I sometimes feel self-conscious about popping probiotics at a restaurant dinner table, or worry about appearing high-maintenance when ordering a side of kale to go with my side of squash.

Aug 28, 2014 at 10:00am | 212 comments

In my 20s, I had an abortion in a Massachusetts clinic before the protection law was in place. It was like going to the doctor in a war zone.
maria menounos
In college I was 40 pounds heavier. But it was when I was skinny that I had the most serious health crisis of my life.
heart attack
The cardiac team asked me at least three times if I did cocaine. Then they took my husband into another room and asked him, too.

May 31, 2014 at 12:00pm | 43 comments

Health is a resource for living, a social good that should be accessible to us all -- not a status symbol available only to an elite few.
It isn’t the taste and it isn’t the smell of smoking. For me, it’s a whole hell of a lot of memories.

Apr 16, 2014 at 11:00am | 88 comments

According to the very few doctors who find the Cyclical Vomiting Disease worth studying, “anything” can set it off.
Lipo and bottom aside, attributes are more or less God-given, not woman-made.

Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00pm | 96 comments

It's a really common illness -- one in 10 women have it. That’s similar numbers as diabetes, but no one knows what endometriosis is, so no one knows they should care.
I had to decide if I really wanted to know my health risks, because the results could be very emotional.
Forget most of the bullshit you know about juicing. It’s not that complicated -- anyone with a decent grasp of nutrition can do it.
online exercise
Getting to the gym is tough, so what's better than staying in your comfy abode and STILL getting a good workout in?
elizabeth street
Soul Cycle distinguishes itself from Spinning as an indoor cycling exercise, and so the steps involved in training to be an instructor are not one in the same for each company.
New research looks at the connections between obesity and economics, and big surprise, it turns out things are more complicated than just "personal responsibility" and "eating too much."
Just in time for Christmas, this 7-year-old boy's life was saved on Philadelphia's 34th Street.
fat talk
Ahhh, fat talk. It is, at best, the murderer of intelligent, relevant conversation, and at worst, completely self-destructive.

Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00am | 206 comments

juice cleanses
I'm annoyed by how annoyed everyone is by juice cleansing.
spa treatments
And after I almost started crying, an even more ridiculous thing happened.
In which I say "NO" to things I like in an effort to look and feel better.
We're starting a new beauty/fashion column and need your input.
The Monster High world is a place where everyone is welcome, a school where bullying is actually punished, a social environment where the traits that the characters initially characterize as “freaky flaws” are really just part of what makes them special.

Oct 24, 2013 at 12:00pm | 239 comments