Treating Childhood ADHD with Food

With the start of every new school year, families have a lot to worry about- the their child will have a nice teacher, will excel in their studies, and will make new friends. However, parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) arguably...

Probiotic Foods: Kefir vs. Yogurt

Many consumers are unfamiliar with kefir or assume that it has the same properties as a drinkable yogurt, but that is not the case. There are actually several differences between yogurt and kefir, including how each is made, the types and amount of bacteria present,...

Living with Allergies

Is it just me, or does everyone seem to have allergies these days? Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States are currently affected by allergies. In fact, allergies are now the most common health issue affecting children and are the 6th...

Fortification of Corn Masa Flour with Folic Acid

Starting in 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug administration mandated that all products made with enriched wheat flour be fortified with folic acid, a synthetic form of the B vitamin folate. This includes breads, pastas, breakfast cereals, and a multitude of other...

Sticking to Healthy Habits While on Vacation

With summer approaching many of us have fun vacations to look forward to. Traveling can be full of amazing experiences that feed the soul but it is important during these times to not neglect the way we feed our physical bodies. Many people follow the idea that...

Nourishing a Picky Eater

As parents we want our kids to get all the nutrients they need to grow into big, strong and healthy bodies. When they are young and being introduced to foods, it can be so exciting to see them try new foods and enjoy them! It can also be frustrating when you present...

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