I am excited to offer Karen's book in my Natural Beauty Store! I am sure you will enjoy her writing style and find her research invaluable if you are now raising young children. I came to the raw food lifestyle later and I focus my research on women and revealing their Rawsome beauty, so raising raw children is not a topic I have much experience with. However, I constantly receive questions from new raw moms asking for recommendations, and I believe Raising Healthy Children would be a great resource if you are in this stage of your life.
Creating Healthy Children is a 496 page book replete with the results of seven years of joyful research on optimal nutrition and model environmental factors from prenatal care through the teen years. Articles by leading experts in their fields and accounts by parents detailing their own positive experiences abound.
Karen's strong feelings about guiding parents toward their basic instincts in raising their children has inspired her to write Creating Healthy Children, which describes how to physically nourish our children by giving natural, uncooked foods, and how to emotionally nourish them through meeting their needs at each level of growth and development. Many parents can benefit from a guide to following the needs of their growing child, and to support them in raising their children differently from the norm.
Among the topics the book covers are the following:
+ What future parents should know and prepare for prior to conception to create overall health and the clean internal body necessary for developing the evolving fetus;
+ How to achieve an excellent, radiant pregnancy and a quick, smooth, exhilarating childbirth;
+ B12 issues;
+ Attachment parenting;
+ Raw foods for baby;
+ Kid-tested recipes;
+ Transitioning older children, and more.
She reveals helpful tips on how to improve the diet of children of all ages. One of my favorite chapters is on "raw family journeys," in which Karen reports the answers that families worldwide gave in response to her questions on what information they felt would be most meaningful and helpful to parents who want to raise children on the raw food diet.