What a great week. The baby is kicking, my grandma called to see how I was doing with my pregnancy and I’m off to see mum in Spain soon with Lithy. Overall, though, I feel I’m bursting with health. Okay, yeah, the hormones get to me sometimes and I get a wee bit weepy, but “happy” weepy!
I was thinking about an article I remember reading a couple of years ago. It recounted how so called “vegan” parents were charged with abuse because their child was admitted to hospital with a degenerative bone disease which was attributed to the “vegan” diet she had been fed from birth.
Now, I don’t doubt that the physicians were right with their diagnosis – who am I to argue against the medical establishment? However, my view and practice of living a “vegan” lifestyle is synonymous to me with good health and happiness.
My diet is based around my increasing knowledge of the importance of the range of nutrients that I need to consume to ensure that I maintain optimum health for both myself and the baby.
And my approach to activity is the same. Sure, I can train for a marathon from time to time and that is a great mental and physical challenge (admittedly not everyone’s cup of tea). On a day to day basis, though, I practice a sustainable level of exercise. I build it into my daily living. For example, instead of driving or using public transport walk to work and walk to the shops, carrying my shopping home. For some folk that would be enough, others might like to add in some yoga or swimming.
Returning to the “abusive” parents above. Surely it is not irresponsible to bring a child up plant based, but rather it is irresponsible to feed a child badly, isn’t it? Let me know what you think….
Mum has started a new blog check it out here
This week she is talking about so called “non treat” days.