Archives for the ‘Health & Wellness’ Category

What Really Causes Celiac Disease?

Hello readers, Just wanted to share another great piece from the Sunday NY Times about gluten (they are giving it a fair share of attention lately!). This one is a theory about what really causes celiac disease, based on a study comparing celiac rates among Finnish and Russian populations (who have similar genetics and consume […]

Turkey Chili, and Other Quick & Easy Soups From Bone Broths

Now that I have a 5-month-old baby, I no longer have time to prepare all of my meals from scratch. But since it is especially crucial right now to eat nourishing home-cooked meals, the best solution is to prepare them ahead of time, so that I can easily heat them up whenever I am pressed […]

Welcome Baby Erin

  Hello everyone, forgive my absence lately. Almost 6 weeks ago, on April 16th, baby Erin Leah came into the world. I have had my hands full ever since then and have not done any cooking!! In fact, if I am able to feed myself at all, it is something readily prepared and often involves eating while […]

Article in EcoSalon on Elimination Diets

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know I was quoted in an article by Rosie Spinks in the online magazine EcoSalon about elimination diets. It’s a pretty good article and explores the debate between those who say food sensitivities (such as gluten intolerance) are just a “fad” and those who say food sensitivities are […]

Lamb Chili

  I’m now officially 8 months pregnant, and I guess you could say I’m nesting. I’m not really doing that much to clean or prepare the house, but what I have started doing is cooking – and freezing meals for the postpartum period.  I have heard that broths and stews are excellent for promoting lactation in […]

The Raw Milk Debate, Continued…

Just thought you might be interested in this blog post about the CDC’s data about raw milk: http://www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2012/2/22/hey-when-raw-milk-data-dont-go-your-way-try-some-gymnastics.html The author, David Gumpert, was one of the panelists at a Raw Milk Debate at Harvard University last week. Here is also a youtube link to that debate if you have time to listen to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLRdihFi6gw […]

Gestational Diabetes and the Glucose Tolerance Test

Wow, life is sure getting crazy now that I am in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Thanks to my husband for taking over much of the cooking duty lately, though it hasn’t given me much to write about. So I thought I would share my experience with the standard test that is given at this stage […]

Organic Pastures Raw Milk Recall – Real Threat Or Witch Hunt?

  This weekend I went to the farmers’ market and found the tent where I would buy raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy completely empty. The woman who normally sells it had set up a table there and was explaining to customers that the dairy had been shut down by the California Department of Food and […]

Comfort Foods For Morning Sickness

There you have it, the reason I haven’t been writing much lately, I am 15 weeks pregnant.  Now that I am at the beginning of my second trimester, I have a little bit more energy and an appetite. But until now, I have not wanted to do anything other than sleep, and the last thing […]

Tempeh Salad With Miso-Dijon Dressing

  In my recent quest to increase my iron intake, I have been eating a lot more meat.  Now in addition, I am trying to increase my estrogen level, which my acupuncturist told me is a bit low.  The first food that comes to mind when it comes to plant estrogen is soy, which is very high in […]