After working with hundreds of new parents in my private chiropractic practice, I’ve seen how being a parent can be really hard on our backs. And now that I have three little kids myself, I understand this more than...
IUD removal was not supposed to be a complicated procedure.
Winter can be refreshing. The crisp air. The back-to-back holidays. The first snowfall brings with it so much excitement and joy.  Then there’s also coldness, frozen mud, darkness, and ice. Seasonal Affective Disorder sets in and like many Vermonters and...
We all know tobacco is bad. It’s deadly. It causes cancer. It’s incredibly addictive. Tobacco use is still the leading cause of death in the United States. What I didn't know, and what other parents may not realize is...
Infuse a festive flair into your holiday celebrations by incorporating Chinese herbs into mocktails. Beyond adding unique flavors, these herbs can bring potential health benefits, from boosting antioxidants to supporting overall well-being.
When I brought home my newborn son, I thought he was as perfect and as healthy as he appeared. Unfortunately, this wasn’t exactly true. When my son was only a few months old, I noticed he snored. Loudly, and...
I did it. Something I said I’d never do… a 5-day fast/cleanse, whatever you want to call it. Specifically, the ProLon 5-day Fasting Diet. I’m not a “dieter," I’m not a meal-prepper, I’m not a calorie or carb or anything counter. But, I...
Most mental illnesses are invisible, but sometimes you can see evidence of mine. I have a skin picking disorder, known as Dermatillomania, or skin picking. Dermatillomania is from Greek: “derma”- skin; “till”- pull; and “mania”- madness. I want to...
Earlier this month, I started speaking to a counselor again to help me with my mental health. This is the fourth one I've had in my 30+ years on this planet. Coming back to counseling was easier for me...
When I was a kid, my mom didn’t like my refusal to get my hair brushed, wear it in a ponytail, or to wear bows or barrettes; so when I was about 3 or 4, she had it chopped...
I watched the pilot episode of Grey’s Anatomy in June 2020. I was six months pregnant and we were in an unprecedented pandemic. I’d just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A resident of Burlington not even a year, I...
Spine health is vital to our overall health. Our spines support and protect our brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. It is, after all, what keeps us upright - literally. The thing is, we often ignore or put off simple strategies...
As a 5-year-old child, I had a terrible experience lasting several hours, during which I remember thinking that I should just let the people involved kill me, because the torture of letting them hurt me and of knowing that...
My kneecap grinds into the slightly corrugated metal bleacher and I am acutely aware of both my physical and my emotional discomfort. Both rise in me as I take a knee, waiting to once again become anonymous, seated with...

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