5 Snack Ideas for Picky Eaters

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By Meika Rouda I am a total hypocrite. At least when it comes to feeding my son. My six year old son has always been a complicated eater. Well not always, as a toddler he devoured hummus and avocados and bison burgers. I remember feeling a cocky stripe of pride in his adventurous eating and […]

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Poison Apples

By Rachel Sarnoff I grew up on “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” My most vivid grade-school history lesson centered around Johnny Appleseed. I truly believe that something can be “as American as apple pie.” But a recent statistic made me worry that American apples aren’t safe, anymore. A new report from the Environmental Working […]

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Four Steps To Take Before Fumigation

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By Rachel Sarnoff Chances are, at least one house in your ‘hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren’t funny. Fumigation used to include chlorpyrifos, which can cause neurological damage and was phased out from fumigation beginning in 2010, according to the […]

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Are These Drugs In Your Drinking Water?

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By Rachel Sarnoff When I read about an EPA study released earlier this year that found trace residues of at least 25 different drugs in drinking water, I panicked. This was on the heels of a study that linked acetaminophen in pregnancy with ADHD in children. If occasional use of endocrine-disrupting drugs like acetaminophen could affect a baby, what […]

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3 Questions to Ask If You’re Pregnant

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By Rachel Sarnoff Pregnant? Get ready for the god complex. Every mom I know talks about the saint that delivered her baby. The doctor’s word is taken as law, and heaven forbid your birth partner suggest otherwise. But are you and your doctor truly in sync? In 2012, a University of San Francisco study of more than 2,000 […]

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Maybe BPA Isn’t Bad For You?

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By Rachel Sarnoff I am so confused about BPA. For years I trusted studies that linked the endocrine-disrupting substance—a chemical used to harden plastics like water bottles, as well as to coat cash register receipts and line aluminum cans—with obesity, anxiety and reproductive problems. Recently, a new study concluded thatprenatal exposure to BPA—before and just after birth—was linked […]

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Why a Personal Trainer is Inspired by the Seahawks

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By Susan Howard All season long my wife and I have watched the Seattle Seahawks battle and trounce team after team.   Coming into the Super Bowl with the winningest record, the Seahawks were still not favored to beat the Denver Broncos.  The quarterback Russel Wilson only in his second NFL season, seemed too novice […]

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