Excerpts from the book Creation of the Superman written some 50 years ago by Dr Raymond Bernard. (In an effort to provide substantiation to what must have been seen in those days (these too undoubtedly) as utterly crackpot some conclusions are a bit fanciful. Never-the-less the general theme is right on the money and new found knowledge does back it up. More comments at the end of the article.)?>
PRENATAL CULTURE -
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations".
"Parents alone benefit their children prior to the birth, and are the causes to their offspring of all their upright conduct".
Dr. H. W. Long, a physician, psychoanalyst and neurologist, after subjecting the problem of prenatal influence to a scientific investigation, has come to the conclusion that it is a reality. In his book, "Motherhood", he cites a large number of cases which have come under his observation, showing a definite co-relation between the mother's psychological condition during gestation and the character of the resulting child.
Many great men have
owed their talent to prenatal influence. Napoleon's case is described by Dr.
Long as follows: "Napoleon's
mother is considered by some students of history to be even more remarkable
than her famous son* During this gestation, she accompanied her husband on a
military campaign, becoming acquainted with many of the officers, had the walls
of her room hung with painting of many famous generals, and was deeply
interested in all military matters. It
has been said that she had her accouchement couch covered with a tapestry
depicting one of the battles of
Van Dyck's mother was a talented artist. "She was diligently engaged in the work which she regarded as her masterpiece, while pregnant with the child who was to make her famous in the history art". It was a large composition in colored silk entitled "Susanna and the Elders”.
During Goethe's gestation, his mother, under her husband's instruction, devoted her time to study. Goethe inherited his poetic and imaginative temperament from her.
Schopenhauer's mother, her entire period of pregnancy, lived alone in a country villa, in whose library she cultivated her literary tastes.
Charles Kingsley acquired his talents from his mother.
"In faith that the impressions made on her own mind before the birth of
the child for whose coming she longed, would be mysteriously transmitted to
him, Mrs. Kingsley luxuriated in the romantic surroundings of her
Samson's mother, in accordance with an angel's command, abstained from the use of wine and meat during gestation. She held in her mind the thought of her son's future life-work, that he would lead his people against the Philistines.
Buddha was afforded exceptionally favourable prenatal conditions. "The king rejoiced exceedingly, and gave orders that all care might be taken of his queen during her pregnancy; that wherever she might be, she might be surrounded by that which was pure, melodious, harmonious, refined, elegant and simple".
The mother of Confucius, before the birth of her child, heard a heavenly voice predict his destiny: "The son of the essence of water shall succeed the decaying Chou, and be a throneless king".
During Alexander the Great's gestation, his mother lived in a temple, in the company of a great Egyptian philosopher.
Concerning the prenatal history of Apollonius of Tyana, we read: "During the period which preceded his birth his mother was favoured with a kind of annunciation sent by the god of divination and penetrative science. Proteus appeared to her, and informed her that the child of whom she was pregnant was an incarnation of himself."
The following is
recorded concerning the mother of St. David of
Before the birth of Thomas Aquinus, "a rough hermit with flowing hair, like Ellas, who gained a name for his godly life pointed to a picture of St. Dominic which hung from an image of the Blessed Virgin around his neck, and exclaimed: 'Rejoice, 0 lady, for thou art with child, and thou shalt bring forth a son, whom thou shalt call Thomas; and thou and thy husband shall make a monk of him". A similar man came to the pregnant mother of St.Francis, predicting her child's destiny.
Prenatal influence is effected through the maternal blood. Since the embryo is a condensation of elements derived from this blood, the chemical quality of the latter will influence the development of the unborn child. The factor which may most immediately affect the blood's chemistry is the mother's diet. If the mother's blood is toxic as a result of the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, the resulting child will be physically and mentally subnormal. Dr. Tilney, the neurologist, in speaking concerning his proposed research work along this line, said "We shall be able to determine departures from the normal standard in children whose mother has suffered from some poisoning prior to childbirth. Such poisoning may be due to alcohol, tobacco, bromides or veronal. The next step will be to determine whether this deviation is sufficient to retard the mental development of the child. We might discover that tobacco or alcohol produces a mild deviation from the normal and that a certain dietary deficiency in the expectant mother or an injury to her liver is responsible for maladjustment in a child which results in a savage or unsocial outlook on life". On the other hand, great purity of the mother's blood, as occurs when no meat or wine is used during gestation will lead to the birth of a superior child. The mothers of Chrishna, Samson, Buddha, Jesus, St. David and Honen Shonin lived upon a vegetarian diet during gestation.
The blood passing from the mother to the child contains internal secretions, chemically representing all organs of her body and reproducing these, in miniature form, in the embryo. Between the ductless glands of the mother and the organs of the embryo there is even closer relationship than between these glands and the mother's own organs. These glandular secretions (which are greatly influenced by the organic minerals in the diet and by impulses from the central nervous system, registering psychological states) profoundly affect embryonic development. A weakened or sickly condition of any member of the mother's body (due to a glandular and dietetic cause) will result in an improper development of a corresponding organ in the embryo. And inversely, an exercising and strengthening of any maternal organ, accompanied by an increased secretion of associated ductless glands, will enhance the growth of a corresponding embryonic organ. This relationship (prenatal influence) takes place directly through the blood. Physical and psychological traits are inherited in this way, rather than through the germ-cello (* New YORK World Editorial Section, Aug.12, 1928). ** Inheritance of paternal traits, as in the case of the Bach family, is due to prenatal impression by the mother of the qualities the father manifested during gestation.
There is an interdependent relationship between the ductless glands and the organs they control. The thyroids, for instance, are associated with cerebral activity; and the exercise of those maternal brain-centers which these glands control will, through the influence of their hormones, augment the growth of similar centers in the embryo. As there is a relationship (through the blood) between the bodily organs of mother and child, so is there one between the respective parts of the brain. The thoughts, images, perceptions, aspirations and ideals in the mind of the expectant mother will, in this way, materialize themselves as potential cerebral faculties in the embryo. Emotional states, because of the different glandular secretions by which they are accompanied, may affect, for good or ill, embryonic development. These glandular secretions, produced by thoughts and emotions, will activate the growth of similar ductless glands and brain centers in the embryo, thereby laying in the child the physiological basis for the reappearance of the psychological faculties which the mother has exercised during gestation.
The phenomenon of protective coloration illustrates the capacity of an organism to reproduce on the surface of its skin that which its senses perceive. Stigmatization and hypnotic suggestibility demonstrate that the human body possesses similar capacities. If the perceptions, mental images, emotions and thoughts of a woman are able to affect the cells of her own body, even those of peripheral regions, surely they must have a far greater influence upon the plastic substance of the embryo. That we do not as yet know the exact physiological mechanism by which this is accomplished does not invalidate the reality of the phenomenon.
