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Friday Features

Ah, as I forewarned at New Year's, this would be a stressful, BUSY spring for me!  Still popping in to share some things that have caught my attention, and I dare you to read:

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This break-up letter to Trader Joe'sexpresses exactly the same reasons
I stopped shopping there.  I used to love the adventure, but really can't
justify eating most of their products anymore.

Laura Schoenfeld brings us Three Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs.   
The MS Society broadens its scope by investing $29 million
in new research regarding nutrition and lifestyle factors
in MS development.  Learn more [here].

Carla Birnberg asks, "When is okay to lie to your child?" As always, Carla's parenting inspires me. [Read here]
Are YOU a healthy woman?
Stefani Ruper offers "10 Signs You're a Healthy Woman".
Dare you to see if you pass the test - and consider what to
improve if something seems off!

I've been eyeing this "100 Happy Days" website and chal…

Do we need Dairy?

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Mark Bittman, for those unfamiliar, is a New York Times Opinion columnist, Time's magazine food columnist, author of How to Cook Everything, and was, for good reason, recently named one of Greatist's Top 15 Crusaders for Health in the Food Industry

His latest Opinion piece?  We don't need dairy.This article is sure to spark controversy in our milk-calcium-obsessed culture, but we're humans. We don't need cow's milk.  It's made to make baby cows grow, and so human adults don't need to be drinking or eating it.


In Got Milk?  You Don't Need It, Bittman targets America's beloved milk [and the USDA, which recommends 3 (three?!) cups daily] as...
- a major source of sugar (as much as soda?!)
- harmful to the 50 million people in America who are lactose intolerant
- the source of heartburn.

In the article (read it!), Bittman shares his own story, like so many others', of weaning off his Prevacid medication by simply eliminating dairy from his di…