Visiting my best friend in San Francisco recently, I sat outside her high-end convenience/grocery store in the very affluent suburb of Piedmont grading papers. The high school kids arrived en masse, at lunch and after school. An amazing amount of candy and energy drinks walk out of that place–thousands of dollars’ worth daily. […]8 Comments • Continue Reading →
Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I’m a doctor and have patients influenced by the ads lately promoting high fructose corn syrup as a nutritious food. How can I convince them otherwise? Answer: I believe HFCS to be the most destructive of the refined, concentrated sweeteners (with white cane sugar being a close second). Please read […]7 Comments • Continue Reading →
Do you suspect you have mineral deficiencies? I hope this review of one of my favorite products will help you. I think many people, even those eating a decent diet, have mineral absorption problems. I have been studying reasons for that. I don’t have all the answers, but here’s one rather […]4 Comments • Continue Reading →
You probably don’t buy Jif brand peanut butter anyway, but what I saw at Costco today completely amazed me. It’s a new low in deceptive advertising. The boxes containing Jif Crunchy and Creamy Peanut Butter had this printed all over them: Made with no partially hydrogenated oils! So I was intrigued, […]37 Comments • Continue Reading →
Today, great stats on whether dairy products contribute to health: Asians have little or no osteoporosis. They also (until recently) have been nonconsumers of dairy products. (Besides eating much less meat and almost no dairy products, they also drink few sodas, get lots of exercise, and eat more vegetables.) The huge […]1 Comment • Continue Reading →
Who you gonna call, Part VI Pricey skin creams, technologies, proprietary extracts and processes . . .
Continuing down the equal opportunity path of busting up overpriced network-marketed “health” products–I’ve tried many of them over the years, from NuSkin to Arbonne to MaryKay to Melaleuca. Maybe some of them have given me better skin as a result. But now, instead of little tubes of $30 creams, I put a little […]13 Comments • Continue Reading →
My next week of blogging will be about one of my favorite topics, possibly the #1 question I am asked—and the one I care about most. How do I get my kids to eat right? That is, parenting skills for young children when it comes to food and nutrition. These blogs are […]2 Comments • Continue Reading →