Health

The Soda Fountain as a Healing Remedy?

Have you ever put candy cap mushrooms into your soda as sweetener, or used celery as the basis of a milkshake? We’re at The Ice Cream Bar in SF. I know that ice cream bars aren’t the usual focus of a health-inspired site, nor are they typically on my radar. But artisanal products and creative ideas inspire me, so when a couple on our bus tells us about this old-style soda fountain that creates their own soda fountain, remedy, tinture, ice cream bartinctures and aromatics from scratch, hires seasoned bartenders and then on-the-spot delivers malts and sodas made to order, I’m intrigued. I tell myself we’re only going there to investigate...

Coffee Talk: Does Coffee Help or Hinder Mama’s Health?

I am sitting in my son’s martial arts class this afternoon, chatting with another mama. “I should have gotten a coffee today,” she says. She doesn’t need to say why. It is, after all, the end of the day, at the end of the week, and she’s the carpool gal today. “Mmm. Sounds good. Why didn’t you?” I ask. “No food or drink dojo policy,” she says. “Plus, I shouldn’t anyway. It’s not good for me.” I nod in understanding, but the truth is, not even a full hour prior to picking my son up from school, I read another article on the merits of coffee -- this time, significant correlations are mapped between coffee drinking and decreased heart disease in women.

10 Great Immune-Builders

Well, it’s Spring, and for a nice change of pace, nothing seems to be ‘going around’ these days among school or neighborhood friends. Everyone’s healthy and enjoying our newfound flowers and gorgeous 75 degree weather (to my friends and readers in colder parts, I apologize for my insensitivity and promise, it’s coming...) Still, when seasons transition is always a good time to boost immunity, so that our children’s little bodies are ready for the weather and dietary changes that naturally come with the shift. Here are my favorite immune boosting tips, to be used during any time of travel, climate change, or when something seems to be ‘going around’, in hopes that we can all look forward to a happy and healthy Springtime.
 

1. Wash hands, and wash hands again

Nine Day Countdown to Paris…

So it’s nine days and counting until take-off… a family of five (my husband, son, and parents) taking off for the Summer in Paris…and beyond?

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