Elimination Diets & Disordered Eating

Elimination diets are a helpful diagnostic tool for identifying food allergies and intolerances. I recommend them fairly often to clients for various health issues. To streamline the process of explaining an elimination diet, I have written a how-to zine which can be found in my educational resources, Issue #7. In the writing of this, I interviewed a number of friends who’ve gone through the process to hear about…
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2020 Menstrual-Moon Calendar

At the beginning of every year, I bust out my calendar, alongside a ruler, paper, and pen, and I draw another calendar for charting my menstrual cycle along with the moon cycle. Here is my 2020 version: How to use: The calendar is on a 28 day cycle, which is why some days of the month overlap. Upon the first day of your cycle (the day your…
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Hot vs. Cold Therapy

One of the most common questions I get is “Should I ice it?” (referring to an injury or an ache). Ice is the typical recommendation from an emergency room, physical therapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, etc. When I worked in ambulances, we were quick to throw ice packs on anything that was hurting. It is a common go-to, but why? Let us take a look at the basic…
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Case Study: Dog Bit by Snake

After enjoying a refreshing dip in the cool creek on a hot summer day, my little family of three hiked back up the mountain to our home. While making our way through tall grass, the inevitable happened: my dog, Zygo, was bit by a Copperhead.
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Home Birth with Becky

During my last year in Orlando, I had the joy of working as a birth assistant for Becky Erichsen, the midwife behind Sweet Baby Midwifery. The role of a birth assistant is to support the midwife (as opposed to a doula, who supports the person giving birth). This job fell into my lap, and was not something I had ever considered until a friend presented it as…
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Orlando Foot Care & First Aid Station

During the handful of years that I lived in Orlando, I facilitated a weekly first aid station in downtown Orlando, alongside a Food Not Bombs serving. The station offered free foot care, wound care, herbal tea, and health consults for the houseless community that came to eat breakfast. This was a fairly simple set-up that was easy for me, as an individual, to sustain, so I want…
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