My son was having Hamantashan at his school so I made a gluten free version. It was easier than I thought it would be. And the cherry filling made them like little cherry pies. 1 cup sugar1/3 cup oil1/3 cup shortening3 eggs1/3 c. orange juice or lemonade4 cups gluten-free flour blend (1/2 finely ground rice […]

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  • Faye - Good morn. I googled gf hamantashan and found your blog. I’ll add you to my blog and check often! Meanwhile, I did find the post about the Say and Play Program. I am an SLP in South Florida and I teach 3-5 yr. old Developmentally Delayed kids. Very interesting program and I’d love to hear about it! I might contact Stephanie. Take care and Happy Purim!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - we really enjoyed the hamantashan i made from your recipe! they were yummy and i didn’t even miss the gluten.ReplyCancel

  • jordanandallison - we really enjoyed the hamantashan i made from your recipe! they were yummy and i didn’t even miss the gluten.ReplyCancel

A friend with a five month old baby asked me what type of water you should mix in formula and so I tried to find the best choice for mothers who are formula feeding. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that the health benefits of fluoridated water are based on outdated research. Adding […]

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  • nyscof - In a statement first released August 9, 2007, over 1,500 professionals urge Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted. They cite new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. (

    Signers include a Nobel Prize winner, three members of the prestigious 2006 National Research Council (NRC) panel that reported on fluoride’s toxicology, two officers in the Union representing professionals at EPA headquarters, the President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, and hundreds of medical, dental, academic, scientific and environmental professionals, worldwide.

    Signer Dr. Arvid Carlsson, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Medicine, says, “Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. It’s really obsolete.”

    An Online Action Petition to Congress in support of the Professionals’ Statement is available on FAN’s web site, .

    “The NRC report dramatically changed scientific understanding of fluoride’s health risks,” says Paul Connett, PhD, Executive Director, Fluoride Action Network. “Government officials who continue to promote fluoridation must testify under oath as to why they are ignoring the powerful evidence of harm in the NRC report,” he added.

    The Professionals’ Statement also references:

    — The new American Dental Association policy recommending infant formula NOT be prepared with fluoridated water.
    — The CDC’s concession that the predominant benefit of fluoride is topical not systemic.
    — CDC data showing that dental fluorosis, caused by fluoride over-exposure, now impacts one third of American children.
    — Major research indicating little difference in decay rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities.
    — A Harvard study indicating a possible link between fluoridation and bone cancer.
    — The silicofluoride chemicals used for fluoridation are contaminated industrial waste and have never been FDA- approved for human ingestion.

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a DC watchdog, revealed that a Harvard professor concealed the fluoridation/bone cancer connection for three years. EWG President Ken Cook states, “It is time for the US to recognize that fluoridation has serious risks that far outweigh any minor benefits, and unlike many other environmental issues, it’s as easy to end as turning off a valve at the water plant.”

    Further, researchers reporting in the Oct 6 2007 British Medical Journal indicate that fluoridation, touted as a safe cavity preventive, never was proven safe or effective and may be unethical. (1)

    In New York State, Cobeskill stopped 54 years of fluoridation in 2007, the Central Bridge Water District stopped fluoridation in 2006, Homer in 2005, Canton in 2003. Oneida rejected fluoridation in 2002. Ithaca rejected fluoridation in 2002. Johnstown rejected it in 1999. Before that several towns in Nassau County stopped fluoridation. Suffolk County rejected fluoridation in the 1990’s.

    On October 2, 2007 Juneau Alaska voters rejected fluoridation despite the American Dental Association’s $150,000 political campaign to return fluoride into the water supply after the legislative body voted it out.

    Many communities rejected or stopped fluoridation over the years. See:

    SOURCE: Fluoride Action Network http://www.FluorideAction.Net


    (1) “Adding fluoride to water supplies,” British Medical Journal, KK Cheng, Iain Chalmers, Trevor A. Sheldon, October 6, 2007ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Interesting post. My sister in law grew up in Idaho – a town close to hers had water with too much fluorine and many of the children ended up with brown teeth….. and who knows what else will develop as they get older.ReplyCancel

Malabsorption Syndrome is the inability of the intestines to absorb nutrients during digestion. “The most common symptoms of malabsorption are anemia with weakness and fatigue due to inadequate absorption of iron, folic acid and B12,” 1 diarrhea, a bloated abdomen and excessive gas, weight loss despite adequate calories, muscle cramping (due to low levels of […]

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I was talking to a courageous mother at my daughter’s school who isfighting stage four lung cancer at 41 years of age and I asked her ifshe had found any kind of nutritional intervention to be helpful.She told me that she was taking Vitamin D because they discoveredshe had low levels of Vitamin D. She […]

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  • Lauren - I love vitamin D – hopefully the weather will turn around so we can get more Vitamin D from being outside! Thanks for the info on the supplements.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - one more comment – what is the exact name of the gummy vitamins you were telling me about. i would love to order them.ReplyCancel

  • gfcfmom - Dr. Sear’s Juice Plus Gummies are what my 6 year old takes–she takes one of each with each meal. They have a vegetable gummy and a separate fruit gummy. They are dehydrated fruits and vegetables which are then used to make gummies. They are to be taken in addition to vitamins as they are more of a whole food item. They are an expensive, but convenient, way to get picky eaters to get more fruits and vegetables. They are a little difficult to buy since they are only sold through distributors, but they work for us. Green’s Today also makes a whole food vitamin that is easier to purchase from a store BUT GREENS TODAY IS NOT GLUTEN FREE. We use the Juice Plus because they are gluten free.ReplyCancel

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