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This week’s NPR piece about food as medicine echoes what we’ve been saying for years: “What people eat can be medicine or poison… nutrition is one of the most powerful things you can change to reverse the effects of chronic disease.” Amen! And yet many Americans have never learned basic cooking skills, typically only confident in heating food, rather than from scratch cooking. That leaves them susceptible to the chronic …
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As the new year winds up, families with food allergies- like mine- breath a collective sigh of relief, having once again navigated numerous celebrations punctuated by eating occasions. An estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies, including one in every thirteen U.S. children.  The top eight allergens: peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish –though there is increasing sensitization to sesame and other seeds). For families with …
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Jan 13, 2017

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

With cold and flu season upon us, we’re often asked what we feed ourselves and our families to stay healthy and illness-free.  In no particular order, here are a few of our favorites: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Researchers are not entirely sure why, but studies suggest that chicken soup may be just as effective as over the counter medicines in fighting the common cold. One theory is that hot liquids …
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