Healthy Food for Pregnancy: Lobster and Crab
Lobster and crab from clean waters make incredibly healthy pregnancy foods. To get the maximum benefit from these foods, you must also eat the guts (mustard and tomalley).
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According to Dr. Price, primitive tribes understood the power of an excellent diet pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after pregnancy. Indigenous people would travel long distances to locate the food that they knew would help them produce healthy children:
…a woman of one of the Fiji Islands who had gone several miles to the sea to get this particular type of lobster-crab which she believed, and which her tribal custom had demonstrated, was particularly efficient for producing a highly perfect infant.
These are known by the primitive tribes to be very efficient both in preparing the mother for reproduction and also for enabling her to produce a very healthy and robust child and preserve herself from the overload of child bearing
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This Fiji woman has come a long distance to gather special foods needed for the production of a healthy child. These and many primitive people have understood the necessity for special foods before marriage, during gestation, during the nursing period and for rebuilding before the next pregnancy.
Native cultures ate all or most of the insides of the crab, as this is the source of the most life-giving fat-soluble vitamins. In Japan, kani miso is a prized delicacy. It consists of a mixture of crab guts left over after the white meat is removed, and it is sometimes eaten with a raw egg.
[At Suva, the Fijian museum director] provided me with a shell of a species of spider crab which the natives use for feeding the mothers so that the children will be physically excellent and bright mentally, clearly indicating that they were conscious that the mother’s food influenced both the physical and mental capacity of the child. (Emphasis added.)
Source for Pregnancy Food Lobster and Crab
Price, W. A. 7 Teaching Lessons. “Light From Primitive Races On Modern Degeneration: 7. Special Foods of Primitives for Parents-to-be and Race Regeneration,” La Mesa: Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation 2006: Slide 13.