March 9, 2008
"Most women aren't too heavy; they're just too short," cardiac rehabilitation nurse Joyce Haag joked during a heart-healthy nutrition workshop at My Girlfriend's Kitchen, a meal-assembly business in Turnersville. As about 30 women munched on Madcap Oatmeal Coconut Bars and Meatballs with Zesty Orange Sauce, Haag taught them how to calculate their body mass index, scrutinize food labels, and make low-fat choices. Lourdes Health System sponsored the event as part of its February "Go Red for Women" campaign to raise awareness about their number-one killer: heart disease.
June 26, 2015
P'unk Burger Where: 1823 E. Passyunk Ave. The lowdown: Obscenely delicious organic, all-natural burgers, milkshakes and soda in the heart of South Philly's uber-popular restaurant row. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Backstory: Marlo Dilks and her husband, Jason, decided to branch out into burgers after building a small pizza empire with SliCE in South Philly, Rittenhouse Square and Washington Township, N.J. "We felt like there were a lot of burgers in the city, but not any burger places in South Philly," said Marlo.
August 10, 2014 |
Eat a piece of bread and feel bad on your run the next day? If you're blaming gluten, you're not the only one - and you may be pointing the finger in the wrong direction. In a study recently published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 910 athletes, including 18 world champion and/or Olympic medalists, were surveyed about their eating habits. Forty-one percent follow a gluten-free diet 50 percent to 100 percent of the time. Fifty-seven percent self-diagnosed a gluten sensitivity.
February 19, 1995 |
What's all this about yeast-free bread? In the last couple of months, I've seen three or four brands in natural- food markets with colorful "Yeast Free" stickers. If there's no yeast in the bread, how does it rise and become a minor glory of the civilized world? I had more than just a technical interest, and was thinking of those who suffer side-effects from baker's yeast. Ah, to taste a good crust of bread again would be worth its weight in - desem? As I found out, desem, a natural "starter," is at the heart of this new bread revolution.
January 5, 2006 |
Any food-trend watcher worth her salt has got to be a little like Janus, the double-faced Roman god: You have to look forward and you have to look back. In 2005, small got big (think mini-cupcakes and pee-wee eggplant), pomegranates and blueberries got put on a pedestal (the first six months saw the introduction of a dozen new blueberry-juice products alone), and regional foods came into their own. These and several other trends cited in last year's list are now moving steadily, some aggressively, into the mainstream.
June 18, 1986 |
Diet books are a staple in the publishing trade. They rise each year like a hungry Phoenix from the ashes of diet fads to become best-sellers, despite the protests of nutrition experts who say most of these books are thin on fact and fat on fiction. The current serving of sizzling diet books includes "Fit for Life," "Dr. Berger's Immune Power Diet," "The Rice Diet Report" and "The Rotation Diet. " All made the New York Times list of best sellers this year, but doctors and dietitians are having a hard time digesting what the public is swallowing whole.
June 9, 2013 |
Think of all the things you've touched today - the door handles pulled, the elevator buttons pushed, the railings held, the coins counted. All of them were coated with germs. Afterward, so were your hands. How often - and how thoroughly - did you wash them? In the battle against bugs, we often turn to antibacterial products. But a key ingredient in many of them, triclosan, may have its own problems. Triclosan, a type of chemical known as a chlorinated aromatic compound, has been linked with health issues, including hormone disruption.
August 16, 2012 |
To their young charges, they're the slightly older arbiters of fun in the summer. The camp counselor is the hip role model who is cool to look up to. But the young people whose job it is to take care of campers during the summer say their jobs are about more than supervising the basketball game or taking the easy path to summer employment. Their role has increasing responsibility and requires training that has become more extensive and varied. "We see the kid whose parents are going through a divorce, or the kid coming in the same clothes day after day. Sometimes we see pain and suffering that they may be going through at home," said Josh Watters, 24, a counselor at the Diamond Ridge day camp in Jamison.
October 23, 2007
Picky eaters That was quite a diatribe about Jessica Seinfeld's new book, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids to Eat Good Food ("Mrs. Seinfeld's recipe to raise picky eaters," Oct. 17). Why attack someone who is providing a nutritionist- and physician-endorsed book of recipes to assist some (dare I say most?) mothers with a difficult area of child rearing? Seinfeld is simply making the foods that most children already eat more nutritious by adding a serving of healthful ingredients to the mix. As the mother of two picky eaters (ages 5 and 2)
June 13, 2007 |
Claude Lewis is a longtime Philadelphia journalist For decades, a quiet controversy has been brewing across America. The dispute reveals a troublesome double standard concerning mothers breast-feeding in public. We're uncomfortable about it. Sure, sure, the act is sweet and natural - but in public? Apparently, this is a Jekyll and Hyde culture that wants bare breasts on the screen, but not in the mall. We are now living in the 21st century (I hear), but far too many Americans are languishing in the distant past.