How to Talk to Your Doctor When You’re Plus Size

Get empowered! Use these 4 tips for a successful doctor's visit.

After reading the title of this article, you may think, wow—how’s that a thing?! The answer is, unfortunately, it is and here’s why. With surveys detailing how doctors perceive plus-size patients with less patience and spend less time with them, we feel like the only way to stop the bias is to talk about it. […]

Hip to the Pain

How body alignment and movement can help you live a pain-free life.

As I read this in Miranda Esmonde-White’s book, Forever Painless, she could have been reciting my own medical history to me. After an injury that occurred due to an active lifestyle of running, yoga, and aerial dance and then a stubborn desire to not get treatment for the injury, I ended up completely out of alignment and in need of surgery to repair the problem.

Eating More Salt Might Save Your Life

Have a salt tooth? Grab a bag of potato chips and read this interview.

Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading cardiovascular research scientist, has reviewed over 500 publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He’s reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don’t need to watch our salt intake.

Go With Your Gut

What our waste says about our overall health.

One great way to gauge our wellness is by listening to our guts, which also means looking at the product of that area. Yes, I’m talking about poop.

The New Allergy Solution

Why You Should Be Smart About Allergies Even If You Don't Have Them

The New Allergy Solution is a practical guide for finding relief from allergies. Dr. Clifford W. Bassett talks about how we’re now living in a world where allergies are on the rise – in frequency, severity, and complexity. The reasons why go far beyond the fragile nature of our “microenvironments” (our food, homes, offices, bodies). These factors affect all of us, no matter if we suffer from allergies or not.

Perimenopause: The Underdiagnosed Condition

Everyone knows about menopause; it’s the time in a woman’s life when her reproductive cycle ends, typically in one’s early fifties. But long before that—often in the forties and sometimes even as early as the mid- to late-thirties—approximately 3 million women will experience perimenopause or “around menopause.” When estrogen and progesterone levels begin to decrease, menstrual cycles may become irregular, and other less obvious symptoms can rear their head as well, such as disrupted sleep; fatigue; vaginal dryness; decrease in sex drive; mood swings and depression; difficulty concentrating; noticeably dry hair, nails, and skin; and a change in cholesterol levels. Some women may even experience hot flashes.
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