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Freelee responds to Dietitian Abbey Sharp's review of Ellen Fisher's baby's diet

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In today's video Freelee critiques one of Meat and Dairy-sponsored Dietitian Abbey Sharp’s reviews; Dietitian reviews Ellen Fisher – her baby’s Vegan diet.

Freelee compares micronutrient, vitamin and mineral status of Abbey Sharp’s meat-heavy baby's diet to Ellen Fisher’s “unnatural vegan” fruit-based baby diet. Here is Ellen Fisher’s “What I feed my vegan baby in Hawaii” video featuring her son Sandy.

Freelee’s first video on Abbey Sharp’s baby's diet is on her new frugivore channel called “Abbey Sharp shows you how to endanger your baby”:

Freelee's Initial video on Abbey Sharp "The Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing": Freelee banana girl VS Abbey Sharp

Freelee has now made two videos in response to Abbey's videos and both times Abbey has removed two of the videos in question. This is a great result and Abbey is obviously 'feeling the heat' up in Abbey's Kitchen. The following are screenshots of the now removed videos. 

Abbey Sharp meat and dairy sponsored dietitian

Abbey Sharp removed this video

Okay, onto the video. As usual Abbey starts the video by paying useless lip service to veganism. This is one of her tactics to disarm her vegan and plant-based audience and make them more receptive to her message. Abbey firstly comments on Ellen’s son Sandy having only juice for his first meal. She says "I don't like the lack of fibre". Freelee agrees with Abbey and her statement “fibre is important our diets." Correct. Fibre is important for many reasons, however, Abbey critiquing Ellen Fisher on her son's fibre intake is very hypocritical.

Due to it being a trending term, Abbey Sharp posts a lot about #babyledweaning and shares her son's plates on her Instagram page. If we take a look at her baby led weaning plates we see many examples like the meaty plate Freelee shows in the video loaded with fibre-less constipating animal products. Baby E is clearly much better off drinking some fibre-less juice rather than a plate full of high fat fibre-less lamb, chicken and cheese.

Abbey Sharp's baby diet

After 'assessing' his food intake for the day, Abbey works out Sandy's nutritional status and confirms he is meeting all his nutritional needs. Yet, Abbey then goes onto directly contradict herself and say “but his diet is far from balanced”. This is coming from the woman who restricts her baby's fruit intake (refer to first video here.) Even though his nutrition is adequate Abbey recommends Sandy eats a bunch of hard-to-digest foods throughout the video. She fails to mention Sandy is still getting most of his calories and subsequent nutrition from breast milk. In the video he acquires most of his solid calories from Avocado which is said to be the ideal complimentary transitional food for babies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Below is evidence of Abbey limiting her baby's fruit intake. 

Abbey Sharp restricting son's fruit intake

In Abbey Sharp's own #BLW (baby led weaning) she restricts her sons fruit even though he displays a clear preference for fruit. As Freelee explains, this is not okay. Abbey is restricting a clear health food while other mothers are trying to encourage more fruit in their child's diet. Abbey Sharp is behaving like her son is going to develop some wild sugar addiction if she allows him to eat all the fruit he cares for. Ludicrous. Not that we need science to confirm to us that fruit is an important food for babies... but here it is - science shows that insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6491117/

Abbey Sharp Baby E baby led weaning

Abbey Sharp claims it's important to encourage healthy eating habits in the prevention of eating disorders yet she restricts clear health foods in her own son's diet.

Abbey is drastically increasing her son's risk of developing an unhealthy relationship with food. Science shows healthy eating habits are formed during infancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2678872/

Abbey brings up b12 and the possibility of Ellen Fisher's son Sandy being  deficient. She broaches the topic as if b12 deficiency is just a “vegan thing" when it is not. b12 deficiency is a widespread problem due to modern animal agriculture destroying the top soil. The Framingham study for instance demonstrated that nearly 40% of the US population had a low level of b12 regardless of diet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

Freelee speaks in more detail about b12 in her video. The lack of absorption of this vitamin is a huge problem. And the picture looks even worse when we take into account Japan and parts of Europe that have safe minimums double that of the USA and Canada. So that could mean a heck of a lot more people walking around deficient in b12 and yes the majority are meat eaters, not vegans.  

Although Abbey already stated that Ellen Fisher’s son Sandy was meeting his needs she goes onto show concern about him getting enough iron. In her own baby led weaning Abbey often feeds her son cheese and continues to feed him dairy abundantly to this day, even 4 times in one day. Research shows that infants eating products made from cows milk that contain casein have a 30% increase in intestinal bleeds and therefore significant iron loss in stools. https://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.109...

Below is Baby E's food intake for one day. 

Dietitian Abbey Sharp's son's day is filled with dangerous dairy

And on a side note it is estimated that about 70% of iron in breast milk is absorbed- compared to cow-derived infant formula where absorption is typically less than 12%

Excess iron is a problem:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29070544

Sandy doesn't exhibit any Iron deficiency symptoms:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2528681/

Next up is Vitamin D. So it’s quite strange Abbey brought up Vitamin D and didn’t even mention the sun or the fact that the whole family is tanned as fuck and living in Hawaii. Maybe Vitamin D would be a valid concern for baby E and Abbey living in Canada but not Sandy living in Hawaii. Vitamin D is called the “Sunshine vitamin” for a reason, because that’s where it comes from. A vitamin D supplement is not a replacement for the suns rays and some studies show you may be risking your health more by taking them.

