Can you help me to improve my pelvic floor strength and regain my figure?
Yes. We have a highly skilled physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic floor exercises and is Pilates trained. Regaining your figure involves both exercise and healthy lifestyle choices that include adhering to the Foundation Principles of health. Our skilled practitioners can help to outline a plan that is most suited to your needs.
What advice would you give me to ensure that my baby is getting the most nutrients from my breast milk? And how long should I breast feed for?
Your breast milk is a reflection of your inner health. As such following a suitable ‘Reduction Strategy’ is the first step. This may include minimizing or eliminating alcohol, coffee, sugar, processed foods, additives, or exposure to chemicals in your home (cleaning products, personal care products). The next step is to maximize your overall health with ‘Life Enhancement strategies’ such as regular exercise, adequate hydration, organic nutrient dense whole foods and mindfulness practices. The practitioner may also advise that you supplement your diet with an organic whole food supplement.
As for how long you should breast feed, it may be best to consider the practices of primitive cultures from around the world. These cultures have survived and thrived, free from disease, for many thousands of years. In these cultures it was generally accepted that women should breastfeed their babies for two to four years.
My husband and I would like to have a second baby. How do you think we should wait before conceiving?
To answer this question we can once again turn to the outstanding research of Weston A. Price and his book ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.’
“It is significant that while these important factors are just coming to light in our modernized civilization, the evidence clearly indicates that several so-called primitive races have been conscious of the need for safeguarding motherhood from reproductive overloads which would reduce the capacity for efficient reproduction.”
The Ibos of Nigeria felt it was mandatory to have at least a three-year gap between children.
The people of Peru, Ecuador and Columbia believe that a two and half year gap between each child is the minimum difference of age, and in the majority of cases it is even greater.
Why do these cultures believe such a long gap is necessary? They are conscious of the fact that these matters are related to the health, nutrition and vitality of both parents. They share the belief that the food eaten by the parents will have a definite influence upon the birth, appearance, and character of the child.