Could it Be Wheat?

Wheat free seems to be the new fad diet these days, with whole sections in supermarkets devoted to gluten free versions of popular processed foods.  Gluten is a protein found in wheat that may trigger health problems for people if it is not digested well.  The list of chronic health problems that benefit from a…

Bee Conscious of Your Food Choices

Colony Collapse Disorder is a growing threat to bee populations worldwide.  While scientists have hypothesized many causes, from cell phone towers to nutrition to pesticides, new evidence is showing that it is most likely a combination of parasite infection and bee colonies with weakened resistance to this parasite.  The most recent news on this subject…

Yogurt Researchers Declare Their “Discovery” that Probiotics Affect the Brain

The research group was small, only 36 healthy women, and the yogurt was provided by Danone, but the results were promising enough to warrant the claim, “Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function.” Researchers found that the group of subjects who consumed yogurt with live probiotics twice a day had positive changes in several…

Yes, My Six-Year-Old’s Not Quite Potty Trained

Because there is no “Operator’s Manual” for raising your individual child, sometimes a parent has to do some detective work. This is a difficult post to write, not only because my first draft had me reliving all of the challenging events that might have delayed potty training for my daughter.  Ultimately, I don’t really like…