Do you know that I have been to three different OBGYN doctors during my pregnancies in 3 different major cities (one in Japan) and not one has asked me about my diet? Not one has given me guidance on what to eat. I have also had 4 pediatricians in Tokyo, Singapore, New York City, and New Jersey and not one has asked me what I feed my children. The question has been, “are they drinking enough…about x amount of milk?” That’s it!! We have to do the asking.
I consider myself pretty healthy and educated in basic healthy eating habits for my family; I read a lot on what to buy, I watch the news…but yet, once in while I fall into a marketing trap! I realize that some people trust their local supermarkets and brands that label things as “healthy” or “low-sugar!” (heck, I trust EVERYTHING Whole Foods says). Knowledgeable friends help out and suggest different choices and articles. I recently came across an article on The Washington Post which is making the rounds right now, “5 So-Called Health Foods You Should Avoid”. People do their best in trying to eat right, some things are not so obvious and we shouldn’t be so trusting. In a nutshell, here is what Katherine Tallmadge writes: [Read more…]