Every time I held one of my newborn children in my arms, my heart simply swelled so large I thought it would burst. How could so much love and wonder be contained in little old me? I marvel at the heart’s capacity to grow in love. Just when you think you can’t possibly love anyone or anything more than you already do, your heart goes and makes room for a new life, a new love.
That full-to-bursting feeling? That’s how I feel right now.
No, I’m not holding a newborn babe in my arms. I’m holding a book. My book. It’s called Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Baby’s First Foods.
And you know what? I’m so thankful for having given birth to this little volume that I’m giving away a free enrollment in my Beautiful Babies Online Nutrition Course to everyone who pre-orders my book — a $199 value!
Do you know who Joel Salatin is?
He also wrote the foreword to my book!
Now, why would he do that? What does farming have to do with fertility or pregnancy or feeding your baby?
I believe one of the leading causes of our culture’s growing infertility epidemic is our industrial food supply.
Wait! There’s an infertility epidemic?
I think so. It’s coming, and I think it will only get worse unless we radically alter the foods we’re eating. From my book:
The Mayo Clinic reports that 15% of all American couples are infertile. While no major studies have been done in the U.S. to verify whether infertility rates for couples here are rising, such studies have been done in other developed countries. For example, in Canada, the infertility rates in couples with a female partner between the age of 18 and 29 went up to 13.7% in 2009 compared to just 5% in 1984. This is bad news for young couples, who are typically among the most fertile population age group.
Yet it’s not just about rising infertility rates. Our children are sick, and will be sicker within their lifetimes than we ever were. In 2003, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the lifetime risk of contracting diabetes for boys born in the year 2000 was 32.8%. For girls, the risk was even higher at 38.5%!
Can you imagine? Two out of every five girls born that year will contract diabetes!
And, according to the National Cancer Institute, the news is worse in regard to cancer. 41% of all children born in 2012 will be diagnosed with cancer within their lifetimes.
This level of poor health ought to terrify us.
Am I trying to scare you? No.
Do I want you to think seriously about how you prepare your body to give birth and how you nourish your children? YES.
Here’s what Joel Salatin said about my book.
I find Kristen’s feisty spirit and mischievous humor both empowering and liberating. As a dad of two, husband of one, and grandfather of three, I covet these historically proven and normal principles for every family on earth. I wish this book had been around when my wife, Teresa, and I were starting our family.
I love the words “historically proven and normal principles.”
That’s precisely how I see my book — as a call back to historical normalcy.
Joel summed up why you should buy the book this way:
Here’s my question: If you — Mom — don’t start doing something now, who will? Which malady or sickness will finally make you pay attention? Surely the principles our family has espoused, and those illuminated in the pages of Beautiful Babies, are not a guarantee for perfection or sickness-free living. But they do reduce the risk. They’re the way to bet. They’re the horses that have been winning races throughout human history.
What can you do?
I believe this message needs to be heard. I want to shout it from the roof tops.
That’s a $199 value!
And I’m giving it away.
How to get your free enrollment.
STEP ONE: PRE-ORDER THE BOOK
STEP ONE: PRE-ORDER THE BOOK
Click here to pre-order the book from Amazon.
STEP TWO: EMAIL ME YOUR ORDER RECEIPT
Email your order receipt to [email protected] no later than March 20th, 2013. Make sure you send the email from your own email address, rather than having Amazon forward it for you. That’s the only way I’ll get your email address and be able to contact you with course login details!
It’s that easy!
After I verify your pre-order, I will email you a coupon that you can redeem for your free enrollment.
Can I give the free enrollment as a gift?
Yes. Please do. When you enroll in the online course, you’ll have a chance to put in the student name and email address. Just put down your loved one’s contact information instead of your own, and BOOM, they’re enrolled.