Potential genius, along any line, may be insured in the coming child if the pregnant mother concentrates upon the cultivation of these abilities — especially when these express her own natural endowments. Dr. Long says: "By and by, parents will come to understand that by giving special attention to any faculty or quality they desire to have reproduced in their offspring, they can have their wishes gratified just in proportion to the intelligent effort, expended”.
The following is a typical case recorded by Dr Long:
"Case 136: Mrs W. is somewhat musical in her tastes, as is also her husband, and when she found herself pregnant, they began together a systematic study and practice of music. They enjoyed the work, attending all the concerts possible, and frequently went to dances where they might hope to hear good music. The son resulting from this gestation began very early to show a taste and talent for music, both vocal and instrumental* His cleverness and skill were so marked that he was considered a prodigy by many who heard him, and is now a professional musician of high standing"
Riddell, in "Prenatal Culture"* reports the following case: "A man who came from an inventive family* who was not a mechanic, undertook to produce a mechanical invention, and worked on it prior to the birth of his son. During gestation the mother became much interested in the invention and entered heartily into the study with him. The boy born under these circumstances began his inventions before the age of ten. At twenty-five he had produced over twenty original inventions and double as many improvements, several of which paid well. That this inventive genius and originality of mind were largely the result of prenatal training is proven by the fact that the older children show very little mechanical ingenuity and scarcely a trace of originality, while children born after the inventive son showed more inventive talent than the older one but have not the inventive power of the one who received the special prenatal training."
*The varied characteristics of children born from the same parents and raised in the same environment can only be explained by the prenatal theory of heredity, not by the germ-cell one. Children born from the same father, but from different mothers, as illustrated by the children of Abraham and by those of the father of Daniel Webster, who had children by two different wives, always take after their respective mothers.
Not only the father's
psychological traits, but also his physical traits, are transmitted to the
child through prenatal influence, rather than through the germ-cell. Where parents were separated during
gestation, as were those of Leonardo da Vinci, Schopenhauer and Oscar Wilde,
there was little paternal resemblance.
The father is usually the mother's prenatal model whose image is
implanted upon the embryo. Dr. Long says:
THE INFLUENCE OF MATERNAL CHASTITY UPON THE BRAIN DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO.
The embryo is a condensation of the maternal blood and for an embryonic superman to be formed, super-blood is required. The blood of the mother is enriched and vitalized chiefly by her glandular secretions, particularly by those of the sex glands. There exists a very intimate relationship between the maternal genital secretions, or hormones, and the growing brain of the fetus. On this account, excessive sexual intercourse previous to conception and during gestation, by draining the mother's blood of genital secretions which are otherwise lymphatically absorbed and used for the construction of embryonic brain-tissue (since these secretions are very rich in phosphorus, the principal element required for the formation of nerve - cells), results in the birth of a physically and mentally subnormal child.
"Many ills and great suffering are directly traceable to excessive sexual intercourse during the non-pregnant state; and sexual intercourse during pregnancy is responsible for an almost endless list of physical and mental defects, ranging all the way from color-blindness to idiocy; and the number of physical and mental defectives, due to this cause, is rapidly increasing from year to year. It is also responsible for universal unhappiness among married women who know instinctively that it is harmful". (Thurston 8 Thurston's Philosophy of Marriage).
Maternal chastity, before and after conception, leads to opposite results. Eames, in "The Principles of Eugenics" describes an experiment in which the reproductive cells of an individual were microscopically examined after a period of dissipation, and, again, after one of continence. In the latter case they were larger and more vital than in the former. The author remarks that children born from devitalized reproductive cells would be physically and mentally inferior than those born from the others.
Therefore, the supermen of the past were born either from young virgins or from mothers of advanced age who were considered barren. In both cases they were women who were not menstruating. There is an important reason for this — for menstruation involves a periodic loss of seminal fluid, thereby draining the blood of elements required for a superior embryonic brain. For a superman to be born, it is therefore necessary that his mother be a non-menstruating virgin. The longer the genital fluid of the mother is preserved within her body previous to conception, the superior (physically, mentally and spiritually) will be the coming child.
All great men had pious and chaste mothers (though their fathers were not always so), as were those of Zoroaster, Krishna, Samuel, Buddha, Plato, Confucius, Mary, John the Baptist, Jesus, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, St. Francis, Thomas Aquinus, St. Theresa, George Fox, Wesley, Rembrandt, Beethoven, Priestley* Locke, Kant, Pestalozzi, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Baker Eddy and Annie Besant. In an ancient writing, it is stated, that the unborn Buddha "reflected on her who should be his mother. According to the customs of Buddhas, he could not be born of any ill-conducted, immoral person, but of one who had passed stainlessly through countless generations, and had never offended against the Five Great Commandments (abstinence from (1) the eating of animal foods, (2) stealing, (3) sexual indulgence, (4) untruthfulness, (5) the drinking of alcohol."
There are important physiological reasons why continence during the period preceding conception (involving not only abstinence from sexual activity but also the complete conservation of genital fluid) is necessary if a superior child is to be produced. The human egg at the commencement of its development, is much like a hen's egg - containing white germinal substance and a yolk in the center. The chemical composition of this yolk (the first external material to enter into the embryonic brain) is determined by the blood supply to the ovaries during the period previous to conception. Any loss of genital fluid during that time impoverishes and devitalizes the blood, and deprives the yolk of the maturing ovum of the phosphorus compounds required for the nourishment of the embryo's brain-tissues, at the commencement of its development.
Before Alexander the Great's conception, his mother lived alone in a temple. Mary's parents, previous to her conception, "lived for about twenty years, chastely". St. Patrick was born from parents who lived in chastity both before and after his conception. His father was a priest; and it was then the rule that clergymen were permitted to marry if they lived chastely with their wives. St. David was born of a nun "who neither before nor after (his conception) knew a man, but, continuing in chastity of mind and body, led a most faithful life".
Isaac Newton's father died before his birth, his mother not marrying until three years later. Not only were conditions after his conception comparatively chaste, but also those before". It is stated upon good authority that Sir Isaac Newton was conceived after two years of enforced continence. The exemplary life, spotless chastity and towering genius of the eminent philosopher testify to his splendid inheritance. Many are indebted to a life cause for their superior qualities". * Nietzsche was his mother's first child, born four years after marriage. Since his father was a minister, we may assume comparatively chaste conditions prior to his birth.
Continence during gestation, which is universally practiced by healthy animals, unperverted primitive people and Indians, is a law of nature. After its fertilization, the egg attaches itself to the uterine mucous membranes, which then thicken and swell, so that their glands may produce increased secretions for the nourishment of the embryo. These glandular secretions fill the cavity of the uterus, in which the embryo is developing, its cervical opening (the os uteri) being plugged by sticky mucous, so that all of this valuable fluid may be retained.
