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Autism and ADHD and Omega 3s, Oh my!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to tame the tornado of stressors that comes with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Supplementation of omega-3’s have been thoroughly discussed to help improve behaviors related to these conditions. Since both ASD and ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, it […]
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Fishing for answers: can omega-3 help with depression and anxiety?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
Depression and anxiety are mood disorders that can impact everyday activities like eating, sleeping, and communicating with others. Rates of depression are much higher in the US compared to others countries such as China and many scientists believe there is a link between these disorders and omega-3 intake. Countries who have a higher intake of […]
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Omega 3’s for everyone please!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
You get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! Everybody gets an omega-3! Ahhh, what a heart healthy world it would be if Oprah could give out great sources of omega-3 fatty acids like she gives out cars. Fortunately, there are many ways to get this essential nutrient into your […]
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Brain Food: Dietary Needs for Children with ADHD or Autism

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism are associated with brain growth. Knowing the role of good nutrition in healthy development, many parents turn to dietary changes hoping to see an improvement in symptoms. There are all sorts of books, blogs, and podcasts spewing contradictory advice. So, let’s break it down: The Good: Omega 3’s– Some research […]
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Let’s Get This Bread: The Low-Carb Diet and Pregnancy

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
While some may regard “carb” as a four-letter word, avoiding carbohydrates in your diet while pregnant is not recommended. A study from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill evaluated the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs), brain or spinal cord problems that develop early on in pregnancy, as a result of eating a diet […]
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Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support seeks nominations to the Board of Directors! 

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 25, 2019
About Us: Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the nutritional health of Georgia families. We specialize in family nutrition including maternal health, pediatric nutrition, and chronic disease prevention through medical nutrition therapy.  The mission of Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support is to empower families through […]
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Bottomless Bottle: Can a toddler thrive on milk alone?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 22, 2019
In the first several months and years of your child’s life, you are doing everything you can to make sure he or she has all of the food and nutrients to grow up strong and healthy. These great intentions may result in desperation when picky eaters seem to only want milk or cheese. It’s only […]
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Babies Gone Keto: Low-Carb Diets and Breastfeeding

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On March 18, 2019
Your body is strong. You have grown, delivered, and supported your baby and you want to lose those extra few pounds that helped keep your baby safe and healthy in the womb. You don’t need to kiss carbs goodbye or start adding butter to your coffee. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you body is working […]
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Thirty Minutes of Exercise A Day Keeps Diabetes Away!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On February 25, 2019
Exercise- we know that it is great for getting in shape, relieving stress, and busting personal records. But have you ever thought of diabetes when thinking of exercise? When it comes to diabetes, you may automatically think of sugar, carbs, or even checking blood sugars. But some studies show that exercise may be a key […]
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Monday Munchies: Dairy-Free Lasagna

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 15, 2018
The fall weather is rolling in, slowly but surely, which means it is time to start looking for those hearty casseroles and stews that are perfect for those Georgia nights. This week’s Monday Munchies comes from the blog Hummusapien. You won’t miss the meat and cheese in this healthy take on lasagna and it is, […]
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