October 2014

Soda and telomere length

October 25, 2014

A vote on Prop E is coming up. Will San Franciscans vote for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages? It has failed everywhere else so if it won that would be huge. I’m for it. Here’s a timely study that recently came out linking soda drinking to telomere length. They found that soda consumption is […]

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Avoiding hyper-parenting

October 22, 2014

I really liked this recent article in the NYT by Pamela Druckerman. These are things to remember as our baby grows up: “Expect more from your children, and they will rise to it. Expect less, and they will sink,” ~ Emma Jenner “‘Seize windows of freedom joyfully, without guilt.’ The greatest insight to emerge from France since […]

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Getting enough Vitamin D?

October 11, 2014

I’ve been struggling with the question of whether or not to give vitamin D drops to our little guy. Breast milk usually does not contain enough because nursing mothers are often vitamin D deficient. I know my Vitamin D level is low – I live in San Francisco and am rarely in the sun – when […]

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