The American Academy of Pediatricians advises doctors to recommend that parents feed their baby iron-fortified formula and iron-fortified cereal between the ages of 6 – 24 months old.
This is because:
- Iron is absolutely necessary for the adequate movement of oxygen to all the tissues in our body.
- Iron helps to form hemoglobin, which is the oxygen transport system in our blood.
- Iron is necessary to prevent anemia. (more…)
When a new mother is eating a balanced diet and providing her body with the proper nutrients, breastfeeding is always the preferred method of nourishment for a baby. Not only does breastfeeding promote bonding between mom and baby, but breast milk also provides babies with immunity from nutrients, enzymes and proteins that are not found in any other food source. However, there are situations when a mother can not breastfeed, whether from medical reasons or by choice. Infant formulas are no match for human breast milk, but they are the alternative. And, there are some methods to boost a baby`s immune system if breastfeeding is not a viable option.
Soybeans have a nice new name –Edamame. Sounds kind of exotic and sophisticated, doesn’t it? Since the 1990′s when marketers got behind this new name, sales of soybeans have skyrocketed, and an amazing array of products made with soy have proliferated store shelves. Does this mean you should jump on the soy bandwagon too?
Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants
to regenerate soil for future crops. His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writings suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans for human consumption in their natural form. Now, 5000 years later, we have forgotten what the Chinese knew about the anti-nutritive qualities of soybeans and are consuming them in record amounts. We have turned our backs on the Chinese wisdom that says the only soybean worth eating is one that has been fermented.
The key to releasing the soybeans nutrients has been known for thousands of years
About 1000 B.C. some smart Chinese person discovered that a mold, when allowed to grow on soybeans, destroyed the natural plant toxins present and made the nutrients in the beans available to the body. This process became known as fermentation
and led to the creation of the still popular foods tempeh, miso, and natto. (more…)
There is an epic battle being waged over a common food that you and your children likely are exposed to every single day.
In one corner are those who proudly profess the almost miracle-like qualities of this food, with boastful claims about how it can do everything from curing cancer to preventing heart disease and even menopause.
In the other corner there is a persnickety bunch who retorts that this food is anything but a “miracle.” They claim it can lead to thyroid disease, actually CAUSE cancer, hamper your immune system, destroy your brain, make you infertile, and even turn males into females! (more…)