Natural Migraine Relief

In a book I once read, one woman told another woman (with regards to having her first orgasm), "When you have one, you'll know." This pretty much sums up how I feel about migraines: when you have one, you'll know! Granted, for a long time, 'migraines' were listed on my medical records - and I…

The Case for ‘Boring’ Self-Care

If self-care feels like another item to tick off of your to-do list, then you're doing it wrong. Yet I completely understand why you feel that way: the media loves to promote its fluffy, commercial definition of self-care. But to me at least, thousand-dollar silent meditation retreats and Goop-endorsed vaginal steaming sessions don't speak to…

I Got a Gut Health Test – and Now It’s Being Investigated by the FBI

Earlier this year, I got a strongly-worded email from my parents with a question about my health insurance. Immediately, I called my mom - and she explained that a company called UBiome was trying to bill us for thousands of dollars worth of medical tests. My heart sank. I knew exactly what she was talking…

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Fake Service Dogs’

Once upon a time, I knew I wanted a dog to help ease my depression and anxiety - yet I also knew my apartment normally would not allow dogs in my unit. So, what did I do? I did what any mentally ill person would do: I asked my therapist for advice. Fast forward a…