Archive for November, 2011

Chewing Ice

Craving and chewing ice could possibly be a sign of anemia.  Doctors use the term “pica” to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value such as ice, clay, cornstarch, or paper.  Craving and chewing ice is often associated with iron deficiency anemia.  It can be linked to other nutritional problems as well.  […]

Milk Nutrition

Milk isn’t just milk anymore. When we were kids, milk was simple; and it always came from a cow. But today a dizzying array of milk choices are available. Some aren’t actually milk at all. Some options cater to the lactose intolerant while some cater to personal dietary preferences. Many of the nondairy alternatives do […]