Debunk: to expose the sham or falseness of, related to “bunk” meaning nonsense (merriam-webster). Can we stop with the “debunking” already? The diet-wars crew in the blogosphere loves to “debunk" things. But rather than going after a myth or a false idea that’s been propagated with no evidence, they go after a study, a researcher,... Continue Reading →
This time of year, I see a lot of patients who just. . . don't feel good. Do i have mono? they ask, is it my thyroid? is there something wrong with my stomach? and yes, a few folks do have something going on, but most of us (yes, us) don't need a medical diagnosis... Continue Reading →
“I’m not really a runner.” “I’m just doing a 5k”. “I just do this to keep in shape.” "I'm not really an athlete, but . . ." YES. YOU. ARE. People give all kinds of stories to explain why they aren’t athletes. But we can all be everyday athletes-- folks who use our bodies to do... Continue Reading →
I now have two jobs in two different parts of the city. It’s also May, which is a different animal from February. And I’ve been at it a few months, increasing both my comfort and my fitness. Time for a check-in and an update! A little background: I moved from Tucson to Portland in January.... Continue Reading →
People ask me about what I eat a lot, since I work in the health space. I don't know that what I eat ultimately matters to anyone else's health, but hey, it's a conversation starter. I eat a vegetarian diet. I actually eat vegan probably 80% of the time, but I always hesitate to say... Continue Reading →
Pay attention to energy vampires— sugar and alcohol. It would be easy to drink wine and eat dessert every single day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This will probably make your energy levels tank. Both will disrupt your sleep, in addition to taxing your system, dehydrating you, and giving you that fuzziness (you know). So just pay attention.