Food as Medicine

This piece on food as medicine is excerpted from Annemarie Colbin’s book “Food and Healing”. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist, Founder of Natural Gourmet Cookery School and Institute for Food and Health in New York City. We think of food as something that nourishes and keeps us alive. But food can also heal our bodies (think of it as food as medicine). Every culture has its own remedies for various problems, handed down through the generations. Many childhood ailments respond very well to these traditional preparations. Fevers For thousands of years, an elevation in body temperature was considered beneficial. But for the past 80 years or so, pharmacological medicine has insisted — wrongly — that fever is no good and must be lowered as soon as it appears. If a spontaneous fever does not exceed 104 degrees and is not accompanied by other symptoms, try these natural ways to handle it and speed its passing: Keep the child…

A Healthy Diet for Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma and More

Don’t know where to start when making diet changes?  Here’s how to choose a healthy diet for autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma and more. Visit the website of Get Real for Kids–an informational site run by a holistic pediatrician and a holistic health coach that is chock full of great information on healthy eating for children. Get Real for Kids includes step-by-step plans for how to get your kids off junk food and eating nutritiously.  Recipes galore!! Allergy and Special Diet Help Does your child have food allergies?  Is your family on a restricted diet due to a health condition like autism or ADHD?  Do you need help figuring out how to feed your children when they can’t eat like everyone else? MyFoodMyHealth.com is a great online resource where you can get personalized weekly meal plans and recipes (complete with shopping guide) that are tailored to your particular health concerns (e.g., allergies, asthma, autism, etc.). The brains behind MyFoodMyHealth include nationally…