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Has anyone used the "Healthy Baby Code"?

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Created July 03, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Has anyone used the Healthy Baby Code, put together by Chris Kresser (who also does the Healthy Skeptic)? If so, was it worth the money (~$200)?

I think it probably is (it's endorsed by Robb Wolfe, too), but I wanted to see if anyone had used it, had any comments, etc. Thanks!

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on April 17, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Pure ad hominem attack.. why the 6 upvotes?

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on January 31, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Unfortunately, I already purchased it. You're basically buying a password -- there's nothing tangible that I could send to you. That's why I wish he would write a book!

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:46 AM

@Satapa, see Freybell's answer below.

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on August 24, 2011
at 04:52 PM

I'm planning to get it in the next couple of months...I'll let everyone know what I think of it when I do!

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on August 19, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Satapa, did you end up getting this, and if so, would you mind sharing your opinion of it?

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on August 08, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I like a lot of what he write, but I'm not so keen on his WAP-stance on vitamin A supplementation for pregnant moms.

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on July 06, 2011
at 07:33 AM

I don't really think this is a fair comment. Most people in "our" world are self-taught precisely because it goes against the grain. Art de Vany is an economist -- what could he possibly know about nutrition? And there's nothing wrong with Acupuncture, it's a little ethno-centric to imply he's a quack. Apparently he and his wife had issues conceiving, so he dove into the literature. I think it's a valid product, I'm just not sure I will benefit at my level of knowledge. Also, I don't think Robb Wolfe would approve something that's total bunk, either.

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on July 05, 2011
at 06:56 PM

havent used it. but id bet you could get everything he "knows" from the Weston A. Price website.

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on July 05, 2011
at 06:56 PM

i completely agree. read those two blogs and thoroughly go through the weston price website.

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on February 12, 2012
at 12:46 AM

I was just looking at the site too, with a mind to purchase... the thing that puts me off, personally, is the OBVIOUS internet marketing techniques at play.

3 "FREE bonuses" worth "$67", (but available to buy on the internet to marketers for a ciuple of bucks. Seriously, you can pick these up for pennies. And the value...?

$67.... The total price being $197 - again a marketing tactic - the thinking being that anything priced ending in 7 will be more 'attractive' to a would be purchaser. 67 and 97 being two of their favourite values to use. Every ebook and online course out there is valued at on of these prices!!!

I'm not saying don't buy the course. I'm sure there is some good information in there for newbies to paleo/primal, but for me personally, I don't like to see the blatent marketing. It makes me think I'm being conned into buying worthless fluff by internet marketers, and I've just seen too much of it on the internet.

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:45 PM

Ok, I have purchased the Healthy Baby Code and here is my take:

The information is very valuable, especially if you're just getting in to the whole Paleo world. But I do feel as though there is a lot of information available for free on the web -- the Weston Price Foundation's website is a great resource. Of course, The Healthy Baby Code is better packaged, and it did inspire me to redouble my efforts to eat clean, but I can't help but feel a little ripped off. My advice: share it with a friend. It's good information, but I'm a grad student and it's really hard to part with $200 (maybe if you're more established you wouldn't feel this way at all -- so know that this opinion is coming from a broke grad student).

I really wish he would make this in to a book. I know it's probably more work and less profit, but it would also get wider distribution. Maybe self-publish it? Just a thought. I would buy several copies.

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:46 AM

@Satapa, see Freybell's answer below.

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on March 03, 2015
at 12:49 AM

I don't have any friends that have this. Is there any chance you would share your copy with me?

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on July 26, 2011
at 06:40 AM

You can listen to Kresser's podcast here to get an impression whether he has anything relevant to say about pregnancy and delivery. (I think it is good stuff).

And read the blogposts about natural childbirth.

http://thehealthyskeptic.org/the-healthy-skeptic-podcast-episode-7

http://thehealthyskeptic.org/

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on July 05, 2011
at 04:39 PM

What the H* would Chris Kessler know about babies? Did his degree in acupuncture that he got in 2010 make him an expert in this field, too?

