There’s a perception that serious nutrient deficiency doesn’t happen in developed countries, so as long as you don’t have rickets or scurvy you’re good to go. The real picture, as it often is, is much more complicated.
Turns out brand loyalty does have its perks—a few weeks ago I got to take an expenses-paid trip up to Los Angeles after I won a sweepstakes by one of my favorite products, Barnana! And believe it or not, there’s a health-related story about how I became such an enthusiast. It all started when I […]
If we’ve met in person, you may have noticed there’s something different about me–I wear hearing aids. Ideally, this wouldn’t be any big deal, but there seems to be a stigma about hearing loss and a lack of awareness that simply doesn’t exist with visual impairment. As a result, many well-intentioned people have said things […]
I’m back from Cleveland! I’m still feeling a bit wiped out–a cross-country trip can be hard on you if you’re dealing with chronic health issues! However, I’m excited to embark on this new chapter of (keep your fingers crossed) healing.
I used to put physicians on a pedestal. I’m hardly alone: Americans consistently rate doctors as being in the top three of the most highly-respected and trusted occupations, while my own profession of journalism is usually down a ways on the list alongside attorneys. I thought of them as something akin to angels flapping around […]
I was a hard-core believer in conventional medicine and thought anything else was quackery. But when I became gravely ill, I was forced to recognize a much more nuanced reality.