Category Archives: Health

Name calling in the name of science

Yesterday someone on Facebook accused me of murder. Yes, you read that right.  Murder.  I am a murderer because I didn’t get a flu shot. In refusing flu shots, I am killing someone with a compromised immune system by exposing … Continue reading

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Why I’m opposed to vaccines for infants

As you have probably heard, there has been an outbreak of the measles at Disneyland in California. Cue the anger of the vaccine proponents – everyone from Melinda Gates to Dan Diamond, a contributing writer at Forbes, who wants to … Continue reading

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Oreos are not the anti-christ

I am so sick of hearing parents preach about food to their kids. Not once while growing up do I remember my Mom launching into a speech about the evils of certain foods or how “we don’t eat that in … Continue reading

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That weird moment when…

…you are reading a murder mystery and during the reveal of the sociopath behind the evil doings you realize it sounds an awful lot like someone with whom you are acquainted. And so, then what? This actually happened to me … Continue reading

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Life and death

This is Cosmo. We adopted him from an animal rescue when Maya was 3 1/2 years old, while I was pregnant with Ben.   Ben was born at home and so, when he was only a few hours old, Cosmo … Continue reading

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Cures for the blues

The weather kind of sucks right now in New York.   It can’t decide whether to be warm and rain, or cold and snow, so it kind of hovers back and forth between the two.   Add to that the … Continue reading

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Americans vs. Europeans – the health wars

As a disclaimer, let me say that I have absolutely no scientific evidence for what I am about to write.  None of this has been substantiated by any panel of doctors anywhere in the world. This is just me and … Continue reading

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Getting around the soda ban

It has been the butt of jokes for months.   Our illustrious Mayor, proposing to tell New Yorkers what size sodas they can drink!  What a laugh! As of yesterday, the joke is apparently on us. Mayor Bloomberg’s personally appointed … Continue reading

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