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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: Learning moderation

By Barbara Quinn



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It was dinner time on the flight home from visiting family for two weeks. The stewardess offered the usual beverages juice, sodas, coffee.

Anything to eat? I inquired.

"Chips M&M's Chex Mix," she offered.

Note to self: Next time remember to bring nuts and dried fruit for in-flight hunger pangs.

So as we bounced over the Rocky Mountains toward home, I was reminded that changes in routine often require flexibility…especially with food. Maybe orange juice and Chex Mix isn't the best "dinner" I've ever had. But in the wise words of sixteenth century bishop St. Francis de Sales: "A habitual moderation in eating and drinking is much better than certain rigorous abstinences made from time to time."

Moderation in eating and drinking. What an interesting concept.

My mind went back to the previous week's "Doggie Dash." It's an annual event hosted by my daughter's in-law's in their small midwestern town. Dogs of every size and breed walk with their owners through town while the local radio station plays songs like "You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog" and "How much is that Doggie in the Window?" When they arrive at the sponsoring veterinary clinic, the dogs are greeted with bandanas and bowls of fresh water and the owners receive t-shirts and hot "dogs."

"Isn't this a conflict of interest for you?" one of the veterinarians asked me as she eyed the lunch fare.

Not really. According to the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the most important focus of a healthful eating style is our "overall pattern" of eating. "All foods can fit within this pattern," says the Academy, "if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and combined with regular physical activity."

In other words, eating a hot dog once a year at the Doggie Dash is a different "overall pattern of eating" than eating say, a package of hot dogs every week.

In addition, it's the balance of nutrients from a variety of foods over time that determine "good" and "bad" eating patterns, say experts.

Case in point…my son-in-law's great Aunt Flo. Approaching her 100th birthday this year, she walks faster than me and stands as lean and straight as any 20 year-old. When I asked for her secret, she just laughed.

And what does Flo eat? You name it. Throughout her lifetime from Nebraska to California and Hawaii and back, she has enjoyed a wide variety of foods…in moderation.

As I think back on the previous two weeks, I am also reminded that swimming pools work the same in other towns as they do at home. You have to get in the water and swim..or they don't do you much good.

And yes, rocking a new grand-baby is good exercise as well…

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



Previously:


Energy from B-vitamins?

The optimal diet for a new baby
Hay is for horses
Questions about nitrites and nitrates
Confusing concepts
Nutrition nursery rhymes
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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