Have you ever met someone who is so full of light and love that it just strikes you like lightening that this person is very special? And they stick in your head? And you just want to do everything you can to help them in whatever they are up to?
Well I have met one such person: Mary Boehmer. She is a beautiful young woman who is now my friend and is extremely motivated to bring light and health into the world. She started this amazing organization called BeamGreen.com, which is all about creating healthy babies and health in the world for the next generation! Below is my interview with her:
Kimberly: So, Mary what is BeamGreen.com all about?.
Mary: BeamGreen.com eco-educational community dedicated to The Green Baby Movement! Beam Green is a Green Social Club for women – a forum created for the sharing of Green knowledge and wisdom in order to guide parents and children towards superior health and wellness.
Beam Green’s mission is to be a positive eco-educational community for families that will assist in the creation of children who are strong, vibrant, and healthy that they contribute to the world in countless ways.
Kimberly: I know that you don’t have kids yet yourself and are not pregnant (right! 🙂 ), so how did the inspiration come for working with pregnant women??
Mary: I speny most of my childhood and College years overwhelmed by “death”. After losing my 42 year old Dad when I was 12 in 1996, and my 17 year old brother when I was 20 in 2004, and having my mom diagnosed in 2005 with two benign brain tumors and helping her undergo two craniotomies- I CAME TO TRULY APPRECIATE THE NOTION OF A HEALTHY HUMAN BODY free of disease! 🙂 I wanted to contribute to the prevention of disease/death and contribute to the opposite side of the coin … LIFE! There is nothing better then healthy, happy children and families!
Kimberly: Wow! Amazing that you turned tragedy into so much love!! (Her story does bring a tear to my eye whenever I hear it.) Tell us a little bit about the importance in detoxifying in preparing for pregnancy?
Mary: A healthy child starts before conception. The healthier the parents re at the time of conception, the stronger genetic foundation of the child. Beam Green suggests that couples prepare at least six months to a year prior to conception by cleansing and building their bodies using certain guidelines that will be shared during The Green Social Club each month. Prevention is a critical component! Cleansing and re-building the body may also have a favorable effect on fertility challenges once any underlying medical problems can be ruled out.
Note by Kimberly: This is not to make anyone feel bad that perhaps didn’t detox at all before conceiving! We can only do our best with our given information at the time. So if you already have children Mary’s forum can be more about having them lead more detoxed childhoods or getting more info now! And if you’re asking yourself what to eat during pregnancy, it is always organic!
Kimberly: And what are some easy ways that women thinking about getting pregnant can start to detoxify?
Mary: My Top 3: What is Simple is True! (and often makes the greatest impact!)
1) Each 5-9 servings of GREEN vegetables a day. (Do not eat pass 7pm
at night! This will help you to get the best and most healing sleep!)
2) Exfoliate in the shower!
3) Rebound! Rebound! Rebound!
Kimberly: Oooph, eating past 7 is hard for me a lot, but I’m trying! (LOL). So, what’s on the agenda for BeamGreen this year?
Mary: BeamGreen.com will continue to hold its monthly Green Social Club meetings at Tavern on the Green once a month with guest speakers from across the country who are experts on Going Green! Women nationwide and international (we have 15 different countries who watch the archived uploads and live webcasts) can watch the Green Social Club Meetings by going to www.beamgreen.com and clicking on the button at the top of the homepage that says “Green Social Club” Monthly meetings!
Kimberly: Anything else??
Mary: YES 🙂 The ultimate mission of BeamGreen.com and The Green Social Club is to have fun and take small steps everyday, in our own individual lives, to MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
When you almost have your entire family die (me) you realize that other people’s families are actually your own as well
— that all are equal — if I am a single twenty-something year old girl who has embraced this — then anyone can embrace the notion that we are all detoxing and preparing for the next best thing …. Our next best version of ourselves and our next best version for generations to come.
Well have a great day and happy Friday tomorrow!
Hi Kimberly, I can’t say enough good things about your blog! Love it! What does she mean by “rebound” in the Top 3?
