Archive for: October, 2013


Vitamins and Breast Cancer

In our house, we start on Halloween early. It’s my pro-active strategy to emphasize the fun and still keep all those sugary treats at bay. We make pumpkins out of tangerines and decorate bananas to look like witches. We make healthy desserts – pumpkin bread and pumpkin pancakes. My daughter is now 10, old enough to assume some control over what she eats. I’ve written before that she can choose … Continue reading “How to Have a Healthy Halloween”


Great Pumpkin! (Hold the Pie)

Someone recently sent me an article from the New York Times about what the French think of kale. Not much. Mention of it usually warrants “the classic Parisian shrug,” the Times reported. But thanks to the efforts of an American woman who moved from New York to Paris when her husband was transferred there, kale is now (very slightly) on the French food radar screen, and a few chefs have … Continue reading “Catching the Kale Craze”


New Rules for Smart Shopping

I want to give a shout out to Mira and Jayson Calton whose book “Naked Calories” is being published this week. Their thinking about nutrition and health is similar to mine, and I consider their book a good companion to “The Omni Diet”. If you are a fan and follow my principles, you will enjoy this book. “Naked Calories” refers to the calories in much of our processed foods – … Continue reading ““Naked Calories” – A Wonderful Guide to Understanding Micronutrients”