Cheese Facts and The Human Microbiome

Updates on the health benefits of cheese and current data on human microbiome research and findings.

Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations

The ongoing concern about the effects of concussions has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate research and issue concussion recommendations intended to guide parents, co

Popular ready-to-eat breakfast cereals: sales figures

Ever wonder why breakfast cereals take up so much supermarket space? has the answer: It would be fun to match these up with their advertising budgets.  I don’t have those figure

Confession: I Still Have Occasional Body Image Issues That Are Exacerbated By Fatshion Blogs

Sometimes I find fatshion blogs to be fun and inspirational. And sometimes, well, not. I often recommend that clients look […] Confession: I Still Have Occasional Body Image Issues That Are Exacerba

Philly soda tax gets its day in court as judges consider beverage industry suit

Four months into collecting its tax on sweetened beverages, the city of Philadelphia was in court Wednesday battling the beverage industry over whether it has the right to do so. Meanwhile, thousands

The Honey Smacks Salmonella outbreak: an update

I wrote about the recall of Honey Smacks cereals last June when its Salmonella outbreak was just past its peak, but a post from food-safety lawyer Bill Marler made me think this outbreak is worth a

Connecting the dots: The trade war with China and feeding America’s poor

I was struck last week by an article in the Wall Street Journal with this intriguing title: “Food Banks Reap Unexpected Bounty From Trade Disputes.” I thought this was an especially poignant examp

My Surprising Home Birth Story 👶🏻😳🙏

My book 📘 http://mamanaturalbook.comFree Pregnancy Week By Week 🤰🏽 Labor Induction Tips 🌟 there, I’m Genevieve Howl

Science Diplomacy: Collaboration in a rapidly changing world

{pixabay|100|campaign} by Trevor Haynes figures by Daniel Utter “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur

Cheese, Poop and Tequila Not Necessarily in that Order

This week we have a friend in cheeses, shining a light on your poop (literally), tequila for bone growth and new information on Vitamin D.

Annals of marketing: “Free from.” A Bakery & Snacks Special Edition.

From the daily industry newsletter,, I learned that “free from” is an entire marketing category.  Here is its collection of recent articles and videos on the topic. Special Ed

Unsavory Truth: A peek at page 2

Coming October 30: My new book about food company sponsorship of nutrition research and its effects on public health. Here’s what page 2 has to say:

French National Assembly issues tough report on ultraprocessed foods

An article in got my attention.  It said the French food industry was outraged by a report from the French National Assembly calling for actions to make heavily processed (“ultrap

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

The National Human Genome Research Institute conducts genetic and genomic research, funds genetic and genomic research and promotes that research to advance genomics in health care.

Lucky Australians: Sandro Demaio’s The Doctor’s Diet

Sandro Demaio.  The Doctor’s Diet.  Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018. I don’t usually say anything about diet books or cookbooks, and this is both, but Demaio is someone I know, the book is worth r

Unsavory Truth: the Table of Contents

Coming October 30: My new book about food company sponsorship of nutrition research and its effects on public health. And here’s what’s in it:

OG Recommends: The Connection Documentary Film

They say you are what you watch.  Actually, I don’t know if anyone says that, but I think it works.  Alicia Florrick is my spirit animal, and as such, I am secretly a brilliant lawyer and running

Weekend Reading: Eating NAFTA

Alyshia Gálvez.  Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico.  University of California Press, 2018. This compelling book, by a Lehman College professor of Latin American Stud

Coca-Cola considering new drinks infused with—Cannabis!

Really?  Cannabis Canada reports that Coca-Cola is seriously considering going into the cannabis business. Get high on Coke?  No such luck. The sources said that Coca-Cola (KO.N), the world’s larg

Pregnancy Week-By-Week 🌟 Weeks 3-42 Fetal Development 👶🏼

Sign up for my free pregnancy week by week: my pregnancy book: The Mama Natural Pregnancy Week by Week - The ONLY week-by-week series from a NATURAL pers

What Pregnancy Supplements I'm Taking 😘 🔅 My chat with Kiran from Just Thrive: Thrive leaky gut study:

8 Ways Pregnancy Is Different In Your 40s 😱 🔅 Pregnancy announcement video: am 43 years old and I’m 34 weeks pregnant with my third child. Whew! And, I gotta say, pregnancy in 40s is a

BIG FAMILY NEWS 🔅 I’ve got a secret for ya, mama, and it’s right here in this sheet of paper.Frankly, even I'm surprised by what’s inside this. It still all seems a little unreal. So

School Lunch Ideas 🍏🍝🧀 🔅 Here's our main lunch set: ice packs: water bottle: cloth napkin: http://

IT'S MATING SEASON! 🙈 (Valencia, Spain with Kids) 🔅 Get 3 Things for Thursday ➜ pregnancy week-by-week ➜ Valencia, Spain is an awesome city to visit! We checked out the central market (and pl

10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (

The 8 Healthiest Berries You Can Eat

Berries are small, soft, round fruit of various colors — mainly blue, red or purple. They are sweet or sour in taste and often used in preservatives, jams and desserts. Berries tend to have a good

The MIND Diet: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

The MIND diet is designed to prevent dementia and loss of brain function as you age. It combines the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet to create a dietary pattern that focuses specifically on brai

5 Reasons Why Creatine Monohydrate Is the Best

Creatine has been studied extensively as a dietary supplement for many years. In fact, more than 1,000 studies have been conducted, which have shown that creatine is a top supplement for exercise per

12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk

It Cost WHAT? (Epic Meal in Naples) 🍝 🐟 🍑 🔅 Get 3 Things for Thursday ➜ pregnancy week-by-week ➜ Restaurant: Trattoria Da Nennella Da Nennell

Do Glucosamine Supplements Work for Arthritis?

Glucosamine is a popular dietary supplement used to treat osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease caused by insufficient regeneration of cartilage in joints, most often in the knees

9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy

Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. It provides elasticity, allows bread to rise and gives foods a chewy texture (1, 2). Although gluten is not a pr

Why Bifidobacteria Are So Good for You

There are trillions of bacteria on and in your body, and they’re extremely important for your health. One of the most important types is called Bifidobacteria. These beneficial bacteria digest diet

13 Greek Foods That Are Super Healthy

In the 1960s, Greeks were living longer and had lower rates of chronic disease than the rest of the world. This is likely due to their diet, which was full of seafood, fruits, vegetables, grains, bea

The GAPS Diet: An Evidence-Based Review

The GAPS diet is a strict elimination diet that requires its followers to cut out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbs. It’s promoted as a natural treatment for people wi

Mediterranean Cruise... with kids! ⛵ 👫 🤔 🔅 We’re vlogging our travels and have a NEW video up today about our 7 day Mediterranean cruise. 🙏🏻🎁⛵️See highlights from the South of France, the tiny count

Overnight flight... with kids! ✈️ 👫 😱 🔅 Our family was blessed with a trip through some beautiful Mediterranean areas—the South of France, Spain and Italy. 🇫🇷🇪🇸🇮🇹 We haven’t left the count


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