In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: Nutrition nursery rhymes

By Barbara Quinn

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It was a "vintage nursery rhyme" baby shower, complete with Little Bo Peep and her sheep and Mary was quite contrary. My daughter, pregnant with my granddaughter-to-be, sat on Miss Muffet's "tuffet" — with a spider that sat beside her — as she opened gifts.

I was curious about the food. For example, when Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey, what exactly was she eating?

Cottage cheese most likely, say those who think about such important matters. In the cheese making process, some proteins in milk clump together to form "curds." Others remain in liquid called "whey." Cottage cheese — supposedly named for people who lived in cottages and made this simple cheese — contains these curds and whey.

Curds and whey are "complete" proteins in that they contain all the amino acids — protein "building blocks" — to assemble every protein structure in the body. Complete proteins are therefore important for the business of building babies.

Whey protein in particular is a rich source of leucine — an amino acid that helps synthesize protein in muscles. And not just in grandbabies. Studies show that whey protein can benefit aging muscles in grandmommies as well.

Jack and Jill ran up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown but Jill helped him with a cup of cool water…or something like that. Jill knew that water is very important, especially during pregnancy. It is the solvent and coolant for all the biochemical reactions in the baby-building process. Water also delivers necessary nutrients from pregnant moms to growing babies and carries away wastes.

In addition to the water naturally present in the foods she eats, pregnant mommies require about 10 cups of fluid from water and other beverages each day, according to current recommendations. This increases to about 13 cups of fluids each day for breastfeeding moms.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty together again. So they cooked up some eggs.

Turns out eggs are a rich source of choline — a relatively unknown but essential nutrient for pregnancy. Choline is especially important for fetal brain development. It also helps to strengthen cell membranes and aids in memory development and cognition — the ability to think clearly. (Grandmothers can benefit from this nutrient as well.)

Other good sources of choline include lean beef, cauliflower and peanuts. Interestingly, human milk is also a rich source of choline.

Now about that old woman who lived in a shoe . . .

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.


Understanding sweeteners

Ups and downs of birthdays
Genetically modified foods
Fun with potatoes
Sugar questions
Yeast infection diet
Questions from readers
Beware of the hCG diet
Diets that work
Pregnancy advice from mom
Terminology review
Thoughts for the New Year
Reasons to have a cup of tea
What's new for 2012
Applications for healthy living
Clarifying organic terminology
Facts about type 1 diabetes
Myths and facts about diabetes
Food Still Better Than Supplements
Celiac questions

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