Right now, the numbers only show the kids living a few years less than the current adult population. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. It is expected to get worse and worse. "We're in the quiet before the storm," Dr. Ludwig said in a recent New York Times article. "It's like what happens if suddenly a massive number of young children started chain smoking. At first you wouldn't see much public health impact." He added, "But years later it would translate into emphysema, heart disease and cancer."Read More
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Rita’s Story “I looked into my children’s eyes and told them that we were like butterflies,” Rita said to me in her thick Cuban accent. I was visiting Cuba to interview survivors. Rita had three small children when the ‘Special Period’ began. All of the Cubans agreed that the name ‘Special Period’ was a complete […]Read More
You Are What You Eat When my daughter turned 12 years old we had a great pajama party with four of her best girl friends. One of the girls, I’ll call her Amy, we didn’t know very well yet. Amy’s parents came over to personally drop her off and do the parental check-out of the […]Read More