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07-17-2005, 03:49 PM
I would like a link that spells out what is in the foods that are in the Standard American diet that everyone should avoid eating.
I need some more information so that my husband doenst feed my baby something that I dont want her to eat. Like ice cream and cheese. (pizza) She loves cheese so much, that giving it to her only hinders her. I am sure.
He also feeds her fish. Does anyone have a webpage showing the mercury levels that are in different types of fish?And also articles if you have them on why children shouldnt eat fish?
Anything that might help me deal with my husband. It is a constant struggle with him and food. I dont understand why, what this baby eats is simple.
I cant stand it, I just want out of this whole situation. I am trying to give my baby the best chance of remaining healthy and happy. Fruits and vegetables are the best foods in the world. I always knew that.
Why cant that be enough for my baby and my husband?
What is worse a pizza or the meat that he feeds her?
Wish I had my millions right now.
Teresa and Mae
Sharon in Colorado
07-17-2005, 03:52 PM
May I ask how old your baby is? There are some general pediatric guidelines you may be able to look up on that. Also, you may want to consider putting this in the children's diets area - there may be more mothers lurking on there.
07-17-2005, 06:10 PM
She is nearly 2 years old. At the end of August she will be the big 2!!!
Amazing how time flies.
Ok thank you and I will post the question there too.
Sharon in Colorado
07-17-2005, 09:47 PM
Here's something I found...hope it helps...(note it isn't 'against' eating fish altogether however it does warn against giving fish to young children as it can hinder their development)
07-17-2005, 10:00 PM
I am so sorry you have this situation. I believe that there's nothing stronger than a mother's love for, and desire to protect, her child. As a mother myself, I know this to be true.
May I lovingly suggest that this sounds more like a problem between your husband and you -- respect, consideration, and mutual agreement on parenting -- than it is about your daughter's diet?
I am not trying to interfere in your marriage or offer unsolicited advice, but it just seems to me, as an impartial outsider, that the open communication that is crucial between two loving adults in a covenental relationship isn't occurring between you two. Agreement on how to rear a child in the healthiest physical and emotional environment is of the utmost importance, but must be reached by talked calmly and with caring and consideration. Until that happens, there will be little but strife and tension.
If I've overstepped my bounds, please forgive me. Your post seems quite desperate and, if you're asking these types of things of strangers in a public forum, I'm thinking that you may not have much of a support system who you feel you can turn to in your life. That's why I've responded to the part of your post that's typified by you saying that you just want out of the situation.
I'm wishing you the best and hope that you gain clarity in your home life.
07-18-2005, 08:23 AM
You didnt say anything that would upset me, I guess I am just the kind of person to write down how I feel when I feel it.
I can not confirm or deny what kind of relationship I have with my spouse. I guess that is why I am writing a book for therapy. Ha.
My Mother said you need to write a book. I said, I dont have time, but anything worth doing or saying should be written down. I found the time to start it.
Whatever I have to do to provide for my child then I will have to do it.
I do have people I can talk to, but I can keep talking and talking. It doesnt matter everything will stay the same.
I will have to take action to make the next move. Like chess it takes a lot of concentration and thought, but once you make the move you are that much closer to CHECK MATE!!
07-18-2005, 09:42 AM
Live Free, Hellow! How wonderful that you are so aware of what goes into your child and what will make up her body.
I have 3 children (as you can see them in the pic). It was a bit of a battle with my hubby as far as diet and our children go too. Until he started to see differences. And of course I pointed things out to him as well.
Our middle child had big fits where she would through herself on the floor, kick her feet ect. This was around the age of 2 so my hubby considered the behavior acceptable and normal. I did not. She was miserable. So I looked harder and closer at my daughter. I made a list of all her "querks" if you will. Not much made her happy, she had "eczema", a very bad rash on her bumb that never went away and most alarming to me was that she started to communicate to me that her head hurt her....a headache. And a few other things I don't recall at the moment.
So I started reading. We already ate no red meat. Dairy was already out due to my 1st daughter having had constant ear infections, tubes were suggest. Before I put my baby throught that missery I stopped the dairy to see what would happen. All of a sudden her 7 month ordeal of ear infections was gone. Put it back in her diet, problem came back. None of my children got it from that point on. Especially knowing now what I do about protein size and such. We do once in a while consume goat dairy.
First thing I did was throw out EVERYTHING that was not real.
These are on our NEVER PUT IN OUR BODIES LIST:
All of a sudden.....She was the most content snuggle bug EVER! Happy, Loving.....my child.
Hubby still chalked it up to "terrible twos".
