This whole food allergy thing is nuts

If you were listening to NPR this week (listen here), you may have heard that feeding babies peanut products prior to 12 months of age is actually preventive in terms of developing true allergies to peanuts.  Not too long ago, we were recommending to parents that they wait until 3 years old to start nuts.  Then the advice and the guideline shifted to waiting until one year old.  Sound confusing? What can be frustrating and is fascinating to me is that what we ‘know’ about nutrition is always changing.  The world of food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities (they are not the same thing … Continue reading This whole food allergy thing is nuts

Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup?

Brown Rice Syrup Puts Arsenic In Organic Foods by Dan Flynn | Feb 17, 2012 Brown rice syrup used in many organic foods as a substitute for the often-chastised high fructose corn sugar is causing problems of its own with high arsenic levels. That means danger for those consuming such products as “organic” infant milk formula, cereal bars or high energy foods that contain the organic brown rice syrup (OBRS) as an ingredient, according to a Dartmouth College research team led by Brian Jackson. Jackson is director of Trace Metal Analysis at Dartmouth’s Department of Earth Science. The team’s … Continue reading Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup?

Food for thought…

Hello! Here is a link to a blog regarding rice cereal introduction and discussion on why you can skip it: Generally speaking, I do not recommend rice cereal introduction for 4 month old kiddos. It is fairly indigestible, does not offer many health benefits, and takes up valuable space in the stomach that should be filled with more nourshing foods. Clinically, I see kiddos become constipated, develop rashes and eczema, and experience sleep disturbances (instead of sleeping longer) due to the effect of the grains on the immature digestive tract.  I would also like to add that liver, eggs, and … Continue reading Food for thought…

Upcoming Lectures

Hello!  I have finally selected some dates and times….. * Sunday May 2nd 1-3pm: Preconception Workshop at Maya Whole Health Studio in Fremont.  I will be co-presenting with Geraldine Lee LM, CPM.  Here is the link to the flyer: * Saturday May 22nd 10am-12pm: Food Introduction Basics and Allergy Prevention at the Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland.  I will be discussing how to approach food introduction consciously and hopefully without fear! * Saturday June 5th 10am-12pm: Vaccination Workshop at the Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland.  I will be discussing the current vaccine schedule and how to make … Continue reading Upcoming Lectures

Upcoming Lectures and Events

As part of my commitment to do some more teaching this year, I am excited to be offering a few lectures on topics related to natural pediatric and family health for all of you to learn from and enjoy!  The feature topics for this Spring will be: Supporting Your Family’s Immune System with the Seasons Food Introduction Basics and Preventing Food Intolerances Vaccines and Making Sense of the Schedule for Your Family These dates and times for these lectures is yet to be determined, and will take place at the Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland, WA unless otherwise specified.  … Continue reading Upcoming Lectures and Events