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


Prenatal and Preconception Nutrition


Prenatal Exercise


Gestational Diabetes

To request an interview, go here.

Please direct formal speaking inquiries (conferences, webinars, etc.) here.

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Lily Nichols, RDN is by far one of the best guests you could ever have on your podcast! Not only is she easy to work with, she’s a walking encyclopedia when it comes to human nutrition, and is super relatable for all levels of listeners. The evidence of her greatness is in her downloads though. Her episodes consistently outrank my others by about double, proving that there is a great need for what she has to say.
Hillary Talbott, LAc

Host of Fertile Minds Radio Podcast


What to eat during pregnancy for the smartest, healthiest, happiest baby

Interview with Max Lugavere of The Genius Life Podcast

Real Food Nutrition for Pregnancy

Guest post for The Real Food Dietitians

The Messy Science of Prenatal Nutrition

Interview with Robb Wolf (second appearance)

Decoding Gestational Diabetes

Interview for the Birth Kweens Podcast

Toxins During Pregnancy

Interview for Real Food Radio

What's Wrong with Conventional Pregnancy Diet Advice

Interview on the Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast

The Importance of Thyroid Health in Pregnancy

Interview on the Nutrition-ish 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

How real food supports a healthy pregnancy

Interview for the Be Well By Kelly Podcast with Kelly LeVeque

Body image, weight gain, and other hot topics in pregnancy

Interview for Just The Good Stuff Podcast with Rachel Mansfield

Nutrition for pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding

Interview for Coconuts & Kettlebells Podcast

Nutrition for Postpartum Recovery straight from the "trenches"

Muscle Medicine Podcast with Dr. Kiberd

Want more? See Lily's main press page

Over 100 additional podcast interviews and guest posts are available here

Professional Bio

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

Her work in the field of gestational diabetes, which presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach, 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.  You can learn more about her approach in her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name).

Lily is also the author of Real Food for Pregnancy, which provides an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date. Since its publication, it remains the #1 bestselling book on prenatal nutrition.

Lily’s third book, Real Food for Fertility (co-authored with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack), is a comprehensive resource on optimizing preconception nutrition — for both partners — to improve outcomes in fertility, pregnancy, and beyond. 

In addition to her books, Lily is founder of the Institute for Prenatal Nutrition®, where she mentors other practitioners on perinatal nutrition, and is the co-founder of Women’s Health Nutrition Academy, which offers individual webinars on a variety of women’s health topics. 

You can learn from Lily’s extensive library of articles on and her research briefs on Instagram.


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

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