Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally FallonThe Diet Dictocrats dont want you to know that...
- Your body needs old-fashioned animal fats
- New-fangled polyunsaturated oils can be bad for you
- Modern whole grain products can cause health problems
- Traditional sauces promote digestion and assimilation
- Modern food processing denatures our foods but
- Ancient preservation methods actually increase nutrients in fruits, nuts, vegetables, meats and milk products!
At last, a successful challenge to Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats!
Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Nutrition researcher Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research. The revised and updated Second Edition contains over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents.
#142 How to have the healthiest babies (principle #11)
Nutrient Dense Baby Foods: What to Introduce and When
A recent online discussion that took place at NourishingOurChildren. Price Foundation recommendations for infant feeding. The debate centers around the best time to introduce solid food to infants. Most medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition recommend the introduction of solid foods sometime between the fourth and sixth month. All are in agreement that solid foods before the fourth month can predispose babies to gastrointestinal problems and allergies and that delaying introduction of solid food after six months may result in baby not getting all the nutrients he or she needs. As for what to give baby, I have very grave concerns about the conventional recommendations. A very mature baby is ready for some solid food at four months while a smaller, less mature baby may not be ready until six months.
With my first child, I read every book there was about breastfeeding, baby development, and feeding that baby. I wrote down everything he ate practically to the teaspoon , and if I could find the right box to unpack, I know I still have that notebook. Baby food was supposed to have a freezer life of about two months, so it had to be served right away when he was six months! I was such a rule follower that I remember just about hyperventilating when I realized that I had allowed my 8-ormonth-old to sip from my straw at a restaurant, and good Heavens! There was lemon squeezed into the water! Babies are NOT supposed to have citrus until a year! Now Jonathan has already had homemade guacamole between six and seven months, complete with the lime juice.
Disclaimer by Angie Hepp: Breastfeeding is always the best option for both mother and baby [if mother is herself well nourished according this recommend diet ], and should be continued as long as possible unless medically contraindicated. When breastfeeding is not possible, the homemade formulas described in Nourishing Traditions and on the Weston A. Price Foundation website are the most nourishing alternatives available. When the reality finally sunk in that I was unable to breastfeed my baby for medical reasons, I was heartbroken. Thankfully, however, I was already aware of Nourishing Traditions and the homemade baby formula. Although I never thought I would have a use for it, I had read through the recipe and was familiar with the ingredients and where to purchase them.
In my last blog I began a discussion of infant feeding practices, addressing the question of when to begin solid food. - Wondering what to feed your baby and when? Do you want to make sure what they eat first is nutrient-dense?
Infant nutrition is critical for ensuring proper development, maximizing learning capacities and preventing illness. At no other time in life is nutrition so important. But which foods are best? The research clearly points in the direction of Weston A. Price Foundation principles. Numerous studies support the benefits of breastfeeding. For example, breastfed babies tend to be more robust, intelligent and free of allergies and other complaints like intestinal difficulties.
With over six hundred thousand copies sold, Nourishing Traditions has changed the way so many of us nourish ourselves and our children. Replete with detailed, colorful illustrations of each of the items in the ingredient and tool lists , as we as many of the finished recipes, the book teaches the basics of healthy cooking step by step. Each section starts with an overview before the recipes. For example, the section titled Incredible Eggs! It asks the reader to consider what creatures lay eggs. The reader will learn how to crack eggs, separate egg yolks from egg whites, and why raw egg yolks are safe.