A study on infants showed a minimum of 30 minutes weekly afternoon sunlight exposure, between 10 am and 3 pm, over 40% body area for at least 16 weeks, was estimated requirement to achieve sufficient vitamin D levels (>20 ng/mL) by 6 months of age. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28031546

And yes Vitamin D toxicity in infants is a thing: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Abbey moves on to express an unjustified concern about Ellen Fisher's son's protein levels. As Freelee states in her other video, Abbey’s protein obsession is not justified by science or by nature. Too much protein however, is a problem. Freelee calculated how much protein Abbey’s 11 month old baby was getting with just one of his single flesh-filled dinners and it amassed to a whopping 54 grams of protein. Even the US nutrition guidelines for infants state that a 7-12 month old infant needs just 11 grams of protein a day so Baby E in just one meal is getting around 5 times that amount and from disease-promoting animal protein. Sandy on the other hand is getting it all from healthy plant sources and still about double what is recommended. The extremely high intake of protein that Abbey is feeding her baby is risking his long term health. And as a Dietitian pushing others to "eat more protein" when it is clearly unnecessary is just plain irresponsible. And potentially dangerous. This protein fear-mongering has to stop. 

Here is a simple break down from the video Freelee made:

Abbey Sharp vs Ellen Fisher

So as you can see Sandy (as a plant based vegan baby) is actually in a far better position health-wise than Dietitian Abbey’s meat, dairy, and egg-eating baby. It’s just a myth that vegan babies have to be more concerned than non-vegans, in most cases the opposite is actually true because we are simply not physiologically designed to thrive on animals and their by products. If infants get enough calories from breast milk and whole plant foods then they naturally thrive. Eat as abundantly from animal products and we see serious illness initiate in omnivorous babies.

So, no Abbey, a plant based vegan diet is NOT restrictive. What is restrictive though is limiting yours infants fruit intake and force-feeding them a disease-promoting diet heavy in animal products. That’s restrictive, and even worse, very dangerous. Please start educating yourself on optimal human nutrition and stop fear-mongering and misleading the public about a plant based vegan diet.

For the rest of the break down you can watch Freelee the Banana girl's video here.

A suitable hashtag: #savebabye

Abbey Sharp feeding baby

Learn more about Freelee the Banana Girl here. Freelee is a 13 year high fruit vegan who overcame serious health issues and lost 40lbs following a Raw Till 4 lifestyle. For a truly healthy transformational lifestyle check out her Raw Till 4 Weight Loss bundle.

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Freelee Banana Girl responds to Dietitian Abbey Sharp; the Meat and Dairy sponsored "Health Professional"

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Abbey Sharp is a Canadian Dietitian who reviews 'What I eat in a day' videos on YouTube, especially of vegans and of Freelee The Banana Girl's 'Raw Till 4 Diet'. As Freelee notes in today's video: Abbey Sharp has strategically positioned herself as an authority in the vegan movement; in order to sell her Mindful Glow CookBook and gain YouTube subscribers. Abbey Sharp the “health professional” is regularly sponsored by the meat and dairy industry, in particular by Maple Lodge farms (one of canada’s biggest chickens producers), Ontario pork and Dairy farmers of Canada. We can only imagine how much they are paying Abbey?
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Freelee lied about her qualifications on National TV!

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In today’s video Freelee talks briefly about qualifications she's received in the area of fitness and nutrition and why she ‘lied’ on National TV in 2016.

Freelee also talks more about response series she may be doing on her new channel. Freelee intends on continuing the ‘eveything wrong with ______ diet” series. Freelee also has many other ideas for videos but one in particular will be where Freelee critiques the recommendations of Dietitian’s and Dr’s. She will particularly focus on when they critique others like the Canadian Dietitian Abbey Sharp does because there is SO much bad advice it’s literally scary. Freelee will also consider addressing peoples assumptions and rumours about her. Because we all know there are many out there seeing Freelee is the one who popularised veganism on YouTube. Lettuce know in the comments if you want to see that.

Freelee started her new channel due to the updated YouTube algorithm or AI (artificial intelligence) actively suppressing videos on her main channel. According to the analytics on her main channel her videos are getting suggested nowhere except on her own videos which everyone knows is useless if you want to reach a new audience. Also subscribers don’t really matter anymore as YouTube now decides which subscribers sees what videos, regardless of whether viewers want to see your vids or not. If you have particularly controversial content like Freelee does then this is particularly a problem on YouTube these days. Freelee also has an auto unsubscribe ‘bug’ on her channel that sometimes unsubscribes users up to 8 times. Freelee is hoping this channel can free her from that. Her   videos are no longer being suggested except on her own videos hence why Freelee is being dominated by the Dietitian, Abbey Sharp.

