Ever since my child was born, I have begun to dread the holidays. Between celebrations and fast food, there seems to be no way to avoid eating badly. Any suggestions?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Holidays are times for celebrating with family and friends. It’s unfortunate that we too often link some unhealthy foods with these festive periods. Just as Halloween means candy, Thanksgiving means turkey and pies. Christmas is associated with roast beef and…

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We try to keep our junk food intake down to a minimum, but we do go to a fast food restaurant once or twice a month. It’s all we can afford as a family. That can’t hurt, can it?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Many fast food restaurants cook high-fat meat with high-fat cooking methods, often over a grill. The result is that fat falls on the hot flame and creates increased free radicals in the food. These unstable oxygen molecules are charcoal-like compounds…

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My daughter is in the third grade, and it’s a fight to get her up in the morning. She’s often so late she misses breakfast so she can catch the bus. Will it hurt her to skip this meal?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Obviously, I would never suggest that breakfast, or any meal, include eggs, bacon or sausage. These are greasy, high-fat foods that slow down the digestive system and pull blood away from the brain and other organs so it can work…

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