Prenatal Nutritionists Fayetteville AR

Local resource for prenatal nutritionists in Fayetteville, AR. 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.

Garland Doty Murphy III, MD
(479) 659-0111
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Jenny Craig
(866) 622-9370
368 E Joyce Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Alternate Phone Number
(866) 622-9370
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jenny Craig
(479) 271-6600
5208 Village Pkwy
Rogers, AR
Alternate Phone Number
(479) 271-6600
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Achieve Medical Weight Loss Fayetteville
(479) 442-5677
1753 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
Metabolic Research Center
(479) 442-2725
237 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Diane M Johnson
(479) 444-1400
118 E Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Kathleen Kling
479-442-8900     
225 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR
 
Mr O's Fitness & Nutrition
(479) 571-4629
745 E Joyce Blvd Ste 110
Fayetteville, AR
 
Curves Of Fayetteville
(479) 575-9200
659 E Appleby Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Achieve Comprehensive Weight Loss Clinic
(479) 443-3764
4377 N Crossover Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
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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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