So as you can see Freelee called her new channel “The womens weight loss expert” Is it because freelee is ‘obsessed with weight loss’? No. Of course not. Freelee is all about health and well being, however, Freelee knows that most of the female demographic on YouTube wants to lose weight and are being sucked in by these duplicitous diet hucksters who are peddling unhealthy fad diets. This is close to Freelee’s heart. Freelee has also come from a past of ED and constant weight battles herself and like Freelee has said before; animal liberation and female liberation is basically her life’s work. It’s why freelee is here on YouTube, it’s why freelee is still doing what she is doing after over a decade on YouTube after so many have dropped off veganism.

Is Freelee an expert in the field of weight loss? Absolutely. The definition on an Expert is a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area. Freelee has received hundreds of weight loss and health testimonials over the years in addition to her own weight loss results. Results that she has maintained without caffeine, calorie restriction, diet pills or over exercising. So it’s safe to say YES this is one of her areas of expertise. Freelee is not going to hide the fact that she want to attract women wanting to lose weight to veganism. She wants to help get them off the diet merry go round forever and onto a healthy cruelty-free lifestyle. However, Freelee is not offering a quick fix or one that includes animal products so she is often hated for her approach. Freelee understand not everyone wants to eat Raw till 4 style and that’s why she is also supportive of a cooked high carb vegan approach.

So lets get onto her ‘lies’. Back in 2016 as a lot of you know Raw till 4 went viral amongst young females on YouTube and Freelee was getting some great coverage on National TV in Australia. In one appearance Freelee had a debate with a Dietitian. By the way yes Freelee will be responding to that meat and dairy pushing Dietitian, Abbey sharp who keeps getting suggested non stop just because she successfully rode the Raw till 4 and Freelee SEO wagon. Yes search engine optimisation, you can look it up. But that’s another vid.

So the interviewer David Campbell (who actually went vegan and lost a tonne of weight soon after) put Freelee on the spot so she had to stop and think for a moment. And you will notice in the interview Freelee looked a little unsure when she said “Australian Institute of Fitness” and the reason Freelee was unsure was because it was 11 years earlier. And rightfully so the Dean of the Institute came out and said Freelee had never studied at his institute and he was right Freelee hadn’t. She had meant to say “The Fitness Institute of Australia” not the “Australian Institute of Fitness”. Freelee thinks most people can grasp how easy it would be to mix up the two colleges seeing they both sound so similar. Since then people have been spreading around that freelee is a fraud that she never studied Nutrition or Fitness whatsoever. The reason Freelee didn’t refute this straight away is because she simply didn’t have a copy of her certification as it was in her mums closet who she wasn’t seeing regularly at the time. Luckily, after 11 years her mum still kept them.

But before this way back in 2000, yes 19 years ago when Freelee was 20 (when some of you were not even born yet) Freelee was already passionate about nutrition and actually wanted to become a dietitian. You have to understand Freelee has been at this for a long long time. She has been studying nutrition non-stop since she was in her late teens and that’s why she has the lean healthy results that she does. Freelee didn’t stop until she found the answer to a permanent lean healthy body.

So Freelee enrolled in College and was doing certificate 3 in Dietary Practices but pulled out because it was just unacceptable. Her teacher was not only obese but quite clueless. When a student asked questions the teacher often had to stop the flow of the class to look up the answer in a textbook. And then the answers… they disappointed Freelee even more! Post-op heart attack patients recommended a diet including processed meat. Maybe that’s changed in the past decade but Freelee highly doubts it. At this stage Freelee was already somewhat clued up about healthy eating form her own research and knew this was rubbish. This was just one example of why Freelee pulled out however at the time she did soldier on and completed the nutrition module. Freelee didn’t want to spend her time memorising misinformation. Next Freelee inquired at a Naturopathy school in the city of Sydney. Her  mum came with her. It was even worse, all the staff, yes ALL were ranging from obese to morbidly obese, the actual director of the college being the morbidly obese one. Freelee’s mum can confirm this. Both Freelee and her mum concluded these people obviously did not understand nutrition. So eventually Freelee started her own personal training business and that’s where Freelee became accredited.

So there you go, the only discrepancy here was where Freelee said ‘advanced nutrition’ after her initial statement of ‘certification in nutrition’. Advanced certification was for aerobic conditioning and resistance training so that was a fair mistake. Remember it was 11 years earlier. When you are on national TV there is no time to think, the TV station also had one of her videos playing in her ear during the interview which was extremely distracting Freelee was in a dark room without any screen and only ear buds so she couldn’t even see who she was talking to. She is surprised she did as well as she did.  

So that’s the truth of the situation, as you can see there was no intention to mislead, just honest mistakes on Freelee’s behalf which she has now clarified. So yes Freelee has studied nutrition and fitness extensively. This course in particular took her around a year to complete and although Freelee was working at the same time she found it intense. It was not a walk in the park and no Freelee doesn’t use the nutritional information she studied in her  recommendations because it is JUST PLAIN WRONG and based on food lobbyist recommendations . If Freelee did then she would still be overweight and unhealthy like Freelee used to be.

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