5. Questions & Answers
I am 30 pounds overweight, and I’ve recently started on the Hygienic diet. Although I’m gradually losing weight, it is a very slow process and I’m eager to become pregnant?
Excess in weight is usually toxin-laden fat that causes undue risks to both mother and unborn child. If you do get pregnant while overweight, try short fasts occasionally during the early months of pregnancy. Stick to Hygienic fare with lots of fresh fruit, and some green vegetables with very few nuts, seeds or avocados.
Of course, it is best to undertake a long fast (two weeks or more) before becoming pregnant and to realiment on juicy fruits and vegetables with very few that are high in fat and sugar content. If that is not possible for whatever reason, the next best thing is to eat moderately of only fruits and vegetables of low-fat, low-sugar content excluding nuts, seeds, avocados, and dried fruits, etc., until down to the desired weight. Your body will then be ready for the fetus.
I’m two months pregnant, and I’ve just found out about the Hygienic diet and am trying to stick to it. I’ve been a vegetarian for many years but am experiencing a mild case of morning sickness. What can I do to rid myself of this nausea?
Take a fast of three to five days—take nothing but distilled water and rest in bed as much as possible. Short fasts will do no harm to the fetus, they will merely help to eliminate toxins more quickly. You will no longer suffer morning sickness. After the fast, take raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouts, all properly combined to assure the best nourishment for you and your baby.
I’m pregnant and I live in an apartment in the city on a street with very much traffic. I don’t open the windows often as I get strong odors of auto exhaust fumes from the street below. Is there anything I can do to improve my situation without moving which is not possible at this time?
Naturally, it would be best to live in a purer environment, but since that is not possible try purchasing house plants which will provide a rich source of oxygen in your home. Grow an indoor garden. Get a negative ion generator to help purify the air. Also, try to get out and exercise in the open air in the country or in nearby parks often.
I’m six months pregnant and just found out about the Hygienic diet. Is it okay for me to start on this diet from a conventional diet at this crucial lime?
It would not be good to all of a sudden just change your diet so drastically. You’d be sending so many toxins through your bloodstream at once that some of them could pass through the placenta and harm the baby. It is good to gradually eliminate harmful items in the diet, from the most harmful to the last harmful. Start with prescription and nonprescription drugs. Then stop eating red meats, then white meats, then fish, then dairy products, etc. Try to stay with each regimen for at least a week before eliminating another few items. This way you will be improving your baby’s chances to be healthy even though you got a late start.