Here at The S File ™, we prefer to avoid taking medicine whenever possible. Instead, we first try natural remedies that are often ancient-old healers. We’ve all heard that vitamin C- packed foods are great immunity boosters, but when you’ve had enough OJ and grapefruit, what else can you turn to? Here is a list of three of our favorite natural immunity boosters.
Crimini (button) Mushrooms
Crimini mushrooms contain selenium (also found in many tree...
Beginning a new journey..
I'm very excited. It's January 2011, a new year, a fresh beginning. It feels like the beginning of a new chapter.
Having delivered my beautiful second daughter just over one year ago, at the end of 2009, I spent most of 2010 nursing and totally sleep-deprived. No one seems to talk about this, but the post-natal period can often times be much harder than the pre-natal period! I was lucky with my body's reaction to the delivery of my second...
My Cleanse: 4 Green Juices; 1 Spicy Lemonade, and 1 Cashew Milk (Yum!)
I've been up since 5:50AM -- exhausted -- but feeling a nice buzz of energy that I don't normally experience (it's a juice - fast buzz).
Rushing to do a school tour so I drink about 2/3 of my first green juice for the day. Am not hungry!
Just got home. It's freezing in NYC! I'm so tired that I'm really craving a large coffee. ...
My Cleanse: 4 Green Juices, 1 Spicy Lemonade, and 1 Cashew Milk (Yum!)
I've been up for a few hours and I'm not that hungry. I decide to start my digestive system with some plain Rooibus tea. Oh, right. I've been meaning to make an appointment with my friend, Cassie, who is a very knowledgeable colon therapist. I'm a little nervous for a session, but, on some level, it makes sense that my body needs some help eliminating all that the juices are...
HE BEST DISCOVERIES ARE UNEXPECTED...
It's funny how a random encounter can significantly alter you... In my explorations of the raw diet, I went for my first colonic. During the session, my colon therapist, Cassie Karopkin, was naming a few books that she thought I would be interested in. One of them, The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, has shed new light on my views on the link between disease and diet (more specifically, animal protein and disease).
"One of the most exciting...
When it comes to Easter traditions, one of the most iconic is the dying of Easter eggs - and since there is no wrong way to decorate these holiday favorites, dying eggs is a perfect activity for the young ones in our families to enjoy. What many parents find not so perfect, however, are the chemicals used to produce the artificial dyes that are most often used in the coloring of eggs. Although the FDA concluded in 2011 that there is still not enough substantial evidence to warrant...
Below is a list from of cute, low-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and design elements for the children's rooms! Below are a few more eco-chic products. A fantastic resource has been the website Inhabitots. Inhabitots aggregates the latest eco-friendly products so it's a fun and interesting website to explore!
Storage by The Q Collection
The Q Collection Junior Abiding by their mantra "People Safe. Planet Safe," The Q...
After recently reading in Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter that she tries to feed her children a tablespoon of lemon flavored flaxseed oil every morning, I thought, "lemon flavored?" I was so intrigued, especially because I worry about whether my children consume enough healthy fats that I bought a bottle that same day and added it to some Cajun-spiced catfish. It was surprisingly delicious! I then added some to sauteed vegetables... again, delicious!
Could flaxseed oil be...
Sometimes becoming an expert leads to a more narrow perspective
I come from a family of doctors so I have the deepest respect for them. I understand the intelligence, diligence, dedication and sacrifice that physicians devote to their careers. When my brother was asking my father, an OB/GYN, for advice on whether he should pursue the medical path, my father advised him to view being a doctor as a social service, given the cost of becoming and being a doctor, decreasing pay, and extraordinary...
Stainless Steel Lunchbots Set of 4
A few people have been asking which food containers we use since many people are not aware of alternatives to plastic food containers. At home, we use a lot of glass jars that are multi-purpose; meaning, they are designed to be freezer-, refrigerator-, microwave-, and dishwasher- safe! The glass containers that we use at home are in the box below. We have dozens of them!
For food containers on...