Bran Buds are good for your vagina, just another reason to buy Kellogg’s

Before anyone panics I have not gone full Paltrow and this post is not about making a Bran Buds® douche, it’s a love letter to my favorite cereal. I’m often interviewed by women’s health magazines about “best foods for your vagina.” No one ever wants to hear about the amazing benefits of fiber because apparently […]

Donald Trump doubles down on fat-shaming. It’s unpresidential and medically harmful

I remember the exact moment I became fat. It was 1979 and I was 12 years old and standing in my mother’s bedroom in front of her mirror. The next day was 1950’s day at my junior high school and my mother said she had just the thing. She pulled a gorgeous dress out of […]

Science says cancel the Biggest Loser

A new study was released on weight loss and maintenance that has been covered on many sites. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluated contestants from Season 8 of the TV show the Biggest Loser. They found that 13 of the 14 contestants studied regained some or all of their weight that was lost […]

The morning after pill is less effective for obese women, which isn’t new information

Several news agencies are reporting that the levonorgestrel morning after pill (marketed both as Plan B and as a generic in the United States) is ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 lbs. The news reports are based on the fact that HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer of an identical levonorgestrel morning after pill […]

Can an egg a day keep the doctor away? New study says it won’t hurt.

Let me admit my bias up front. I love eggs. Sunny side up on an English muffin, soft-boiled with toast soldiers, hard-boiled with a little salt, or in a spectacular omelette filled with mushrooms and onions. Eggs were also a corner-stone of my weight loss program and are a key part of my weight maintenance. […]

When I’m Supreme Empress of Health, trans fats will be banned

Sometimes late at night I like to imagine myself as Supreme Empress of Health Care. Yes, I understand that America is a republic, but we need some major health care over hauling from someone who will A) actually get things done, B) think about the health of the nation as the political agenda, and C) […]

My name is Dr. Jen Gunter and I have kidney disease

Today is world kidney day. We hear a lot of about cancer and heart disease in the press, but kidney disease doesn’t seem to trigger much thought, unless it is an article about transplantation (especially when it involves the kindness of a virtual stranger giving up a kidney so that another person can lead a […]