Posted on Feb 26th, 2014 in Christianity
, chronic pain
, fad diets
, Jesus Christ
, miracle cures
, Will honey and cinnamon cure me?
A post making the Facebook rounds claims that “a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases.” Mix honey and cinnamon together and your arthritis pain will vanish, your lost hearing will be restored, the flu virus ravaging your body will be killed, and your eczema and ringworm will disappear! I know I should ignore [Read More...]
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013 in candy
This is an updated version of a piece originally published as an op ed in the Hartford Courant in October 2008. As the voices clamoring for the annual theft of Halloween candy from kids grow louder and more self-righteous, I decided to dust this off an...
Posted on Apr 25th, 2013 in acupuncture
, and Suffering
, Andrew Solomon
, anti-inflammatory diet
, Far from the Tree
, Nicholas Wolsterstorff
, Stanley Hauerwas
A few weeks ago, I took a detour from my naturopathy focus to go see my orthopedist. My right knee (which I still thought of as my “good” knee, because unlike the other knee, it has never needed surgery) had become very painful, and I wante...
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013 in anti-inflammatory diet
, healthy eating
My teacher was showing us some really wild things she has learned to do with her abdominal muscles. She blows out all her breath, pulls her abs back toward her spine, then is able to release and contract individual muscles so that a wave ripples back a...
It is fitting that I’m writing this review of Rachel Stone’s new book Eat with Joy (InterVarsity Press 2013) while eating lunch at a local French café—an establishment that embodies why Rachel insists on seeing an authentically made French bague...