I heard a sentence or two on the radio regarding this upset with Alicia Silverstone chewing her baby's food, and then giving it to her. One word: gross! was the host's comment.
After hearing this I didn't take a second thought about this. I didn't think it was that gross or upsetting. Scanning topics today, I guess this issue is still circulating. Some parents are even angry about it, going so far as to say child protective services might get involved because of child abuse.
In the midst of our beautiful, modern, sanitized culture we forget our roots. We forget that in some tribal cultures that first baby food is parent-chewed liver. Keep in mind that one of the English scientists who pioneered much of the research regarding omega-3 fatty acids and brain health observed African societies feed young children mammal brains as a first food (extremely rich in the fat that makes up your brain: DHA). We forget that a child's gut flora is practically a child's first immune system while what we may consider the classical immune system gets its grounding. We forget that most children will be getting their probiotics from the saliva of those around them (maybe that's why we have the innate urge to hug and kiss on those cuddlies so much).
Finally, we forget that most kids are fed crap.
Now, is a mother chewing up her child's food and giving it to her all that bad?
No, not at all. Now let's move on and get back to arguing about our next President...
Josh holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, is currently enrolled in The Carrick Institute studying Functional Neurology, and runs a full-time practice in Farmington, NM. His interests are in neurology of movement, pain, and what a human being needs to express health. He also likes to read and write, hence this blog.