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I'm all controversial...

I had no idea I would get this kind of response to this blog post. It has shot up to the position of #6 most viewed post on my blog in just 2 days! I've gotten some interesting comments (some interesting in different ways than others...).

Birth Unplugged: Reality Check: The Brewer Diet is Not Evidence-Based

FTR, Hypnobabies teaches a modified version of the diet, which recommends 75-80 g of protein instead of the original version, which recommends something like 80-100 g.

Mom2ThreeKiddos's picture
Joined: 09/15/09
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Yeah there is a discussion right now in Hypnobabies about the whole Brewer diet. I eat high protein, but I doubt I get 80-100g. I can't eat as much food as they would want in the Brewer diet. There is no way. I had a mw tell me one time that milk creates fat babies LOL. I agree with you to just do balanced. I don't do any processed or low quality carbs at this point to control my blood sugar.

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And I eat more protein than the average pg women I can assume and I still have high blood pressure. Grrrr! LOL I am sorry they are being rude to you though.

MrsMangoBabe's picture
Joined: 04/09/07
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only one person has really been rude to me--most of the others have been mostly supportive--the two midwives who have commented have both pretty much agreed with me.

Mom2ThreeKiddos's picture
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That is good. You are such a good blogger. I just am not good at it. I am not a writer at all. I guess that is why my degree is in Math. LOL

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Good blog!

Chimmy's picture
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I agree, it's not evidence based & I've gone by the brewer diet - it worked with one pregnancy & did not work with another *shrugs* I spoke to a midwife friend about it as well & she doesn't put much stock in it either. She is big on eating healthy just not necessarily how the brewer diet suggests.

ETA: You received some WONDERFUL replies Brittany!! I love NGM & follow her blog as well - love it that she replied to your blog. You wrote a very well thoughtout blog post that is imo absolutley true. Pre-e is not only a nutritional disease, anyone who thinks so does not understand it. I know for me I strongly believe that a weak vein structure is partly to blame & not something I have much control over. No amount of protein in my diet is going to fix that.

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TFS! Sorry about some of the not-so-nice comments. That is a shame someone would be so personal.

tori729's picture
Joined: 07/23/07
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Wow that's interesting! I loosely followed the Brewer's Diet in my last pregnancy but I basically just tried to eat more protein than anything else. It was too much for me to do it all. Good info!

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Joined: 07/16/07
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Super interesting post! I'm a firm believer that a woman's body will tell her what she needs and what she should eat, if she's in touch with it. Suggesting that there's a one-size-fits-all diet out there (especially for pregnancy!) is total nonsense, in my opinion (and I AM a CBE... for what that's worth). Wink But then, I'm a follower of Ayurveda, so much of what western medicine suggests is contrary to that anyway.