Food Labels, What Do They Really Mean?

If you are anything like me, walking through the grocery store and reading all the labels on food can be a bit daunting. What exactly does “raised without antibiotics” or “non-GMO” labels tell you about the food you are about to purchase? I did a…

Opening Your Heart to the Arts

My father was a bass player in a semi prominent punk band in Boston in the 80’s. Besides the always amusing photos of him throwing the goat in skin tight leather pants with black nail polish, I have taken a lot from that time in…

An Everlasting Fasting

As a Muslim, I fast for a month every year, during the lunar calendar month of Ramadan. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims. It is a time for fasting and praying. Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to…

PCOS Blog

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Drinking liquids is important for everyone. For young women with PCOS, it is important to limit intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), or drinks that have sugar added to them. This includes non-diet soft drinks or soda; sports drinks, such as Gatorade brand; sweetened tea, such…

Let’s Talk About S-E-X

Talking about sex can be awkward, but it’s super important! In fact, it’s so important researchers and doctors came up with a name for it, “sexual communication.” It means talking about what you know about sex, your experiences (if any) with sex, and your views…

Uncovering Acne

Every single teen at one point or another in their lives has likely woken up with a red pimple on their face and hated how they looked for the day. I will always remember being 14, 15, and running to look for my foundation powder…

Endometriosis Awareness Ribbons

March isn’t just about Leprechauns

While some people think of March as a time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, teen girls and women with endometriosis are hoping to raise awareness about this unpredictable disease that affects approximately 5 million women in the United States alone. It is estimated that about…