For some people, a warm winter like this one means that allergy season is hovering. A few years ago, with no warning, one of my boys started suffering from seasonal allergies. He asked me why he suddenly became allergic, and why he wrestles with allergies and his siblings do not.Read More
There is an experiment that I have not yet tried with my kids, mostly because they are not huge fans of beets. The experiment measures the health of their digestion, which might appear uninteresting, but because boys (no matter what age) seem to love potty talk, I actually think it could be a big hit. The experiment asks kids to eat a big bowl of beets and then see how long it takes for the pink color to show up . . . you know where. The goal is to tell how efficient or sluggish their digestion is.Read More
Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. On a local parenting e-mail group, it was reported that two-thirds of the kids and teachers at one D.C. elementary school were out sick one day in December. Together, this has made me frantic to keep my kids healthy, especially through their recent midterm exams and now into the heart of winter. From their perspective, my boys are motivated to take their self-care up a notch because it would be tragic to get sick and miss the many basketball games, bar mitzvahs and birthday trips to Sky Zone that fill their schedules.Read More
Being that heart health month is around the corner, I thought I would share an ancient whole grain that we have been gobbling up in our house - SORGHUM!
Sorghum, orginally was grown in Northeastern Africa and soon spread to India and China. And eventually Australia. It was first introduced in the late 1700s here in the United Stated from way of France. This ancient grain has many health benefits as it is high in fiber, good source of antioxidants and is slowly digested thus balancing blood sugar levels.Read More