Karen Ranzi, speaker and author of Creating Healthy Children has written a ground breaking book. It appealed to me because of the Attachment Parenting subject which is something I feel very strongly about. It's the parenting method I will be using with my daughter, who is going to arrive in the next few weeks.
I first heard about it through a book by Dr Sears and has soon as I read what it stands for, I was hooked. It just made perfect sense to me, and why there are so many children growing up so unhappy because their parents do not use the Attachment Parenting method.
Karen too, strongly believes in this method as well and has used it on her children, ever since she too, discovered what the process was.
I am writing a book as many as you know, which will be out later this year and reading Karen's book made me realise I am on the right path with it, as we share very similar views. My book is more of a 'guide', covering lots of different subjects (not just for children by the way, but for people in general) but not in an extensive way, where as Karen's book is very thick (think like a dictionary!) and explains everything in great detail.
Karen must have researched for a very long time to get this book out there because its jam packed full of information covering all sorts of valuable topics.
Creating Healthy Children, has been supported and endorsed by many leading health experts. T Colin Campbell of famous book 'The China Study' says:
“Karen Ranzi has written a most important book, Creating Healthy Children, that is must reading. The scientific evidence is now clear that a plant based diet means optimal health, and the sooner young people are started on this diet, the better. The storyline in this book is personal, professional and very,very sensible.”
I don't think there is another book like this out there that covers sooo many subjects relating to children. Even if you don't want to feed your child 100% raw food, you will still learn how to incorporate healthy food into the diet and also learn about all the other lifestyle choices that can really affect children negatively. For me to review each chapter would take me almost a book in itself as there is so much to talk about but lets just say how impressive it is!
Personally, I don't think many parents to be or parents in general, really learn as much as they can in regards to the health and upbringing of their children. They don't research much themselves and instead let the mainstream media dictate to them what they should feed them and how they should medicate them. Too many children are being brought up with toxins in their bodies from harmful foods and medicines. It seems to be the 'norm' to give a child pharmaceuticals at the first sign of a fever, instead of letting the body do it's thing by healing because of the fever. Karen covers subjects like this too.
I think It's time to go back to nature and to use common sense in regards to children's health.
Karen has thought of everything in this book and what I love about it is she also accepts that children become teenagers and they may 'go off the rails' with their diet and she gives advice on what to do. She understands that part of being a teenager is being accepted and that peer pressure may mean that they can't keep up with the raw diet, it simply may not be 'cool'. Her own kids experienced this but now have all come back to eating this way because they learnt that they did not feel good eating other types of processed food.
I admire Karen as a mother for not forcing things on her kids - and letting them experience what they wanted.
Karen's book will have you fascinated by page one and it will be a book you can come back to time and time again if a problem arises. You will learn so much in this book, probably more than ever before and it may set you off on a completely different path in life, not just for your children, but also for your own health and other loved ones.
Check out what the book covers:
Chapter 1: My Story
Chapter 2: The Health of Mother and Father Prior to Conception
Chapter 3: Homebirth
Chapter 4: Discovering the Truth about Circumcision: One Woman’s Journey of Personal Transformation
Chapter 5: Raw Food Nutrition for Pregnancy and Childbirth
Chapter 6: Fats in the Raw Food Diet for Pregnancy and Lactation
Chapter 7: Exercise during Pregnancy
Chapter 8: The B-12 Question: How to Obtain it, For You and Your Children
Chapter 9: Digestion and Assimilation of Nutrients during Pregnancy and
Chapter 10: Breastfeeding Is the Best Choice for Mother and Baby
Chapter 11: Attachment Parenting, Skin-to-Skin, and the Family Bed
Chapter 12: Feeding Baby Uncooked Foods
Chapter 13: Teaching Your Child How to Eat
(Eating during the Day)
Chapter 14: Personal Care Products for Children
Chapter 15: Children’s Exercise and Ventilation
Chapter 16: Caring About the Creatures Who Share Our Planet
Chapter 17: Transitioning Older Children to Raw Foods
Chapter 18: Kid-Tested Recipes
Chapter 19: Can Our Families Get Enough Essential Fatty Acids on a Raw Vegan
Chapter 20: Vitamins and Minerals on a Raw Vegan Diet
Chapter 21: Semi-Vegetarian?
Chapter 22: Eliminating the Cause of Illness Can Keep Our Families Disease-Free
Chapter 23: Their Decision
Chapter 24: Water, and How Much Do You Need as a Raw Vegan?
Chapter 25: Genetic Engineering: How Can It Affect Our Children and Future Generations?
Chapter 26: Modeling Emotional Poise for Our Children
Chapter 27: Questions From Parents Striving Toward Raising Healthy Children
Chapter 28: Raw Families – Their Journeys to a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter 29: Homeschooling
Chapter 30: Nonviolent Communication With Children
Chapter 31: Vaccination and Our Children
Chapter 32: Your Child’s Vision Health
Chapter 33: Dental Health and Raw Foods
Chapter 34: The Sun and Health
Chapter 35: Conclusion
It is priced at US $24.95 which for a book this detailed and thick, is so worth it!
In today’s fast-paced world, our children’s health and nutrition are being compromised by the constant rush to find the quick solution, resulting in our new generation’s weight problems as well as more frequent cases of disease due to weakened immune systems.
Creating Healthy Children is an empowering transformational book that will profoundly improve your family’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. In this book, Karen Ranzi guides you on the path to creating happy and healthy children, confident of their disease-free future. Rather than medicate your child’s diseases, infections, and learning difficulties, Karen’s unique and proven approach simply eliminates the causes of health and weight problems through the healthful raw food lifestyle. She conveys the understanding of your child’s biological need to obtain optimal nourishment—implementing healthful choices from pregnancy on. Karen also emphasizes fulfilling your child’s emotional needs by adhering to attachment parenting principles throughout the growing years.
Karen Ranzi has been a leading expert in the field of nutrition and child development for over fifteen years. Her 496 page book is replete with the results of seven years of 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. By means of her education, life-changing personal experiences, and sincere desire to share her message, Karen has been able to guide thousands toward developing excellent health.