I ran across several articles this week that are worthwhile reading if you like birth, health, and parenting related stuff. And since, ahem, you’re here I bet you do!
The Man-Nurse Diaries
An interesting article from a male RN and father of four: Why I Wouldn’t Give Birth In a Hospital (Had I a Uterus).
What I witnessed in school was, when birth is imminent, the mom is typically helped, flipped, tossed, or otherwise forcibly put on her back, her legs are thrown up into stirrups or held aloft by nurses (or family, innocent bystanders, Simon of Cyrene—whoever’s handy), and everyone starts hollering at her.
Thanks Esther for sharing this link with me! Here’s an excerpt:
“But, realistically speaking, can we eat everything healthy all of the time? Maybe if you are superwoman. Or maybe if your family is still very young. Let me explain…
We used to eat 100% healthy all the time. It was hard work. Very hard work. I only had two children and was not yet homeschooling. I prepared everything from scratch, soaked all our grains and legumes, even our nuts, made lacto-fermented foods, and the list goes on. But I saw two things happening.”
Read more at Health Begins With Mom
A longtime vegan challenges the philosophical approach and health outcomes of veganism. After experiencing severe tooth pain and reading “Healing Tooth Decay” by Ramiel Nagel, this woman switched to a diet based on Weston Price’s recommendations. Her before/after photos are very telling. Check it out at The Labrawtory