Vitamins: Should You Supplement?

As a purveyor of health and wellness education, I am no stranger to the controversies that surround seemingly benign topics.  While it is uncommon to see the pro- and anti- vitamin camps fight as bitterly as those talking about vaccinations, vitamin supplementation is surprisingly controversial. In its early history, vitamin supplementation in the United States … Continue reading Vitamins: Should You Supplement?

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Drugs, Plaster, and The Great Purge of 2016

  My husband took a week of vacation time, just to spend the whole week on home improvements.  Living in a home built in the late 1800s means you have the joy of some unique architectural features.  It also means that you occasionally spend time wanting to bang your head against the wall, as you … Continue reading Drugs, Plaster, and The Great Purge of 2016

Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney

Today, I thought it would be great to travel back in time and look at healthy eating during WWII. During the 1940s, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs commissioned Walt Disney Studios to create series of cartoons to provide health education for those in Central and South America. "Health for The Americas: Planning … Continue reading Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney

Throw Back Thursday: Black Pepper and Oil Earache Remedy c. 1954

For this week’s installment of TBT, we are going to look at a black pepper and oil earache remedy from a 1954 North Greenfield Community Club cookbook. At the time of publication, the North Greenfield Community Club was located on Newell Pond Road in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It appears that the North Greenfield Community Club no … Continue reading Throw Back Thursday: Black Pepper and Oil Earache Remedy c. 1954

Dessert Children (No, That Is Not A Typo)

I collect antique and vintage cookbooks. They offer a unique window into a particular time and show the changing nature of culture and palates. In the spirit of the popular Throw Back Thursday, I present an excerpt from “Greenfield, Massachusetts Favorite Recipes” compiled by The North Parish Woman’s Club of The First Congregational Church. As … Continue reading Dessert Children (No, That Is Not A Typo)