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NATURAL WOMAN page 49
mind the implications of your ac-
tions. Whenever you do some-
thing, you have to ask yourself,
`Is this what I want to create in
She first began to look into op-
tions outside traditional medi-
cine after her physician said he
had found cancer cells in her
body. She was 25 years old.
"The doctor told me, 'Don't
worry, it's normal.'
`Normal? I said to him. 'What
do you mean it's 'normal' to be
Mrs. Kahn regards food as "a
vital healing source. Eat right
and you stay healthy." In an ef-
fort to combat the cancer cells,
she decided to try a macrobiotic
diet. She found that it cleared
her body of any signs of the dis-
ease, she says.
She married at 29, then gave
birth to Joshua. After extensive
research, she opted to have her
son with the assistance of lay
"They were like a godsend,"
she says. "There's nothing they
love more than empowering a
woman to give birth.
Throughout the pregnancy
there was regular testing, of pro-
thin and sugar levels, for exam-
ple, but none of the ultrasounds
often required by OB-GYNs.
Mrs. Kahn's midwives were
with her throughout the birth.
"I had severe back labor," she re-
calls. The midwives first calmed
the pain with a hot water bottle,
then by "easing Mrs. Kahn into
a filled bathtub where she found
There were no medications,
and "I wasn't hooked up to mon-
itors," she says. "And I am not
the kind of person who tolerates
When her baby was born, he
came right into her arms. "I felt
like I had just won the world
Her experience with the mid-
wives served as "the bedrock for
my whole style of mothering."
With pregnancy, Mrs. Kahn ex-
plains, "it's not just about the
birth. It's about becoming a
Her approach is at times un-
conventional even among un-
conventional women. For
starters, Mrs. Kahn has chosen
not to have her children immu-
"I'm not saying its a cure-all;
there are risks either way," she
says. "But I foster good emo-
tional and physical health in my
children. The immune system
can take care of itself if it's bol-
Although the family does not
adhere to a strictly macrobiotic
diet, they are thoughtful about
what they eat.
"In this house, you have to eat
your vegetables," Mrs. Kahn
There are no disposable dia-
pers in the Kahn home, and syn-
thetic clothing is a rarity. Mrs.
Icahn explains: "I like my chil-
dren in natural fibers."
Wooden toys are preferable to
plastic, and mother's gentle voice
is always better than CDs. "I
don't want things to be so re-
moved," she says. "A lot of moth-
ering today is about distancing."
Joshua has his own room
now, but he slept with his par-
ents until Joseph was born. "He
still knows he's always welcome,
but he understands that the
baby needs Mommy now."
"I've always asked a lot of
questions," she says. "Now I'm
questioning all the technology
— the processed food, the mi-
"Fm trying to teach my chil-
dren to slow down. Ifs in every-
thing I do, from taking the time
to peel an orange instead of just
pouring a glass of juice to clean-
ing the cloth diapers instead of
simply using the throwaways.
"Of course, the cloth diapers
take longer, but what's wrong
with that? Don't worry: your
children will grow up and leave
you soon enough."
She remembers: "When I was
little, thank God I had a lot of
adults around who took their
time with me. Now I see the val-
ue in dependency and interre-
lating. Of course I teach my
children autonomy, but also I
want to teach them how to re-
late to others. "That's why I quit
everything (a job outside her
home) to do this full time," Mrs.
Kahn says. "Mothering is the
most awesome responsibility I
could ever imagine." ❑
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Johnston sell echinacea tinc-
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company, Sturgeon Bay Or-
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system, increasing resistance
to both viral and bacterial in-
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earaches, sore throats, colds,
this, swollen glands and herpes
outbreaks, it is safe and gentle
for the whole family, including
For information and prices,
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