How I developed central sensitization: Part 5

For a few years, I was stuck: caught between all of the doctors I saw, who thought there was something wrong with me psychologically, and the fact that deep inside of me was a calm, inner voice that knew it just wasn’t true. *** Feeling as though I’d run out of other options, I becameContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization: Part 5”

How I developed central sensitization: Part 3

Okay, I still can’t believe I’m writing about this part of my story publicly.  But it seems like I’ve reached the point in my life where my need to say something is beginning to outweigh my fear.  So here we go: *** I was 21. I’d finally had leg surgery, which had successfully cured myContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization: Part 3”

Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.”   Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades,Continue reading “Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice”

An elderly woman died in a nursing home because staff refused to perform CPR

Just heard about this horrible story tonight.  An 87-year-old woman died of a heart attack after she passed out in an assisted living facility in Bakersfield, CA.  The nurse who was on duty called 911 but refused to perform CPR, because it was the facility’s policy. The link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0304-senior-dispatcher-20130304,0,43655.story This story made me angry inContinue reading “An elderly woman died in a nursing home because staff refused to perform CPR”