I read more. Made the "yeast connection" and added to our list NO:
high glycemic fruits
grains - with the exception of very little spelt and kamut (grains convert to sugar in the body)
meat. especially conventional farm raised anything. (DRUGS, parasites,etc.)
corn (high mycotoxin levels)
peanut butter (high mycotoxin levels)
mushrooms (high mycotoxin levels)
Went ALL organic, as much as possible anyway. So NO:
pesticides and the like
Her "eczema" just went away, her skin is smooth as can be. She went from have 8 to 10 complaints of "my forehead hurts" a month to 1 in 6 months. The ever present rash just dissapeared. Her breath became sweet and her feet didn't smell like a truckers anymore. Hubby saw all this difference..........
AND the fact that we had not been to ANY doctor for anything other than a well visit in 13 months. That spoke volumes to him. Between the 3 children we use to be at one doctor or another about 2-3 times a month.
Always something....things that we're considered by most to be normal and common for young children. Not me. I had had enough.
So...there's our family's "LIST" of don'ts and why
Hope this helps
07-18-2005, 09:55 AM
Just wanted to mention a few other things I forgot.
cashews have high mycotoxin levels too
We NEVER do FLORIDE (neurotoxin)
We NEVER use toothpaste with glycerin (prevents remineralization of teeth)
We NEVER use anything from a can. (aluminum and other metals)
And if I can't spell it or don't know what it is I look it up before I purchase it.
Now that my daughter is better and we are about 90% raw, we do eat high glycemic fruits and raw grains.
07-18-2005, 09:56 AM
That was very insightful right there. I'm starting to put a lot of pieces together now that i reflect on my childhood and how sick i was always was. I took them for being "normal" allergies, hay fever, rashes, ringworms, etc., but now that i Know better, the root of all of these problems were a lot deeper and were never corrected or at least never BEGAN to be corrected until nearly 15+ years later when I took it upon myself to begin changing the way that i eat.
Thanks for posting that.
Live Free, if there's no way to avoid giving your child fish (b/c hubby will do it anyway or whatever), there is a place which has probably the cleanest fish around. There may be others but this is the one I know of and have ordered from for several years. The website is www.davesalbacore.com he has a lot of info about mercury and other contamination and he line catches wild fish, etc. It's all on the site. I'm not promoting anything or any lifestyle (I don't know these people personally) - just trying to be helpful as these things concern me too. Obviously! I'm here right?
Sharon in Colorado
07-18-2005, 10:47 AM
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I just wanted to commend truthseeker. That is awesome that you have vested such an interest in your children's health!
Good for you!
Truthseeker, another excellent post, I must say!
Nonetheless, I think it only fair to give a share of the spotlight to that old fiend, that ubiquitous darling of the processed food industry, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Yes, MSG is seemingly used in almost any and every processed junk, to fool the hapless masses into believing that junk actually tastes good.
What Joe Public does not know, aside from the damage they are doing to themselves by consuming a high proportion (often 100%, 'SAD'ly) of refined foods, is that MSG is a potent neurotoxin - by a process of overstimulation (the grim 'enhancer' part of 'flavour enhancer'), it actually causes neurons to perish!! (hence the term 'excitotoxin' which is often applied to MSG in the literature - e.g. Russel L. Blaylock's Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health & Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, by the same author).
Just one more reason why wholefoods are best. Incidentally, Gabriel Cousens wrote a stirring article in Vol.2 Issue 1 July-Sept 2003 of Get Fresh! magazine, entitled Impact of 'Economic Globalization on our Diet'. Made for a very interesting read for anyone seriously questioning the current state of the foodchain in the Western world.
Live Free, Ronald F. Schmid's book 'Traditional Foods are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition' gives a very compelling overview of the perils of the modern Western diet. Interpreted from the standpoint of Raw-foodism, this book has much to offer a concerned individual such as yourself, since it not only gives a fairly even-handed overview of nutritional approaches in general, but highlights in no uncertain terms the absolute importance of consuming wholefoods and does so by giving perhaps the best potted history of nutritional research I have come across in the published literature. I found it very enlightening & I think you would probably gain some valuable insights from it, too.
07-18-2005, 11:49 AM
Thank you Sharon !!! I will accept that praise !!! I work hard as a stay home mom. It's what I do....It IS my job and my children are mine and my husbands life.
Arky, very good points regarding MSG. How sneaky is the food industry eh? Sad, we must be detectives.
I have Gabriel Cousens' book, "Rainbow Green Live - Food Cuisine" Very Good read.
Arky....I would be VERY interested in a list of suggested reading if you have the time, sounds like you have a huge library. Mine is a good size. I will post my library , but in a bit I have to make some lunch and bring someone potty...Sorry to share so much :D
Green Tea is another one to watch out for (despite the positive publicity), owing to it's high flouride content (an admittedly contentious issue - you must make up your own mind on the issue). I posted about it elsewhere on the forum, so rather than reposting here, here's the link:
07-18-2005, 01:41 PM
heres a good site about fishing. (http://www.fishinghurts.com/)
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