Food for thought…

Hello! Here is a link to a blog regarding rice cereal introduction and discussion on why you can skip it: http://www.foodrenegade.com/why-ditch-infant-cereals 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…

Two Cheers for Turmeric!

I had to share this story… My crafty other half, Jean-Paul, decided to make a concrete tabletop for our patio table.  In addition to being able to whip up structures out of seemingly nothing, he has a strong aesthetic sense.  He went hunting around the house for some color with which to tint the concrete table, and laid his eyes upon a large container of turmeric.  He mixed it into the concrete, which normally cures in 6 hours.  24 hours later, on a sunny patio, the concrete is uncured and barely more firm than when he mixed it together!  He figured … Continue reading Two Cheers for Turmeric!

Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula

Many of you have heard and even asked about the ‘recall’ of Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula.  It is carried locally in the Seattle area at PCC and Whole Foods, and recently PCC removed it from the shelves.  After a chat with PCC to clarify the ‘recall’, I wanted to confirm with you that it was not taken off the shelves for safety reasons.  The company (Earth’s Best) had changed some of the ingredients, and these new ingredients were apparently not USDA Certified Organic.  Thus, to be compliant with their own labeling, the company actually enacted a ‘voluntary recall’ until … Continue reading Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula