I want to share a quote from it. I think it is so true...
"Doctor, is my baby all right?" is the first question of almost every woman asks when her child is born. I myself have heard the question thousands of times. If every mother's greastest wish is to have a truly healthy baby, why (in most cases) does she take such poor care of herself before the baby is born? And why does she feed her child from infancy the adulthood so improperly that illness inevitably results?
This century has been called "The Century of the Child" because of the tremendous interest in the physical and psychological growth of children. But as we look around us, where are these radiantly healthy children? Certainly their parents are anxious to rear healthy youngsters. Some eight thousand books on child care have been published in the last twenty-five years. Why then are the offices of the country's thousands of pediatricians and general practitioners filled with runny-nosed, tired, allergic, feverish, rundown, anemic, bespectacled, acne-ridden, to thin or obese children? The answer is simple:
(1) The mother's body was no fit environment for the child because her system was filled with wast products from improper food, drug residues, coffee acids, the poisons fo cigarettes and alcohol.
(2) The growing child is improperly fed, spends too much time watching television, is driven everywhere instead of walking and devotes too little time to exercising in fresh air.
Henry Bieler, MD Food Is Your Best Medicine