As a purveyor of health and wellness education, I am no stranger to the controversies that surround seemingly benign topics. While it is uncommon to see the pro- and anti- vitamin camps fight as bitterly as those talking about vaccinations, vitamin supplementation is surprisingly controversial. In its early history, vitamin supplementation in the United States … Continue reading Vitamins: Should You Supplement?
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Today, I thought it would be great to travel back in time and look at healthy eating during WWII. During the 1940s, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs commissioned Walt Disney Studios to create series of cartoons to provide health education for those in Central and South America. "Health for The Americas: Planning … Continue reading Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney
Many of you may be familiar with the novel, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. This post is not about that book, but it is a nod to “The Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson. In today’s post, we are visiting London in the mid-19th century, to discuss cholera and one of … Continue reading London in the Time of Cholera