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Is Local Honey the Sweet Cure for Your Allergy Symptoms?

April 10, 2013

Sneezing? Coughing? Congested? Dry and itchy eyes? Yup. It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies have us reaching for anti-histamine and other anti-allergy medications to rein in our unpleasant allergy symptoms. Well, what about reaching for some delicious local honey? Huh? If you are unfamiliar with this idea, there is a belief that consuming honey […]

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Cooking Methods DO Matter!

April 3, 2013

Ok, I have a confession to make. This is something I’m not proud of, but it’s likely other parents out there can relate. When my son was younger and pickier about what food he ate (he’s getting better), I remember offering him fried vegetables (you know, like sweet potato fries or deep-fried zucchini) in a […]

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Some Like it Hot (Part 2): Is Spicy Food Good for Your Health?

March 27, 2013

Are you someone who for whatever reason likes your food spicy? Well, some researchers have been looking into if hotter really is better—better for you that is. And as it turns, out adding some spice to your life may actually affect your health. Researchers posit that spices made their way into the culinary repertoire of […]

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Some Like it Hot (Part 1): Why do Some People Have a Preference for Spicy Foods?

March 20, 2013

I always wondered why some people, like my brother, like really spicy foods. For him, it’s the hotter the better. For me, if I eat food that spicy I no longer taste any particular flavor–I just feel pain. Are people who like really spicy food just masochistic? Why do some people find pleasure in the […]

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Are We All “Clueless” About the Practice of Pre-chewing Food for Infants?

March 13, 2013

Remember last year when this video went viral? If you had not seen it before, that’s actress Alicia Silverstone of Clueless fame feeding her then-10-month old son, Bear Blu, by mouth-to-mouth exchange of pre-chewed food. Like many, my initial reaction to this scene was “ewwww” and then the more I thought about pre-mastication (pre-chewing food) […]

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The Beauty of Breast Milk (and Its Ability to Keep Allergies at Bay)

March 6, 2013

Most people see the beauty of nature in pristine white sand beaches, the serenity of the forest, the first crocus buds popping out of the ground, etc. For me, (a self-proclaimed science nerd) there is nothing more beautiful about nature than a complex biological mechanism that imparts health. Case in point: breast milk. We know that […]

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Ready, Set, Eat! Food as Competition

February 27, 2013

Do you know how many hot dogs you can eat in one minute? Have you ever challenged your friends to see who could eat more? Eating as sport has become increasingly popular, even spawning TV shows like Man vs. Food. This type of competition was pretty foreign to me. That is, until last week. So […]

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The Joys and Oys of Soy

February 20, 2013

Soy. What does this word mean to you? Do you think of a healthy vegetarian food choice? Is it the answer to your lactose intolerance? Or have you heard of the suggested estrogenic effects and fear the potential of manboobs? Don’t fear just yet, but these are some of the things that people associate with consumption of […]

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XOXOXO (or Why Do Humans Kiss?)

February 13, 2013

“I had good argument for kissing once” –Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida With Valentine’s Day this week, thoughts turn to romance: flowers, chocolate, perhaps getting close with that special someone—looking forward to a goodnight kiss. In discussing V-day and this post with a friend, we pondered what it is about kissing that makes it sometimes so magical, […]

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Humane meat?

February 6, 2013

If such a thing exists it may be found not in the pasture but in the lab.  Do you ever feel guilty about eating meat? Don’t you wish there were a way to enjoy your burger without the baggage? I don’t know about you but there are times when I am contemplating existence and feel […]

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