The first differentiation to appear on the embryo is the neural canal, the beginning of the spine, brain and nervous system. The young embryo is almost all brain-tissue. At the end of the first month of its development, when it is half an inch in length, its head is larger than the rest of the body. The younger the brain, the more plastic and sensitive it is, and the more durable are impressions made upon it. During its early formation, the size and chemical quality of the embryonic brain are largely determined by the character of its nutrition (by certain organic minerals, such as phosphorus, which are obtained from the secretions of the genital glands). The embryo is nourished first by the yolk-sac attached to it, then by the glandular secretions in the uterus, and finally by the maternal blood, conveyed to it through the placenta and the umbilical cord. The uterine secretions are then absorbed by lymphatics and transmitted to the embryo through the blood). The quality of these secretions is determined by the mother's diet, and by the degree to which they are conserved within the body through chastity. Intercourse during pregnancy, by causing coincident and subsequent discharges (by orgasms and by leucorrhea) of these secretions, the raw material of embryonic brain tissue, interferes with and retards the normal development of the unborn child.
This violation of natural law (any sex relationships from conception until childbirth) leads to the following serious consequences,
1. Miscarriage or still birth,-
The various sicknesses of pregnancy, such as morning sickness and
nausea. (Continence, combined with proper diet, makes pregnancy a period of increased health, without the disorders which usually accompany it)
3. Nervous disturbances, such as neurasthenia and hysteria.
Hemorrhages during parturition puerperal fevers and death of
mother or child during or after childbirth-
5. By causing the escape from the uterus of
glandular secretions which
are normally absorbed and used for the nourishment and invigoration of the brain and nervous system of mother and child, it not only causes neurasthenic and hysterical symptoms in her, but leads to the birth of nervous and idiotic children.
6. It results in a mechanical and chemical irritation of the female genital tract, introducing into it extraneous matter which settles on the surface of the embryo, appearing as the "vernix caseosa", the foul-smelling., cheesy substance which covers the new-born child. This substance decomposes, generating poisonous toxins which interfere with normal embryonic development, causing feeble-mindedness, color-blindness, blindness and skin disease. The effect of the male seminal fluid upon the embryo is particularly injurious when it is poisoned by the use of tobacco or alcohol. By lymphatic absorption,, the organism of the mother is also injured,* (Dr. P. T. Johnson, an Indian physician, said: "Our people have always known, and the old mothers of the tribe teach, that sexual connection after pregnancy is the cause of the condition known to the medical profession as 'vernix caseosa', and they forbid intercourse during that time .„. Among primitive peoples, such a substance as vernix caseosa is unknown ----- Skin diseases are unknown among primitive peoples, nor are they afflicted with sore or weak eyes".
Dr. E. B. Marshall says : "The Dunkards refrain from sex relations
during pregnancy, and I do not remember a single case where there was an appreciable amount of vernix caseosa on an infant born of a Dunkard during my long practice of twenty-five years among these people.
Dr. Hubbard states: "I have kept a record of more than a hundred cases and have found that in every case, where there had been no sex congress after pregnancy had set in, that the babe was born free from that unctuous substance, vernix caseosa; but where sex relation existed, the child was covered with more or less of this poisonous substance"
Dr. Hilscher says: "Reliable statistics are given in which
it is stated that one-third of the blind in
*It also implants morbid erotic impulses in the child (such as the tendency to masturbate). This is due to prenatal influence, but more particularly to the effect of the lymphatically absorbed male seminal fluid.
7. It causes difficult and painful childbirth.
Intercourse during pregnancy "frequently causes an interruption of the gestation (miscarriage), and occasionally puerperal sepsis (blood poisoning). It also causes a terrific excitation on the part of the mother, which is transmitted to and injures the unborn child, causing it to be less near to perfection in physique and mentality than was intended by Nature and than it would have been had the mother been left alone by the male during pregnancy to develop the child properly. (*It also implants morbid erotic impulses in the child (such as the tendency to masturbate). This is due to prenatal influence, but more particularly to the effect of the lymphatically absorbed male seminal fluid.
If a virile bull breaks into a pen with a pregnant cow, the latter will make every effort within her power to avoid him. If she be unable to do so the stock raiser always expects to be presented later on with a defective calf. This calf may have three or five legs, or two tails or two heads, or an abnormal number of internal organs, or it may have minor defects not readily noticeable; and this principle applies to the breeding of all other animals, including human beings, When an accident of this kind occurs, the stock raiser does not attempt to attribute it to any other than its true cause, i.e. sexual intercourse during pregnancy; and his natural procedure is to make better provision for the future to keep bulls away from his pregnant cows.
Human beings, in the belief that they are immune from the consequences of violating the natural laws which govern the relationship of the sexes among animals, use present marriage laws as an excuse for forcing a woman, in pregnancy and out, to occupy the same bed or habitation with a man who is, in fact, only a bull in human form, in so far as sex matters are concerned. The belief that a man cannot go for long periods without sexual intercourse is everywhere current. This is only true if he be subjected nightly to the terrific sex appeal of a semi-nude bed companion. As this condition universally prevails, it results in the universal indulgence of an unbridled sexual passion.
"Among the lower animals, the female selects the male most pleasing to her, unhampered in her choice by any latent desire for food, clothing or protection. She then permits the male so selected to have sexual intercourse with her until she is pregnant, then, in certain species, she either drives him away, or leaves him. In others she permits him to remain nearby to help provide for the young but she does not, in the natural state outside of captivity allow the male to have sexual intercourse with her again, until a certain time after the birth of the offspring.
"Compare this eminently sensible conduct of the lower animals with present customs and teachings of human beings throughout the greater portion of the world that lead young girls to believe that sexual intercourse is improper until marriage, and imply that any amount of it after marriage is natural, legal and proper. Such customs and teachings are almost wholly responsible for the millions of disillusioned, diseased, unhappy, embittered married and ex-married men and women now living, and also for hordes of unwanted, defective, unhappy children, who fill the slums of every city, and who are to be found in lesser numbers in every community throughout the world.
"The majority of physicians now practicing have been taught that sexual intercourse during pregnancy is allowable up to the eighth month and many of these physicians have been passing this information on to their women patients for years. Many of these physicians now realize that the practice is harmful and that they may have been indirectly responsible for scores of miscarriages, with their frequently resultant injurious complications and for many defective children. Frequently however, an obstetrician will be found who will state in unqualified terms that sexual intercourse during pregnancy is horrible, that it is positively injurious to both mother and child, and that it places human-beings on a moral plane below that of the lower animals.
"When all women learn the potential value of their possession, and also learn the vital necessity of its conservation after marriage .as well as before, then the species will become magnificent in strength of body and brilliance of mind, radiant health will make it immune to disease; life will be indefinitely prolonged; revolutionary achievements by both men and women will follow each other in rapid succession". (*Thurston; "Thurston'a Philosophy of Marriage".