Rebounding is jumping on a rebounder (a small trampoline). I remember these being super popular when aerobics classes got to be the craze. You’d see ladies in their colorful leotards jumping around on these all the time.
This exercise is embraced now by many in the raw world (though, sadly?, the psychedelic spandex hasn’t made the transition!) and is said to improve internal organ function & help move things along so you don’t have toxins stagnating in your system.
It was so nice to meet you the other night at the BeamGreen meeting. Mary is amazing as are you!
Thanks so much for commenting! It was so lovely to meet you in person.
I hope to run into you at another health/raw inspired event in the near future.
Please keep in touch!
I follow your website for 2 months as I just discover Yoga and raw food (vegetarism) by the same time. And I love it!
I guess I can’t get back to my old life now.
I just found today this post. I am struggling to have baby, I am under 30 and have a very healthy life. But I don’t know why I don’t succeed to get pregnant and I rea
I discover yoga,raw fodd and vegetarism 2 months ago and I can’t get back to my old life.
I discovered your website and I love it! It helps me a lot in my new life style.
I found this post today because I was wondering if I can’t find a solution of my problem on your blog.
I struggle to get pregnant, even if I am young and have a healthy life. It is so important for me that I suffer a lot.
I guess many women in the world have the same problem.
I am sure that there is some food or health stuffs wihch can help but I can’t find it! I thought that maybe you can give me some light!
anyway, thanks for your blog and the time you spend to take care of all of us
I love you’re book! As a lifetime vegetarian i have to say you have made the transition easy to being Vegan. On that note, I just learned I’m pregnant, with my first child. I told my ob`gyn that Im vegan, while she is supportive of my being vegetarian, they say I do need wheat and dairy. Can you advise on this? Also would soooo appreciate a Pregnancy addition to you’re blog, maybe just on how to alter the book to a babies needs 🙂 I would (as most moms I’m sure) like to gain as little weight as possible, stay healthy and get back to normal after baby. I also surrender to “this body no longer being mine” and appreciate you’re advice for me and all fellow “Kim followers” who know the “beauty Detox works” but need to make shifts for baby.
Also just a heads ups, my friends are all having problems last few weeks signing up for you’re blog, maybe a server issue? And was also wondering, after reading you;re book, you no longer use agave, which makes sense. I read, I listened. However, you have so many delicious recipes (Ie:Fatburning Keylime Bars”) that use, can you substitute agave with Stevia?
Thanks so much! Happy 4th of July!
I’m glad I found this post, thank you! I read your book and started following it (detoxing) as best I could about a month and a half before I got pregnant. My doctor (and my husband, and my mother-in-law) are adamant that I eat/drink dairy so I have reluctantly started again, in the hopes of getting enough calcium. I’ve also gotten hungry a lot more often and worry about protein (the american worry) so I’ve started eating more of that too. I am also hoping you’ll add some info on pregnancy because I loved eating according to your book and would still love to eat clean if I can and still make sure I’m giving the baby what s/he needs!
I’m grateful for all your work! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I bought your book this summer and absolutely love it!
Very glad i found this post, because it’s exactly what i was looking for right now.
Can you advise on diet and getting pregnant?
I avoid diary (not easy, since i really was addicted to yoghurt, which resulted in really bad skin…), sugar, wheat etc.
I’ve been told to do eat/drink diary and wheat, when trying to get pregnant. But i’m very reluctant to do so. What’s your advise?
And there is also the issue of weight. I’m advised to gain some weight in order to try and get pregnant. If it’s necessary i’m obviously willing to try this, but how can i try to gain the weight but still follow your program? Can you give some advise on that?
Thanks so much!
I just want to know where you’ve been all my life?
I love ya! THANK YOU!…for all the research you do to keep US healthy. I just learned I am about a month’s pregnant and am struggling with the dairy push from everyone around me. What should I drink instead, I usually take almond milk in coffee or cereal but am I getting enough calcium? And what will the baby drink once he/she is born-do I give almond milk to a newborn? What if they don’t take it and I have to give them cow’s milk (yuk!) and they don’t take that either because they didn’t get use to it while in the womb. Sorry, I feel overwhelmed and very confused!