Nutritional Nuggets Articles


A Mother’s Experience With Artificial Food Colorings

When I began my family, much planning went into what we ate. I made my children’s baby food from scratch, buying high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, free-range meats and organic dairy products. But as our lives changed, our commitment to t...

Amusing Naturopathic Remedies From the Kitchen

Eating good quality food is a very important part of naturopathic treatment. But did you know that you could also use food to heal without eating it? Here are some naturopathic remedies easily available in your kitchen. When I recommend...

Are Food Allergies Linked to Autism?

Children with autism are sensitive. Of the thousands of children I have known in thirty years as a doctor, the few hundred with problems in the spectrum related to autism stand out as the most distinctively sensitive of them all. Touching, tasting,...

Baby Food News

Here’s the punch line. Make your own baby food. Here’s a new compelling reason. The European Food Safety Authority (equivalent to the FDA) announced that baby food jars contain a substance known to cause cancer and liver damage. The che...

Better School Food’s: List of Unhealthy and other Food Additives to Avoid when Raising Healthy Children

Better School Food, an organization devoted to promoting healthy meal choices in our nation’s schools, researched and compiled this list of common lunchtime foods. Each ingredient is defined and listed with some of its known side effects. We hope...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine, Issue #23

Beyond Organic

Organic meat, poultry, and dairy products are now available at your supermarket—which is a change for the better. When you see the organic label, you know the food is going to be free of pesticide residues, synthetic hormones, genetically modified...

Also labeled: Issue #16, Author Jo Robinson

Choose the Right Tomato

With the recent resurgence of farmers’ markets and renewed interest in seasonal eating, it’s easy to take good tomatoes for granted. But a recent experience made me really appreciate good tomatoes. I ordered a BLT at a restaurant, and for some rea...

Also labeled: Author Sam Mogannam, Issue #34

Coffee For Kids?

Driving to work in the morning I have noticed carloads of teenage kids and families leaving coffee shops all over the city each holding their morning coffee beverage before heading to school or work respectively. Now, it is one thing to watch...

Confused About Fat? Choose Grassfed!

In my Grandma’s day, there was no such thing as a bad fat. All fat was “good” simply because it tasted good. My Grandma fried her eggs in bacon grease, added bacon grease to her cakes and pancakes, made her pie crusts from lard, and served butter with...

Also labeled: Issue #12, Author Jo Robinson

Could Your Baby Be Suffering from Food Allergy or Intolerance?

A diagnosis of GER (gastroesophageal reflux), whether technically correct or not, says little about the underlying cause of a baby’s distress, and treatment with GER medications seldom provides notable resolution for such symptoms. Frequently,...

Also labeled: Issue #18, Pathways Magazine

Eating in Labor: Trusting the Mother’s Gut Instinct

The wheels of progress seem to turn excruciatingly slowly over at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The organization has just come out with official policy that reverses its position on withholding beverages from...

Also labeled: Author Gloria Lemay, Issue #24

Eating Right for Sleep

Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity, or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause learning problems, so can an inadequate diet. Each child is a unique ind...

Also labeled: Issue #15, Author Patti Teel

First the Chicken, Then the Egg

I love eggs. Always have, and I expect I always will. Eggs are an easy, quick and inexpensive source of protein, and with my busy professional and personal life, I need protein to stay grounded. I remember when there was hype about eggs having too...

Food Cravings

If you crave this… What you really need...

Fresh From the Source: The Benefits of Natural Milk

“On my aunt’s farm, you can squeeze the stomach of a cow and milk comes out. I watched it. The milk comes out right into a glass and you can drink it.” The 4-year old reporting to her friend might have also said that the cow she watched acted...

Also labeled: Author Nini Worman, Issue #34

Fruits and Vegetables May Protect Kids from Asthma and Allergies

Children in rural Crete have an especially low incidence of allergies and wheezing (asthma). The diet among this population is typically high in locally grown fruits and vegetables. These facts led researchers to examine whether there was an...

Greens for the Kids

Also labeled: Author Lisa DeNardo, Issue #36

Growing a Bumper Crop of Smart, Healthy Kids

The connection from farm to table has been broken by decades of change in our food system. The social result of this break in understanding where our food comes from is almost incomprehensible. With increased global food production, cities...

Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives

Humans exist in symbiosis with bacteria living all around and inside us. Children migrate towards bacteria. They are inherently fond of the same things bacteria treasure—things like bread, cheese, soil, and sticky fingers. Occasionally eating b...

Also labeled: Issue #11, Author Ceara Foley

How to Slash National Healthcare Costs by 90% Through Education , Nutrition , and a Ban on Junk Food Marketing

Want a real solution to skyrocketing healthcare costs? Forget about all the “cost-saving” schemes dreamed up by politicians, drug companies, and HMOs. All they do is create new levels of bureaucracy that don’t address the real problems of why...

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