Winter can be a magical time for many. There’s the fresh fallen snow and the dazzling icicles, as well as the fun and merriment of holidays, vacations, and snow days. But for many moms, especially ones with very new babies, winter also represents a hazardous minefield of fevers, viral infections, and runny noses. The […]
The Halloween sugar onslaught is upon us. Why has this refined, de-natured sweetener taken control of the standard American diet? Not only is beet/cane sugar inexpensive, it also places the power in the hands of corporations. In addition, the sweet flavor is the primary human craving. It stimulates the release of the feel-good hormone […]
Let’s admit it, we’re a snacking culture. If one takes a cruise through any typical American grocery store, s/he will no doubt find aisle upon aisle of various nibbles and treats. Chips, cookies, granola bars, crackers, basically anything sweet, salty, and crunchy seems to constitute a good stand-in for a meal. But, is a […]
The holiday season is traditionally both a time of celebration and a time of low immunity. White flour, cane and beet sugar, and processed foods can suppress the immune system’s response to the stress of travel, evening engagements, and raucous gatherings.
Enjoy the season and make time to relax and sit quietly with a cup […]
Much has been said and written about breastfeeding. It can feel overwhelming to sort out what information is legitimate, and what can be rejected. “Breast is best” is a concept that is gaining strength with each passing year. This is because breast milk has many benefits for your baby’s immune system; in addition, it […]
Much research has been done into the impact of diet on kids’ behavior, especially the role of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that are used to make food look and taste more appealing. Fast food, as well as packaged treats (including chips, cookies, cakes and sodas), are particularly high in these additives as food […]