Tag Archives: health

Foods We Eat Affect Our Health

Many of us do not realize that what we serve to our children, and consume ourselves, can clearly be harming our bodies, not helping them. Foods can have a variety of effects to our system. I am not just talking about people who are allergic to specific foods, but also, about those who are intolerant […]

Give the Gift of Health

This holiday season, give the gift of health to a child you love. The Forest Feast: Baby Bites Mealtime Adventures is a delightful storybook with a yummy whole foods message. Best friends Betty Baby BitesTM, a tiny Italian mouse and Try Rannosaurus®, a gigantic T-Rex, eat their way through a prehistoric forest. These lovable buddies […]

Safety Tips for Women

Yikes! My computer has been out of commission for almost a week. I’ll take this opportunity to post safety information that I have saved. This is different than my usual blogs about family health and nutrition. It’s not about picky eaters, either. It’s about safety (which of course is ultimately your health). Years ago, I attended a seminar on […]

Stealth Health

Sneaking healthful ingredients into food has been a tactic used by moms since the first mom disguised vegetables from her picky eater by mashing them to make soup. Books like Deceptively Delicious, Stealth Health, and The Sneaky Chef offer ways to sneak nutrition into meals. Hiding nutrition is helpful in the short-run, but I believe the goal should be for […]

Taste Is More Than Pleasure

Taste is a matter of survival, not just pleasure. Current Biology reports on advances in taste perception. They highlight the importance of taste in life experience and link the taste of certain nutrients and compounds to our very survival. Authors Paul Breslin and Alan Spector say there are five generally accepted tastes, which are associated […]

American Nutrition Sadly Lacking

I read an eye-popping article in the Sunday Denver Post. It looks at data about the American lifestyle complied from John de Graaf. The data compares the U.S. with 14 European Union countries in quality-of-life indicators. He says that it’s clear the health care, safety, and education are faltering in America. “For example, he says, […]

We Lie About What We Eat

We regularly lie about three things: sex, money, and what we eat. We lie most about what we eat. Because we desperately want to believe we eat a healthy diet; we comfort ourselves with lies and food myths. We believe we eat better than most of the world! Americans are fatter than the rest of […]