The Good Doctor

Have you ever taken your child (or grandchild) to the doctor for a “wellness” check-up (or even a sickness one) and upon leaving you hear the doctor, mid-sentence saying, “And what flavor would you like?” Yes, that would be the doctor offering your kid a lollipop and most likely the ones laced with sugar, artificial flavors and food dye. Seriously?

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Hospital Hypocrisy

My mother recently had surgery at New York Cornell Hospital. Now, my mom is not one for medical procedures let alone major surgery so she took it upon herself to ensure that her hospital stay was as comfortable (and as posh) as possible. You’d never think my mom “posh” in any way however, deep down she likes her princess comforts. Welcome to the Greenberg Pavilion!

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The Illness Superstore

It was the Q and A at one of my Food Solutions events in 2011—Navigating Cancer. A woman, probably in her 30’s with stage 4 cancer, asked, “If I didn’t come to this event, where could I get this kind of information and all of these resources?” For a moment I was speechless (a rarity). I then replied, “I wish I had an answer for you. But I honestly don’t know a place to send you where you can get A-Z information on an illness you are living with.”

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O.M.G. Organic

It’s a new year! So I figured it’s best that we start off on the right foot regarding organics. At this point, most of you know what that oh so convoluted term means but just to clarify, let me give it to you straight up!

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Ted Delano
Misguided Media

As is typical in our house, my husband and I try to catch one of the morning shows. A difficult task, but something we seem to manage to do in bits and pieces at least 3 mornings a week as we give our kids breakfast, get them dressed and thankfully occupy them with some form of play. Chaos at its best! Quite sometime ago, I caught a segment on “healthy breakfasts”.

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The Risky Rainbow

A few summers ago, my friend’s son David was selling lemonade for charity. I took my oldest boy Jack, then four, into town to contribute to the cause. Now I must preface this by saying that Jack has been in the kitchen with me since he was old enough to sit in a high chair and I have been talking to him about it as well—the good, the bad and the ugly (the rated PG version though).

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