Recently, I hopped on Amazon to leave a review for a “healthy eating” book I’d just read. Or, more accurately, just thrown across the room because it frustrated me to no end. Okay, I didn’t literally throw it across the room – I generally have better manners than that. But I did evict it, unfinished, … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part I : What Does Organic Even Mean?
If you asked them, most doctors would tell you that they went into medicine to help people. To work with patients – not paperwork. But our modern medicine and insurance systems choke medical practices with mountains of forms, oceans of reports, and other administrative tripe. These bloated back-of-house systems aren’t some minor annoyance. Study after … Continue reading What is Membership Medicine?
The images above are from Supportal, a social media community that bills itself as being comprised of “people with their own mental health journeys” seeking to support one another along the (often long and difficult paths) to healing. The community’s goal was to highlight the enormous problems with the American medical system and how they … Continue reading The Cost of Healthy Food… in Perspective
Last fall, I ordered a subscription to Ample. At the time, I felt a little guilty, because the peace of mind of having a clean meal replacement/backup option regularly delivered to my house seemed like a luxury. Just this week I got my first Butcher Box. But this time, I don’t consider it an indulgence. … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Consider Grocery Services an Indulgence
From ancient proverbs to modern science, everyone agrees that what you put in your head directly impacts what you get back out. I was reminded of that truth last year when life got busy and my reading time dropped to almost non-existent. Without constantly putting good stuff in, it was a lot harder to get … Continue reading Authors Who Can Help You Change Your Life in 2019
Happy New Year! There’s something magical about the idea of having a fresh start. A clean slate, a new you – however you want to look at it, the mental space of a brand-new year is a wonderful thing. In spite of the magic, however, statistics tell us that about 90 percent of resolutions are … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Good New Year’s Resolution
As the weather changes, most of us can clearly see cold and flu season approaching in the hacks and sniffles of our coworkers, classmates, neighbors, and strangers. In response to this awareness, I recently saw a well-meaning poster on social media remind people that antibiotics don’t work on viruses or do anything to touch the common … Continue reading Antibiotics and Your Gut