I would like to share the story of my daughter Luna Stela, my 100% organic, vegan baby. She was born June 2009 under a full moon. Just two and a half years before that, doctors had told my then husband that he would never be able to reproduce in the traditional way. Ever.
What we were left with was attempting In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Our search for a child took us through two cycles of trying IVF, many thousands of dollars and immeasurable heartache.
The enormous amounts of drugs from the IVF attempts took a toll on my body, mind and spirit. Fed up with mainstream society’s solution to infertility, my then husband, and I sought out answers. Those answers led us to becoming vegans. We had met a vegetarian couple while going through our first IVF attempt, and this piqued my curiosity about the vegetarian lifestyle. Our vegan lives started January 2008. We did our best at the beginning and then one day a dear coworker and friend, also vegetarian, gave me my first copy of Healing Our World magazine. We came to Hippocrates Health Institute looking for a miracle.Our first visit to Hippocrates was in April 2008 for a one-week stay. We learned a tremendous amount in that short time and made many adjustments to our diet. We started having wheatgrass every day, green juices, lots of sprouts and considerably reduced the amount of fruit we consumed. We not only changed our diet, we changed our lifestyle. We got rid of the microwave, plastic food containers, the television in our bedroom and the cordless phones. We threw out all the toxic grooming products and replaced them with organic ones. We stopped swimming in chlorinated pools and bought a new non-metal organic mattress and organic linens. And it worked. Five months later we found out we were expecting our first baby.My friends and family who knew about our ordeal assumed that I would go back to my old ways. Why would I do that after seeing how green living had improved our lives and our bodies? I couldn’t do that to my baby and I wouldn’t do that to myself. My ex-husband did go back to his old ways and is no longer a vegetarian, and does not follow a green way of living. He recently got re-tested and his levels are back to where they were before. I am presently about 70% raw and feel wonderful. My baby girl is now 6 years old and thriving. A true miracle of nature, vegan nature, that is.Iuliana Badulescu: Miami, Florida
Mathematics Adjunct Professor