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Autism (Part III)

It has been stated that what a child eats can significantly impact his brain and bodily functions positively or negatively.  This would make it imperative to know exactly how food impacts the child.  If a child is not getting the proper nutrition on a daily basis, their body as a whole will not function at […]

Autism Part II

Autism, although formerly a rare disorder, has increased more than 10 fold in the past 20 years; from an estimate 5 or 6 cases per 10,000 children to 65 cases per 10,000 diagnosed.  It is considered now to be an epidemic.  There are disputes as to why the numbers are increasing; is it due to […]

Autism (Part I)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as “Autism”, is a disability that impedes the way a child relates and communicates within the world around himself/herself.  Autism is usually diagnosed by the age of three and can range in degree of severity.  Today more than ever children are being diagnosed with Autism. It is considered […]

The Power of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that has been used in cooking since 2000BC. It comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus “Cinnamomum”.  Their origin is in the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two main types of cinnamon: Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), most commonly used in the Western world. […]

Benefits of Ginger

The Benefits of Ginger Ginger is a pungent underground rhizome.  It can vary in color, yellow, white or red, depending on the variety, and is covered with a thin or thick brownish skin.  Ginger is known to be used as an ingredient to add spice to your favorite dish.  It is also adds fragrance to […]

The Power Of Curcumin

The orange/yellow ancient herb turmeric comes from the root of the turmeric plant.  It has been used by many cultures in ancient times.  The Chinese have been known to use it as medicine to help fight pain for many centuries.  In addition, many nations have used this herb as a spice within their cooking to […]

What is all the hype about going gluten free?

To start out, let’s define gluten and where would we find it? In an easy explanation, gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye and barely.  Oats does not contain gluten, but due to cross contamination gluten free diets do not include them.  Some common foods that include gluten are: Bagels, Baked good […]

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, in honor of let’s talk about doing a Spring overhaul to the one place in your home where all the action is, your kitchen.  We can shake out the cobwebs and dust off the shelves to give your kitchen the TLC it needs.  Let’s hope we are done with the […]


SourceURL:file:///Users/hcbimble/Desktop/Steve%202012/BLOG%20Content/Starches.doc One of the more confusing categories of foods are STARCHES (AKA Carbs, AKA Carbohydrates).  As a parent you may find yourself asking, do carbs need to be Whole Grain?  Do Carbs make you Fat?  What is a Carb anyway?  What is more frustrating about Carbs is they should make up about 50% of you […]