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I'm A Mom And I Couldn't Stop Drinking And Using. Here's What It's Like.

I was a drunk mom. And by drunk mom, I don’t mean the fun mom who starts dancing with her kids after she’s had a margarita or two at a backyard barbecue or the mom who might need to Uber home after a three-glasses-of-wine dinner on a Saturday night to relieve the babysitter.  I’m talking […]

Health

I'm Fat and I'm Not Going to Lose Weight for My Wedding

Y’all, I want to be honest: My engagement was a freakin’ fairy tale. The proposal itself was a total surprise; my fiance, Tom, spent four months planning it so that every single micro-detail was customized to reflect us and our relationship. He proposed in a park in London that had once housed a cathedral and […]

Food & Nutrition

I'm Declaring 2019 the Year of the Frittata—Here's How I Got Here and How You Can Too

Despite the fact that I'm a huge egg lover (as evidenced by this story, this story, and this story), I didn't cook my first frittata until last year. For some reason, I was intimidated by the dish, but I totally shouldn't have been. Even though it seems kind of fancy, it's actually easier to make […]

Food & Nutrition

I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips

As a registered dietitian, I see grocery shopping as one of the most essential steps you can take towards healthier, more intentional eating. If you don’t restock your kitchen often enough, it’s going to be difficult to make and prepare food for yourself. And if that doesn’t happen, your chances of resorting to less nutritious […]

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Cancer cliches to avoid: I'm not 'brave'

Fighter, warrior, hero – some of the terms you might see used to describe people with cancer. But according to a new survey, for some with the illness the words are seen as inappropriate rather than uplifting. The UK poll by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2,000 people who have or had cancer found “cancer-stricken” and […]

Fitness

I'm a Personal Trainer but Here's Why You'll Never Hear Me Say 'New Year, New You'

As we get further into the new year, the messages about “losing the holiday pounds” and “new year, new you” are probably coming at you from every direction. In fact, the messages probably started flooding in before the new year even arrived. The pressure to make a list of resolutions and create a new you […]

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The New Year's Resolutions I'm Making for Healthier Hair and Glowing Skin

Beauty Resolutions for Younger-Looking Skin and Hair – Health Top Navigation Close Explore Health Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image The New Year's Resolutions I'm Making for Healthier Hair and Glowing Skin this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Let’s block ads! (Why?) […]

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Ask a Swole Woman: What Should I Actually Be Doing When I'm Lifting Weights Alone?

Dear Swole Woman, Hi there! So I do Crossfit classes three to four times a week and have access to open gym time for lifting weights the rest of the time. I like the mix of cardio and weightlifting the classes give me, but I want to dedicate my open gym time strictly to lifting. […]

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Insomnia Sucks; I'm a Scientist and Here's What I Do When I Can't Sleep

It’s 5:30 in the morning and I still can’t sleep. I should be either still sleeping or waking up to work, but instead I’m studying the swirling patterns inside of my eyelids. This has gone on for months. As a freelance writer I make my own schedule, so there’s nothing that acts as a functioning […]

Food & Nutrition

I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week

As a registered dietitian and experienced meal prepper I eat a lot of vegetables already, but I wanted to see what going vegan—basically adding even more plant-based foods to my diet, while also removing any animal products (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy)—would be like and what it would do for me. For one week, I […]

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IVFML Season 2, Episode 2: Maybe I'm Not Meant To Be A Mom

In the second episode of IVFML Becoming Family, health reporter Anna Almendrala interviews Leticia Vasquez about how she had to fight to freeze her eggs before being treated for leukemia.  Joyce Reinecke, executive director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, discusses what’s at stake for young cancer patients who know they want to freeze eggs, […]

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 […]

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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 […]