The Treatment Trap

Dear Reader, I have a rather peculiar question for you – is dry skin born or made? It is the dead of winter in Boston and my skin is drier than ever. I find myself applying chapstick at least three times a day and moisturizer for hands at least twice. My sister is similar, and […]

What to Drink—Part 2

Dear Reader, How is your brain operating right now? Is it totally natural or is it perhaps under the influence—of caffeine or alcohol? Yesterday, I began to explain to you my little un-scientific experiment in which I gave up caffeine and alcohol on my vacation (yesterday’s post here). Today’s post is a continuation of this […]

What to Drink—Part 1

Dear Reader, When I was on vacation last week, I conducted a very un-scientific experiment on myself. I wanted to see what would happen if I went without alcohol or caffeine. To preface, I’m not a serious consumer of either, but I am consistent—1-2 alcoholic beverages a week on average and 1-2 cups of black […]

Food and Fitness in Cartagena

Dear Reader, Should our health and fitness goals ever take a vacation? I am currently in Cartagena, Colombia and am pondering this question. On my first full day in the city, I walked around a little in the morning (before the intense Caribbean heat set in) and ate what was convenient—mostly doughy and, admittedly, greasy […]

Dark Green and Leafy

Dear Reader, As the year draws to a close, I find myself repeatedly reflecting to help myself map out a course for 2020. I always make New Year’s resolutions and I’m excited to finalize my list for the 2020. One thing that I would like to improve is my overall health. In particular, I want […]

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