The author of the preceding asked a number of physicians the question: "Is sexual intercourse during pregnancy capable of causing (a) Interruption of gestation (miscarriage) (b) Puerperal sepsis (blood poisoning). The answer to this question was yes, invariably".
Many great men,
including Chrishna, Jesus, St. David and Leonardo da Vinci, were born of
mothers who did not live together, as wife and husband with their fathers. Chrishna’s mother, during gestation, lived
alone in the forest, subsisting entirely on wild fruit and berries. Mary,
during her pregnancy, lived together with
Plato and Buddha, like Jesus, were children of chaste gestation. Plato's biographer, Olympiodorus writes: "An Apolloniacal spectre is said to have had connection with Perictione his mother, and appearing in the night to his father, Aristo, it commanded him not to sleep with Perictione during the time of her pregnancy, which mandate Aristo obeyed". After Buddha's conception, his mother lived alone, away from her husband, in a special garden which was provided for her, eating only fruits and the products which nature provided". From that time no sensual desire ever disturbed her thoughts. She steadfastly obeyed, as she had done from her youth up, the Five Great Commandments, and abstained from all impurity, as the mothers of Buddhas ever have done.
The mother of Alexander the Great, during pregnancy, lived apart from her husband, Philip of Macedon. Since Isaac Newton's father died before his birth, and since chaste conditions prevailed for two years previous to his conception, we may assume comparative chastity during his gestation. Schopenhauer's superior intellect, like that of Plato's, was due, to a large degree, to his chaste gestation, during which time his mother lived in a country villa, apart from her husband, who was engaged in business in a distant city.
"It is well established by physiologists that the suffering attendant upon labor is abnormal, and only a result of the violation of nature's laws; that by a more or less thorough compliance with these laws, most women can approximate a condition in which there shall be no suffering in childbirth",
.....Dr. Stockham: Toxology
"Pain in childbirth is a morbid symptom; it is a perversion of nature caused by modes of living not consistent with the most healthy condition of the system, and a regimen which would insure a completely healthy condition might be counted on to do away with such pain.
PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH THROUGH HYGIENIC LIVING DURING GESTATION.
Maia, the mother of Buddha, when about to give birth to her child walked off into the woods; and, while standing up, her son gently emerged from her womb, passing into the hands of one of her attendants. As a result of her vegetarian diet and her chastity during gestation (for she then lived alone in a garden), not only was her child painlessly born, but it came out perfectly clean, untainted by vernix caseosa. Jesus, as a result of his mother's chaste living and her vegetarian diet during pregnancy, was also born in a painless manner, without external assistance, emerging pure and clean.
Mohammed was painlessly born.
The mother of Honen Shonin, the Buddhist saint, as a result of her vegetarian diet, was free from sickness during pregnancy and pain during childbirth,
Confucius was born in a cave; Apollonius of Tyana was born while his mother was alone in a meadow and St Francis was born in a stable. In all the above cases, the mothers were not given drugs or anesthetics, nor was the umbilical cord cut and tied by a physician or a midwife.
No woman is truly educated who does not know the hygienic methods of insuring painless childbirth. This knowledge will remove many groundless fears which are the results of ignorance and misinformation. As in the case of the animal, nature has constructed the human organism for the easy and natural accomplishment of childbirth. It is only the unhealthy and artificial life of civilized woman, and crude methods of medical interference, which makes child birth as painful and dangerous as it is. By chastity, natural food and hygienic living during gestation, childbirth will become an act of joy rather than of suffering, something to be happily looked forward to, instead of feared and dreaded.
The first factor in insuring painless childbirth is
continence during gestation. Intercourse
at this time, by irritating and inflaming the female sex organs, causes
hemorrhages and pain during parturition.
"At one time, the author had a considerable experience with the
The second factor in insuring painless childbirth is correct diet. Animal foods, such as meat, chicken, fish and eggs, are poisons to the embryonic child, and should never be eaten. The diet should consist of raw vegetables, fruits and nuts. It is very important that the embryo receive sufficient organic minerals for the formation of its ductless glands and internal organs; these are more essential than protein, carbohydrates and fats, which are more required during postnatal development, when the child engages in muscular activity. Dr. Cowan says: "Pure blood being a requirement in the right growth of the child, it is almost unnecessary to say that a clean, sweet, lovable baby cannot be grown by a mother who uses fat meats, pork, spices, grease, tea, coffee, beer, whiskey,, wine, etc.; and even lean, fresh or healthy beef or mutton, the least hurtful of flesh diets, are not fit to make babies of the right stamp. Undeniably the best food for mothers, during this period of pregnancy, is fruit and vegetables in as near to their natural condition as possible". Dr. Stockham says "The fruit diet prevents the diseases of pregnancy and the sufferings of parturition" Indigestion, biliousness, headache, constipation, insomnia and vomiting during pregnancy are, to a great measure, caused by wrong food.
'A pregnant woman, in a perfect state of health, does not require any more food because pregnant than she should if otherwise". Over-eating during pregnancy causes the child to be excessively large, which leads to painful childbirth. A very large baby, encumbered with fat, is less healthy than a small one - contrary to popular opinions. The uterus, in which the embryo grows is situated between the bladder and the rectum. When these are distended, it is compressed, and the growth of the child is inhibited. Therefore, overeating should be avoided, as this compression is liable to reduce the size of the embryonic brain. Laxatives or purgatives should never be used, for they are injurious both to mother and child. On a raw vegetable and fruit diet, they will never be required.
It is especially important to avoid the use of bread and cereals during gestation, if painless childbirth is to be insured. Not only are these foods not required, but they contain a great deal of inorganic matter which causes a premature ossification of the bones of the embryo, resulting in its difficult emergence.
"A too early consolidation of the bones of the foetus is one of the reasons for dangerous and painful childbirth. This in a great measure can be avoided, and the pain and labor greatly lessened, if the woman will, previous to confinement, abstain from grains or white flour, beans, peas, barley, and all farinaceous substances, and milk, butter and cheese. In the place of these, using only fruits and vegetables...The child born under these conditions will be softer and smaller than usual, but will soon grow in strength and beauty".
Another writer says: "l was more particularly impressed with the importance of such a view, by the fact that in various parts of the world the females are comparatively free from the evils generally attending the females of European society. 'Among the Araucanian Indians of South America, a mother, immediately on her delivery,, takes her child, and going to the nearest stream of water, washes herself and it, and returns to the usual labors of her station. Many accounts have been given of these and the females of other tribes requiring no more than ten or fifteen minutes for all purposes connected with delivery.
"In proportion as a female subsists during gestation upon aliment free from calcareous earthly matter, will she retard the consolidation of the child and thus prevent pain and danger in delivery. Hence the following may be given as an axiom for the guidance of females at these particular times. The more ripe fruit and the less of other kinds of food, but particularly of bread or pastry of any kind, they consume during pregnancy, the less difficulty will they have in labor. It is quite true to suppose that nutritious food is necessary to support and strengthen the foetus; but the nutritious and the solid earthly matter in food are very different substances. Wheaten flour, on account of its containing so much earthly matter, is the most dangerous article a female can live on when pregnant. The other grains are bad enough, but better than wheat. Densmores How Nature Cures.
