July 4, 2011 |
Question: I was diagnosed with esophageal achalasia a few years ago. I did not have any reflux issues - just difficulty with food entering my stomach. I've had two dilation procedures, which helped for a while. Carbonated soda with meals seems to help the food move along. I rejected Botox injections of the esophagus because the effect is temporary. I haven't had any treatments in several years and food still collects at the point of stomach entry. Is a soft diet the best cure? Answer: Sometimes we just can't relax.
June 14, 1989 |
A state legislator said yesterday that he had introduced a measure that would allow the state to seize the trucks of operators who use the vehicles to haul both food and garbage. Rep. Camille George (D., Clearfield) cited recent news reports that have detailed the "apparently common but not illegal" practice of trucks carrying food from the Midwest to Eastern cities and hauling municipal solid waste on the return trip. The bill, if approved by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Casey, would ban the transport of any product meant for human consumption in vehicles that have been used to haul waste.
February 9, 1995 |
If you're one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you might find some relief by changing what you eat, suggests Ladies' Home Journal magazine. About 30 percent of migraines appear to be triggered by food. (Other causes include hormonal changes, stress, excessive smoking, even strong odors and bright lights.) Listed here are the most common troublemakers for people who are prone to migraines. CHOCOLATE: It contains phenylethylamine, which constricts blood vessels in the head.
September 27, 1990 |
Whether they order prime rib, the chef salad or a burger and fries to go, people should be given government-required information about how much fat, salt and cholesterol they are about to eat, says a study released yesterday. Americans cannot take full advantage of the research that links better diet to better health because they get inadequate, confusing and misleading nutritional information about the food they buy, said the report, issued by the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences.
January 6, 2011 |
The students were told to bring in an unusual ingredient, or a dish made with one, and for Justin Graham, that had to be alligator. "I had it once in Florida when I was 7 or 8," said Graham, 21 now and a senior at St. Joseph's University on City Avenue. He arranged for a friend to drive up from Louisiana with alligator tail packed in a cooler and proceeded, sans recipe, to make spicy alligator popcorn. (Flavor some flour with lemon pepper; dust cubes of alligator meat; deep-fry in a wok or whatever.
May 8, 1991 |
Depending on your point of view - or, more likely, your gender - Henry Jaglom's Eating is either profound food for thought or an exercise in whining and dining. In taking up the subject of eating disorders among women, Jaglom has latched onto a theme that mainstream Hollywood does more than ignore. No medium sends out a more insidiously powerful message when it comes to defining female beauty. The screen may be wide enough for John Candy and John Goodman, but there are no fat leading ladies.
January 29, 1995 |
If you're looking for a hearty but low-fat lunch, try lentils. They're a modern miracle health food as old as the hills. Probably the first cultivated legumes, lentils have been grown for food since 7000 B.C., according to food historians. Lentils are the most digestible of all the legumes, and the easiest to prepare. Unlike most beans, lentils don't have to be soaked, and can be cooked, from scratch, in just 15 to 20 minutes. Health benefits abound. Just one cup of cooked lentils provides 232 calories, 18 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbohydrate, and only a trace of fat and sodium.
April 26, 2012 |
TREAT YOURSELF to a restaurant meal for a good cause today as Dining Out for Life raises funds for HIV/AIDS service groups. Started in Philadelphia, the event hosted by Subaru has grown to 60 cities over the past 22 years. ActionAIDS is the local beneficiary as restaurants donate a portion of their receipts. Participating eateries are many; find them and other details at diningoutforlife.com/philadelphia . Tuscan cuisine and wine pairings are the theme for the spring winemaker's dinner at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Crossing Vineyards and Winery (1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, 215-493-6500, ext. 19, crossingvineyards.com )
July 3, 1992 |
Manayunk, which is growing in status as a venue for special events, has yet another one on the books. It's called "Made in Philadelphia" and, as the title implies, it salutes the people and products of our town. Next Sunday, the Business Association of Manayunk will serve up some of the best of the city's food, fashions, furniture, art and more. Some specifics: Samplings of "The Ultimate Steak Sandwich" at Le Bus; a reception with Rag- a-Muffins designer Bethanne Smith at Worn Yesterday; early 20th-century paintings by Philadelphians at Towpath Antiques, and appearances by local travel writers Ron Avery, Julie Curson and David and Linda Glickstein at Way to Go bookstore.