Healthy Diet. Healthy Pregnancy. Healthy Children.

The following story was written by Lori M. who lives in Statesville, North Carolina.

Dr. Fuhrman immediately struck me as being very knowledgeable, very committed to his work, and amazingly informed about how nutrition affects each part of the body and its specific function. My husband and I both converted to Dr. Fuhrman's plant-based approach to eating, enjoying a tremendous increase in energy levels, lower cholesterol, loss of excess weight, and we were able to conceive our first child. I enjoyed two complication-free pregnancies, no small detail, giving birth to our son at age 39 and our daughter at 44. While pregnant, Dr. Fuhrman helped tremendously with bouts of nausea, but there were no other complications.

I believe that our nutrition choices -- pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and as we introduced foods to our children -- have changed their lives forever. Because our children have always eaten a plant-based diet, they enjoy all types of fruits and vegetables and meal time is a pleasant experience. Neither has ever needed antibiotics -- no ear infections, allergies, asthma or persistent childhood illnesses. They do get the occasional cold, but quickly recover. My son is now a very energetic six-year old, but very well-behaved and not hyperactive. He has an excellent attention span for his age and excels as a home-schooled student.

I am so thankful that Dr. Fuhrman offers the option for telephone consultation, since it is very difficult to find classically-trained medical doctors who understand and advocate the nutrition component of disease prevention and natural living, without the use of medications.

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Ron Lugbill - November 9, 2005 1:57 PM

My wife also gave birth at the age of 39 and we have raised our daughter on a vegan diet (breastfed til 3 1/2). She is 7 1/2 now and has only rarely been sick. She has never had an ear infection and only needed any kind of medicine once- when her toe got infected from her footy pajamas she took an antibiotic. Our daughter is not only healthy, but bright (99th percentile on the CAT test), beautiful, talented (plays violin and piano) and fun to be with. She is homeschooled also. She loves fruits and vegetables. She hasn't eaten any kind of candy, dairy products, or meat.
We live in the mountains of Western North Carolina- Bryson City. We would love to hear from you if you want to e-mail us. We don't meet many others like us here, so it's nice to hear of others out there. Thanks for your post.

Maria Flors - February 18, 2009 11:18 AM

Hello Ladies,

I would just like to remind all the ladies out there, that yes, we all want to avoid chemicals in our food, milk and our household while being pregnant. It is very important. I also want to remind everyone that there are alot of chemicals in skincare today, and pregnant women should only use chemical free or Organic face creams.

Your skin is an organ - that you are sharing with your unborn child. Any chemicals applied to your skin will feed the growth of your child. And please do your research on the internet regarding chemicals in skin care products.

My personal recommendation, is the Made from Earth product line. They are completely chemical free and organic, and their products have a shelf life of 6 months, because they are not presevred with chemicals, but they do use quality ingredients. I used their 3 Berry Face Serum while I was pregnant, and its a great face cream I highly recommend. It actually uses real blueberries in it.

Best of luck to everyone!

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