Outdoor exercise, as is involved in gardening, is very important in preparation for a painless childbirth; and the easy confinement of Indian women is partly due to this reason. Deep breathing of pure country air is also essential, since the expectant mother breathes for two. The poisonous carbon monoxide of gasoline smoke is especially to be avoided. A daily cold bath is required and also exposure each day of the nude body, particularly the abdomen and breasts, to the sun's rays. (The ultra-violet rays, present at high altitudes, are extremely beneficial).
Clothing should be light, loose and hung from the shoulders, wearing no woollen underwear, abdominal support, or anything tight around the waist or breasts,
A woman who lives hygienically during gestation has no need to, and should never subject herself to vaginal medical examination. This crude and ugly practice (by which the physician puts his finger into the pregnant woman's vagina, pressing in upon the embryo from below as well as from outside) leads to injurious consequences both to mother and child. Continent and hygienic living during pregnancy will obviate all danger of foetal displacement or miscarriage, and no examination will be necessary. Neither will there be need for a physician to know the exact time of delivery, nor, in fact, will a physician then be necessary.
* Cowan: The Science of a New Life
The Natural Method of Childbirth.
Women have too long remained in ignorance of the most elementary physiological facts concerning childbirth, which they have left to medical practitioners whose education, relating to this as well as to other matters, has been very faulty. As a result of this ignorance, both mother and child have been the sufferers. The high infant mortality today is sufficient evidence that the methods of childbirth now in vogue are unscientific (for they are largely based on superstition and tradition).
A woman should give birth to a child as easily as a hen lays an egg, leaving the process entirely to nature. This will be possible if she lives hygienically during gestation childbirth will then be a simple muscular expulsion of the contents of the uterus.
Childbirth is accomplished by the dilation of the neck of the uterus, and by the periodic contraction of the uterine and abdominal muscles, which cause the expulsion of the foetus. This occurs simultaneously with the bursting of the amniotic sac, in which the child, like a chick in an egg, lies enclosed, the head protrudes first, and finally the whole body emerges attached by the pulsating umbilical cord to the mother. At the end of this cord is the placenta, which connects the foetus with the inner wall of the uterus and which is expelled shortly after childbirth.
Two weeks previous to childbirth (which ordinarily occurs 280 days after conception) the premonitary signs of labor commence. By a softening and giving away of the os uteri, the opening of the uterus into the vagina,, and by a blending together of its body and neck, the womb sinks lower in the abdominal cavity,, which results in easier breathing and in many ways makes the woman feel lighter and better, A few days previous to the commencement of labor, the uterus sinks further (to the brim of the pelvis), resulting in an increased feeling of relief. The first labor pains accompany the dilation of the neck of the uterus, to permit the exit of the child. The second labour pains, which are sharper and more frequent, occur when the muscles of the uterus commence their peristaltic action, expelling the foetus in a manner analogous to that of the rectum in expelling its contents. This expulsion requires no muscular effort or "bearing down" on the part of the mother. Neither does the perineum need support. Dr Stockham says: "A natural labour needs no manual interference A Canadian physician asserts that he has attended 1,700 women in confinement without giving support to the perineum, and yet in no case did rupture occur".
When the child is born it should not be immediately washed or oiled, but left to lie undisturbed by its mother. Its vital processes require time for adjustment to a new environment. It is not necessary that the child cry, which it will not do if it is kept warm and comfortable. The parturient woman requires no bandage. Anything tight around the waist after childbirth presses down upon the uterus and may cause prolapsus uteri. No clothing should be put on the new-born child, nor should anything be wrapped tightly around it.
If not prematurely cut, no tying of the umbilical cord is necessary. "By tying, a small amount of blood is retained in vessels peculiar to foetal life. This blood by pressure or irritation may prevent perfect closure of the foramen ovale (of the heart), and be a cause of haemorrhage. Besides, it must be absorbed into the system, causing jaundice and aphtha, so common in young babes". * Stockham: Toxology.
"It is, unfortunately, a frequent custom to cut the umbilical cord immediately after birth. That is quite wrong, and may be attended with serious consequences both to the mother and child. An hour should first be allowed to elapse, as soon as the cord is cold and the pulsation in it ceases. After a few days it falls off by itself.
"Franz Anton Mesmer, the discoverer of animal magnetism, a physician, at first in Vienna, subsequently in Paris, says in one of his writings (A Warning against the Premature Cutting of the Umbilical Cord); 'It is the invariable custom, and has become an article of faith in all civilized countries, immediately on the birth of a child and before the placenta has made its appearance to firmly tie the umbilical cord in two places to prevent the loss of blood when the cord is severed. With this hasty and violent treatment the circulation of the blood, shared by the mother and child, is suddenly interrupted without allowing time for the actual revolution to complete its circuit. The contraction and closing of the congested blood vessels of the mother, so necessary for the timely and natural delivery of the placenta, is thereby prevented, and the latter is either torn off with more or less force by the midwife, or ejected by powerful contractions of the uterus. Injury to the interior of the uterus is the consequence, leading to haemorrhage, inflammation, tumors, suppuration, and more or less disease. On the other hand, the blood contained in the portion of the cord adhering to the body of the child, being withdrawn from the circulation, passes through every grade of decomposition on account of disturbances in the structure and functions of the liver. As a result, a subtle poisonous miasma is engendered, capable of injuriously affecting the liver and all bodily fluids.
"Immediately after the birth of the child, its mouth and nose should be cleansed by the midwife. It should then be carefully covered and laid beside the mother till the placenta makes its appearance.
"The child is born, but the woman is completely exhausted by the demands on her strength and loses more or less blood (which ordinarily occurs, but not if she lives hygienically during gestation). What is to be done? Shall we follow the usual orthodox plan and allow the woman to lose a large quantity of blood, of which she stands so much in need? Shall we abandon her state of weakness and wait the result? No.
"Haemorrhage after childbirth may be prevented, and thus the system may not be deprived of its needed blood, by the use of a cold hip-bath. This need only take a minute. It causes a contraction of the uterus and a cessation of the haemorrhage. The placenta will then easily be expelled". Bilz: The Natural Method of Health".
If the mother lives a chaste and hygienic life during gestation, subsisting on raw vegetables and fruit, she may safely give birth to a child in the same way as apes and animals do - without external assistance or medical interference (which frequently does more harm than good). The umbilical cord would then be neither tied nor cut; it would be left to naturally wither away.
When the child appeared, it would be brought into contact with the mother's warm body, and remain so as long as her intuition saw fit.
