The College Waiting Game
    March 22, 2011
    The College Waiting Game

    Parents can help their teenagers through the oftentimes stressful waiting game of college acceptance. How?  Here’s how parents can help their college-bound children understand that a rejection is n…

    Understand your Job as Parent
    March 21, 2011
    Understand your Job as Parent

    Adolescence is a time when kids can be off-track.  Moods swing in all directions, experimentation and rebellion against authority are commonplace, and kids are often misdirected, misguided, and belie…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    November 1, 2010
    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy

    A new study suggests that typical BPA exposure may be affecting the masculinity, semen quality, and sperm count of the average American guy. And young boys often have even more BPA exposure than adult…

    Green those School Supplies!
    October 21, 2010
    Green School Supplies: You have options!

    At the end of every summer, most parents buy back-to-school supplies. It’s a ritual – and more and more parents are greening the process by asking how to pick the safe - and green school supplies.…

    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!
    October 20, 2010
    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!

    Whether your child eats the school lunch or your own hand-packed version, there’s a chance she might not be getting enough fruits and veggies. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that Ame…

    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener
    October 19, 2010
    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener

    Yesterday, I wrote about a recent Environmental Working Group study of school cleaners and indoor air pollution that revealed how many toxic pollutants are emitted into classroom air by traditional cl…

    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air
    October 18, 2010
    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air

    As most parents know, childhood asthma is on the rise. In fact, 1 in 10 American kids now develops this chronic health condition during childhood. If your child is fortunate enough to be asthma-free, …

    Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] A great way to make a quick homemade pizza is to use fresh pizza dough from your local market.  You can  marinate artichoke hearts for three days, or you can (more…)…

    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe
    August 19, 2010
    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

    Every toddler and grown-up who has ever tasted these sweet potato cakes absolutely loves them. Made from the delicious sweet potato, the cakes melt in the mouth. These are even great cold the next day…

    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe
    August 18, 2010
    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe

    This hearty chicken and tortellini soup fits the bill when you are sick or have sick kids. It is a soup that is quick, nutritious, warm and bubbly, all the right elements for sick-bed comfort food. T…

    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe: Healthy and Yummy

    Your kids will love these lemon kale chips.  They are a healthy alternative to greasy chips from a bag. You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type. As a…

    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe

    This recipes for smoked paprika almonds uses raw, organic almonds and plenty of yummy spices. These are a real treat to your taste buds. And as an extra bonus, your house smells wonderful after maki…

    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe
    July 27, 2010
    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe

    With shredded cheese and chopped peppers on hand in the fridge, it’s easy to throw together these individual size, wholesome pita pepper pizzas whenever hunger hits. Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe Summ…

    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
    July 19, 2010
    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

    This healthy taco salad recipe is full of super charged ingredients. It is an upside-down version of the traditional taco. Use chopped romaine and cilantro as the base, not a pile of chips. This save…

    Low Fat Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
    June 19, 2010
    Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

    This apple oatmeal muffins recipe is low in calories because it uses no oils or fats. For sweetness it uses fresh apple, apple juice, honey and molasses. This is a very nice alternative to traditional…

    Sunday Brunch Rosemary-Lemon Biscuits Recipe
    June 16, 2010
    Sunday Brunch Rosemary-Lemon Biscuits Recipe

    There are a handful of standard recipes that you can teach your children, so that no matter where or in what situation, they can create from scratch something that will make people happy. This Rosemar…

    Your Child's Foreign Language Future
    April 15, 2010
    Your Child’s Foreign Language Future

    Last week the New York Times reported on the unfortunate rate at which foreign language education programs in schools in the northeast are being cut to help balance budgets. If you’ve been following…

    F-Throat Part 2
    March 31, 2010
    F-Throat Part 2

    In the video below I discuss how to treat what I call F-Throat, or a sore throat caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum.  It's an important health topic that you should know about, especially if you or …

    Not a healthy choice: junk foods vs. the school lunch program
    February 18, 2010
    Not a healthy choice: junk foods vs. the school lunch program

    I devoted the previous posts to the school lunch program, a federally sponsored and regulated program, which complies with some (if not altogether satisfactory) nutrition standards for nutrient conten…

    The school lunch is fast-food!
    February 17, 2010
    The school lunch is fast-food!

    We looked at a typical school lunch menu in yesterday’s post and at the nutritionist’s analysis of fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in that food.  From the nutrient point of vie…