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  • I can't seem to find one that works for most of her recipes either, so I will check out your link Mariannes. Thanks for posting! rawmamanibbles: In lieu of a proper conversion chart, I have just been experimenting with measurements that best that I …
  • Greens have a lot of iron in them, so maybe up the greens? Also, you should get Shazzie's book "Evie's Kitchen". It has a great section on each important nutrient and the best raw sources for them. Good luck!
  • I give my 18 month old daughter the same smoothie that I make for the rest of our family, it is a simple recipe: 1 blender full of greens (spinach, chard, kale, etc.), 1 banana, and 1/2-1 cup of another fruit of choice. She gets about 6-8 oz. each m…
  • I would recommend reading some of the Dr. Sears books for some unbiased information on both sides of the case. I have had 2 babies, and about to have a 3rd any day now, and so far have not used any vit. K. I am also a midwife assistant, and have yet…
  • nubeinluvcreasun, If you love chocolate, then you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE raw chocolate...I don't think I will ever go back to mainstream chocolate! You can get many raw chocolates from places that sell raw foods, but my absolute favorite chocolate com…
  • First off, congratulations! I have always found papaya enzyme helpful for heartburn when I have been pregnant. Also, drinking some raw nut milk can give the acids in the stomach something to work on, which will decreas the chance of heartburn. Hopef…
  • Hi Rosa, I struggled with the same thing when I was pregnant with my last pregnancy. I really wanted and EXPECTED an easy raw pregnancy...not the case! I had horrible morning sickness that I was not able to get under control until I listened to my b…
  • I have given my 13 month old probiotics since she was about 3 months old. She has been breastfed only (no formula), so I can't tell you if it would help with what your friends little one is experiences. But, probiotics are not contra-indicated for a…
  • Just stay positive and don't "beat yourself up" over some of the food stuff right now. I made that mistake with my last pregnancy....I was so excited to have a 100% raw pregnancy because I had read a few stories about women who have done it. When I …
  • Hi Fee, I used some superfoods during my last pregnancy, and am with my current pregnancy as well. I used maca, lucuma, goji, and a few others. The only one I was cautious to keep in moderation was cacao, and some don't consider that a superfood any…
  • That sounds like a dream anniversary trip to me! I hope you have a wonderful time!
  • Here are some ideas of lunches I pack for my 15 yo and my 4yo: - raw corn chips and salsa, raw bar, piece of fruit, and some nuts - raw flax crackers, dip of choice, bag of veggies, piece of fruit, and some nuts or a bar - bag of veggies, dip of cho…
  • I have 3 kids and one on the way... my oldest is 15 and fully vaccinated. For some vaccines he has even had double and triple because we moved and lost records, and in general just didn't know any better! My second is 5 1/2 and has had partial vacci…
  • I mix chlorella or other blue/green algaes in to raw cookie balls, etc. with a little carob powder to disguise the green color. I haven't met one of my daughter's friends who has turned them down yet! It gives proteins, and greens, and just about an…
  • There are lots of strategies for decreasing pain and speeding labor....Books and books and books in fact. But, as a birth professional, I would advise getting a doula and taking childbirth classes. These improve your birth tremendously! In lieu of t…
  • Me too...and what clasifies you as a whole saler, or not. I have a business lisence, does that mean I could use it to do wholesale-ing?
  • Le Leche League has great info. on breastfeeding after 6 months. They have a book available at Barnes and Nobles (as well as other major bookstores, and on the internet), called The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Also, the World Health Organization's…
  • We use Kale, Swiss Chard, and sometimes sprouts as our "second" green. All the kids love all these greens, and they all seem to be masked well from the coconut water and/or bananas.
  • Our basic recipe for green smoothies is: 1/2 blender full of spinach 1/2 blender full of another green (we rotate these each week) 1/2 blender full of coconut water or filtered water if we are out of coconut water 1 banana 1 other fruit of choice My…
  • Great news! Thanks for the update!
    in Coconut Milk Comment by spiritedmama
  • According to Gabriel Cousen's, at 6 months, you can do coconut milk and it should be fine....
    in Coconut Milk Comment by spiritedmama
  • Hi Desireebee, I am not confusing it with yeast extract, though I do know that that is MSG as well. Like I said, it is controversial...but if you just look from a processed perspective (even taking MSG out of it,,,) it's "pretend food", so best to s…
  • Here are a few links with info. on nutritional yeast and MSG... http://www.truthinlabeling.org/organicP.html http://www.naturalnews.com/020426.html If we just keep in mind that Nutritional Yeast is a processed food, and is processed at high temperat…
  • Rosa, I am glad you found something that works...however, I would be careful with nutritional yeast as it is a form of MSG and may set your little one up for some allergy issues later, since it comes through in the breast milk....
  • Mother's Milk Tea is great for increasing milk supply. Also, there are many good foods and herbs that are galactagogues (increase milk suply). Here is a great link on Dr. Sear's website with a whole list of galactagogues: http://www.askdrsears.com/h…
  • Vegan2raw- would love to know the name of the Flax/DHA supplement you are using. Thanks!
  • My little one isn't a toddler yet, but when she gets there, I plan to give her nut mylks, seed mylks, and coconut milk. I will do it in rotation to avoid any allergies/sensitivities that can occur at this age. Plus, rotation is good to make sure she…
  • I like the Calming Rhythms CD from Jeff Strong. You can get it at the reiinstitute.com website. It is really great for little ones too! Also, Tribal Rhythms is a great one. I can't remember the artist, but I am sure if you google it you could find i…
  • LOVE diaperswappers! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. I just got Gabriel Cousen's Concious Eating and he has a great section on pregnant and nursing mamas. Also, his Rainbow Live Food book has a great chart for starting babies on solid foo…
  • Sorry you're struggling right now. I am still nursing my 8 month old, and still high raw. But, I do imcorporate some brown rice and lightly steamed veggies from time to time as well. Did you try increasing your oil consumption. Sometimes when I feel…