) 245-6177
819 Church St
Royston, GA

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Winner Wellness Center
(770) 536-6600
746 Green St Ne
Gainesville, GA
 
City Of Gainesville
(770) 503-3330
430 Prior St Se
Gainesville, GA
 
Gregory Pandy Zengo, MD
(706) 245-1871
928 Franklin Springs St
Royston, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard Stanton White
(706) 245-1877
461 Cook St
Royston, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Frederick L Trowbridge, MD
(404) 321-0880
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968

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Rev. Dr. Carolyn Porter
(770) 663-3977
10180 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA
Specialty
Angel Readings, Channeling, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, NHRT, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Where Miracles Happen Healing Center

Archbold Integrative Medicine Center
(229) 228-7008
2705 East Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, GA
Services
Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Women's Health, Pain Management
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Conflicting Messages on What to Eat When Pregnant

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Conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether. In a recent study, Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and research colleagues, warned this decreased consumption of fish among childbearing, pregnant and lactating women, and young children is likely to have detrimental consequences to public health.

Pregnant women often receive fragmented messages about what foods to avoid during their pregnancies. One of the most confusing health messages for women is the recommended guidelines for eating fish. In fact, conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether.

In a recent study, Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and research colleagues, warned this decreased consumption of fish among childbearing, pregnant and lactating women, and young children is likely to have detrimental consequences to public health.

"It is conservatively estimated that 73 percent, or two million women, may not be consuming enough low-mercury fish during their pregnancy," notes Childs. "By decreasing the amount of fish they eat, rather than just minimizing their consumption of the large fish, pregnant women are missing the advantages of this low fat, high protein component of a healthy diet ."

"There is much evidence that the consumption of fish, in particular, the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease ," she continues. "Fish is also beneficial to the cognitive development of the fetal and infant brain."

In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint advisory to pregnant and nursing women warning that excessive consumption of high mercury fish can have dangerous neurological consequences to infants and young children. Methylmercury, the toxic metal found in all fish, is present at the highest levels among swordfish, shark, bluefin mackerel, tilefish and tuna.

"It's really about which fish, how much is eaten, and who is consuming the fish that's important. The ideal message will encourage the replacement of high mercury fish with low mercury fish," says Child...

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