FOS - or Why I Want You to Eat Your Veggies, NaBloPoMo Day 21

"FOS - or Why I Want You to Eat Your Veggies"...more

A Lady in Waiting: My Constipated Life

I don’t mean to boast, but I am the most constipated person in America. I eat bran every morning, I drink prune juice by the gallon, and as I type these words, I have a suppository up my butt. And I still can’t poop to save my life.You may have seen me at the supermarket; I’m the tall, curvy brunette buying the head of lettuce, the giant-sized Metamucil, and several magazines....more

Perfect for New Moms: #DulcoEasePink

I’ve told you guys a lot about all the gory details of pregnancy and post-pregnancy. But there’s one thing that I’ve only touched on – and never gone in-depth about. I guess that’s because it’s kind of awkward, kind of uncomfortable and a lot of…gross....more

5 Pros and 5 Cons of Pregnancy

We are not going "live" for at least another 3 weeks. There are two reasons for this -- one is that I will not be ovulating anyways and while I am not ovulating, I would rather be drinking, and the other is that I have signed up for a half-marathon I would like to run, which would be very hard to achieve while throwing up. So as I am going through my days caring for the kid (frequently), training for a half-marathon (sporadically) and obsessing about the future (incessantly), I have decided to make a list of five things I am dreading and five things I am looking forward to....more
@MindyNeugebauer So glad I can help - even if it's just with a good laugh. That is exactly why I ...more

back to food II

Constipation (what a glory-word) is the bane of many a mom. We've struggled with it a bit with Moxie, who (despite two sharp teeth) is still breast feeding. I really shudder to think what it would be like if she was on formula. Anyway, we experimented and tried this and that, that and this. Probiotics, as found in yoghurt, I'm sure would be great but Moxie doesn't like super tart plain yoghurt (yet) and won't eat much of it. The cereal + tablespoon of prune juice + fruit or the oils added to food were great to a point then just kind of fizzled. Lost their efficacy....more

Five Steps to Perfect Health

Time is a limited commodity.  Doesn't matter how rich or how famous you are, everybody gets 24/7. That's why when we get sick, and time seems to come to a grinding halt, all we want is a magic bullet to 'get on with it.'  Of course, there are no magic bullets and soon we learn prevention is the only way to stop from getting taken out of the game in the first place....more

How much fiber does one woman need?

Fiber is an important part of everyone's diet. I know all about it. I know about good fiber and not so good fiber. I understand soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Really, I probably know as much about all of that as any dietitian and probably more than every general practitioner. I get it. Fiber is good. But, the amount of fiber going into TW's mother's body every day is scaring the heck out of me. How much fiber does one woman need? And how can that one woman take in that much fiber and STILL be constipated? ...more

Let's increase your fiber and see what happens? And weren't you worried about my excessively ...more

Life In the Toilet

I know this isn’t exactly polite conversation, trust me, it’s necessary. You’re about to read the “inside” history, the story of my stomach. For all those with unremitting digestive problems, read on: there is hope. ...more

Information you might want to sit on.

I was never one to talk about poo before I had a kid, and I swore I wouldn’t do it after, but you really can’t help it, can you? Especially when you have friends over for a round of Wii and everyone puts down their joysticks to watch the real match: Junior vs. His Large Intestine. Despite our best efforts (vats of stewed prunes, moon howling, pear juice), Junior just can’t seem to produce anything larger than what might come out of a rodent. In a word: Raisinets®. ...more