Difficult labour may be successfully managed without the use of instruments by means of a hot sitz-bath This causes a relaxation of the pelvic muscles (which are liable to be tense, because of the woman's nervous condition brought about by fear) thereby permitting an easier exit of the child, and reducing the pain. No drugs, anesthetics or narcotics should ever be used previous to and during parturition, for it is better that the mother suffer pain (as a result of her previous wrong living) than that the child be poisoned (by the effect of the drug, transmitted first through the maternal blood and later through the milk). Drugs also cause sickness and the death of the mother following childbirth. The "milk-leg" after confinement is the direct effect of a large dose of ergot, a drug which poisons both mother and child.
"Pelvic peritonitis, puerperal or child-bed fever, the death of the mother after childbirth, is caused by:
"First; The inflammatory condition of the system before delivery. If a fruit diet has not obviated this, there is nothing to fear.
"Second, The use of ergot in confinement. Puerperal fever following poisoning by ergot is very rapid in its course and soon terminates in gangrene. If this drug were banished from practice, child-bed fever would be rare.
"Third, Contusions and bruises from instruments not handled dexterously
Fourth, The use of carthartics, tonics, stimulants and other drugs after delivery,
"It is within the power of every woman that she shall not be subject to these causes of puerperal fever. Instruments frequently maim both mother and child. Our statistics establish the fact that asylums are crowded with idiots and insane, who are so through the use of forceps in delivery. Through the use of forceps, the delicate unformed bones which contain, the brain are maimed, flattened and bruised". (Stockham Toxology",
"We have evidence among primitive people that they
understand the necessity of limiting offspring in a perfectly healthful way.
The natives of
Dr. Holbrook : Stirpiculture
"And when three years expired, and the time of her weaning complete, they brought the virgin to the temple of the Lord with offerings".
The Gospel of the Birth of Mary, Apocryphal New Testament.
THE NATURAL LACTATION - FROM TWO AND A HALF TO THREE YEARS.
If a woman lives in chastity, and on a natural diet, during gestation and lactation, she (like all female animals who live in this way) will be able to nurse her young until their teeth have developed sufficiently to enable them to partake of their natural food. In the human being this normally occurs at two and a half years of age, until which time it should be fed on nothing but mother's milk. The giving out of the maternal milk-supply at the end of nine months is an unnatural condition resulting from improper diet and incontinence curing pregnancy and the nursing period.
The conception of another child before the natural weaning of the last one (which should take place as it approaches its third year) is harmful to the mother, the infant and the embryo. The mammary glands extract the most vital elements from the blood, thus starving the unborn child, while the enlarged blood supply to the uterus interferes with mammary secretion. Therefore, there must be no sex relationships for three years after childbirth, during which time mother and infant should live apart from the father. Allowing a period of rest after lactation, and one of preparation before conception, there is a minimum period of five years between the successive births of children by the same parents. The sex act, among married people, should therefore not occur more frequently than once in five years, and then only for the purpose of conception.
Observation will readily convince one that children who have had the advantage of being nursed throughout the period fixed by nature (from two and e half to three years) are superior to those whose lactation has been cut short at the end of nine months or before. The writer knows three sisters, all women of exceptional health, and mothers of gifted children, who were nursed by their mother, an Austrian peasant woman, until they were three years old. Another woman who lived on a vegetarian diet nursed her child for two years, after which she raised it on a diet of raw vegetables, fruits and nuts (giving it no form of grain). The child, now five years old, is declared by educators to be physically and mentally supernormal.
Dr. Terman, the psychologist, after a recent survey of a thousand gifted children in the state of California, has come to the conclusion that superior mentality goes hand in hand with superior physical health, that the child of high intelligence has become what it is as a result of better prenatal and postnatal conditions, and that a greater number of supernormal children have been nursed by their mothers, and for longer periods, than those of mediocre intelligence. The cow is a stupid animal, with small brain capacity, and its milk is deficient in elements required for the adequate nourishment of the infant's growing brain. Therefore, a baby fed on cow's milk has a starving brain; its physical growth is over stimulated, but its mental growth is retarded. Mother's milk, since it is secreted from an organism with a higher brain-capacity (whose blood contains elements required for the nourishment of parts of the brain which are undeveloped in the cow), properly nourishes the infant's brain; and, therefore, children who are nursed by their mothers develop superior intelligence than those that are bottle fed.
The prophet Samuel, like Mary, was nursed by his mother until his third year Hannah "gave her son suck until she weaned him. And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her unto the house of the Lord in shiloh; and the child was young. Since her husband had another younger wife, Hannah, like the mother of Mary, lived in chastity during gestation and lactation.
It is a well known fact that sexual intercourse during lactation induces premature menstruation, vitiates the quality and reduces the quality of the milk, and brings nursing to a sudden close. This results from the escape of genital fluid, which is otherwise lymphatically absorbed and carried by the blood to the mammary glands, stimulating their secretion. Genital fluid is very rich in phosphorus, the element required to build brain-tissue and a loss of it reduces the phosphorus-content of the milk, retarding the brain-development of the child. The milk of the unchaste mother, like that of the cow is deficient in elements required to build a superior brain. This is so because of her loss of seminal fluid (by orgasms and by leucorrhea) and because of the resulting menstrual discharges. The dependence of the mammary glands upon this internally absorbed sex fluid is evident at puberty, when, due to an increased secretion and absorption of the latter, there is a rapid growth of the breasts, as well as of the brain and the entire body. Girls who masturbate, who are subject to losses of genital fluid, possess flat breasts. Menstruation is accompanied by the loss of this vital fluid. Hence, with its cessation after conception, the mammary glands commence to enlarge. As soon as menstruation begins again (determined by when sexual intercourse occurs), towards the end of lactation (which now takes place prematurely), the mammary glands diminish in size, lose their vital power and are unable to secrete good milk.
Intercourse during lactation may lead to the poisoning of the infant by the lymphatically absorbed male seminal fluid — particularly if the father smokes or drinks. This male fluid, transmitted to the child through the milk, has the tendency to implant morbid sex impulses within it. Sex perverts and prostitutes are created in this way, as also through intercourse during gestation.
It is a remarkable fact that the new-born of all other forms of life seem to have superior intelligence and ability than has the human infant, who, because of its larger brain-capacity, should, however, surpass them. This is due to the fact that the infant's brain cells have been paralyzed by its mother's unnatural diet and unchastity during gestation and lactation. There is no reason why, at birth, the cells of the brain should not be as fully active and co-ordinated as the cells of any other organ, such as the heart. Through hygienic and continent living, a mother may endow her child with a brain all of whose cells are functioning at birth.
It has been estimated that most children are born with brains four-fifths of those cells are permanently dormant (having been impoverished, poisoned or paralyzed.
