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Disease-Free Living Through Fitness and Nutrition
We began this Advice section as a means of assisting our visitors in answering many of their health and diet questions, and in encouraging them to take a pro-active part in their own health. We believe that the information contained herein is true, but are not presenting it as the only solution to a problem. We, personally, have found that a vegan diet has helped our own health, and simply wish to share with others the things we have found. Each of us must make our own decisions, for it's our own body. If you have a health problem, see your own physician.
How Veganism Effects Pregnancy
Dave Klein gave me your name & inspired me to contact you about my Vegan Pregnancy Study. Too many midwives & doctors, even some who generally agree with vegan & raw diets, will not support their pregnant clients who choose to remain vegan during pregnancy, out of concern for the health of the unborn child. For this reason, I am conducting a study that will show how healthy a woman & her baby can be on a 100% vegan, 70% or more raw diet.
Once the study is complete, I will then publish a book for parents, midwives & other health practitioners, with the results of the study, along with beautiful photos, stories & testimonials of raw vegan families. If you have any contacts to forward this to, or would like to help or participate in the study, I would love to her from you. I would really appreciate your input. Let me know if you would like me to keep you posted.
Blessings of health & light to all future generations!
Karen Rae Ferreira, CCH, RSHom
Registered & Certified Classical Homeopath
Services & Online Courses in Homeopathy; Homeopathic Childbirth
Assistance; Sustainable Living
Healing & Detox Coach - Utilizing Raw Diet & Nutrition & Western Herbs
Reply From Gerry
I thank Dave Klein from Living Nutrition for recommending you contact me and especially thank you for initiating such a valuable resource for pregnant mothers and those concerned about the health of vegan mothers-to-be and their offspring.
Personally, and regretfully, I am well past the stage where I can take advantage of such information except as one who happily promotes it.
It will be my pleasure, however, to pass your below request along to my vegan daughter who home-birthed her now 14 year-old son. She might also pass it along to her friends in the midwifery profession who might in turn share it with their clients. And I will also copy it to the Vegetarian Union of North American, the International Vegetarian Union, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, All-Creatures.org, and other potentially interested groups and request they share it with their members.
I wish you the best of luck with this important work, Karen, and please do include me in any related postings.
Gerry Coffey, Health Educator/Councilor/Global Public Relations Officer
The VEGETARIAN UNION OF NORTH AMERICA [email protected] and
The INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN UNION ivu.org
Recipient: 2006 International Vegetarian-of-the-Year-Award, Bangkok, Thailand
“If I don’t take care of my body and my planet, where am I going to live.” --gc
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