The Vegetarian Raw Foods Kitchen, Part 2

Champion — High speed masticating. This is the first one I ever had. I found it to be very quick, fairly easy to clean, although I didn’t like having to lubricate it every time before I used it. It’s heavy-duty and FAST! If you’re big on carrot juice, this is a great juicer. You don’t have to do much prep as the speed and the large feeder tube makes for quick work. I didn’t like juicing celery because it caught on the grinder and I had to take it apart, pull the strings off and put it back together. This machine tends to overheat because its fast rotation is not good for greens and is definitely not good for wheat grass. It does a great job on melons. It also has a grain mill attachment and makes great sorbets and peanut butter. Parts are very easy to get. Quite a few “raw” recipe books use the Champion in their recipes. 5-year warranty on parts, 1-year on motor. Price range — mid to high $200’s. Continue reading The Vegetarian Raw Foods Kitchen, Part 2

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Scheduling Too Many Activities
Overscheduling a child is a hallmark of hyper-parenting. After school activities are OK as long as the child’s not lined up from 3 to 9 p.m. with no time to just sit around and think or do nothing. In his years of practicing psychiatry, Rosenfeld has learned that children just want to hang out with their parents, playing cards or Monopoly.
“Why are we racing so much?” Rosenberg asked. “You can achieve more by doing less.” Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1

A successful couple sits, somewhat uneasily, in a psychiatrist’s well-appointed New Orleans office. They are discussing their 13-year-old son: They fear their sweet, studious seventh grader lacks the drive, the “killer instinct” they know from personal experience he will need to make his way to the top in today’s hard-driving business world. Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1

Winning Should Not Be Life’s Ultimate Goal

Lombardi cast a long shadow and his thinking still influences the media and fans of today. Consider the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos, two very successful football teams. Unfortunately, the Bills are still looked upon as a team that could never win the big game. On the other hand, Denver, a team that used to be compared to the Bills, finally won a Super Bowl and all was forgiven. John Elway retires a hero. Jim Kelly? You don’t hear his name much anymore. Continue reading Winning Should Not Be Life’s Ultimate Goal

Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 5

Now the bad news, that morning cup of coffee or evening drink may be setting you up for this disease. Research has shown that as little as two cups of coffee per day can significantly reduce bone calcium in postmenopausal women. However, it is the caffeine that is the culprit, not the coffee itself, so choose decafe. In addition, chronic alcohol use has also been linked to low calcium levels, which in turn increase the risk of osteoporosis. (4) Continue reading Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 5