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Are we eating too much protein?

October 22nd, 2014 | by Scott Cooney

A growing body of science seems to indicate that not only is there such a thing as too much protein, but that the health effects are showing up everywhere - from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity and much more


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.


The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

September 21st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that.


My Month Without Eating Kale

August 29th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

I haven’t eaten kale in just about a month. It’s not that there’s a kale shortage (there really isn’t). It’s just that, well, I usually eat A LOT of kale. So I decided to see what would happen if I gave eating kale a break


5 Awesome Resources for School Lunch Ideas

August 28th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid's lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration!



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