by Fiona Hollis
What could possibly hold any interest for me in a book about raising healthy children? If I’m going to take the time to read an entire book, I like it to be applicable and relevant.
Let’s repeat the cliché- “Never judge a book by its cover!”
Karen Ranzi’s book marries the two most important foundations for creating healthy children: fresh living foods and attachment parenting, a term originally used by pediatrician William Sears in describing a more natural and intuitive parenting philosophy than most people in this day and age practice.
Attachment parenting sheds light on the truths about raising and truly ‘nurturing’ children from the heart and not the head. I loved reading about the mothers, and fathers returning to the practice of following their parenting instincts and each child’s individual needs for the mutual benefit of all, and not following whatever current popular parenting trend comes along.
From the first few pages, I was thoroughly engrossed. Karen’s writing style is very easy to read, yet highly informative. This book was seven years in the making and it shows. The research is impeccable and covers the entire spectrum of parenting healthy children from pre-conception, to pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond. It also includes information on vaccinations, circumcision, exercise, education of children, obtaining sufficient nutrition from plant foods at every stage of a child’s life, transitioning older kids to a healthy diet focused on fresh, unprocessed foods, meeting emotional needs, and would you believe there’s more? Read more »
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By Stacey Terry
How do you demonstrate your appreciation for the world that you live in? My love affair with the earth has taken many forms over the years. When I was young, I was mesmerized by nature… spending time under trees, watching sunsets, enjoying the first breath of air upon summer arrivals at ‘the lake’, walking with my parents down tree and wild-flower lined gravel roads… it all made an impact. The earth is a beautiful, living place.
At different points in my life I’ve relied upon that appreciation to move me into action. I belonged to 4-H growing up and always participated in highway clean-up projects. When I hit my university days, I signed up for an environmental ethics class. That lead me to reading The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki. It helped me see the world and my reality differently, and I’m learning that those sorts of experiences are the most helpful in life. My change in perspective resulted Read more »
Tags: Earth Day, Raw Food, Stacey Terry, The China Study, The Food Revolution, vegan, vegetarian
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