Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.
First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 19, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Our worst fears have finally come true. Overweight teens are dying from heart disease. Pediatricians have long feared that the rising number of severely obese children and teens would soon start to suffer from adult complications of obesity, like heart attacks, strokes, and death. And now it is happening.
According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, a 13-year old football player who collapsed during football practice died as a direct result of “hypertensive cardiovascular… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 12, 2009 at 2:47pm —
I haven't heard this song in ages and it was on the radio tonight and wow did it really make me think!
here is the video by the way:
here are the lyrics:
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:06pm —
Love Basketball? Wanna Take Center Stage in MSG at Half-Time?
When I was growing up in Westchester, NY in the 60's, my brother was regularly asked by my dad to go see the all-star, championship NBA team, the "New York Knickerbockers" (aka Knicks) play. Yes, those were the days of Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Earl the Pearl, Willis Reed, Senator Bill Bradley and other "dream-team" players of all time. When my dad would ask my brother, never considering that I would find basketball… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on September 2, 2009 at 6:40pm —
My daughter loves animals. Let me clarify...my daughter is OBSESSED with animals. One of the aspects of Aspergers - it's her "passion".
When she was a toddler, we bought her plastic animals in bulk to play with and she would spend hours organizing them in a marching waves across the tv room floor. The penguins in front, polar bears off to the side - so they won't eat the penguins - monkeys pushing up the rear.
As a Jewish mom I didn't let it throw me. I just thought, "so,… Continue
Added by Sarah Maizes on August 30, 2009 at 9:00pm —
My mum arrived exactly a week ago and as always the rollercoaster has had as many highs as lows in the last 7 days and 5h09 min... I love her more than anything and she truly is my best friend. I have always had that sort of amazing relationship with her. The sort of relationship most my friends envied with passion. She is my confident and the shoulder to cry on, even miles away. We have always been able to tell her everything, I mean EVERYTHING. She knew all our little secrets as well as my… Continue
Added by Peggy Poyser on August 25, 2009 at 4:34pm —
I learned about Jennifer and Stellan a few days ago, and that sweet little boy has been on my mind since then. Jennifer’s beautiful blog, My Charming Kids, is actually one of the first mom blogs I ever came across seven months ago when I started my blog, but I hadn’t checked in until a tweet by another mom caught my attention. Stellan, one of four, is her nine-month-old adorable little boy who has heart failure, and Jennifer blogs about their difficult and heart-breaking journey every day. More… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 30, 2009 at 11:21am —
I like to believe that at Mom Fuse are all about helping moms, usually we post topics and articles on different parenting related issues but this post is more special and dear to me than any post I’ve ever done.
Recently a good friend of ours was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and their family is in desperate need of some financial assistance. She was employed as a nurse and brought in most of the money but she’s recently had to quit her job because of the cancer. Now that… Continue
Added by Jessica @ Mom Fuse on July 21, 2009 at 12:27am —
The Tale of the Dung Beetle
By Pamela Victor
My daughter Sierra, her friend Hope (oh! how this name foreshadows our tale!) and I were walking the dog early one summer morn. The weather was, for once, lovely. Not too hot. Not too cool. Not too buggy even. The girls brought a carrot each, a treat for our neighbor's fine equine companions. Birds chirped. Wind whispered. Girls giggled. All was well in our little piece of the world.
My little nature girl, Sierra, cried out… Continue
Added by Pamela Victor on July 16, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
I was singing like a bird yesterday morning with everything moving like clockwork. It was going to be my first day spent without the children. Coffee was brewing and pancakes were steaming. Axel and Brevitt woke up early so that they could get to Mountain Boarding camp on time and Tucker had gone to sleep talking about the Bouncy House that he was going to jump on all the next day. I looked outside and it was sunny for the first time in months and my bike was sitting outside waiting for me to… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on June 21, 2009 at 9:49am —
The other day I was at the park with the kids and ran into a neighbor and her 2-year-old. We struck up a pleasant swing-set conversation. About mid-way through our talk of neighborhood events and happenings, M, who had gone down the slides a few times, came running up to us. She stopped, faced our neighbor, and randomly (loudly) declares, "My Khun Yai is in a wheelchair!"
My neighbor looked at M in a moment of awkward silence, but quickly recovered, pulling from her bag of… Continue
Added by Rosana Vollmerhausen on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Its difficult enough -- no, I am not complaining -- keeping up with my blogs so, sadly, to blog here at Mom Bloggers too is overwhelming. Please come see at my blogs.
365 Days of Christmas -- http://365-days-of-christmas.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Memories -- http://365-days-of-memories.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Organization -- http://365-days-of-organization.blogspot.com/
All Things Cherished -- http://allthingscherished.blogspot.com/
Cherished Memories --… Continue
Added by Storm on June 12, 2009 at 9:10pm —
How To Wean Your Nursing Toddler Naturally May 1, 2009
Filed under: Article of the week, Mommy Musings — kindermusikkids @ 2:58 am Edit This
Tags: breastfeeding, milk, mommy, mother, natural, nursing, toddler, weaning
Had this article published recently. Hope some of my experiences help you!
How To Wean A Nursing Toddler
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother who is willing and able to nurse her baby. Aside from the emotional and physical… Continue
Added by Annette Simmons on May 25, 2009 at 8:07pm —
The Hilarious Book I Did Not Write
by Pam Victor
Catherine Newman wrote the book that I should have written, and I’m trying not to hate her for it. “Waiting for Birdy” is the hilariously neurotic tale of the year she was pregnant with her second child. I’ve passed around the book to every woman I know, saying “If you’re not laughing out loud by the second page, then just put it down,” under my breath adding, “and get a sense of humor.” This author represents Everymother, and… Continue
Added by Pamela Victor on May 22, 2009 at 2:35pm —
Stuff. Possessions. Things
. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.
Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:
Birthday party favors
. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
When I found out I was officially nominated for The Mother of All Bloggers contest I was so happy and then kind of mortified because in order to win, I have to tell you all what my "Mom Logic" is. My response to that is "Um, what?" I know there are tons of books, websites, and even blogs devoted to this unexpected and un-perfected art that tout secrets and formulas for getting to be "the best mommy ever" down to a science. But seriously...since when is motherhood really that… Continue
Added by Christie on April 22, 2009 at 11:20am —