The trend to physical degeneration is reversible, and in this case, even with only implementing some of the dietary recommendations we make! So far, these 2 girls have wider faces and palates than their parents. They also have no dental decay and perfect vision, unlike their parents. Click on each image to see a larger view of their wide, smiling faces.
Meet the Luschas Family in the photograph below – Susan, the mother, pictured at age 37, Manuel Luschas, the father at age 41 and their daughters Soraya, the older sister captured at just about 6 and Sabrina, the younger sister at just about 3 years of age. Click on the image to view a larger version.
Susan shares, “Although I was raised on the Standard American Diet, in my early 30s I converted to the Weston A. Price Foundation recommended diet. My two daughters eat a traditional diet which consists of 1 quart of bone broth per day, 1-2 servings of fermented foods per day, grass-fed meats including organ meats 1-2 meals per week, eggs from our chickens, and vegetables from our garden. They still have their baby teeth, but you can already see that their faces are wider than mine and their palate has properly developed. I had orthodontic appliances and braces as a child. I had severe astigmatism as a toddler and I was fitted with glasses at age 4. Their father also grew up on the Standard American Diet and has a mouth full of cavities and -4 vision. Both of our children have cavity-free mouths and perfect vision. Best of all, they exhibit no tantrums, meltdowns, or behavior problems. They are the happiest kids we know!
They are 3 years and 1 month apart.
I had been moving towards a traditional diet for a few years before I conceived, it’s hard to say exactly when, but I became stricter over time. With the older child, I had horrible sugar cravings and low iron, so I did occasionally eat lots of chocolate and sugar during the pregnancy, but I also ate lots of traditional food. From the optimal diet for pregnant and nursing mothers list, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, these are the only items that I ate:
- 2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens and preferably soy free
- Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs
- Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat – preferably 100% grass-fed
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.
- Fresh vegetables and fruits – preferably organic
My pregnancy diet with the 2nd child was better but still not perfect. Turns out I had thyroid issues while pregnant but they were never properly diagnosed. This was causing my low iron and sugar cravings. I worked through both pregnancies too so I had to eat something to keep me going. I didn’t start eating lots of organ meats and ferments until after they were born. So their early diets although mostly traditional weren’t perfect. For the last 3 years or so their diets have been near perfect and very strict. It took many years and gastrointestinal illness of the oldest daughter for us to get there though. The good news is, now we are all the healthiest that we have ever been.
Now we eat everything on the list, minus grains, minus dairy, minus fruit, minus beet kvass. Eggs from our chickens are soy and corn free. We are also just now cutting out all fish because despite eating the most expensive wild non-mercury fish, we all have alarmingly high levels of mercury. I didn’t start properly preparing grains until after the kids were born. Then we finally just stopped eating them all together because we felt better without grains in our diet. So it’s ferments, meats, broth, veggies.
Note that in the picture of me with my older daughter you can see how my jaw/palate never properly developed but my daughter’s has!