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Defending the Poise Impressa®

Some months back, Poise debuted a new internal “bladder support” called Impressa®. It’s made of flexible silicone and easily inserts via a tube similar to that of a tampon. Once expanded, it looks like a slightly smooshed hourglass timer or a miniature strapless ball gown (Perhaps these are weird analogies; it’s smaller on top, larger … Continue reading Defending the Poise Impressa®

10 Books That Make You Less Dumb

In The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin notes, “Sometimes, critical thinking leads to a conclusion that there is no certain answer. And yet we then must make a certain choice.” Maybe this is why some people avoid critical thinking, especially when approaching their health. They are afraid of ambiguity, so instead of accepting that no absolute … Continue reading 10 Books That Make You Less Dumb

In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti

Crunches are forboden, so sayeth the diastasis recti gods. Thou shalt not move out of neutral. Thou shalt not flex your spine whilst lying on the floor. Why? Because pressure, pelvic floor, bigger gap, or something. The rationales vary. Indeed, I was once firmly anti-crunch. I talked about how postpartum women don’t know how to … Continue reading In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti

Why I Restarted My Tummy Tuck Fund

I wanted to write this post from the perspective of a neutral observer. I planned to look at the pros and cons of tummy tucks, the satisfaction rates, and the relationship between plastic surgery and body image. But, then I thought, “Bollocks. I’m not a neutral observer, and I can’t speak for everyone, just myself” … Continue reading Why I Restarted My Tummy Tuck Fund