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Healthy Eating for Kids: Brussels Sprouts are My Daughter’s Favorite Food (Really!)

October 18th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on. When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed.


Ebola Virus Cannot Be Cured, Prevented By Dietary Supplements

October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

"We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease."


Is the Secret to Sustaining a Vegetarian Diet Eating Plant…Blood?

October 8th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

You know how the saying goes: you can lead a meat-eater to a millet-kale burger, but he will run away screaming “I need bacon!” Or something like that. But the vegetarian diet might be getting a little “meaty” help from a most unlikely (and kind of spooky) place: plant blood


Task Force to Identify Farmers Market Fraud in California

October 7th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We trust farmers markets to be the anti-supermarket. There are no unflattering fluorescent lights, loud disorienting music, those confusing price tags or dizzying endcaps. But what if farmers market stalls were just going to the supermarket for you—and bringing those store-bought items to their stalls? It’s happening in California, and the state is cracking down.


Show Your Kids’ Lunch Ladies the Love

September 29th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Children's book author Jarrett Krosoczka's lunch lady inspired him to write his Lunch Lady graphic novel series. Lunch ladies are heroes. Here's why



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