Nutrition

Toddler Formula: Scam or Savior in China?

Toddler Formula: Scam or Savior in China?

Every toddler at some stage becomes a picky eater. When I was that age, my twin brother preferred to stash his unwanted food behind the refrigerator, and my mother would threaten to call our monster neighbors to come over and [...]

Are Chinese Healthier Than Americans?

Are Chinese Healthier Than Americans?

During these hot summer evenings, my wife and I love to bike around Beijing’s hutongs. On every street corner and in every park, generations of families, friends and neighbors dance en masse, sing along to a classic tune, and chat away [...]

Make Your Own Yogurt!

Make Your Own Yogurt!

I’m a big fan of yogurt, and many of my blog posts have discussed yogurt’s health benefits. It’s a great dairy source of calcium, vitamin D, protein and others. It may even help to lose weight, and the healthy bacteria [...]

Soft Drinks + Kids = Bad Idea

Soft Drinks + Kids = Bad Idea

Drinking a cold Coca Cola in the summer can be wonderfully refreshing, but it’s far too easy for children and teens to drink too much soda. The American Dietetic Association recommends a maximum of three 12oz cans a week. Americans [...]

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

Finally, A Blood Test For Liver Cancer?

A Chinese team has designed a blood test which may be more accurate than the common AFP test. This hopefully will turn out to be truly effective, especially for China, as liver cancer from hepatitis B is extremely common.