This paralysis of the infant's brain-cells results in its
typical stupidity as compared to new-born animals whose mothers live on natural
food and in chastity during gestation and lactation. Though it is universal, this condition is
not natural. Children born from mothers
who lived in chastity and on a vegetarian diet throughout their lives, as those
The growth of the infant's brain depends upon the concentration of genital secretions present in its blood (coming from either its mother's or its own sex glands). This is illustrated by the following case of a child who had three sex glands, and therefore a greater amount of these secretions in its blood. "At nine years of age this child possessed a fine beard and moustache, and had all the appearance of a young man of twenty. Short of figure, but very robust, he had strongly developed muscles and gave the impression of a vigorous man. His intelligence was equally far above that of an individual of his age. The parents, alarmed by the unusual aspect of their child, had the hypertropied interstitial gland removed. Some months after the operation the beard fell out, the lad's muscles diminished in size, and, which is still more significant, his intellectual development underwent a regression which brought the child back to a state corresponding with this age. We have in this case an excellent demonstration that the orchitic glands not only hold under their domination the factors connected with sex, but that they certainly act as a general stimulant of our physical and intellectual energy".
Dr. Voronoff, from whose book, "The Conquest of Life", the above is quoted, contemplates the creation of a race of supermen by grafting sex glands into the bodies of gifted children. This suggestion is absurd - for if the child is supplied with sufficient genital secretions from the much larger sex glands of its mother, by her chaste living previous to conception, during gestation and during lactation, these same effects may be produced by healthy and natural means.
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND DIETETIC INFLUENCE DURING LACTATION
As the mother may physically and mentally influence the development of the embryo through her blood, so may she influence the infant through her milk. Nursing is a spiritual as well as a physical feeding; therefore, it is very important that every mother nurse her own child. If it is fed on cow's milk, it absorbs the animal qualities of the cow. If it is fed by a nurse, it will absorb her good and evil qualities. A mother who is not able to nurse her child should reform her way of living by eating simple, natural foods and by conservation of genital fluid; she will then be able to nurse it until it is old enough to eat solid food.
After the termination of nursing (between two and a half and three years after childbirth) the infant should be weaned and raised exclusively on fruit. Fruit will supply it with all the elements it requires for the formation of a strong, healthy body - even as grass supplies the needs of the calf. The infant should never be given cow's milk. Cow's milk is unfit for human consumption for many reasons. Mother's milk forms small, soft curds which are easily broken up and digested, while cow's milk forms large, tough ones which are only adapted to the four-stomach system of the calf. Since the calf's period of infancy is only two months, cow's milk contains more rapidly maturing constituents which cause the child to grow at an abnormally fast rate. Babies fed on cow's milk may appear large and fat, but their tissues are not healthy. Cow's milk contains an excess of indigestible casein and lime, and a too small amount of milk-sugar and potassium. The most obvious difference between cow's milk and mother's milk is the fact that one is acid while the other is alkaline.
The infant is unable to digest cereal-starch in any form. Therefore, Zwiebach bread, crackers and cooked cereals (or their juices) are injurious. Such foods only turn into carbon dioxide gas and alcohol, and are liable to cause convulsions. Water is not good for infants for, whether boiled or not, it always contains a certain amount of inorganic matter which may settle as calcareous deposit. Before weaning, the baby may obtain all the water it requires from its mother's milk after weaning, from fruit.
The child, like the animal, should eat by natural instinct. When hungry, it should go to the food-supply, and take the quantity and quality of fruit it requires. It should never be fed by its parent, nor forced to eat anything against its will (which perverts its nutritive instinct and is the main cause of children's diseases). A child raised on fruit will be physically, mentally and spiritually supernormal.
The thoughts and emotions of the mother, previous to and during nursing, through the glandular secretions which they induce, affect the chemical quality of the milk and the development of the child. These secretions, transmitted through the milk, will accelerate in the infant the growth of those organs, ductless glands and brain-centers which have been most active in the mother, thereby reproducing in it the psychological traits she has then exercised. During lactation, the mother should devote her time to the cultivation of the special talents which are to constitute the child's future life-work, which have been decided upon before conception, and which have been developed during gestation. The education of the child during the nursing period is more important than at any other time in its development (except the prenatal period) for its brain is never as sensitive to nutritional, environmental and psychological stimuli as it is then.
"Psychic conditions in the mother exert a powerful influence on the secretions of the mammary glands. Worry, grief, anger, fear and irritation not only diminish the secretion of milk but change its character and chemical composition, so that it may become distinctly injurious to the nursing infant. On the other hand, a pleasant and tranquil state of mind, combined with proper diet, will usually produce a copious flow of wholesome milk. Mothers should be especially warned against taking drugs and all kinds of stimulants during the period of lactation, for such preparations will impair the quality of the milk and will often prove fatal to the child". * Carque : Natural Foods.
"In the same way that the mother's habits of thought affect the child's character, so does the food she eats affect the child's physical growth and health and, in a close manner, its mental characteristics. Especially during this period of nursing should the mother exercise the qualities (decided upon from the beginning) that in their transmitted action will constitute genius. After an intense application of brain-power in the direction required - be it that of mechanic, author, editor, teacher, singer, etc. - the mother immediately following this application should give her child the breast. And precisely so in every department of childbirth.
"A fat and heavy baby is generally the result of dietetic indiscretions on the part of the mother: the eating of too many cooked and concentrated, acid-forming foods; the extensive use of table salt, which leads to accumulation of water in the tissues and dropsical condition. Nearly all infantile diseases are directly caused by faulty nutrition and lack of hygienic care during pregnancy and the nursing period, and never by so-called infectious germs. Of fifteen babies who die during the first year, only one is breast-fed. Over-feeding with boiled and pasteurized milk, the extensive use of artificial infant foods, lack and fresh air and injurious prenatal influences are the principal causes of large infant mortality".
"The new-born infant needs no artificial food. It should be put to the breast whenever it shows an inclination. The true mother will delight in the privilege of nursing her child. It is highly important for the mother to be guided by and to protect the infant's inherent Nursing Instinct. The mother of young animals always has her breasts at their service, to which they go when they are hungry. The human mother should try to approximate this ideal. The only feeding schedule to follow is the infant's natural hunger. This, of course, necessitates the mother's continual attention to the child. Mothers whose minds are diverted by frivolities follow an artificial feeding schedule so that they may come to their babies only at certain times. But this is to the child's lasting detriment - for the human body is not a machine which may be fed according to the clock.
It is all well and good reading about marvelous happenings of long ago but does it still hold true today? I know of a few instances that reinforce that it does.
This comment from one reader (who off her own bat did breast feed her children till they no longer demanded it) and who now at school are obviously much brighter than other kids of that age. I thought the info was brilliant. According to the Bible, before they decided it was a good idea to set a law for monogamous relationships, men had many wives as well as servant girls who were at their disposal. It would have been a lot easier to apply the concept back in those days! Hmm, interesting point. However, that your partner is always ‘on his toes’ is in large part your own fault. He wouldn’t be that way if you didn’t feed him high protein, high carbohydrate, high amino acid type food. While you were already off meat you needed to be off wheat too in particular. Unfortunately the plan would fall apart if he digressed during his work lunch break.
