The humidity this summer has been brutal in Chicago. July and August are always hot around here, but with extra moisture in the air, I feel like I start sweating as soon as I step outside. Along with feeling extra sticky, taking twice as many showers as usual, and cranking the air conditioning, the heat … More How to Eat Intuitively When You Don’t Feel Hungry
Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts
I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?
For the longest time, I’ve hated winter. I struggled with the cold weather because I’d find myself so completely frigid, it hurt. Not only was the cold itself uncomfortable, but my fingers and toes would go numb, I’d get knots in my neck and shoulders from being hunched over, and by the end of the … More Keeping Warm When You’re Chronically Cold
This past week, I was surprised to learn that the most common cause of a certain type of shoulder dislocation is an epileptic seizure. I would have assumed that some of the more common effects of seizures would be paralysis, memory loss, or another sort of neurologic complication. But a joint dislocation? It seemed random … More When Intuitive Eating is Counter-Intuitive