Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
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With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu. The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Surviving Cold & Flu Season
Have you ever had one of those less than stellar mommy moments? You know, the one when you blurt something out that you instantly think "crap, I can't believe I just said that!" For instance, there was the time I was driving and the kids were in the backseat bickering, arguing and complaining about each other. This constant noise had gone on for several minutes, long enough … [Read more...] about Less Than Stellar Mom Moments
Whenever I prep someone for pregnancy, the first thing I do is pull unhealthy things out of their diet. After the detox, I begin adding healthy things back in. A gardener always gets the soil as healthy and nourished as he can before planting precious seeds and plants. The healthier the soil , the more healthy and vibrant those seeds and plants will grow. Our bodies are like … [Read more...] about Nourish Your Body With This Fertility Smoothie Recipe
I get a text in the middle of the school day from my 15 year old daughter’s friend, which immediately gets my attention and raises some level of concern: She simply states “a boy in her class is sniffing white out”. Yes reader, you read correctly, sniffing white out -- and in class to boot. This alarmed her enough to reach out to me. She texted me that she was … [Read more...] about Stop the Huffing!