“The researchers theorize that women's bodies have slowly developed an aversion to sugar, alcohol and meat because all of these foods contain high levels of toxins that could be potentially dangerous to a mother and her child. Cereals, on the other hand, tend to contain a very low level of toxins, so they could possibly be safer for a woman to eat. Remember, however, that these toxins may not pose the same hazard now that they did in the days of ancient man.
"While there may be no particular harm in eating, say, meat, now that we have refrigeration and 'best before' dates," said Roberts, "our bodies may be pre-programmed by evolution to avoid these particular foodstuffs in the first trimester."
I am guessing that cave women did not exercise, but that they did engage in vigorous activity during their pregnancy. In addition to dietary considerations vigorous activity in the form of exercise can contribute to a more healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy.
From our testimonial pages come these two testimonials regarding the personal training we do:
I have quit every health club I have ever joined. I have stuck with this for three years now. I am in the best shape of my life even after having twins. -- Kyle Kehoe
I have been athletic all my life but have never felt this strong. I have been training with John Kelly for 4 1/2 years. I am 43 with a set of two year old twins. I trained throughout the pregnancy and was back in 0-2 clothes in six months. -- Parker Sternbergh
We use medical rehab equipment that allows for smoother movement creating less unwanted forces. Our personal trainers have worked extensively with clients before, during, and after pregnancies. Clients report that the pregnancy goes smoother and recovery is quicker.
Always consult a doctor before considering and exercise program during pregnancy. For those who are able and encouraged to exercise and would like to learn more please contact the personal trainers at Kelly Personal Training in Austin and at Ultimate Fitness in New Orleans.