Archive for the ‘Expert Interviews’ Category

Many moons ago, I worked for a publishing company and one of our specialty areas were materials geared to professionals who work with special needs kids with feeding problems.  At that time, one of the people we worked with — and a recognized expert in the field — was (and is) Ellyn Satter

Fast forward 15 years and I was reading the New York Times  (she’s a frequent contributor, it turns out) when I saw her name associated with the “Well” section talking about food.  I was delighted to see an old “friend” in print and we connected once again.  Now that I’m blogging on a regular basis, it’s fun to read other people’s blogs and to share the vast stores of wisdom that is available to us through friends, colleagues, and long-ago acquaintances.

Ellyn’s is one of those sites that is rich with information and inspiration for eating well and I encourage you to visit and poke around.  I’ll be talking about what I’m learning from Ellyn in future posts and I hope we can have a good chat about what we all find there.

And to you, Ellyn, thank you for continuing your life’s work — not only for all those kids in the world with feeding difficulties but for the rest of us, looking for a healthy relationship with what’s on the plate.

Eating towards health ~ Puff

From the New York Times —

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with Read the rest of this entry »

I think I’ve cracked the code with these exciting diet secrets revealed to me by a foremost authority on the subject!  Read on!

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it … don’t waste them on exercise.  Everything wears out eventually.  Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.  Want to live longer?  Take a nap. Read the rest of this entry »