Food’s Erin Brockovich and…Epigentics

Why, do we, in these great United States of America, have more cancer and food allergies than the rest of the world?

Please understand that I am a BIG fan of food, I love to cook and I love my local farmers. Without farmers we would have no food. However, when it comes to something like genetically modifying the food that I eat, I have to take a step back and do some critical thinking. Shouldn’t the food we eat be nourishing and healthy, helping us to combat the very things (cancer & illnesses ) that it is now possibly causing?

When we know so little still, about the manner in which our genes are expressed and how their expression is influenced by our nutrition (and our mother’s nutrition), isn’t it smart to take a look at what we’re eating, not just in our daily lives, but especially in pregnancy?

Next time you’re in the grocery store try this;  instead of looking at the offerings before you as possible meals and snacks, take a step back and see them as products that are being sold to you by a corporation trying to make a profit. (Don’t get me wrong here, I love businesses. I have one or two myself – all businesses need to make profits – but hopefully they do it in a SAFE and HONEST manner.)

Who made this tomato? Where does it come from? Is it in season, grown with care by a local farmer, or was is put in a gas chamber to ripen, then painted or waxed to make it look better? How about this Hydrolyzed Soy Protein? Does it contain MSG? What does that mean to me?

The big question is, what are you eating and is it healthy for you and your family?

Remember, eat well and take good care!

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A Dad’s Point of View…Be Amazed!

My wife asked me to write this so that more prospective fathers could look at Hypnobabies from a kindred point of view. I hope this helps in your decision-making process. You can contact me by leaving a comment on this post if you have any questions.

The Origin

My wife had our first son the standard way, lying in a hospital bed with an epidural, as expected. We’d attended and paid close attention during birthing class, and even memorized and rehearsed the breathing exercises. That was a fortunate decision on our part, as the epidural didn’t work. Those breathing exercises provided the only slim relief during the very long process. Throw in a large regimen of pitocin, serious back labor, and many many hours of misery and you have our wonderful baby boy exiting his wrecked mother after 34 hours. Clearly, medicine was not the way forward. We decided to find a structured alternative to what was both expensive and miserably ineffective.

The Decision

My wife is a researcher tried and true, and after weighing all the options she could find, we came down to Bradley versus Hypnobabies. My mother had seven kids using Bradley, so we didn’t doubt its efficacy. However, the schedule for the instruction programs available were probably the primary thing pushing us towards the latter, as my wife worked an odd schedule. How fortunate. Hypnobabies is designed based on clinically-developed therapeutic methods for people with allergies to anesthesia, and the program in general seem quite well presented and structured. So we ordered the packet.

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a birth plan

What is the birth of your dreams? Have you written your birth plan yet?

As you are preparing for your birthing time, imagine the possibilities…what if you could have a quiet, intimate place for your baby to be born in peace and love with caring individuals present…ahhh…you can! As a consumer, you are making important decisions that will effect your birth experience forever and quite possibly the health of your baby and you. With a simple birth plan everyone involved in your birth will be aware of your wishes and will be able to assist you in creating what you deserve – the birth of your dreams.

Here is a sample birth plan to get you started.