Diet Given To A NON-DIABETIC Woman, 32 Weeks Pregnant

September 20, 1994, A.D.
Lake Mary, Florida, USA

1500-Calorie Meal Plan

How to plan meals for better diabetes control:

Drinks

  • Bouillon or broth, no fat
  • Cocoa powder, unsweetened baking type (1 Tbsp)
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Soft drinks, calorie-free, including carbonated drinks

Sweet Substitutes

  • Whipped topping (2 Tbsp)
  • Spreadable fruit, no sugar added (1 tsp)
  • Gelatin, sugar free
  • Jam or jelly, sugar free (2 tsp)

Use Less Salt

  • Keep the salt shaker off the table. Keep pepper, onion and garlic powders, and other low-salt seasonings handy instead.
  • Cook without adding salt. Flavor foods with spices and herbs instead.
  • Eat less salty food. Canned soups, pickles, hat dogs, bacon, sausage, snack chips, and convenience and fast foods often contain large amounts of sodium. (Dr.B’s note: Some are excellent for pregnancy! Eggs, milk, breads, tortillas, tacos, enchiladas, ice cream, salad bar, beans…)

How can a woman and a baby survive on this kind of junk food? What pregnant woman has an appetite for bland food and carbonated soft drinks? Most pregnant women crave salty foods, and find that carbonated beverages upset the stomach. This “diet” is a criminal atrocity, and we have no authority to stop it.


Consider the following 1994 USA statistics:

  • Over 3000 Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • Over 400,000 “preemies” born.
  • Over 1,500,000 cesarean sections.

How??? Why???

Merck & Co. Inc., M.O.D., NIH believe it’s “bad genes”. NO! Throughout history, people have recognized that salt is an essential nutrient. Without it, we would literally wither away. Job and Christ both talk about it’s goodness. And everyone in every time knows we need food! Even 900 years before Christ, Homer recognized the benefits of food to both body and soul.

Is tasteless food eaten without salt,
or is there flavor in the white of an egg?
I refuse to touch it;
such food makes me ill.
– Job 6:6-7, 1000 B.C.

Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.
– Jesus Christ. c. 30 A.D., Recorded by Doctor Luke. The Book of Luke, Chapter 14. Verses 34-35. Emphasis added.

Food gives strength and courage.” Odysseus. Iliad Book 19. Verses 144-174. Homer 1. 9th Century B.C.

What is the 21st century problem with food and salt in human pregnancy? Dietary “excess” or “lack of“??? And yet we still go on starving mothers and babies. “Starvation in affluence” is killing women and babies.

According to a U.S. News and World Report article (June 28, 1999) the federal Centers for Disease Control are reporting that maternal mortality “has not declined since 1982″. The Healthy People 2000 initiative had hoped to reduce the maternal death rate to 3.3 deaths per 1000, but the rate remains at 7.7 deaths per 1000.

What’s most alarming about the statistics is that black women have much higher rates of pregnancy-related deaths - nationally, black women are four times more likely to die of pregnancy complications than white women - and that number is on the rise, according to Jeffery King, chair of the maternal mortality special interest group for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). And in some states black maternal death rates are as high as six times that of whites.

The article reports that “researchers don’t know for sure what is causing this gap.” By now you’re probably wondering why they haven’t considered the effects of poverty on pregnant women’s diets. Well they have, but here’s the conclusion they’ve drawn:

…while poverty and lack of access to medical care are sometimes causes of pregnancy-related mortality, these factors tell only part of the story. “Even for black women who have received the same standard of medical care as white women, this disparity exists,” explains Lynne Wilcox, director of the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health, who prepared the study. “One of the areas we need to better research is the content of these prenatal visits. Are diagnoses missed?”

Do you see the problem? They are looking to the existence of prenatal care, but those prenatal care providers are still failing to address the issue of WHAT women eat during pregnancy. Yes, diagnoses are missed…the key diagnosis of malnutrition, for which no one is even looking.

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