Postpartum Recovery: Rest and Drink Warming Soup

Recently we came across an article from NPR (2011): “For Chinese Moms, Birth Means 30 Days in Pajamas”. If you read it, it’s pretty impractical, especially for the NYC moms we help in our practice.  This article speaks of an old Chinese tradition of rest for new moms, and how modern China has adapted by offering super-lux “confinement centers” for moms 30 days postpartum.  Obviously these centers exist for the wealthy in China, but it’s based on practice of thousands of years.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

I'm lucky. I don't have any issues with gluten, which is found in many grains, such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and others. Gluten is a composite of gliadin and glutenin. It's a fairly complex protein and gives dough its elasticity and chewiness, and as food has become more processed, the amount of gluten consumed now by the typical American is much higher than our ancestors.

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