Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. My name is Emily. I am a mother to a spirited little girl, who always puts things into perspective, no matter how challenging the situation. This is the gift of our children. They are constant reminders of what make life worth living and what constitute our true necessities: shelter, security, good nourishing food, community, and love. Unfortunately, these things aren’t so easy to achieve nowadays, with privatization of Earth’s natural resources being the focus of many big corporations. Never before have we had to ask so many questions about the origin of our food, our water, our skincare and home care products, even worrying about the air that we breathe and the grass that should welcome bare feet. All of these things are negatively affecting the long-term health of us and our children, the Earth, and even our ability to have children. As parents, it is our responsibility to secure the basic necessities for the welfare of our children. We have every right to start educating our selves and our little ones about these issues, fearlessly asking questions, and taking action.
Two of the biggest signs of our declining health are the rising rates of infertility and chronic childhood conditions. Modern statistics show that in the U.S., one in six couples is infertile, one woman in five will have a miscarriage, one in ten babies is born prematurely, and one in thirty children will be born with a congenital defect (cleft palate, spina bifida, genetic disorders…). One in three caucasian, two in three hispanic and black American children are overweight or obese. Autism, allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, autoimmune conditions, tooth decay, cancer are all on the rise with each subsequent generation. Before having children, we must ask our selves if we are prepared to give our children the good lives they deserve; a life of robust health, of joy, community, and love. The best way we can ensure optimal fetal development is by nourishing our bodies and minds before, during, and after the childbearing year.
Traditional cultures understood the importance of good nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, and early childhood development. In order to ensure that their cultures would survive and thrive for many generations, they knew that nourishing both mother and father with certain sacred foods would produce beautiful robust babies with strong immune systems. Let us carry on this wisdom and empower our little ones to do the same! I look forward to sharing this space with you.