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Why Won’t My Baby Sleep!

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This is a question I asked myself many times when my first son was an infant. I joked about it with other mom’s at Mommy & Me groups and playdates. I joked that I wished I could sleep like my …

Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season

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Part 1:  Food     There are a number of preventative measures you can take to stay healthy this cold & flu season.  This is the first in a three part series looking at foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies you …

The Real Reason Sugar Causes Cavities

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How Sugar Really Affects Your Child   Ask any dentist or parent why sugar is bad for teeth and they’ll say the sugar eats away at the enamel allowing bacteria to take hold and burrow away at the teeth.  The …

Fall Back to Standard Time Again!

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Fall is here, the weather is cooling, the leaves are turning to brilliant browns and reds, and in some places the snow is already falling.   This must mean one thing: summer is over and the sad end of daylight …

Pumpkin Pie with a Cranberry Glaze

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Makes one 9” deep dish pie     This is a delicious pumpkin pie recipe that I have perfected over the years.  All your to enjoy this holiday season!                 For the crust: …

Avoiding GMOs when GMOs Aren’t Labelled

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  Many people are often surprised to find out that there are only a handful of genetically modified foods.  I’ve come across many who believe that pretty much everything that isn’t from a local farmers market or organic is GMO, …

Why Everyone Should be Eating Gelatin

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Gelatin is the original “protein powder”.  It is a combination of pure amino acids and essentially nothing else.  The dominant amino acids in gelatin are glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.  There are several others present also, but in much smaller amounts. …

Beef Bone Broth

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Broths made from bones and cartilage create wholesome soups full of essential minerals, proteins, fats, and glucosaminoglycans (i.e. chondroitin sulfate) that are vital for total body wellness.  To say that bone broth is an all-in-one tonic and curative is not …

Who Give the Best Nutrition Advice?

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This article was recently published in the Chicago Times. It was apparently also published in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/topic/ct-met-nutrition-advice-20130128,0,5576483,full.story.   I find it an interesting evaluation of the rift in the field of nutrition. There are all sorts of people …

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