What You May Not Know About Food and Your Fertility with Melanie McGrice - Episode 011

Dietician Melanie McGrice for The Daring Kind podcast

For those of us who have been focusing all our energy on career or business, there may come a day when you wake up and ask yourself if you’d like to leave a legacy by starting a family. Many of us are waiting longer to have children, and what I’ve found is that there is NOT a lot of information out there that truly helps us prepare for conception. The general advice has been don’t smoke, don’t drink and take folic acid supplements. 

However, Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian Melanie McGrice has made it her mission to help people optimize their chances of conceiving by focusing on their nutrition. What you’ll learn from via this episode busts some of the myths that have been propelled by the latest fads diets. 

Please share this episode with anyone you know who is trying to conceive!


  • How Melanie turned a very personal disappointment into her mission. 

  • Answering the question… Can women produce new eggs?

  • How does nutrition play a key factor in fertility?

  • Can you salvage your chance of getting pregnant if you’ve been consuming a lot of alcohol and eating a mostly unhealthy diet? 

  • What should you absolutely NOT eat if you’re trying to conceive…

  • What are the most HELPFUL foods you should eat if you’re trying to conceive…

  • To have dairy or not to have dairy. 

  • Why it’s so important to have diet and allergy tests conducted ASAP if you’re trying to conceive.

  • Switching gears to understand the business of spreading your message via YouTube. (Take note health practitioners! Listen at 31:09.)


  • Reach out to someone you know who is trying to conceive and ask how they are doing. Offer to listen if they need to speak to someone. Share this episode as a resource.


Melanie McGrice is a fertility and prenatal dietitian.  She runs online programs on nutrition for mothers-to-be, the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel, is the founder of Nutrition Plus Women's Nutrition Clinics which provide specialist fertility and prenatal nutrition support around Australia and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Nutrition Clinics’, with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania, Africa.   She also won Australian ‘Dietitian of the year’ last year.  http://www.melaniemcgrice.com.au


Melanie’s YouTube Channel, ‘Nourish with Melanie’

Melanie’s YouTube episode on “Fish safe for pregnancy - what kind and how much

Melanie’s favorite book, The Bible

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