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Category: Natural Health Questions

Spicy To You May Be Bland to Me

Why is it that when you serve the very same meal to three different people you might get three different responses? I’ll never forget the evening I tested a new Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe at a family gathering. “It needs a little more spice,” my aunt confided at the table. “I would go heavier on […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup vs. Sugar

The Corn Refiners Association would like us to believe that ingesting high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is as natural for the body as eating an ear of corn. They even snail-mailed me a whole package filled with convincingly-assembled literature after I wrote a post critical of HFCS, not to mention their slick television campaign showing […]

BPA-free Waterbottles

One of my Jazzercise friends approached me during class this morning wondering if her plastic Nalgene waterbottle was BPA-free and therefore safe to drink from. Nalgene makes a line of BPA-free water bottles, so as long as her water bottle came from that product line, I would consider it safe to use regularly. (More BPA-free […]

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

One of my favorite girlfriends wrote me recently concerned about giving a slew of vaccinations to her 15-month old daughter. “I know a mom with a daughter she is sure is autistic and who knows another mom who woke up to 2 of her 3 triplets rocking in there crib after vaccines, 1 now with […]

Why Counting Calories is Not Everything When Dieting

Reader Question: I looked at the Nutritional information for Chicken piccata and the calories seem very high per serving.  It doesn’t seem too figure friendly to me.  – Barbara, Washington DC Well, Barbara, I have to say that this is one reason why I fought to leave the nutritional information out of my new cookbook. […]