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1 year old son and pregnant wife going Primal?

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  • 1 year old son and pregnant wife going Primal?

    I have started being Primal, and as a father and husband, I want my family to be healthy and strong. So, here are my questions:

    1) My One-year-old son: Should I give him a primal diet, seeing as how he is a human and Grok undoubtedly had young children?

    2) Should my pregnant wife go primal, seeing as how Grokette undoubtedly was pregnant from time to time, though she needs lots of nutrients?

    I have realized though that if I stick with this, and have positive results, that eventually the rest of my family will surely jump on the bandwagon.

  • #2
    Sure. Mark's got quite a few posts about exactly this issue. Just run some appropriate search words through the search bar on the main site, and you'll probably find information galore. I have no idea how the transition from non-primal to primal would affect a pregnant woman or a fetus, but for myself I would greatly prefer being on primal during the pregnancy.


    • #3
      We went primal 15 months ago - when I was 34 weeks pregnant with our youngest, and I had been on bedrest for a month. It was the best thing for our whole family. At that time, we had a 2.5 year old, a 6 year old, 8 year old, and a 10 year old. The changes in the younger children were amazing, and the older two say they feel better, too.

      To specifically address your concerns...
      1) Our youngest is a year old, and has been primal from the start. He gets breastmilk and now whatever the rest of us eat. His favorite foods are liver, soft-cooked carrots, bananas, and scrambled eggs. He is healthy (had his first round of antibiotics just before his birthday, but no illnesses prior to that) and growing well both physically and mentally.
      2) The primal diet is a much more nutrient-dense diet than a standard American diet. Your pregnant wife will get enough nutrients with the primal diet, which also translates to the in-womb baby getting good nutrition through her.
      ~wife and mother

      Started primal a month before the end of my pregnancy with P who is now 1. Went from a size 14 down to a size 4 in less than a year. Now sitting at 20-21% body fat, a solid 130 pounds, and 5'9". Feeling better than ever before, and able to run around and chase my 5 little boys who range in age from 14 months up to 11.5 years old.


      • #4
        My son has been primal since he was about. . . 2? I would have made him primal at 1 if we would have gone there. It's no problem at all.

        For the pregnant lady, it's up to her, isn't it?


        • #5
          I can't see how eating fresh, unprocessed food not laden with chemicals can be bad for either your wife or child.
          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."


          • #6
            Here's an article I wrote for my pregnant clients that might be helpful:

            Is It Healthy to Live a Primal Lifestyle While Pregnant?
            Ancestral Nutrition Coaching
            Pregnancy Nutrition Coaching
            Primal Pregnancy Nutrition Article