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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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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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Internship Spotlight: Brandi Brittain

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On September 30, 2018
Name: Brandi Brittain School: Georgia State University Major and Degree: Masters in Public Health (Health Management & Policy) Expected Graduation: May 2019 Where are you originally from? Stone Mountain, GA What made you decide on your chosen career path? I have always been extremely interested in women’s health ever since I was a child. It was always fascinating to me […]
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The Ketogenic Diet: Everything You Need to Know

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2018
Family, friends, co-workers – it seems like we all know someone trying the ketogenic diet and reporting stories of instant weight loss, increased energy, and better moods.  With reports like that, who wouldn’t want to try it?   Far too little people, however, know the details of the diet and the risks associated with it.  Read […]
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Breastfeeding Classes

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On December 2, 2015
Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support offers a variety of breastfeeding classes to help educate, support and help mothers and families reach their breastfeeding goals. We believe that a successful breastfeeding relationship between mother and child begins with the family and community support. Please feel free to bring anyone who will be providing support to […]
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