Thursday, June 30, 2011
Just read in EasyEats Summer 2011 magazine about Lula's Sweet Apothecary--New York's First Natural Non-Dairy & Frozen Dessert Shop where you can find gluten free ice cream cones. The ice cream is made from a cashew and rice base and there are gluten free and organic selections. What a perfect summer treat for gluten free/dairy free families...
- Rice and Beans
- La Fondita Salad with chicken (no tortilla chips)
- Watermelon Juice
74 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930
map and directions
Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am-9 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-10 pm
Another place in Amagansett that has gluten free options is Hampton Chutney Company where all the dosas and uttapas are gluten free!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Free Range Tuna is an promising new blog that inspires readers to be more informed about the food they eat. Here are some recent posts that are worth checking out. I'm looking forward to future Free Range Tuna posts by Jason.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
In this important book, readers will find scientifically supported nutritional solutions that address, mitigate, and sometimes even erase both the symptoms and the causes of stubborn health problems including:
· Picky eating
· Attention problems
· Ear infections
· Temper tantrums
· Behavioral difficulties
· Lack of energy
· Learning disabilities
· Chronic tummy aches
· Night terrors
· Speech delays
Saturday, June 18, 2011
"Since scientist do not have definitive answers about sunscreen and skin cancer, it is no wonder that many experts recommend that people rely on clothing and shade, rather than sunscreen, to protect themselves from sun exposure."If you want to purchase sunscreen, here is a link to the 134 best beach and sport sunscreens.
Or make your own sunscreen! Here is a video from Do It Gorgeously Green on Making Your Own Non Toxic Sunscreen.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
- What is the most important thing about nutrition parents should know
- Why intervening early is so important
- How to get your problems addressed at a doctor's appointment
- How to introduce new foods to picky eaters
Buy the book "What's Eating Your Child" on Amazon
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I went to an ENT at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing to get a second opinion on my silent reflux and vocal cord issue. They suggested the following tutorial...
Integretive Approaches to the Treatment of GERD
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
On Monday, I will post a video of my interview Kelly Dorfman.
* At this time it is scheduled for 8:24 of course depending on the news that could change so tune in from 6-9 am.
The winner of the book "What's Eating Your Child" is CFNYC who asked...
Could you please make sense of the new, federal guidelines on nutrition as laid out in the food "plate." This is the pie chart (no pun!) that replaced the food pyramid.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
"We’re all bombarded with so many dietary messages that it’s hard to find time to sort through all this information, but we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates.”
Monday, June 6, 2011
Which is why I was quite surprised when my throat closed up on the way to the library while drinking a Kombucha a few weeks later. I tossed my glass bottle of Brooklyn Kombucha in a garbage can on the corner and headed to a deli for some Benedryl. The antihistamine seemed to work a little and I stuffed the extra hot pink pills in my wallet for a rainy day. Then a week later my throat closed up AGAIN--but I hadn't drunk a Kombucha. And the Benedryl didn't have any effect. In the middle of the night one evening when it happened again, I headed to the ER because it was late and I was worried about falling asleep with my throat swollen. The ER told me it had been so long (since the throat closing had started after dinner) that I wasn't going to die and there was nothing they could do for me except recommend a CT scan to make sure an object wasn't stuck in my throat. (Another wonderful mainstream medical moment for me.) Finally, in math class before my third exam after eating a Kind Bar, I felt the same tightening of my throat and inability to breath. After my exam I called an allergist to rule out allergies.
The funny thing was, despite my symptoms no one seemed to be in any rush to examine me. Two weeks later I went in for allergy testing. They did a breath test to check my breathing and rows of allergens on my arms which revealed I wasn't allergic to anything. Minutes later, the allergist grabbed Dr. Aviv, an ENT who did a scope and determined I had laryngopharyngeal reflux and vocal cord dysfunction. My windpipe was snapping shut when I was inhaling and preventing normal airflow. To me it felt like I was suffocating. And I was. According to my sister who has a similar problem, the doctor told her in some studies 90% of the population has reflux at some point in their lives so this isn't a rare and unusual condition. Although the vocal cord disorder, which I have never heard of might be an unusual presentation. Often vocal cord disorder presents as asthma but an inhaler has no effect.
Dr. Aviv recommended a book called "Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure", a speech pathologist and Prilosec for six weeks. He also gave me some articles he had written on this disorder.
I don't know what triggered my reflux and vocal cord dysfunction but I do know that all the food I was eating was on the "do not eat" list. Almonds, Cocoa, Lemon, Vinegar, Kombucha (caffeine and carbonation,) Salsa, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers. The last 20 years I have been guzzling hot sauce. And I was completely fine until I wasn't. They are ruling out H-Pylori--a bacteria which also causes ulcers. Of course, there is no better way to learn about reflux than to live with it. Theory is one thing--reality is another.
I started with a week of a low acid diet, and when that didn't work I took everyone's advice and took a week of Prilosec. For a bunch of reasons, I have switched from Prilosec to Manuka Honey.
I still don't have the energy for a full post about everything I have learned over the last few months--my mind is spinning and I am unable to write without spicy condiments. But I wanted to let everyone know that I am fine--just gluten free and salsa free for the time being. Please don't pass the hot sauce.
More later on Reflux and Manuca Honey.
I would probably fall under the Smart-Cookin' Mamas. I am certainly NOT a gardener! Can't wait to hear more tonight. Join us in supporting Harvest Home...
John Hockenberry will interview Mark Winne about the current state of our food system and the issues raised in Winne's book.
DATE: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012
Tickets are $75.00 per person (includes a signed copy of the book.)
A fundraising event to support Harvest Home Farmers Market, a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to bringing fresh locally grown produce to low income communities.
To purchase tickets click here.
Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The amount deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of goods and services provided, which is estimated at $25.
Harvest Home Farmers Market
104-106 East 126th Street 4A
New York , New York 10035
(212) 828- 3361
Friday, June 3, 2011
Leave a comment below with a question for Kelly Dorfman and be entered to win a signed copy of her new book--"What's Eating Your Child." I will post the interview with Kelly next week and include questions from the contest.
Backed by cutting-edge science and the know-how gained from a 29-year career in clinical nutrition, WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, reveals the surprising role nutrition plays in healing children’s ailments. No ordinary nutrition book, WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? is refreshingly unique because it pairs practical, scientifically-supported advice with fascinating case studies that read like medical mysteries. As a mother of three, Dorfman understands the challenges parents face and she empowers caregivers to become Nutrition Detectives by revealing simple, practical ways to uncover the clues behind a child’s health problems and find an accurate, nutritional treatment immediately.
MAKE A COMMENT TO WIN a signed copy of WHAT'S EATING YOUR CHILD? 1) To enter, please comment on this post (Click on "comments" below.) 2) Post your comment by 11:59 pm on JUNE 8, 2011. One entry per person, please. 3) One winner will be chosen by random and announced on Thursday morning, JUNE 9, 2011. 4) NOTE: If you wish to be contacted by e-mail if you win, please include your email address in your comment or make a comment and then email us your comment at WhatToFeedYourKids@gmail.com. Otherwise you must check back on Thursday, June 9, 2011 to see if you have won. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited to another winner after 72 hours.