Rachelle LaCroix Mallik is a Registered Dietitian and owner of the Food Therapist, LLC, a private nutrition counseling practice focused on women's health, especially for fertility, prenatal and postnatal wellness. Rachelle guides her clients on nutritious, delicious ways to nurture healthy moms and create a nourishing environment for babies. With more than five years of experience in reproductive medicine & infertility, as well as first hand experience being a mother, Rachelle understands the joys and challenges of fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and life after baby.
Getting the Additional Calories You Need During Breastfeeding During breastfeeding, just like during the second two trimesters of pregnancy, you need additional calories in your diet to ensure adequate energy for making milk. The suggested calorie increase ranges from 330 to 500 a day.
Rachelle Mallik is Our Success Team Member Focusing on Women's Health In our on-going Interview series we have brought you the RDNs of our Success Team and this article highlights Rachelle Mallik MA, RD, LDN, founder of The Food Therapist, LLC. Rachelle lives in the Chicago area and works with clients in person and virtually.
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During pregnancy, women have increased needs for certain nutrients like iron, calcium and docosahexaenoic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Anchovies are a great source of these and other nutrients. Unlike larger fish, they are low in mercury, a neurotoxin that pregnant women have to be particularly careful about.
I'm a big fan of pushing the culinary nutrition boundaries with new flavour fusions. No one likes to get flavour fatigue and shaking it up keeps healthy foods, interesting foods. The same goes with fitness. So a recent invite to a food and fitness fusion event in Sydney had me excited.
Fertility problems were not something I faced personally, but something I have seen have a devastating effect on friends. And just one of those things we don't talk about openly, nearly enough. So when I found out that my new Registered Dietitian crush used to work in a specialist fertility clinic in New York, I [...]
When it comes to a healthy diet, the phrase "everything in moderation" is a common piece of advice, even among nutritionists and dietitians. But there are some food and beverages that a nutritionist would usually avoid. Some may be obvious, such as soda, while others are not, but overall these foods offer little nutritional value.
More than just a trendy beverage choice, green juices can offer substantial health benefits by increasing your intake of fresh produce. A juice made from mostly vegetables and a little fruit will provide a nutritious boost of vitamins and minerals without a ton of added sugar.
Each year, Choices in Childbirth publishes The Guide to a Healthy Birth, a free publication packed with essential contacts, resources and information to help women make informed decisions about where, how, and with whom to birth. Included in the Guide are articles by birth experts, information on maternity care patients’ rights, and the most recent cesarean section rates.