5 Day Fasting Mimicking Diet Improves Cognitive Function

A 5 day diet that rejuvenates memory and learning? Alright, you’ve got my attention… About FMD FMD is a type of diet that mimics fasting (fasting mimicking diet = FMD). In the study, subjects were required to eat around 50% less calories over five days in a month (FMD). For the remaining 25 days of the month, theyContinue reading “5 Day Fasting Mimicking Diet Improves Cognitive Function”

Health and Nutrition: Boosting the Immunity of a Picky Eater

The boys have been getting sick a lot lately. We’ve made so many trips to the doctor’s in the last few months that I’m seriously concerned about their health. I suspect it that a large part of the reason is due to Hercules starting school in November. Unlike Aristotle, who is a bit of aContinue reading “Health and Nutrition: Boosting the Immunity of a Picky Eater”

Nutrition: Getting Children to Eat Vegetables – is Wheatgrass a Viable Alternative?

Although wheatgrass has been on the Mum radar for quite some time, until recently, I never really gave it much in depth thought. What really got my notice was an ad at a BoostJuice Bar that claimed “one shot of wheatgrass is equivalent to eating a bowl of vegetables”. When you have a child thatContinue reading “Nutrition: Getting Children to Eat Vegetables – is Wheatgrass a Viable Alternative?”

Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts

I remember having pregnancy discomforts with the first pregnancy, but I’m sure they happened much later and towards the tail end of the pregnancy.  This time around, the symptoms have been steadily getting worse. For instance, the back pain a few nights ago was so bad I had to brace myself every time I wantedContinue reading “Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts”