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It Happened This Week: Fad Diets, Fortified Junk Food and BlogHer

By Emily on 07/31/2009

This week, we’ve talked a bit about our past diet foibles. We’ve all had them, whether it’s cutting out carbs or adult weight loss camps like the Biggest Loser. In the archived post “Requiem for a Fad Diet Author,” Marsha wonders why we keep falling for fad diet schemes. The Onion has a funny take on the school lunch debate: […] Read more »


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Seminar: Management through Lifestyle Change

By Emily on 07/27/2009

A few years ago, we wrote a blog post about a book called Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect, and Doctors Still Ignore by Elizabeth Vliet, MD. “It’s for those women that have repeatedly heard ‘it’s all in your head’ from their doctors,” wrote our blogger Gina, about her diagnosis with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Candy, Frank Bruni and Mindfulness

By Emily on 07/24/2009

This week’s theme seems to have been about too much of a good thing. We talked about eating fried food and wanting more ice cream, and how sometimes the foods we think we want the most of can indeed satisfy us in small doses. From the archives, Marsha writes about Getting over Candy when her son went to summer camp. […] Read more »


Healthy Recipe: Pasta Salad with Pineapple-Mint Salsa

By Emily on 07/23/2009

Going to a picnic? Don’t bring one of those scary, mayonnaise drenched pasta salads like Aunt Edna used to make. I like this version because it serves as a combination pasta and fruit salad. Courtesy of the National Pasta Association, it’s a colorful addition to any garden party. Pasta Salad with Pineapple-Mint Salsa Serves 4 1 pound Mostaccioli, Ziti or […] Read more »


Healthy Eating with Kids: Body over Mind?

By Emily on 07/21/2009

“I want more ice cream, Auntie,” screams my niece, a full cone towering in her hand. “You’ve already got a cone.” “But I want more.” I know what she means. I’ve certainly had those days when it feels like there isn’t enough ice cream in the world to satisfy me. But I’ve also seen the same little girl leave a […] Read more »

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