Eat + Run

December 2013


Planning an Allergy-Friendly Birthday Party

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It's statistically likely that your child has at least one classmate with a food allergy. And so each year at your kiddo's birthday party, it's likely you'll be hosting a child with a food allergy.

At my kids' recent birthday party, we had two children with food allergies in attendance – one ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food allergies
food and drink
parenting
allergies
food safety
children's health

Misleading News on Multivitamins: How Media Missed the Value of Supplements

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 The headlines that appeared would make me go to my doc with questions were I you (and my or your doc may have not read the fine print) … or maybe I'd just say to myself, "I don't need these and stop 'em". And whenever new studies in this area appear, especially headline-making studies, I review ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
autism
longevity
diabetes
cancer
pregnancy
men's health
women's health
senior health
senior citizens
vitamins
supplements
eye health
eye problems

When in Doubt, Give Epinephrine

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My son has had food allergies all his life. It began when I was breastfeeding, and he was in constant discomfort. At six months, we learned he was allergic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. He is 6 years old now and has outgrown his peanut, egg and almond allergies. He is an amazing kid who ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food safety
food allergies
food and drink
family
children's health
emergency planning
first aid
parenting

New Year's Resolutions I Wish Food Companies Would Make (and Keep)

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Rather than focus on self-improvement this Jan. 1, I've decided to take the easy way out: I'm calling foul on a few unflattering practices of food companies that I wish would change. Here are three resolutions I wish the food industry would make for 2014 – feel free to nominate additional ones in ...

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TAGS:
FDA
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food safety
food and drink
women's health
children's health
organic food
marketing
pregnancy

Can Diet Help Ease Joint Pain?

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While I spend most of my day dealing with digestive woes, I'm increasingly asked about which diet or supplements can help ease chronic joint pain. Anecdotal evidence supports a wide variety of remedies – but do any of them truly work?

Large, well-designed research studies investigating dietary ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food and drink
supplements
pain management
arthritis
osteoarthritis
fibromyalgia
gout
autoimmune diseases

Take Aspirin at Night to Reap its Health and Beauty Benefits

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You're probably already aware of aspirin's ability to ward off cardiovascular catastrophes such as heart attack and stroke. Maybe you wake up every day and pop an aspirin with breakfast, along with whatever other vitamins or supplements you take daily. And you probably know it has powerful ...

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TAGS:
heart attacks
heart disease
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
aspirin
sleep
cancer
colon cancer
prostate cancer
breast cancer
pain management
stroke

Green is the New Golden Arches: Fast-Food Marketing to Kids and Parents

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Last month, I had the incredible experience of working with the Qatar Foundation to explore solutions for childhood nutrition in Qatar. It was an exhausting and inspiring experience, but flying home, I came across something that took the wind out of my sails.

I was reading a U.K. magazine and came ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
children's health
family
parenting
obesity
family health
marketing
food and drink

Enjoying the Holidays With Your Gluten-Free Child

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I bet my gluten-free son eats better than most kids – or most adults, for that matter. And by "better," I don't necessarily mean that he eats more healthfully (although he does pretty well on that count, too). What I mean is that what he eats would probably make you jealous. I already know that it ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food and drink
gluten
holidays
children's health
family health

We All Have Candida (And it's OK!)

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I love the Internet as much as the next girl, but it has not been an unequivocal blessing. For all the wonderful things the Web has facilitated – Google, Skype, free two-day shipping from Amazon – there is a downside to cyberspace, too. To clinicians like me, one of the greatest online nuisances is ...

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TAGS:
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
sugar
bacteria
infections
irritable bowel syndrome
digestive disorders

The Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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As the saying goes, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Although it doesn't have quite the same ring to it, it might be more accurate to say, "A glass of apple cider vinegar and water a day keeps the doctor away."

Most people associate apple cider vinegar with cooking, but its uses go far beyond ...

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TAGS:
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
obesity
mental health
depression
weight loss
anxiety
supplements