Category: Health

5 Food Worries You Can Forget About

I know. Food is complicated. Every day we’re bombarded with the latest science and fads telling us what we should eat more of, less of, or not at all. Should I drink coffee? Am I meant to eat like my paleo ancestors? Is it good...

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The Solstice Step Up Challenge Results

In case you missed it, on December 5 I posted a challenge to my readers to state an measurable exercise goal for the holiday season and pledge an amount they will donate to a charity of their choice if they don’t meet...

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Of Mites and Men

You know ear mites? Those pesky critters that infest your dog or cat’s ears causing them to scratch all night long?  Well, if you have the stomach for it, check out this video of mites living in a man’s ear:   Now those are...

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Where Were You on Your Birth Day?

*This post was featured in the NY Times Blog, Motherlode: Can We Have a Civil Debate Over Home Births?   On this day in 1983 I had a baby. She was born at home, attended by two Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and a birthing...

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Death by Sitting

As I sit here on my 5th ..6th ..7th .. (what day are we on?) day of marathon writing, trying to meet an impossible February 1st deadline, I can’t help but think about some recent studies and articles on the dangers...

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Me and my virus

Some time last week a virus took up residence in my body.  It’s hardly surprising. Several days before, my husband had woken up with a wicked case of pink eye and a cough that his doctor said was “just a virus” .. nothing...

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