Prenatal Nutritionists Siloam Springs AR

Local resource for prenatal nutritionists in Siloam Springs, 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.

Dr.Chad Hill
(479) 524-9312
512 S Mount Olive St
Siloam Springs, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: WomenS Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Hill Chad
(479) 524-9312
512 S Mount Olive St
Siloam Springs, AR

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Total Health Services
(501) 624-1248
455 Broadway St
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Industry
Nutritionist

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AK Medical Support Services
(479) 394-1600
300 Crestwood Cir
Mena, AR
Industry
Nutritionist

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Natural Food Store
(501) 268-9585
312 E Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR
Industry
Nutritionist

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David Wayne Crownover
(479) 524-9312
512 South Mount Olive
Siloam Springs, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Youmans, Roger, Md - Community Physicians Group
(479) 524-3141
451 S Holly St
Siloam Springs, AR

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Village Nutrition Inc
(501) 984-6800
4656 N Highway 7
Hot Springs Village, AR
Industry
Nutritionist, Physical Therapist

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Gilbert Howard Kimball, MD
(479) 756-3251
Russellville, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1957

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Shinabery's Compounding Pharmacy
(870) 933-6369
1000 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR
Industry
Nutritionist, Osteopath (DO)

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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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