About a year ago I decided to donate blood for the first time. A lot of people were surprised that I had never done it before, especially since I’ve worked in the medical field before and I love helping people in general. But for some reason, I had just never gotten around to it. So… Read More I Had A Scary Reaction While Donating Blood At The Red Cross
I’ve been trying to eat healthier for a while now. I spent most of my life being pretty unhealthy and it really sucks. I’ve been overweight since I was 10 years old. I was put on Topamax a couple of years ago and I lost 50 pounds which was great but unfortunately, Topamax has… Read More Low Carb, Copy Cat Recipe, Little Caesars Zesty Cheese Bread
What Led Me To The Gixo Fitness App? Years ago I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. It didn’t come as much of a shock to me, especially since I already had PCOS. At the time, my psychiatrist had just put me on Topamax to treat my bipolar disorder. But it also has the extra benefit of helping… Read More The Gixo Fitness App: Is It Worth It?
Getting paid to lose weight is a great way to get an extra little push to help you toward your goal. There is also a social element to some of these sites. Sometimes just making yourself accountable and knowing that other people are expecting you to lose weight can help as well. And it’s nice… Read More 3 Ways To Get Paid To Lose Weight
Every time someone casually says something like “Oh I’m so bipolar today” I cringe a little inside. Not because I’m offended, but because I know that so many people have no idea about the reality of bipolar disorder. Here is a list of some of the most common myths I’ve heard. Myths About Bipolar Disorder… Read More Bipolar Disorder: 9 Myths About This Illness
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is something I’ve struggled with most of my life. I went through puberty at a pretty young age (I was about 10 years old). The first time I had a cyst rupture I was at school in the middle of gym class. I had to call my parents to bring… Read More PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): Could You Have It?
Awake During Surgery: A Look At Anesthesia Awareness Some patients have experienced being awake during surgery. Although this can be a terrifying and traumatic experience it is important to note that not all patients that have reported being conscious during an operation feel traumatized. Some patients simply hear conversations taking place between members of their… Read More Anesthesia Awareness: Awake During Surgery
Why Do People Gain Weight In the Winter? There are actually several reasons why. Some of them are the same old common sense reasons that we’ve been hearing about for years, but some of the reasons for winter weight gain actually are due to biological processes taking place in your body. It isn’t all in… Read More Winter Weight Gain And How To Prevent It
My ancestry is something I’ve always known very little about. Unfortunately, no one in my family (on either side) bothered to keep track of anything like that. All I ever heard was that I was “Part Cherokee, German, and Irish”. So I decided to do the genetic test from 23andMe to finally get some answers.… Read More 23andMe: Is it worth it?