New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Low birth weight


There are many conditions in Western industrialised societies today that were unheard of, or at least very rare, just a century ago. The same conditions are still unheard of in primitive peoples who do not have the 'benefits' of our knowledge. There is a very good reason for this: They eat what Nature intended; we don't. The diseases caused by our incorrect and unnatural diets are those featured on these pages.

Dietary causes:

Nutrient poor diet; bran; soya; low intake of red meat; vegetarian diet.

Low birth weight

Low birth weight has become much more common over the last quarter century (since 'healthy eating' was introduced in 1984). Low birth weight is almost always caused by malnutrition — insufficient intake of essential nutrients — by the mother while she is pregnant. Specific nutrient deficiencies shown to result in low birth weights and premature babies are zinc and iron.[i] Yet both of these are abundant in meat, and particularly in organ meats such as liver and kidney.

Not surprisingly, therefore, women eating nutrient-poor vegetarian and particularly vegan diets are much more likely to have low birth weight babies.

Diet for pregnancy

To avoid having a low birth weight baby, it is essential that a pregnant mother's diet is nutrient rich, and without an excess of fattening foods — starches and sugars. It is also wise to plan and prepare ahead of pregnancy, to ensure a healthy baby from the start. See Diet for Children for more details.


[i]. Meadows N, et al. Zinc and small babies. Lancet 1981; ii: 1135.

Latest update 1 August 2008

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