Fitness

I'm Under 5 Feet Tall Because of a Rare Condition—But That Hasn't Stopped Me From Completing 70 Obstacle Races on Crutches

This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Misty Diaz was born with spina bifida, but it wasn’t until she was in her 20s that she met another person with the condition. “I was going around thinking I was the only one who had this disability,” she […]

Food & Nutrition

I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here’s What I Want People to Know About 'Food Sensitivity' Testing Kits

As a dietitian who works in a gastroenterology practice, I know that plenty of my patients find that certain foods don’t agree with them. It’s my job to help them figure out which ones. You’d think, then, that I would embrace the emergence of food sensitivity testing kits that identify “food intolerances” as a tool […]

Food & Nutrition

I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here’s Why I Don’t Follow “What I Eat in a Day” Social Media

As humans, we’re naturally voyeuristic. Hello, that’s why reality TV exists, y’all! A little spying on other people in their natural habitats is, at this point, a pretty significant part of our culture. But as a registered dietitian, I’ve noticed that when it comes to health, wellness, and diet, harmless voyeurism can evolve into comparing […]