I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?
When I was growing up, my mom was really nervous about my sister and I standing too close to the microwave. She was afraid that there would be stray radiation when we were heating up food that would be harmful. As a kid, I always loved to watch through the front window as the bubbles … More Some Thoughts About Microwaves
I never used to be a fan of going to the doctor because a) it usually meant I felt sick and b) if it wasn’t strep throat, I was pretty sure I could manage my symptoms on my own because they were probably not serious. Then I went to medical school, and developed a case … More Don’t Be Your Own Doctor
Head colds are extremely inconvenient (and decidedly uncomfortable). But arguably the worst part about them is that there’s no real cure. Tea, cough drops, and extra water only go so far. I recently came down with some sort of cold virus (definitely cramping my summer style,) and in addition to acupuncture treatments that have been … More “Miracle Cure” Soup