By Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH, a functional medicine family physician Sometimes it can be hard to decide: Should you spend the extra money on organic foods? Will it matter for your health? For your kids? Who do you believe? Up until now, we have only had clues that organic foods make a difference. We have argued […]View Post
A Farmer’s Story About CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
By Jesse Pizzitola, Owner, First Light Farm. Have you ever found a deceptively simple answer that solves multiple problems? Although it may be simple, it changes the fundamental structure and enhances the energy of everything you do? That is the way I feel about creating a thriving local food system with the help of the CSA […]View Post
How Can Busy Parents Find Time to Feed Their Families Healthy Food?
By Barbara Sobel. We all want to serve our families healthy meals, but what does healthy eating really mean? The one thing most health experts agree upon is that eating at home is usually a healthier option than eating out. When we eat home cooked meals, we have control over the foods we eat. It […]View Post Children's Health, Farm to Table, Kids and Food, organic food
GMOs in Baby Formula? A pediatrician provides answers.
By, Dr. Michelle Perro, M.D., D. Hom., For the infant that is unable to nurse, formula is the next best choice. But whether to use a home-prepared formula or a commercial brand depends on many factors. For my patients, I usually recommend a commercial brand. There are several formulas to choose from and there are […]View Post
Are genetically modified foods safe? A doctor’s perspective.
By, Myrto Ashe, MD, MPH. We have been eating these foods for years, and the government has approved them. The vast majority of food American’s eat today – even baby formula – contains GMOs. Aren’t they safe? Not likely. There are many reasons to be seriously concerned about the safety of eating Genetically Modified (GM) […]View Post
A Mom’s Journey: From Panic to Power
By Christina Wyle. I have often wondered whether pollutants in the environment contributed to my family’s deadly health history. My mom died of lung cancer at the age of 56, my father died of a blood disease thought to be caused by benzene at 72, and my youngest sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast […]View Post Breast Cancer, Children's Health, Environmental Health, Green Chemistry, Sustainability
Raising Healthy Eaters
By, Barbara Sobel My oldest son came from school one day this fall and asked if horchota, a sweet Mexican rice drink, or soda was healthier. He started high school this year and is allowed to go off campus for lunch. While my first choice of lunch for him wouldn’t be tortilla chips and a […]View Post Environmental Health, GMOs, Healthy Eating, Kids and Food, Sustainable Agriculture