Archives for March, 2013

Cooking with Kids

by Sarah G. Mason Your kids want to help in the kitchen but you’re worried about accidents around the butcher’s knife and a hot stove. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to make cooking safe for children. Here are a few simple ways to tweak a recipe that will allow your little chefs to enjoy the culinary fun – out of …

Straight Dope on Soap

By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D Q: Our pediatrician told me that using antimicrobial soaps and over-sanitizing our house could give my 4-year-old son asthma later in life. Is he kidding? –Grace P., Minneapolis A: Bacteria — even disease-causing bugs – are important for good health. The indiscriminant annihilation of those little creatures may deny a young’un’s developing …

Save for Summer

When you’re working a standard 9 to 5, there comes a point when all you want to do is take your summer vacation. You probably also want that vacation to be the best week or two of your year, because, let’s face it, when else do you get a real break from work? Whether you’re planning on traveling solo, with …

Life Secrets

  Cut gluten from your diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye oats and barley. Like so many other substances today, gluten is not meant to be put into our bodies.   Do pushups (100 of them!). Pushups are the easiest way to get into an exercise routine and the most complete upper body workout available without weights. …