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Every time I held one of my newborn children in my arms, my heart simply swelled so large I thought it would burst. How could so much love and wonder be contained in little old me? I marvel at the heart’s capacity to grow in love. Just when you think you can’t possibly love anyone or anything more than you already do, your heart goes and makes room for a new life, a new love.

That full-to-bursting feeling? That’s how I feel right now.

No, I’m not holding a newborn babe in my arms. I’m holding a book. My book. It’s called Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Baby’s First Foods.

And you know what? I’m so thankful for having given birth to this little volume that I’m giving away a free enrollment in my Beautiful Babies Online Nutrition Course to everyone who pre-orders my book — a $199 value!


Do you know who Joel Salatin is?

He’s one of the heroes of the sustainable food movement, and his farm was featured in recent popular documentaries like Food, Inc. and Fresh.

He also wrote the foreword to my book!

Now, why would he do that? What does farming have to do with fertility or pregnancy or feeding your baby?

Everything!

I believe one of the leading causes of our culture’s growing infertility epidemic is our industrial food supply.

Wait! There’s an infertility epidemic?

I think so. It’s coming, and I think it will only get worse unless we radically alter the foods we’re eating. From my book:

The Mayo Clinic reports that 15% of all American couples are infertile. While no major studies have been done in the U.S. to verify whether infertility rates for couples here are rising, such studies have been done in other developed countries. For example, in Canada, the infertility rates in couples with a female partner between the age of 18 and 29 went up to 13.7% in 2009 compared to just 5% in 1984. This is bad news for young couples, who are typically among the most fertile population age group.

Yet it’s not just about rising infertility rates. Our children are sick, and will be sicker within their lifetimes than we ever were. In 2003, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the lifetime risk of contracting diabetes for boys born in the year 2000 was 32.8%. For girls, the risk was even higher at 38.5%!

Can you imagine? Two out of every five girls born that year will contract diabetes!

And, according to the National Cancer Institute, the news is worse in regard to cancer. 41% of all children born in 2012 will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetimes.

This level of poor health ought to terrify us.

Am I trying to scare you? No.

Do I want you to think seriously about how you prepare your body to give birth and how you nourish your children? YES.

Here’s what Joel Salatin said about my book.

I find Kristen’s feisty spirit and mischievous humor both empowering and liberating. As a dad of two, husband of one, and grandfather of three, I covet these historically proven and normal principles for every family on earth. I wish this book had been around when my wife, Teresa, and I were starting our family.

I love the words “historically proven and normal principles.”

That’s precisely how I see my book — as a call back to historical normalcy.

Joel summed up why you should buy the book this way:

Here’s my question: If you — Mom — don’t start doing something now, who will? Which malady or sickness will finally make you pay attention? Surely the principles our family has espoused, and those illuminated in the pages of Beautiful Babies, are not a guarantee for perfection or sickness-free living. But they do reduce the risk. They’re the way to bet. They’re the horses that have been winning races throughout human history.

What can you do?

I believe this message needs to be heard. I want to shout it from the roof tops.

That’s why I’m giving away a free enrollment in my Beautiful Babies Online Nutrition Course to everyone who pre-orders a copy of my book from Amazon by March 18th.

That’s a $199 value!

And I’m giving it away.

How to get your free enrollment.

STEP ONE: PRE-ORDER THE BOOK

Beautiful Babies CoverClick here to pre-order the book from Amazon.

STEP TWO: EMAIL ME YOUR ORDER RECEIPT

Email your order receipt to [email protected] no later than March 20th, 2013. Make sure you send the email from your own email address, rather than having Amazon forward it for you. That’s the only way I’ll get your email address and be able to contact you with course login details!

It’s that easy!

After I verify your pre-order, I will email you a coupon that you can redeem for your free enrollment.

Can I give the free enrollment as a gift?

Yes. Please do. When you enroll in the online course, you’ll have a chance to put in the student name and email address. Just put down your loved one’s contact information instead of your own, and BOOM, they’re enrolled.

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I am a passionate advocate for REAL FOOD -- food that's sustainable, organic, local, and traditionally-prepared according to the wisdom of our ancestors. I'm also an author and a nutrition educator. I enjoy playing in the rain, a good bottle of Caol Ila scotch, curling up with a page-turning book, sunbathing on my hammock, and watching my three children explore their world.

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49 Responses to Pre-Order Beautiful Babies Book & Get FREE E-Course
  1. Jan
    February 6, 2013 | 3:34 pm

    Will you be offering the new Beautiful Babies book as an e-book at any point?

    • KristenM
      February 6, 2013 | 3:37 pm

      Hi Jan,

      Yes. There WILL BE e-book versions of this book available for every major official e-book format (Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, etc.) But it is my understanding that they won’t be available for pre-order, instead they’ll go live when the book is released on March 19th.

      • Jan
        February 6, 2013 | 4:09 pm

        Thanks, I’ll keep an eye out for it :)

  2. Erin
    February 6, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    Awesome! What a great deal! I am totally going to take advantage of this. AND- I’m an Austinite, so I’m getting a great buy and supporting a local ‘artist’ all at the same time. :) We just had our first little on 7 months ago, so I know I will find the information pertinent. Thanks Kristen!

