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The Three Pillars of Radiant Health

by Louise Kuo Habakus Hey parents, this new normal ain’t ok Two hundred years ago, English poet William Wordsworth bemoaned man’s preoccupation with the material world and our lost connection to nature and what truly matters. Can you relate? We are so attuned to the rhythms of social and daily commerce around us that new realities normalize and we settle for them. Even when
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Gluten-Free How-To – Episode 37

NPR reports that 1 in 3 Americans is trying to avoid gluten. We’ve heard that eliminating gluten can reverse autoimmune disease, mitigate our children’s behavioral problems, and even help us lose weight and feel younger. Gluten-free must be a fad, right? The truth is, gluten-free can completely backfire. You can end up sicker and heavier, too. Let’s parse out fact from fiction on the
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Sorting It Out–Paleo, Vegan, or What? – Episode 36

August 6, 2014 — Margo Gasta, MS, RD, CCN, CHom with Judy Converse, MPH, RD It’s not so easy to figure out what to feed our kids anymore. Just when you think you’ve gotten it down, you learn there’s new research implicating a true staple in your family’s diet; something you would’ve sworn was healthy and unassailable. What happens when “China Study mom” mixes
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Is Genetically Modified Yeast Making Us Fat?

by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, Special Contributors to Fearless Parent The current contentious GMO debate focuses on the health impacts of foods that have been genetically engineered on purpose for taste/texture, resistance to pests/disease, and other qualities. It appears, however, that the food supply may already be contaminated by accident with genetically modified microorganisms designed for other purposes. And these “inadvertent” GMOs are associated with a
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Bone Marrow to Ice Cream: Fat Foods For Fit Kids

by Ben Greenfield, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent What’s for dinner? This is one of my favorite meals. But it’s not just for adults! If you scroll down, you’ll see a photo my 6 year-old son, River, eating his bone marrow. Why bone marrow? Because it is chock full of healthy fats, DHA, and fat soluble vitamins, which are all incredibly important for your
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What I Eat For Breakfast? FAT

by Kelly Brogan, MD If breast milk is the only food we can accept (hopefully) as a template for human consumption, then we must put the much maligned saturated fat in its rightful place. At the center of the meal. I, for one, am certain that millions of years of evolution did not result in a faulty energy storage system that mistakenly uses fats
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What’s Going On With Our Thyroid? – Episode 29

June 18, 2014 – Izabella Wentz, PharmD with Kelly Brogan, MD Tired? Sad? Dry skin? More and more people are wondering what’s going on with our thyroid? Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis sounds… exotic. And something that happens to other people. But it’s not. It affects up to 5% of adults in Western countries. It’s seven times more common in women than in men and often emerges
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Eat Weeds — A Garden Grows All Around Us!

by Dan “The Forager” Farella, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent If you listened to the health coach panel at the recent Cranford, NJ food event, you may recall me saying EAT WEEDS in response to a question about how to better afford organic food. I meant it. Educating ourselves about the already growing garden is a step by step process. It is more important
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Nourishing, Meaty Mondays – Episode 27

June 4, 2014 — Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD with Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist Earth Day 2014 has come and gone and once again the focus was on how “veg centric” diets will help save the world and our health. But is this really true? Kaayla Daniel says it’s not that simple. Far from contributing to personal and planetary health, the “Meatless Monday” trend
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Our Fabulous Food Event in Cranford!

by Louise Kuo Habakus On behalf of Fearless Parent™ and The Thinking Moms’ Revolution, we’d like to express our deep appreciation to the wonderful speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees who came together to create a fabulous food event in Cranford, NJ on Saturday, May 3 at the Calvary Tabernacle Church called Stirring the Pot — How Food Makes Us Sick, Keeps Us Well, and Drives
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