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ARTICLES BY COLIN KNAUF
Is a HOSPITAL the only ‘sane and safe place’ to birth?
(In the 2014 Spring Edition of Dialogue magazine)
Breast Feeding sounds all warm & fuzzy, but has it any real value in modern times?
(In the 2014 Summer Edition of Dialogue magazine)
What’s with babies hanging off us like
primates…didn’t we evolve?
(Will be featured in the 2014 Autumn Edition of Dialogue magazine)
Colin Knauf is the father of two and counts as one of his greatest accomplishments the privilege of being the prime caregiver to his daughter from 3 months of age. It opened his eyes to the importance of the primal year and early developmental. He has been studying prenatal and perinatal life— both psychologically and physiologically for over a decade. An autodidactic in the arena of health and harmony, he has been learning to connect the dots and has realized there is a much larger picture. He continues to explore the connections to focus and expose this picture languishing in the dark. A strong advocate for children, he is determined to change the paradigm of western childbirth. He has made it his life’s work to advocate for optimal birth and resultant health of mother and baby— the harbingers of healthy and harmonious families, communities, nations and the planet.
His goal is to see babies enjoy the greatest advantages nature has to offer. To insure the current culture of domination, denaturing and domestication of the species is curbed. He believes this can only happen when we honour women and empower them to take back their god given innate strength and power. To enjoy their potency as miracle makers and to own women’s purview of birth. To hearten women to take back the reins of childbirth, to bring their miracles into this world naturally, to assure optimal health, harmony and familial cohesion. He believes the only path to peace is through the power of women – which can only happen when we honour their sacred and natural strength and amazing powers starting at their most auspicious day – child birth.
Knauf’s son was born with a scar above his eye—not a birth mark, but a scar. The result of a misguided hypodermic needle during amniocentesis. Infuriated to realize his son’s scar was nothing compared to the litany of horrific iatrogenic harm from botched high tech diagnostics, policies and procedures. His discoveries opened up a can of worms. He was determined to know more. It quickly became clear to him, optimal health was not to be found in a western hospital birth. Optimal wealth was assured— but not health. ‘Return customers’ create a perpetual income stream for medical professionals and their pharma-surgical cohort. Along with insane profits for patented medicine—which as it turns out is the number two profit centre of the globe. Pharmaceutical profit follows closely on the heels of the military complex the number one profit centre.
"Colin, he is, the dot connector." – Janel Miranda Martin, host of NPR broadcast on ‘Birth and Disaster Capitalism.’
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"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)
"Since world war two we've managed to create history's
first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are
a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the
U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John
Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man'
In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano
"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998)
The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse
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