    • KristenM
      February 6, 2013 | 8:09 pm

      Thanks, Erin! I hope you enjoy the book.

  3. Emily
    February 6, 2013 | 4:46 pm

    This book looks wonderful!

  4. Kelly the Kitchen Kop
    February 6, 2013 | 4:58 pm

    Kristen, your book looks GORGEOUS, I’m so proud of you and know I will absolutely love it. :)

    Kel

    • KristenM
      February 6, 2013 | 8:09 pm

      Thanks, Kelly!

  5. Corinne
    February 6, 2013 | 8:57 pm

    Is there an expiration date for accessing the Beautiful Babies Online Nutrition Course? Thank you.

    • KristenM
      February 6, 2013 | 9:00 pm

      Once enrolled, all students have lifetime access to the e-course. It is entirely self-paced.

      That said, to take advantage of the free enrollment, customers who pre-order the book must redeem their coupons for the free enrollment before they expire!

  6. Corinne
    February 6, 2013 | 8:58 pm

    Oops! Just saw that it is a lifetime enrollment!

  7. Samantha
    February 6, 2013 | 9:16 pm

    Does it count if we’re in Canada and pre-order from amazon.ca?

  8. Corinne
    February 6, 2013 | 10:01 pm

    Congratulations on the publishing of your book! How exciting for you!

    The book has been pre-ordered and the receipt has been emailed to you. I look forward to reading the book and then passing it on to my sweet daughter-in-law. I am passed the baby stage but enjoy sharing this kind of info with family and friends. Thankfully my daughter-in-law lives the traditional foods way of life so no doubt she will love the book and e-course.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and your willingness to freely share your recipes, information and research. I truly appreciate all you do.

  9. Lani
    February 6, 2013 | 10:08 pm

    Is your book only available for pre-order on Amazon? Their shipping to Australia is sooo expensive – $14.90 nearly the same price as your book!

    • KristenM
      February 6, 2013 | 10:12 pm

      No, it’s available elsewhere. I’ve seen it at Barnes & Noble and a couple others. I don’t specifically know which online retailers ship to (or are in!) Australia though. :)

  10. Lani
    February 6, 2013 | 11:17 pm

    Thanks Kristen I usually use book depository as they have free shipping. I have also used Fishpond. I will check out some of the others and see if their shipping charges are better….

  11. Lori G.
    February 6, 2013 | 11:24 pm

    Oh, I am so all over this! I have been wanting to take your e-course for months.

  12. Lani
    February 7, 2013 | 6:01 am

    Yaaay! Got it on book depository. Sending receipt now.

    • KristenM
      February 7, 2013 | 12:36 pm

      Excellent!

  13. Anna
    February 7, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Excited times 1000!!! I had horrible morning sickness my first pregnancy and am not willing to accept that there is nothing I can do to possibly decrease it next pregnancy.

    • KristenM
      February 7, 2013 | 12:37 pm

      And you shouldn’t! I firmly believe it can be prevented (or at least dramatically mitigated), given the right circumstances.

  14. Nate
    February 7, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    Thank you for this great offer. I will be ordering this book for a friend who really needs some help. I know he wants to change the way his family eats, but his wife is extremely hard-headed and trusts the advice of daytime TV health ‘gurus’ over real, applied science, nutrition, and my family’s great experience with our dietary change three years ago. Their kids are quickly on the path to Ritalinville, and it’s sad, because it is so preventable. They have another kid on the way, and I just want to help them realize that things can be better. Thanks again!

    • KristenM
      February 7, 2013 | 5:03 pm

      You’re welcome! Thank you for spreading the word. :)

  15. C
    February 7, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    How come the cover of the book is different on Amazon that is the white cover with the woman like on your blog posting here vs Book Depository showing a pink cover with a baby? O.o

    • KristenM
      February 7, 2013 | 4:54 pm

      That’s just because Book Depository hasn’t updated their system to the real book cover yet.

      That’s one of the mock ups for the cover that was used in the early stages of the book’s development, and my publisher supplied it to act like a placeholder until the real cover was completed.

      :)

      I like the real cover better, don’t you?

      • C
        February 11, 2013 | 1:23 am

        Yes I like the real cover MUCH better which is why I panicked when I saw the weird pink one, LOL! Thank you for responding, am definitely pre ordering the book and taking advantage of this amazing offer soon, you’re awesome!

  16. Tracy
    February 7, 2013 | 6:29 pm

    My kids are 2 1/2, 5, and 6 1/2. We aren’t planning on any more children. Would you still recommend this book as a guide? Or do you have a better recommendation for something geared more to their age and not babies?
    thanks–love all the info I get from your website and blog

    • KristenM
      February 7, 2013 | 6:40 pm

      Well, there’s certainly a lot you’d find useful just for general health and wellness. That said, the target audience really is couples seeking to conceive up through those with kids under 2-ish.

