Article #2: Introducing Grandchildren To Hygienic Living
Our son’s work compelled him to move from place to place. For this reason we never got to know our grandchildren. Our visits were infrequent.
First, there was Steven followed by Suzanne, three years later. Their mother is a registered nurse and well acquainted with more orthodox dietary practices.
Our first close contact with the children came when Steven was seven and Suzanne three. They stayed with us a total of three days and then went to stay with their maternal grandparents. All the time spent with us was one of constant bickering, punching, biting and so on. It was difficult to get the children to sleep. Steven, especially, had to have medication at scheduled intervals for his asthmatic condition.
We were aware of the children’s situation on our previous visits with them but, since we were always soon gone and really had no time to acquire any real understanding of there being anything wrong with them, we had not realized their true condition. Now, however, with our newly-acquired knowledge about nutrition, it all became obvious.
To start off with, their usual breakfasts were the same that we, too, had been brought up on, with (I now know) the same reaction: cooked cereal or cornflakes with milk or, as they grew older, eggs, milk, toast, etc. Both children, according to their physician, were “allergic” to cow’s milk and so were set to drinking a well-known milk substitute.
A visit to their favorite fast food restaurant for a hamburger and “coke” were routine and often mandatory.
My son’s circumstances became such that, on their next visit to their grandparents, they were put into our care for an almost unbroken seven days. It amazed us how quickly the children adapted to our “bionomic” living. First of all, they became a part of the family. We did things together. We discussed matters around the table including sex, mind you, with these two “squirts.” We had never realized how anxious, these children were to learn and to experience. The meals, for example, were not put together by my wife, but each one made up his own breakfast, or luncheon salad with whatever fruits and vegetables were available and compatible, with the full knowledge that there was more where that came from. The market was just two blocks away and if one or another decided that we could use more of a certain fruit or vegetable, we could walk over to the store and get whatever we desired.
To summarize our seven-day experience: at the end of that time, the children became calm, there was no kicking, biting or scratching. Steven took no medication. They drank only distilled water and fruit juices, some pasteurized or frozen even though we realized they should have been fresh. They were fed no animal protein, meat, fish or eggs.
On leaving, Steven said what a great cook his Grandma was. He didn’t realize that most of the food he ate was raw or that only a small part had been slightly steamed, just enough so that it retained its crispness.
After completing our course in “bionomics Health” and living it for approximately three years and after many years of neglected and incorrect living habits, I found that John and I had come upon a new “Lifestyle”—good health, happiness and an encouraged outlook for the future.
Then, we also had the opportunity of introducing our grandchildren to this “Wonderful Gift of Life.” Steven is ten years of age and Suzanne is just seven.
We were taught that children adapt readily but I was a little apprehensive about our experimenting, but it certainly proved itself in our children.
We all worked together planning and making meals and in this way we developed a close relationship. Conversations became centralized on the workings of the body. The children learned some new and exciting things about themselves and how they function.
The outcome of our applied nutrition resulted in the eradication of the children’s hyperkinetic behavior, in their adopting good sleeping habits, in a very enjoyable social behavior and in their recognizing the changes that occur in emotional and physical growth.
Importantly, their stay resulted in the elimination of drugs completely for the whole time they were with us. This was especially significant in Steven’s case because he has been diagnosed as having “allergies” and has been on medication since he was six months of age. We now know this could be completely corrected, if he would apply himself to our regimen. However, at least we have the children sold on the fresh fruit and vegetable habit.
Upon leaving us, Steven’s last remark was, “Grandma, you’re the best cook! I just love the way you made our meals.” As a matter of fact, we all made our own meals, using food combining charts furnished by Dr. Elizabeth. Of course, I had to remind Steven that we were really not cooking, but just combining the fruits and vegetables properly and enjoying each and everyone of them. Just before they left, the children wanted to know if they could have their own food combining chart. Of course, they could! We were delighted.
We are now looking forward to another visit shortly, at which time we hope to reinforce their previous learning experience knowing full well that, even though they are very young, little bits of information will be retained and put to good use some time in the future as they think back to these fun times spent with grandma and grandpa.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Influencing Factors
- 3. The Modern Family
- 4. The Newly Married
- 5. The Infant And The Family
- 6. Adults Within The Family
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