Rheumatoid Arthritis: What You Eat Matters

I wanted to share an article written by Leslie Vandever. If you or someone you know has rheumatoid arthritis, I can’t stress enough the important role that food choices make in managing the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition. This means that the body is attacking its own tissues, in this case the […]


Don’t you just love this time of year? Especially for us folks on the East Coast who have had such a brutal winter, getting outside again, ditching the coat and feeling the sun is pure pleasure. Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. We feel more creative, more energized! Typically this is also the time when a […]

Raising an allergy free child

So many people have chronic allergies that start when they are young.  I just wrote a piece for MindBodyExchange that talks about ways that parents can actually prevent these kinds of health issues early on! The overuse of antibiotics is one factor in the development of childhood allergies. Chinese medicine also looks at the importance of diet during baby’s […]

Food allergies and antacids?

We all know of someone who has really bad food allergies. Maybe a child who can’t go near peanuts, or a friend who was taken to the nearest emergency room after accidentally eating a bite of shrimp? Food allergies can be very scary. A specific kind of food allergy, called an IgE-mediated food allergy, can […]

How to maintain a gluten-free diet

Originally posted on LemonWater:
In the last couple of weeks I have read and heard several comments that seem to imply that those who eat gluten-free diets, or most special diets, do it to be trendy, difficult or that only the wealthy can afford to have a special diet. Some of these comments are hilarious,…

Until next summer my lovely tomatoes …

It’s nearing the end of tomato season here in NY.  Sad times…  But it’s also when I can get a real bargain.  Like $1.50 a pound at the farmer’s market for sweet fat juicy tomatoes of all varieties. Jersey beefsteak, heirloom, roma, red, yellow, orange, purple, black… Yum! Besides the incredible taste of fresh tomatoes, […]