Paula C. Henderson
Paula is a freelance writer, healthy food advocate, mom and cookbook author.
The Challenge of Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Cereals
The Challenge of Gluten and Dairy Free Breakfast Cereals A very processed food. As a nutritionist, I found that most people who needed to adhere to a gluten and dairy free diet also feel much better when avoiding overly processed foods. Breakfast cereals surely are an overly processed food. However, I have included them because you may not be bothered by them, you may have kids who love their cereal but need to avoid gluten and dairy for some reason or, perhaps you have guest coming that are gluten and dairy free and you want to offer them cereal as a breakfast option. Sometimes, we are using cereal as a very occasion meal or perhaps as part of a holiday recipe like Rice Krispy Treats or Holiday Chex Mix.
Historic Women in the News
1607 - By 1607 Jamestown, Virginia has been settled and in 1608 Anne Burras becomes the first documented white English woman to marry in the “New World”. She arrived in the New World with a ship load of supplies in the employ as a maid to Mrs. Thomas Forrest. Within the year she married John Laydon and they had four daughters: Virginia, Alice, Katherine, and Margaret. Her daughter, Virginia Laydon is the first child born in the new English colony of Jamestown.
Gluten and Dairy Free Beverages
Gluten and Dairy Free Beverages List Remember, that gluten and dairy free does not always equate to healthy. As a nutritionist, I would counsel you to avoid the carbonated beverages and those beverages on the list that contain sugar as a part of your regular diet. However, I include them because a serving during a birthday party once or twice a year is most likely harmless, so long as the drink does not become part of your regular diet.
Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Brain
Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Healthy Brain Function GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES are the best foods for brain power. Kale, spinach, collards, bok choy, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, bibb lettuce, all the lettuce varieties, arugula, swiss chard: one of my favorites, turnip greens, and broccoli are just a few. They can be prepared raw in salads, added to soups and casseroles or create a stir-fry. Fresh or frozen are your best bets. Leafy greens are very low in calories and pretty much zero carbs. One of the healthiest foods you can incorporate into your diet they will give your body folate, Vitamin A, calcium, and Vitamin C not to mention much needed fiber.
Flowers For The Season
“Flowers for the Season” is my first fictional novel. My first few years as a writer I wrote a series of health book for those who, like myself, are gluten and dairy free for various reasons. Then, the next few years I wrote nonfiction on the topic of women's history. Which I find fascinating and hope you will too
Have You Heard of the Yellow Room?
Have You Heard of the Yellow Room? I think we have all heard how color can affect our mood, right? A sort of color psychology I guess some would say. Not what the color stands for, but how it really can affect how you feel. Studies, apparently, have shown that red, for instance can cause feelings of excitement for some, energy and for some, love. The color orange can help one feel more confident, yellow happy, green can supposedly make a person feel healthier. The color blue is said to cause a peaceful and tranquil feeling.
WOMEN'S HISTORY AS REPORTED IN THE NEWSPAPERS
Women’s History as Reported in the Newspapers Trivia, Firsts & Musings: The Early Years 1700-1799 I wanted to put together a book on women’s history. But from a different angle. This article includes excerpts from Book One which covers 1500-1799 but the core years covered are 1700-1799. The reason is that newspapers, where I did most, not all, but most of my research were only available as far back as 1700. Here in the United States it was around the year 1700 that newspaper publications became commonplace. They reported arrests, protest, obituaries, legislation and women’s firsts like their accomplishments. I searched for anything and everything that was about the women of the day. The following are just a few excerpts from this Book One. I made every effort to include women of all races, backgrounds and ethnicities. The book includes news articles, legislation, trivia, women’s first and musings. The book also includes lots of actual, real newspaper clippings from the 1700s.
The Hollywood Grandma
Adeline De Walt turned out to be a role model for all people over the age of 60, and an inspiration to all of us of any age. Born in Benton County, Iowa in September of 1862, during the Civil War, she would go on to be one of the most admired women of her time. She enrolled in college for the first time in her sixties and starred in her first feature film at age 79. She was cast in such favorites as The Ten Commandments, The Human Comedy, The DuPont Story, Son of Dracula, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, and A Witness to Murder; just to name a few.
The Christmas Tree Girls
The Christmas Tree Girls was inspired by a true story from 1912 Chicago. Captain Schuenemann and the Christmas Tree Ship is legend in Chicago. His wife Barbara, and their three daughters, Elsie and the twins Hazel and Pearl became known as The Christmas Tree Girls. First introduced in this author's last book, 'Flowers For the Season'; now go on a new adventure with Elsie, Hazel and Pearl. Will there be a Christmas miracle? Perfect for the holidays or any time of the year.
The Post Office and Women
The Post Office: An Early Employer of Women Sarah Goddard and Mary Katherine Goddard were known female Postmasters in the 1700s. The post office archives goes on to mention Ann Clay, postmaster in New Castle, Delaware. Elizabeth Creswell postmaster in Charlestown, Maryland and in 1792 postmaster Sarah DeCrow in Hertford, North Carolina.
When Me and My Family Went Missing in the 1970s
A true story. My entire family, my mom, dad, me and my brother all went missing in 1979. I was 14, a freshman in high school. I considered this quaint little town my home. It’s wonderful people, my friends. I was on the drill team; which I loved! I played softball in the summers. I was on a bowling team in the winter. It’s where I became a Girl Scout, rode my bicycle down the Jumbo. Sang songs with my best friend out on the lawn (it was the 70s!). Where I would sing way too loud to the radio and records in my room to the dismay of the boy next door. (I owe him an apology!) Rode my bike everywhere! It is where my grandmother died. Where I got my first job. It is where I grew up. It was home.