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Greening Your Life, Vol. 6 / No. 4, December 2010

Dear Friends,

As we celebrate the holidays and the New Year, we want to wish you and yours the best of the season.  Here you’ll find practical tips for keeping the flu at bay with Dr. Lawrence Rosen, as well as tips for healthy pregnancy with an article from renowned pediatric nurse Maureen McDonnell. Read more



Getting Healthy Before You Get Pregnant
By Maureen McDonnell, RN
This month’s column is on the importance of getting healthy before getting pregnant.   Common sense you say?  Actually, you might be surprised by just how little attention is paid to this concept in our culture. Click here to read more.
To Drill or Not to Drill 
By Don O'Hagan
The region is currently enveloped by a difficult juncture: “to drill or not to drill”. Natural gas hydraulic fracturing, a new technique for extracting natural gas from within deep shale deposits, has the capacity to alter lifestyle and landscape at a scale not seen in the Catskills since the creation of the New York City Watershed system with the completion of Water Tunnel No. 1 in 1917. Click hereto read more
How can I naturally avoid getting the flu?

By Dr. Lawrence Rosen
“How can I naturally avoid getting the flu?”  This question is probably the most frequently asked this time of year in my busy, primary care pediatric practice.  Many families are wary of the influenza vaccine and are looking for alternatives for flu prevention.  While I do discuss vitamin D and probiotics, both backed by solid medical evidence, one of my favorite regimens involves the use of essential oils. Click here to read more.

Book Review: Origins

By Erin S. Ihde, MA
In her newest book, Origins, author Annie Murphy Paul writes through the lens of her own pregnancy. She creates a month-by-month journey to the birth of her second son that is at once intensely personal and universal. Together with medical science and women's history, Murphy Paul shows us all how to achieve better birth outcomes and healthier babies today. Click here to read more.

Deirdre Imus in the News

Click below for highlights of recent TV appearances, as well as a link to the new Imus Ranch web page.  

Deirdre Imus in the News

Fox News Blog - Green Your World

News 12 New Jersey-Deirdre Discusses Green Hospital

The Imus Ranch


Click here for updates on children's environmental health legislation around the country, and ways to help.

Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Vegetable and Bean Burritos

From the NY Times Bestseller, Cooking for Kids and Cowboys: Southwestern Vegetable and Bean Burritos. 
Click here for recipe.


Healthy Holiday Ideas

Choose a book from Deirdre's Book Picks, or a beautiful item from Organic Bouquet. Each purchase supports our Center at no extra cost to you.




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