Why would you NOT want to be Tatyana Barabanova, even though she’s famous? Why could Nadia Barabanova make The Guiness World Records, but that be a bittersweet honor? What can you learn from their lives about living better yourself, living longer and bringing healthy children into the world? That’s our prime task, as the human species, right?
Well, Tatyana is a 43 year old mother of 12, who lives in or near Barnaul, Siberia, Russia, and on September 26, 2007 she gave birth, by Caesarian section, to 17 pound, 1 ounce Nadia, the the 3rd largest baby ever born, and the largest in more than 50 years. Why is this a tragedy in the making?
Let’s learn a bit about sex, gestation, what baby-fat ultimately may predict and more.
A female is born with a finite number of eggs; she has all of them when she is born, and their quality is optimized then. The older a woman gets, the more the eggs are likely to become damaged and less viable. At 43, any naturally-conceived motherhood is seriously risky to mother and child — especially the child of such an old egg. Men’s sperm also suffer with biological-age and ill health or toxicity. Babies born from ill or too-biologically-old parents often carry an unnecessary and unfair burden. How can a would-be parent want to do that to any child?
Notice, I am saying “biologically old”, not chronologically-old“! Thomas Paar was fathering healthy children when he was 140 years old. (see my Title Archive, on top bar – Oldest Humans Part 1) Today, in first world countries, instead, we are dealing with “infertility” among our young! Learn your bioloical-age by taking the survey tests at www.realage.com .
If you are going to try to become a parent, you need to be completely healthy for at least one year before you try to conceive. If you are pH unbalanced, and are toxically pH acid, then you will likely have “infertility” problems.
See the programs listed below, which will help you detoxify and regain pH alkaline status. In chronic cases, this can take years to accomplish, so start while you are young, if you intend to be parents.
Better still, while young, don’t buy into the highly-acidifying life-style of junk food, most-allergenic foods, sodas, alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter drugs, other drugs unless truly needed, or immerse Self in stress without play to balance it. By avoiding these causes, you are likely to be able to regain your Health quickly and maintain it.
If you are biologically-older, you will definitely have to “work on this detox” for quite a while, a year or more, at least.
If you are on prescription mediciations, if you are young then you need to know if and how this will affect your fertility.
Anyone of any age, if on prescription drugs or using over-the-counter drugs regularly, is likely to test pH acid because of the drugs, so you need to work with your physician on either Dr. Thomas Rau, MD’s pH balancing program ( www.drrau.com and www.pbmn.org ) or Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD’s program at ( www.phmiracleliving.com and http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.com ). Get pH test kits at Deborah Johnson’s www.feelgoodfood.com or pH Ion’s www.ph-ion.com .
Tatyana mentioned in the original report that all of her other 11 children all weighed over 11 pounds. T his is a real clue as to why —“>I ate everything, we don’t have money for special foods so I just ate potatoes, noodles and tomatoes.” >You can bet that on such a poor diet, Tatyana’s own health is seriously compromised and that she will be unlikely to see her children grow to adulthood. What you do not give a baby from food ingested, it will rob from your body — hers probably have 12 times.
How can any man who “loves” his wife, yet cannot already support a large family with better food, keep putting her at risk? What sexual selfishness is involved here? What societal or tribal mores come into play? Why is Tatyana not standing up for herself and saying “No more children!”? The Russian medical system surely offers her options, too, if she knows the options and is courageous enough to use them.
These children are being born with such a potentially-huge physical burden — undoubtedly already carb-addicted, probably disrupted blood sugar, imbalanced metabolisms and less than prime organs or nervous systems. World Health Organization at the United Nations says the average human baby weighs in at 7 pounds 6 ozs. That means there are many larger and smaller babies. Both groups are at risk, the further out on the statistical bell-curve they start.
And, society reaps the problems, too, with carb-addicted, likely life-long obesity looming, as well as health and neuroligical problems for these too-small and too-large babies.
As an educator, I know America is awash in children with “special needs” and “learning problems”, and it’s because of diet and exposure to toxins – for their parents, as well as the children. All of us have to be responsible and not “make babies” when we are not optimally healthy. The human race depends on it.
Gestational diabetes is becoming a huge problem and it can happen to diagnosed diabetics as well as undiagnosed diabetics. It is potentially life-threatening to mother and child. If you are already diabetic, really learn if you should attempt pregnancy until you get pH balanced (which will go a long way to helping ameliorate or eradicate Type 2 diabetes — and Type 1 diabetics do better, too). Get a fasting blood sugar before pregnancy; see if you are one of the tens of millions of undiagnosed diabetics. Watch your blood sugar levels throughout pregnancy regardless of the levels you started at.
