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I regularly offer interviews + expert commentary on the following topics:

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Prenatal and Preconception Nutrition

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Prenatal Exercise

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Gestational Diabetes

To request an interview or speaking engagement, go here.

For general inquiries, go here.

As Seen In

Features

Real Food Nutrition for Pregnancy

Guest post for The Real Food Dietitians

The Messy Science of Prenatal Nutrition

Interview with Robb Wolf (second appearance)

Toxins During Pregnancy

Interview for Real Food Radio

What's Wrong with Conventional Pregnancy Diet Advice

Interview on the Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast

Real Food Prenatal Nutrition

Interview on the Fed + Fit Podcast

Optimizing Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy

Interview on the Fertility Friday Podcast

Prenatal Nutrition Using Real Food

Interview on the Modern Mamas Podcast

Nutrition for Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes

Interview on the BIRTHFIT Podcast

Top 10 Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guest post for The Real Food Dietitians

Is It Safe to Go Low Carb During Pregnancy?

Guest post for Low Carb Dietitian

Gestational Diabetes Controversies

Interview with Robb Wolf on the Paleo Solution Podcast

Professional Bio

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—930 citations and counting—that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health.

Lily is also creator of the popular blog, www.PilatesNutritionist.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.

 

Real Food For Pregnancy should find its way into every medical school and prenatal clinic. Lily Nichols’ first book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, is a staple in my teaching here at West Virginia University and has shifted how many in our department view nutrition. Her second book is encyclopedic; it’s amazingly well-referenced and more in-depth than many textbooks. If mothers embrace Lily’s advice, the next generation will hopefully suffer less obesity and diabetes.

Mark Cucuzzella, MD, FAAFP
Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine

 

Finally, a book about nutrition in pregnancy that won’t put you to sleep, and might, in fact, make your mouth water! No sign of the ‘Pregnancy Police’ here, as Lily brings together a straight-talking combination of ‘sauce and science.’ As a midwife, this book will be on my must-read list for every pregnant person I know.

Tracy Donegan
Midwife & Founder of GentleBirth

 

Real Food for Pregnancy should be considered essential reading for any woman who is currently pregnant or planning conception in the near future. I have not found a similar text with the breadth and depth of discussion on prenatal nutrition. What sets Real Food for Pregnancy apart is how it logically explains the current scientific evidence that is disrupting modern nutrition science and pushing conventional dogma into a new direction. Lily Nichols’ meticulously cited text provides not only a quick read but also plenty of details and references for those who wish to dig further. This book may very well serve as the tipping point leading to a sea change in nutrition science and medical care. I will be recommending it to my patients within my busy high-risk obstetrics practice.

Amit Bhavsar, MD
Board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist practicing outside of Austin, TX

 

Lily Nichols has written a must-read for any woman or health professional interested in prenatal nutrition. During my first pregnancy I felt like I spent hours upon hours trying to research all of the information that is summed up beautifully in Real Food for Pregnancy. Lily questions conventional wisdom and offers new and practical, science-based recommendations to support optimal health for both mom and baby. I hope this book will inspire change in current prenatal nutrition guidelines.

Shannon Weston, MPH, RD, LD, CDEHouston, TX

 

No one has dissected the research on prenatal nutrition—and done so in the context of ancestral diets—to the depth that Lily Nichols has in Real Food for Pregnancy. If you want an evidence-based rebuttal to the outdated prenatal nutrition guidelines, look no further.

Robb Wolf
2x NYT Bestselling Author, Wired to Eat & The Paleo Solution