I have been thinking about this post a lot since I first read it... and I have a few responses for you to kick around. i DO NOT agree with some of the pp in that you should just follow your body with regard to food choices, nor that pregnancy is a bad time to cut any potential allergens out. A little bit on that: Our bodies sometimes CRAVE things that it actually sholdn't have- for instance, if you have an overgrowth of yeast, then your body will move mountains for sugar. It is the thing you shouldn't have- it feeds the yeast. But you crave it because the yeast is hungry. Same with when your body truly needs protein, it is easy to desire sugars. Try protein first, and you most likely won't want the sugar food. And sometimes I get hungry- my body says eat- when really I am dehydrated. So, while I believe our bodies can tell us many many things, there are cravings that are not actually what is in the best interest for us. I craved Kraft mac and cheese, and McDonalds burgers. I didn't go eat them cause I also knew they would poison me.
Cutting out wheat will NOT threaten you or your baby. Wheat is not a needed food source, and instead is a MAJOR source of allergens and taxes our bodies. It is in everything, yes, and so is tough to ride the learning curve of how to cut it out. But there are so many people affected with celiac/gluten intolerance/wheat allergies these days that there are many many many choices to replace your wheat sources that are good and you won't notice the difference after a while. If you do decide to go wheat free, my suggestion would be listing all the foods that you feel you must eat that contain wheat... and find out how to replace them. There are great rice pasta's, flours, waffle mixes, cake recipies, crackers, breads, etc that are GF/WF.
After years and years of acne, my skin completely cleared up after giving up wheat. So did my headaches, my joint pain, and my chronic sluggishness. Many people have the same results. Oh, and I wasn't jet propelled any longer. I finally had no painful gas! If you are having skin stuff, I would also suggest you try throwing out the gluten/wheat.
I agree with littleteapot, that dairy can be a undesireable thing especially during pregnancy. There are certainly lots and lots of great calcium sources that are non-dairy. You can read up on the deal with dairy during pregnancy... there are a few schools of thought on it.
That all being said, I find the true underlying issue to be about your relationship with your care provider. I have no clue whether you need to eliminate certain foods. (I would look into muscle testing and what kinds are accurate and what kinds are a total hoax). Howevere, what is most importnat, in my mind, is that you can totally understand the advice you are given, why it is being given, and then you can make a decision on whether you are going to take it to heart or body. In this case, I would be on the phone first thing with the naturopath and say something like "I have been thinking- I really felt great about the appointment the other day, but I realize now that I don't understand the reasoning behind cutting out wheat. And dairy. And eggs. I am willing to consider it, I juts realize that I need more information. So, if I cut these things out, you would be looking for what sort of change? Do you recommend this to all pregnant women, or is it specific to me?" Questions along those line.
A naturopath is not a naturopath, and we can't at all figure out the accurate reason why she would have told you one thing or another. Go to her to find out.
Is your diet so worrisome that you really need to be spending a fortune on specialty nutrients and vitamins in a pill? Are you taking any nutritional herbs? Usually diet and herbal support can proveide your body with what it needs for pregnancy. I am always leary of pricey packaged stuff from chiro's, etc....
Also, are you willing to change your diet if need be?
Good luck- sorry for typos-