Good point, Satatma.
Blujay: What I'm finding more and more is that any healthy diet, when approached with a consciousness, can be beneficial. And the converse is also true.
I became pesca-vegan early in my pregnancy. It was a change that my husband and I made because he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and our research, thankfully, lead us in that direction. We were very thoughtful about our food quality, sources, and preparation and I gave birth to the largest baby in either of our families' histories. While none of us had been larger than 6-1/2 lbs. for several generations, our son arrived at 8-1/2 lbs! I recovered from a long home birth in record time, with no pregnancy weight gain after only two weeks.
Though my husband passed away 6-1/2 years ago (outliving his diagnosis by over a year), when our son was only 19 months old, he and I have mostly kept the diet. As I've learned more about raw food, I've incorporated more of the healing benefits of sprouting, fermenting, and juicing into our diets. And as I've learned more about the principles behind the Weston A. Price Foundation's research, I've incorporated more raw milk goat cheeses (local) and ghee into my son's diet. Soy in his diet is kept to a minimum (and only in the form of tempeh, miso, edamame, and shoyu, with the occasional tofu). We only eat whole foods, never eat sugar (he never has) or any other processed foods, and buy local almost exclusively. As a 42 year old woman and a 8 year old boy, our needs are different but overlap.
I find that the dietary dictocrats of any philosophy (and I'm sorry to say that includes Sally Fallon!) can be too quick to renounce other dietary approaches. Any of them can be brought to an unhealthy realm. And what I love about being a practicing nutritionist now and look forward to as I go forward, is helping people make the dietary choices that suit their culinary interests and tastes while helping them with their issues of health and well-being.
I've often appreciated your posts on the site. You seem extremely knowledgeable in the ways of the traditional diet. Thank you for your continued insights, shared information, and thoughtful posts. I welcome further discussion on these issues.