Birthing and Infancy
Terra Seiwald offers a unique insight into the importance of the mother’s diet in a baby’s start in life:
“I have two children. The first, Seanceray, is seven years old. During my pregnancy with her, I was 17 years old and had become a vegetarian only three months before I became pregnant. When she was born, she weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and seemed healthy. However, at two weeks old, she began a spell of colic that lasted for six months. Chronic ear infections set in at two months. She also experienced bouts of constipation, mucous, rashes, unpleasant bowel odors, crying for no apparent reason, fussy eating, etc. After using my doctor’s suggestions and prescriptions for months with little success, I decided to take the advice of my local health food store owner. Combining dietary and natural remedy suggestions for both my baby and me, I was able to help Seanceray rid herself of these ailments at six months of age. This began a continuing transformation in my family’s lifestyle and diet.
“Five years later, I became pregnant a second time with Zion. By this time, I had experimented with macrobiotic, vegan and living food life-styles, and had settled in on a balance of all three. At nine months, Zion has not experienced any of the discomforts that Seanceray did. He seems to be much more balanced. I attribute this to the significant difference in my diet during the two pregnancies, especially the barley grass and green drinks that were a regular thing during Zion’s pregnancy.”
An Olympic Hopeful
On November 20, Lisa Martin, 15, of Palm Beach, Florida won the Florida State High School Swimming Championship in Orlando. Lisa is a junior and honor student at Palm Beach Lakes High School. An All-American, Lisa is ranked among the top 16 in her age group in the U.S. in four events. A winner of the Coca Cola Sprint Series Triathlons and various ocean swims, she recorded her most remarkable endurance feat nine days after her 13th birthday.
Competing in the U.S. National Long Distance Championship (9.3 miles), Lisa finished sixth in the women’s division and received an invitation to train with the National Long Distance Team at the Olympic Training Center in Boulder, Colorado.
Her training schedule is rigorous. She works out five days a week from 4 to 6 p.m., three days a week from 5 to 7 a.m., Saturdays for two to three hours, with only Sundays off. This schedule does not include her dry land and strength training.
Nutrition has played a key role in Lisa’s success. Following the advice of Hippocrates’ director Brian Clement, Lisa began eating more living foods and using LifeGive Power Powder. This resulted in her swimming to victory in Orlando, posting her best times in both the 200 and 500 meter free style events.
Lisa hopes one day to become an Olympic medalist who will champion the Hippocrates life-style into athletics and mainstream America. We wish her the very best.
A Ten Year Old Speaks Out
This young man prefers to remain anonymous due to the controversy in his responses and the resulting exposure to his life-style that it might create.
Q. How long have you been a vegetarian?
A. For all of my life. I can not imagine living any other way.
Q. How do you feel when you see other kids eating poorly while you’re eating your sprouts and vegetables?
A. It really doesn’t faze me. My friends ask me if I’d like some of their food, and I tell them I don’t. I really like eating a healthy diet. My diet is mostly vegetables and mostly raw.
Q. Do you eat this way all of the time?
A. Yes. Absolutely. Is there a better way?
Q. There are not many who eat the way that you do, though. Which leads into the next question – how many of your friends eat the same way that you do?
A. Two or three. My sister is one of them. It’s not easy to find them, but I share with all my friends how important it is to eat healthy.
Q. Are you ever sick?
A. I can remember catching a cold from other people once or twice, but they only lasted a day.
Q. I’ll assume you eat some cooked food and ask you what your favorite ones are?
Q. And what’s your favorite food in all the world?
A. I really can’t think of one. I guess I don’t have a favorite.
Q. Which probably means you’re not addicted like most of us are. You’re a lucky young man.
A. I feel like I am. And so are you if you want to be.
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