Book Summary: Disease Proof Your Child, Part 2

Part 1 of this book summary can be found here.

Chapter 4 – Feeding Your Family for Superior Health

  • A mother’s diet 12 months before conception can influence the future child’s health (!).
  • The following are risky for pregnant/nursing mothers:
  1. Caffeine
  2. Nicotine
  3. Alcohol
  4. Medications
  5. Herbs & high-dose supplements, Large doses of Vitamin A
  6. Fish, mollusks, shellfish, sushi
  7. Hot tubs/saunas
  8. Radiation
  9. Artificial Colors/Nitrates
  10. Household Cleaners, Paint Thinners
  11. Cat Litter
  12. Raw Milk/Cheese, soft cheeses, blue cheese
  13. Deli Meats, Hot dogs
  • Take a multivitamin daily plus a DHA supplement
  • Dr. Fuhrman includes a plan of how to introduce a baby to solid goods, stressing not to introduce it earlier than 6 months.
  • Concerning Picky Eaters: 25% of children eat fast food french fries daily.
  • Only permit healthy food in your home.
  • Food preferences are formed by one’s food environment
  • Don’t coerce children to eat.  They will eat when they are hungry.
  • Many clients come to Dr. Fuhrman with concerns that their child is too thin.  His answer: they aren’t.  Children are born with innate instincts on how much to eat.  Some children take a while to fill in to themselves.  If they are growing and thriving, they are not too thin.
  • This is his recommended Food Guide Pyramid.  I LOVE this.


5 Healthy Treats
1.  Date nut poppers – dates, ground nuts, cinnamon, carob powder

2.  Soaked Dried Fruit – dried apricots, apples, mangos, soaked overnight in nut milk

3.  Frozen Banana Whip – frozen bananas w/ soy or nut milk

4.  Baked Apples – cored apples filled with applesauce, cinnamon, raisins.  Bake 20 minutes

5.  Fruit Smoothies

The rest of the book is filled with healthy recipes, and I am seriously considering buying it just for those alone.  Loved the book, highly recommend it, and I’m definitely reading his other book, “Eat to Live”as soon as I get my hands on it!  If you have young children, are planning on children soon, or are pregnant, this is an awesome read.


One comment on “Book Summary: Disease Proof Your Child, Part 2

  1. Merce says:

    why do you soak dried fruit?

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