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    Fevers: To Treat or Not To Treat?

    After an unprecedented four months of wellness, Felix had a bad cold last week that left him feverish for five interminable days. Predictably, Daylon and I debated whether to give Felix some children’s Tylenol or just let the fever run its course. Our usual rule of thumb is to reserve the Tylenol for those times […]

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    Most Moms Don’t Exclusively Breastfeed Their Newborns

    I was recently surprised to read that, in the United States, only 33 percent of mothers “exclusively breastfeed [their babies] to three months of age…and only 14 percent to six months.” Considering that a standard maternity leave is three months long, I find it really hard to believe that only one-third of mothers make it […]

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    These Delicious Brownies Just Happen to Be Gluten-Free

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) What is it about cool weather and falling snow (!) that brings up cravings for warm cookies or brownies? In honor of the winter weather that’s arrived in the Northeast before Halloween, I am making a batch of carob brownies…again. Since a bunch of you requested the recipe, I’ll provide it below. […]

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    My Two-Year-Old Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

    Felix is 25 months old and isn’t sleeping through the night. And guess what? He never has. In fact, he’s never slept more than four hours without waking up to nurse. Most people don’t know this, because I’ve been in the closet about it for a long time. Here’s how it went: Felix Is 2 […]

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    Rediscovering Carob

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) Ah, the joys of chocolate. I indulge more frequently now that chocolate (the dark kind, of course) has risen to health-food status. When I first discovered healthy eating (more than 35 years ago), chocolate was a major no-no, and carob was the chosen food for baking desserts. While carob and chocolate have […]

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    Sprouted Carrot Cake with Lemon Maple Icing

    The trick to this cake is tons and tons of cream cheese icing. Sprouted flour can be a bit dry, and the thick and tart icing is the perfect pairing. It is even better when topped with a large scoop of homemade ice cream!

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    Essential Eating in Action

    I enjoy the process of these new health kicks, but often find my motivation waning after a week or so and want to just eat whatever! Generally, I’m really strict for a time and then slowly come to a place of moderation, incorporating some important aspects of the new diet and abandoning those aspects that feel too restrictive.

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    Muffins Without the Muffin Top

    Over my many years of dietary permutations, I discovered through experimentation that bread and flour products were compromising my health and my waistline, especially once I reached middle age. So imagine my excitement when—a few years ago—I discovered a new food movement called Essential Eating.

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    The Suzannegelist, Healthy Living Expert

    I have great news! My amazing mother has decided to join me in this endeavor and beef up Gimme the Good Stuff. 8 Things You Need to Know About “The Suzannegelist” Raised in central Pennsylvania, Suzanne Weaver was a soda-drinking, cigarette-smoking lover of disco music and heavy eyeliner when she met my dad, a guitar-strumming […]

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