This from another, Ursula read aloud a lot to our Lizabel before she was born. She picked up reading really quickly at age 2 or 3, could read quite well by the time she started school. At the school play she got the job of narrator of the story when she was in Grade 1!
There is, or was, an area in India where the
inhabitants lived almost exclusively on wheat, as a consequence they reached
maturity often at age 6 or 7, were grandparents sometimes before they were 20
but had a life expectancy of 27 (United Nations - Food & Agriculture circa
1950s). Another national example is
Another interesting point, the expected lifespan of almost every species is 7 times the time taken to reach maturity. Take the Indian example above, 7 x 6 is 42 but because of the high intake of wheat to which the body is not suited the life expectancy in this area was just 27. Cattle, 2 years x 7 is 14 by which time they are usually decrepit or dead. If we take modern mankind maturing at 12 years x 7 is 84 but most don’t reach that thanks to the burgeoning accumulation of toxins within their bodies from today’s ‘modern’ diet. The thing is, someone who is conceived and raised according to Bernard’s article, would not reach maturity till the age of 30 to 40 years. Multiply that by 7 and you will see that we are living out less than half our potential.
It must be BOTH ‘hygienic living’ and sexual continence to reach this
state. There is a tribe in
Even in the Koran ‘tis written’ that the husband shall not seek relations with a wife who falls pregnant until the child has been weaned. (Funny how the unpopular bits of any bible never get preached.) Again, if this were followed to the letter, not much would come of it as the middle eastern diet too, is hugely carnivorous.
Another lady whom I had been exchanging emails on matters of good health and how to have it, became pregnant and on my suggestion, abstained from sex during the pregnancy – wheat (and meat) were already off their diet so husband was able to comply.) While this did not eliminate the formation of vernix caseosa at birth, the boy, now 6 mths old, has shown a marked degree of alertness almost from day one. As coincidence has it, mother and son ran into another mother with son on hip at a supermarket, got to comparing notes and the boys birthdays were only 6 days apart. The infants were chalk and cheese, the one on cow’s milk was the usual gobby plump, inattentive to surroundings and the only animation seemed to be tongue movement. The breast fed infant of leaner build could swivel his head 180 degrees, seemed alert to everything, reaching out to the other boy and watching all that was going on around him.
Yet another, wasn't aware of the benefits of sexual continence but did practice home birthing and breast feeding on demand until no longer required, commented on vernix caseosa that it had an incredibly pleasant aroma. After the birth it was not washed off, in fact apart from the face and genitalia the baby was never washed. Even to this day these children, 6 years later, shower with plain water, no soaps or detergents are used. Bernard's assertions on vernix caseosa may turn out to be not quite true.
The attitude to sex these days is ridiculous, on one hand men feel obliged to perform otherwise their partner might feel that somehow she has become less attractive and unloved. On the other hand women feel obliged to perform otherwise their partner might go elsewhere and eventually leave.
Whilst we can't roll back time and be reborn and raised the correct way, we can get off the merry go round of inappropriate and excessive nutrition that increases our toxic burden, causes ill health, premature aging and drives sexual excesses but we can achieve as much as 80% of our design potential by making the appropriate changes. It all begins with the one thing that almost everyone will resist to the bitter end, change of diet. If you can't do that, then every other concievable effort you might make toward better health is a waste of time.
In order of difficulty as a transitional guide, for most the easiest thing to give up is meat. There should be few dramas of reaction, the biggest hurdle is the fight with your memory banks who will erroneously insist that a meal won't look right unless it has meat included. The break must be 100%, nothing will be achieved if the meat intake is merely reduced by 50%, 80% or even 99%.
The next item off the menu can be dairy products. This will be more difficult as the traditional cereals and milk for breakfast, cheese, ice cream etc all have to go. Milk is insidious, it gets everywhere, especially in between meals in the form of cakes, biscuits, tea or coffee.
The most important of all to get out of the diet is wheat, certainly one of the most difficult as it is even more insidious than dairy products with which it is usually combined. Touted as the ‘staff of life’ it’s true impact on humans is the ‘staff of death (prematurely)’ and along the way comes all manner of ill health and decrepitude as the inorganic matter it contains settles to all parts of the body in young and old alike.
Incredible as it sounds, vegetables are the last item to remove from the diet. This may well be the most difficult as it is so ingrained into the human psych that vegetables (‘eat your greens’) are good for you. In fact they aren’t. As with meat and carnivores having a special enzyme, uricase, to break down uric acid, vegetables are fibrous material and the four legged species designed to eat them, also have a special enzyme, cellulase which breaks down fibrous material. Mankind has neither of these enzymes so derives little benefit from consuming such ‘food’ but does manage to retain the ill effects that go with trying to.
To conclude, the most common response to the adoption of hygienic living is “But I like crackling”, “But I like sponge cake”, “But I like the food in my current diet – otherwise I wouldn’t eat it” and “But eating is one of my few remaining joys in life”. Our body comprises 50 trillion cells, they all replicate themselves by cell division at least once every 7 years, most in mere days. The outer layer of each cell carries up to 1 million receptors whose purpose is to provide a doorway to receive nutrients, blood sugar and/or minerals from the intercellular space. The replicating cell doesn’t seem to care what receptors it installs, it merely reacts according to the previous cells history and/or whatever is in the intercellular space. Take a smoker for instance, no one ever liked their first cigarette but the replicating cell senses that nicotine was incoming so it forms nicotine receptors. If more cigarettes were smoked over that cell’s life, then next time it replicates, it adds more and more nicotine receptors. By now the smoker is enjoying smoking and once the receptor numbers get high enough, that person is addicted. Same story for all incoming substances be they meat, wheat, heroin, salt, ice-cream, deep fried chicken, crisps, coffee or glue sniffing. Just as it takes time to ‘acclimatize’ to harmful substances, it can take just as much time to reverse the process. This is why to give something up requires a 100% break from it, 99% just won’t do because the cells will keep installing receptors, albeit less off them. That some remain will lead one back into the bad old ways at the drop of a hat. Every so often “as a special treat”, “It won’t matter just this once” just doesn’t cut it. One of the best and quickest ways to sever this vicious cycle is by fasting on water only for several days – but that is another story.
Men are merely drones whose main purpose seems to be to offer some security and keep other drones at bay. It’s tough when the female ingrained ambition is to secure a male and form a family, before her clock stops ticking. For many, settling for second best in a male must be one of life’s most awful choices but seen to be preferable to not finding one at all.
Women of the World, the fate of mankind as a species rests entirely in your hands, don’t fritter it away by acquiescing to the fickle superficial demands of males.
Please feel free to email in any comments/experiences, it would be so nice to hear that someone out there, is doing the right thing.