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on July 06, 2011
at 07:33 AM

I don't really think this is a fair comment. Most people in "our" world are self-taught precisely because it goes against the grain. Art de Vany is an economist -- what could he possibly know about nutrition? And there's nothing wrong with Acupuncture, it's a little ethno-centric to imply he's a quack. Apparently he and his wife had issues conceiving, so he dove into the literature. I think it's a valid product, I'm just not sure I will benefit at my level of knowledge. Also, I don't think Robb Wolfe would approve something that's total bunk, either.

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on April 17, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Pure ad hominem attack.. why the 6 upvotes?

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on July 03, 2011
at 06:25 PM

Don't know about the baby code, but I paid a bunch of $$$ to do his 4 week Paleo detox, and felt I could have and did learn more on Paleo Hacks. I would just add up the components of the program like supplements and meetings and phone consults and divide it by the amount paid to see if it is value for the money.

Also, there are a lot of online sources that offer meal plans and advice for eating real food, that you might look into. Several of the bloggers themselves are Mothers and have a lot of first hand experience. Also depends on how strict you are going to eat during pregnancy Paleo-wise.

Try: Food Renegade and Cheeseslave just to see if they have any good links.

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on July 05, 2011
at 06:56 PM

i completely agree. read those two blogs and thoroughly go through the weston price website.

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on February 23, 2012
at 06:32 AM

DO NOT BUY THIS.

Read Weston A. Price's "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" for a more complete analysis of what a couple looking to seal the deal should do.

Summary here: eggs (any type: land or fish), milk, butter, cheese, potatoes, carrots, meat, bread, brown rice, fruits of all type.

Human digestion is dependent on foods that assimilate easily. If you want to get pregnant, your best bet is the most nutritional foods that digest easily. See summary above.

Save $200

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on June 16, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I bought it and thought a lot of what he had to say was in line with Price. He provided a wealth of information that helped me through my pregnancy and assisted me with sticking to my paleo diet while pregnant. My husband and I both think it was well worth the purchase and I can report that I have a very healthy five month old who hasn't had so much as a sniffle since the day she was born. I still follow Chris Kresser today and appreciate all of his hard work, research and willingness to share it with the world. I would and have recommended the Healthy Baby Code to all of my friends that are pregnant.

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:39 AM

Ill go in with you to buy it! Or buy it off you for 50 bucks Satapa?

Just let me know!

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on January 31, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Unfortunately, I already purchased it. You're basically buying a password -- there's nothing tangible that I could send to you. That's why I wish he would write a book!

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on December 17, 2013
at 02:19 AM

I bought Kresser's baby code and thought it was completely awful, simplistic and not nearly enough information specific to pregnancy.

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on April 17, 2013
at 09:02 PM

As a cheaper option, Dave Asprey (bulletproof executive) and his wife have a new baby book out. I haven't read it, but it looks to be similar info (paleo based).

http://www.betterbabybook.com/

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on April 17, 2013
at 07:58 PM

If you want a WAP book about making babies then you can check out beautiful babies on amazon for a fraction of the price. I don't own healthy baby code, but if this is truly a WAP stance book then Beautiful Babies covers the same ground in depth.

Having said that, if you already know what is involved with WAP (eat fermented foods, bone broth, etc) then you don't need either book.

http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Babies-Nutrition-Fertility-Breast-feeding/dp/1936608650

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on January 30, 2012
at 02:33 AM

You can sign up for his emails at chriskresser.com and get some pretty good info that way for free. So far, I really like his stuff, especially regarding how AWFUL soy is for anyone... Especially soy formula for babies! I kinda feel like anyone who is looking into getting preggers will benefit so much from his info that $200 is money well spent. However, reading Robb Wolf's book and getting free info from Kesser's websites and emails is a far cheaper option. Also, check this link for some interesting perspective... http://chriskresser.com/beyond-paleo-moving-from-a-paleo-diet-to-a-paleo-template

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:14 PM

I'm interested as well in the worthiness of the healthy baby code.. maybe we should all go in and share it.. I also very interested in nutrition for toddlers till puberty. I have a 10 month old and a wife still breastfeeding so im on the further end of the spectrum that this seminar covers.

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