Dr. Tom Brewer developed the Brewer Diet for Pregnancy in the 1960’s as a way to help impoverished women learn how to eat in order to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. During the time Dr. Brewer was practicing, many doctors were looking for ways to medically treat pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. More often than not, their efforts were unsuccessful leading to high-risk pregnancies, difficult deliveries, and numerous C-sections.
Dr. Brewer theorized that the root cause of the problem of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy was nutrition related and a result of women not eating enough high-quality foods, especially protein. During his 25 years of practicing, over 25,000 women experienced healthy pregnancies as a result of following his diet. In more recent times, numerous women have followed The Brewer Diet to continue to experience healthy pregnancies and to give birth to healthy babies.
Weston A. Price was a dentist who studied nutrition and it’s effects on health and published his findings in a book entitled, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” His work has sparked an international crusade to find the highest quality foods to achieve the greatest health. In the late 1990’s, Sally Fallon utilized his food philosophy, and wrote a book entitled, “Nourishing Traditions.” The recipes and information contained in it provide some of the highest quality nutrient-dense, baby building foods based on Weston A. Price’s philosophy.
The recipes on the home page (which are also indexed) are tried and true recipes based on a combination of the food philosophies of Drs. Weston A. Price and Tom Brewer. I continue to explore new foods and recipes while staying true to the dual ideologies in order to provide high-quality foods to my ever expanding family.
What To Eat Everyday in Pregnancy:
- Milk/Dairy(Organic Milk, Yogurt, Kefir, Cheeses–Non homogenized from local farms) : 4 servings
- Eggs (Free Range, Local if possible): 2 servings
- Protein (Free Range, locally produced meats. Organic Beans, legumes): 3 servings
- Dark Green Vegetables (Organic Kale, Spinach, Romaine, etc.): 2 servings
- Whole Grains (Sprouted, Soured, Organic Breads, Pastas, Quinoa, Brown Rice): 5 servings
- Vitamin C (Organic Peppers, Tomatoes, Oranges): 2 servings
- Vitamin A(Organic Strawberries, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squash): 2 servings
- Fats/Oils (Real Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut oil): 3 servings
- Salt (Organic Sea Salt): To Taste
- Water (Filtered): 8 cups daily
What Not To Eat Ever During Pregnancy
- Refined Sugar in any form.
- Refined/Processed foods.
- Margarine or any fake butter.
- Soy (the only form of soy acceptable is tempeh which is a fermented food).
- Foods with white flours.
This may seem like a large list of to do’s and not to do’s, and an enormous amount of food to consume every day; however, you will find that as you consume high quality, nutrient dense foods, your cravings for the poor quality, nutrient lacking foods will diminish. (And when you are eating this high amount of food, there really isn’t room for anything else.)