MDC300C-books.aiCreating Healthy Children is an empowering transformational book that will profoundly improve your family’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. In this book, Karen Ranzi guides you on the path to creating happy and healthy children, confident of their disease-free future.

Rather than medicate your child’s diseases, infections, and learning difficulties, Karen’s unique and proven approach simply eliminates the causes of health and weight problems through the healthful raw food lifestyle. She conveys the understanding of your child’s biological need to obtain optimal nourishment—implementing healthful choices from pregnancy on. Karen also emphasizes fulfilling your child’s emotional needs by adhering to attachment parenting principles throughout the growing years.


Cover of Creating Healthy Children

In this inspirational book, Karen Ranzi, mother, eminent lecturer and author on raising healthy children, answers important questions regarding children’s health:

  • How can you deal with your child’s overweight/underweight and growth problems?
  • How can children heal from diseases, infections, neurological and learning difficulties?
  • How can a couple plan for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth?
  • Why is the raw food lifestyle optimal for pregnancy and raising healthy children?
  • What aspects of a healthy lifestyle contribute toward the mental, emotional and spiritual development of the child?
  • What will provide an abundant flow of breast milk for a lactating mother?
  • What are appropriate diets for infants and children?
  • How can you interest older children in the raw food lifestyle?
  • What should you tell your children to do if they get sick?
  • How do vaccinations affect your child’s immune system?
  • Is Vitamin B12 necessary for mothers and children?
  • Is routine circumcision a necessity?

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About the Author

Karen Ranzi photographed while seated by Chef DosaMother, author, lecturer, and raw food consultant, Karen Ranzi is an expert in vegetarian and raw food parenting and has presented her class, “Creating Healthy Children,” at seminars, festivals and health institutes and on radio and TV since 1995.

Karen was able to bring about the conditions for healing herself and her children simply through improving eating habits. Through tireless research, Karen has helped thousands of families and individuals reclaim their health.


T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of The China Study, the most comprehensive and far reaching nutritional study to date, endorses Creating Healthy Children:

Karen Ranzi has written a most important book, Creating Healthy Children, that is must reading. The scientific evidence is now clear that a plant based diet means optimal health, and the sooner young people are started on this diet, the better. The story line in this book is personal, professional and very, very sensible.

—T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Creating Healthy Children is a valuable compilation of research and findings on different aspects of children’s health. Karen Ranzi is an honest researcher and a dedicated mother, and I envision this book being embraced by all loving parents seeking optimum health for their children. Karen’s bold suggestions, sincerity, passion, genuine style and interjection of personal anecdotes make this book a valuable read.

—Victoria Boutenko, award-winning author of Green for Life and 12 Steps to Raw Foods


5 Responses so far.

  1. robert says:
    Our son is 6 months old. His mother may need to currently discontinue breastfeeding. We know this is not ideal. Nonetheless, we must provide the best alternative, given the circumstances. For the past 2 months, our baby has supplemented breastmilk with vita-mixed (separately) banana, young coconut, peach, mango, apple, cantaloupe. (Soon, we intend to introduce a couple of tablespoons of freshly juiced organic romaine into his vita=mixed fruits.)

    What would be the best course:
    — “formula” ?
    — fresh unpasteurized goat milk ?
    — vita-mixed fresh, organic fruits and vegetables ?
    — some combination of the above ?

    • karen says:
      Thank you so much for your message and questions. A baby under 1 year old needs a milk source for quality fat and protein. Many mothers have mistakenly stopped breastfeeding and fed the child solid raw foods instead. Mothers milk is crucial during this time and the first step would be to see if a lactation consultant from La Leche League can help the mother to nurse or increase her milk supply. This can often be best as mothers milk is by far the best for baby. If a lactation consultant is not successful, then the next step would be to look for a wet nurse, someone who will be willing to donate or sell her milk. Some women are even able to eat healthier if being paid for their milk. There are also website such as Milkshake in which mothers milk is donated. A last resort would be unpasteurized goat milk which is from a smaller animal than the cow. It’s not ideal because it’s still much higher in protein than human mother’s milk and is difficult on the baby’s digestion, but is preferable to cow’s milk. It could be mixed with carrot/celery juice. In no situation do I recommend formula. It’s toxic to the baby, has little in the way of natural vitamins and minerals, and should never be used.
    • karen says:
      Hello Robert,
      As we spoke by Skype, I believe your child needs a milk source, preferably a mother’s milk, until at least one year old. Formula should never be the choice as it’s loaded with toxins and minimal amounts of vitamins and minerals. If you cannot find a wet nurse or mother who will donate her milk, then fresh unpasteurized goat milk would be the last choice. You could provide half goat milk and half carrot/celery juice to start bringing in some nutrients from vegetables.
  2. charlotte larcom says:
    Hi. I am a mum of a down syndrome baby. He is now nearly 6 months and everyone it telling me to wean him as I exclusively breast feed. I want to know what I need to feed him next and what your advice would be as he is getting hungrier by the day and I am getting quite tired of feeding him every 2 hours in the day! Do i feed him purees and baby rice?? Does your book state what foods to eat around this stage?
    • karen says:
      Hi Charlotte,
      First, I would like to know why people are telling you to wean your baby at only 6 months. Your breast milk is the most important nourishment you can give to your child. It has all the protein and fat perfectly meant for the growing human baby. An absolute minimum of one year is required, and I recommend longer and letting the baby decide when to wean. As you move toward the end of the first year of infancy, if the baby shows signs of wanting to eat then you can start with bite-size pieces of ripe fruit such as speckled bananas chopped in small pieces so that baby learns how to properly chew. Please do not start with purees and baby rice. If you start with purees then baby will not learn how to chew his food properly. Baby rice is highly processed and oxidized after sitting on the shelf for long periods. Also, children under age 3 do not have the salivary enzyme ptyalin or the pancreatic enzymes to digest starches of any kind. Yes, my book Creating Healthy Children states what foods to eat as you are introducing foods to baby and the sequence in the chapter on “Feeding Baby Uncooked Foods.” Thank you so much for contacting me!