Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests

I was first diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a college freshman. Having barely had a yearly cold while I was a kid, feeling suddenly vulnerable to the whims of my body was a rude adjustment. I spent months going to the doctor, with nothing really helping. Had at-home food sensitivity tests existed whenContinue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests”

Probiotics for Women- The Truth About Probiotics for Vaginal Health

A side effect of writing this blog is getting a LOT of targeted ads for various supplements, vitamins, and probiotics. It’s awesome because it gives me constant content, but also sends me on weird rabbit holes and makes me wonder whether these things are maybe actually worth their salt. Today we’re talking about so-called “probioticsContinue reading “Probiotics for Women- The Truth About Probiotics for Vaginal Health”

Let’s Talk pH: Debating the Benefits of Alkaline Water

Mentions of the benefits of alkaline water or an alkaline diet show up in a fair amount of health blogs and wellness columns. If you’re looking to end your stomach pain, try an alkaline diet and drink alkaline water. If you’re worried about your cancer risk, try alkaline water. Bone density, muscle loss, growth hormones,Continue reading “Let’s Talk pH: Debating the Benefits of Alkaline Water”

#MedBikini and Professionalism

This article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery received a lot of attention this week when it made the claim that ‘unprofessional content’ on social media pages may lead patients to choose another physician. The article was picked apart, Twitter erupted, and the discussion on #MedBikini and professionalism was born. The three investigators (aContinue reading “#MedBikini and Professionalism”