If your physician does not understand the import of pH, then go to one who does. Naturopathic physicians (N.D.) and holistic physicians (M.D. / N.D. combo) are most likely. You can see a roster of naturopathic physicians from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington and from America’s oldest medical school for Naturopathic physicians — the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon — on their websites www.ncnm.edu and www.bastyr.edu . Look under alumni. Holistic physicians are taught at the Integrative Medicine program of the University of Arizona (Dr. Andrew Weil, MDs program www.drweil.com ) and a few other places in the US. Check your country’s situation.
There are also many well known and trained naturopathic physicians and holistic physicians online. Some are:
___ Dr. Michael Murray, ND (www.doctormurray.com )
___ Dr. Brett Saks, ND (www.holistic-physician.com )
___ Dr. Andrew Weil, MD (www.drweil.com )
___ Dr. Mark Hyman, MD ( www.ultrametabolism.com )
___ and Dr. Mark Fuhrman, MD at and at http://www.drfuhrman.com .
pH is the foundation of Health. You need to get back to being alkaline, everyday, in blood and tissues. Aim for pH 7.3 and read the explanatory books by authors: Kliment, Baroody, Young, Rau, Vasey and a few others on the critical role of pH (I’m far away from my home’s library, so I’m writing from memory and can’t give you titles).
The newest information about Obesity Rates, in The United States of America, state by state is at: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=health&id=5608767 In this article, Jeffrey Levi opines:
… many believe weight is a personal choice and responsibility. Levi doesn’t dispute that notion, but he said society can help people make good choices.
“If we want kids to eat healthier food, we have to invest the money for school nutrition programs so that school lunches are healthier,” he said. “If we want people to be more physically active, then there have to be safe places to be active. That’s not just a class issue. We’ve designed suburban communities where there are no sidewalks for anybody to go out and take a walk.”
In my opinion, you have to start advocating for yourself, your children and all who need access to better choices. This hasn’t happened on its own. We have to make better health care for all happen, and that includes health education, nutrition education, hands-on life-skills in food prep and many other arenas, time and places to be healthy and to relax, workplace co-operation, more vacation time for Americans, for sure (2 weeks is a real cause of so much illness, here. 6 weeks in Europe is more humane.). All of these arenas provide a basis for Prevention of many of the biggest health problems in the first place.
If Russian society cares about this child and her siblings, they will start to help this family eat better. And as for the family, they need to put pride aside. We are growing human-beings, and all societies need healthy people. We only get one chance to grow a healthy child or we have an unhealthy adult — and, at every level, unnecessary illness drains all of us.
Proper, effective, all-inclusive universal health coverage is critical in every country. No-one should be without effective, appropriate medical care, and respect should be given to any modalitiy which has proven its efficacy in the real world.
Prevention and attention to those with real needs is how we will solve the health-care crisis best. Chronic diseases, which can be greatly erradicated by balancing pH, have to be tackled and we have to turn illness around, from the Root, not just ameliorate or hide symptoms. It can be done.
Life is a great gift, but a life of illness is not. Really think about this when you make babies, please. And, while I am on my soap-box, seriously think about how we can best help mothers in need of help and for women to have more “choice” about what happens to their bodies and when. Patriarchal societies need to be informed and the weight of global sisterhood needs to be in-place to do so.
It does take a village to raise a child, and our responsibility to each other begins long before the thought of babies is even just a glimmer. My recipe = fewer humans:
___ by just replacing ourselves, therefore 2 child families, maximum
___ really-welcomed and wanted, planned-by-parents babies
___ healthier humans by access to enough healthy food, fresh air, good water, exercise, relaxation, safe homes, societal support for families’ child-care needs
___ well-fed humans with an emphasis on real, organic food, not factory products, and from largely vegetarian sources to help the planet.
All of this can happen because there ARE enough resources and opportunities for all, in a smaller not-constantly-expanding- population world — that’s the recipe for “real” right-to-Life, in my opinion.
And, support mother’s rights to discreetly breast-feed in any public place. Children are always better fed that way, and any mother who wants to, should be able to, without public out-cry. According to Dr. Rau, MD, in his book “The Swiss Secret”, children need to be breast-fed 18 months to 2 years, as their intestines (where 90% of their immune system is housed) is immature until then, and when solid food is introduced too early (as it is now recommended), this goes against Nature’s plan, and life-long primal, T-cell food allergies are formed, unnecessarily. As it is difficult, biochemically, to conceive another child while breast-feeding, this is Nature’s contraceptive strategy and natural-spacing of children, which is more likely to ensure their survival. Breast pumps work great for “banking” milk for later use and allowing Mom’s to work outside the home, if needed.
In 1879, a 23 pound 8 oz boy was born-in-America and he only lived 11 hours. Today, Nadia may be able to have a longer life, and diagnostics may help to see what needs strengthening, but I wish that no more babies like Nadia are born, as it speaks volumes about the society and the family that made or was forced to make those choices leading to such a blatant example of ill health. What do you think?
I believe that all of society needs to make sure mothers have truly healthy babies, as much as we know how to do that. Prevention is always the very Best Medicine.
Best to all — Em
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