      So, if you don’t mind reading a book that’s not specifically written TO YOUR situation, then you’d probably enjoy it and learn a lot. But if it bothers you that there’s a whole chapter on breastfeeding or another on introducing solids to babies, then don’t bother. :)

  17. Jen
    February 11, 2013 | 2:02 am

    I forwarded my receipt, but still have not heard anything back. Help!

  18. Lori G.
    February 11, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    Just had to come say thank you for offering an incredibly awesome, can’t beat deal. What a gift you are giving away and such a blessing.
    Thanks!

  19. Kailie
    February 11, 2013 | 7:46 pm

    Thank you! I just preordered my book and am sending my order confirmation to you. Will all of my info be safe? I am hesitant because my address and such is on the receipt.

    • KristenM
      February 11, 2013 | 7:54 pm

      Yes. The only person who will see these receipts is me, and I’m certainly not going to do anything malicious to them. ;)

      • Kailie
        February 19, 2013 | 4:35 pm

        Thank you! I got my confirmation a few days ago and am just waiting for my log in information. It is well passed the 48 hours though and no log in info, can you please look into that? I am really hoping to start your course soon!

        • KristenM
          February 19, 2013 | 4:42 pm

          Hi Kailie,

          I’ve just re-sent your course login details. If you don’t see them within the next half hour or so, please check your spam folder!

          Also, to prevent this from happening in the future, please whitelist my email address and mark my email as “not spam.”

          Thanks!

  20. KristenK
    February 12, 2013 | 5:07 pm

    THANKS! Can’t wait to read the book!

  21. Sharron
    February 17, 2013 | 5:32 pm

    Hi, in the UK, the book is available on Amazon.co.uk, and bookdepository.co.uk. But there is a significant difference in price – £29.75 on Amazon, and £11.84 on Bookdepository. So, does the pre-order have to come from Amazon to get the free subscription to the online course? Or can I pre-order from the Bookdepository?
    Thanks.

  22. jenny penton
    February 26, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    I’m excited and have preordered your book:) I am on baby number eight and do have a question for you and hoping you might cover it in your book. I have 2 of my latter children that have had early childhood decay (like since they first started getting their cute teeth). It was as though they did not receive what they needed from me in the womb. Any thoughts on this as I do NOT want this to happen to my next baby. I have been as good as I can with taking minerals and whole food vitamins and cod liver oil when and if I can.

    I’d love your thoughts on what I need to do or what I can look forward to in your book!

    Love your site!
    Jenny

  23. Beth
    February 26, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    I heard about this from Mommypotamus, and pre-ordered right away.
    I am one of the infertile many, and my sister-in-law had a difficult pregnancy.
    Can’t wait to read your book and then share it with her.

  24. Abby
    March 6, 2013 | 5:30 pm

    Help! I have tried several times to forward me receipt from Amazon and I keep getting failure notices. Could someone offer me some guidance please! :-)

    • Abby
      March 6, 2013 | 5:38 pm

      Never mind. Fixed and enrolled. Can’t wait!

  25. gin johnstone
    March 7, 2013 | 4:49 pm

    Hi Kristin,

    I submitted my pre-order several days ago but haven’t heard from you regarding the course. Can you please help?

    Thanks,
    Gin

    • gin
      March 18, 2013 | 11:28 am

      Kristen (apologies for misspelling your name earlier),

      I admit now I’m getting really concerned. I forwarded the amazon pre-order receipt on 2/22, 3/7, and again on 3/15, to both the booklaunch email address and the “info” email address, and have yet to hear back at all. Please advise.

      • gin
        March 18, 2013 | 11:49 am

        SO SORRY. I’ve been checking my spam folder, and yet somehow it was in the trash folder instead. Thank you for your help/attention/patience.

  26. Jacquelyn
    March 8, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    Hi! Does your book address women who already have infertility issues (like PCOS)?

  27. Melissa
    March 10, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    Hi! I’m so excited about this offer and know you’re probably overrun by the pre-orders. I sent my receipt on the 27th and hadn’t heard back- even checked my spam- is there any chance it didn’t go through right?

  28. Saray H
    March 10, 2013 | 11:34 pm

    Hi Kristin,

    I’m wondering the same as Melissa and Gin, I pre-ordered the book on the 26th, sent the receipt on the 27th and haven’t heard back either. Just want to make sure you got it.

    Thanks for the offer.

  29. Kirsten Evans
    March 29, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Nuts. Just received my amazon order an hour ago and realized my husband ordered the book from Nina Planck instead of yours. I really wanted your ecourse for my oldest daughter for next semester who’s going into midwifery after high school, and for our twins due in May. Hopefully the budget will allow for me to purchase it in the fall, I don’t know. Would you suggest for this course for 1/2 credit as your other nutrition ecourse was? We loved that one.

  30. Erica
    April 30, 2013 | 5:48 pm

    awe…i found out about you too late…i just now stumbled across you and your course (and now book) on another website that did an overview of morning sickness and had a link to your course. Does your book cover everything you discuss in your course? The book is more in my budget. THanks :) can’t wait to read your book!

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My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
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