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Fall Foods and Rosh Hashanah by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Seems like yesterday (okay, it sort of was) that I posted about summer foods, and now here I am in NYC on the verge of true fall weather.  Embrace the change of weather wit ... Read on »
A Belated Breast Pump Donation Story by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One day last year I was shopping at the Upper Breast Side , a breastfeeding boutique on the Upper West Side of New York City.  You can read more about this great sto ... Read on »
Summer Food by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Although the blog was on vacation this summer, I was still eating!  Here is a glimpse into my summer.  Blogging will continue soon, check back shortly. ... Read on »
Organic Article in amNY today by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm quoted in amNY today, check it out here: Buying Organic: What's Worth It? Updated posts coming soon! Read on »
PCOS and Milk Supply by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last year, I posted about Carbohydrates and PCOS  (and fertility) and at the end of the post, I said there would be a follow up about PCOS and Breastfeeding.  I rec ... Read on »
Research Update: Not Back to Sleep for Pregnancy?? by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last night I went to a Pilates/Ballet class and the instructor was 6 months pregnant.  She could not demonstrate all of the positions, especially the ones on her bel ... Read on »
Kale Chips and School Food by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One day in March, I was bringing my older son home from school.  We were sitting next to each other in his favorite seats on a NYC bus.  What happened next is an embarra ... Read on »
Prenatal Vitamins Update: Food-based better? by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have previously written about getting vitamins and phytochemicals from food versus supplements.  There have been a few recent studies regarding this issue that specifical ... Read on »
Prenatal Environment Mother's Day Song by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Some of my favorite lines You gave so much to me mom... You gave me nutrients, transcription factors, nearly every thing that really matters, plus my prenatal ... Read on »
Finding Green in NYC by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I love nature and the color green.  I grew up spending lazy summers in the Catskill region of upstate New York.  What I loved best about those summers were the nature walks ... Read on »
Today's Delivery of Nourishing Foods (thanks to Fresh Direct) by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility (Forgot to include the Yellow/Orange stuff: Peppers, grapefruit, oranges...oh well.) Read on »
Integrative Health Symposium and Toxins by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Earlier this month I attended the Integrative Health Symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Functional Medicine and chaired by Dr. Woodson Merrell, MD, who is (among man ... Read on »
Guest Blogging this Week on Dr. Greene by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hi everyone!  I am guest blogging this week at Dr. Greene, all about baby food (or rather, non-baby-food), iron supplements (or rather, not supplementing), and footrests.  ... Read on »
Carbohydrates, low-fat diets, and PCOS by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have hormones on my mind lately.  In an undergraduate nutrition course that I am teaching, we talk a lot about insulin, glucose levels, insulin resistance, and weight g ... Read on »
From Soda (and Juice) to Seltzer Machine by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A friend of mine once told me a story about how her young daughter took a glass of soda into the bathroom after her mother told her that she could not drink it.  I don't kn ... Read on »
Misleading Advertisement: Clothing I Dislike by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Clothing is a form of advertising.  From logos and quotations to website addresses, clothing is way to get ideas out into the world.  What types of ideas? Apparently the cl ... Read on »
Check out my Birth Story! by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am the "Birth Story of the Week" of one of my favorite blogs, Marvelous Kiddo! Check it out here . Read on »
Misleading Advertisements: The "Breast Milk" Formula by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here is a FreecycleNYC post I saw a few months ago "I would really appreciate it if someone had any enfamil premium lipil  baby formula (the breast milk kind) that you ... Read on »
Play with your food! by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   Sometimes it is okay to play with your food!   Have your kids make funny faces with healthy foods and then let them eat their creations.  Above is a picture from ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms: A Nutrition-Focused Physical by Debra .. Registered Dietician Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My late grandmother,to whom this blog is dedicated and a nurse by profession, used to sit on her porch in Brooklyn watching neighbors and passersby, proclaiming that they h ... Read on »