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Bacon s’mores and brownie s’mores (and all on a diet)

First of all, I’m not really on a diet. I lost 55 lbs by changing the way I live and by changing my relationship with food, but that’s too long for a title so diet will have to do. The plan on New Year’s Eve was a bonfire on the beach. Someone mentioned s’mores, so … Continue reading

Thoughts on winning my own personal hunger games

Last week I had what can only be described as the cold virus from hell. Headache, fever, body aches, and congestion so bad that my eyes were leaking. I also lost 6 lbs. Now you might think that all of those are pretty typical symptoms for a Hades bred adenovirus; however, I have never, ever … Continue reading

The low oxalate diet and vulvodynia: how a case report becomes snake oil

Restrictive diets, the most common being the low oxalate diet, are widely reported in the lay press and on-line for vulvodynia (a chronic pain condition of the vulva). In one study, 41% of women with chronic vulvar pain reported trying a low-oxalate diet. The only problem? The low oxalate diet doesn’t work. How this diet … Continue reading