The Loneliness of the Long Distance Migraineur

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Migraineur

Chronic pain is a familiar nemesis to more than 100 million people in this country alone. It often becomes an insidious and silent undercurrent, known only to the patient and those very close to him or her. Someone around you this very minute is, without a doubt, a...
Science’s Latest Triumph

Science’s Latest Triumph

Well, it is official. Sound nutrition advice is a thing of the past… In fact, eating is a thing of the past…Let’s all look forward to some soylent green and our very own designer ostomy bag. As Stephen Colbert says “now is when the convenience...
Allergic Reactions in a Nutshell

Allergic Reactions in a Nutshell

If you are alive, you are susceptible to an allergic reaction. These episodic responses can happen at any time to practically anyone, and all age groups can be equally affected. It is a fact of life that we are constantly subject to external input from our...
The Art & Craft of Fermentation: Sobremesa

The Art & Craft of Fermentation: Sobremesa

“So what can’t you ferment?”: “Plastic” Nick Balla from Bar Tartine in San Francisco, CA Fermentation is a time tested method of preserving food that has recently experienced resurgence. It is not a faddish notion or a marketing ploy that...
The Cinderella Organ

The Cinderella Organ

It is the forgotten step sister to many other organs in the body. Much like the three times removed cousin unfit to be presented in polite society, this unassuming body part remains largely unknown. It is the small intestine. Although it has started to receive a...