In 2011 I contributed about 30 articles to LIVESTRONG.com, which were primarily focused on alternative medicine and nutrition.
Here are a few samples of my writing for the site:
In a 1999 study published in the “Archives of Family Medicine,” researchers surveyed worldwide reports of complications from acupuncture published between 1966 and 1998. They noted that direct nerve injuries were rare but potentially serious.
Since the 1950s, the weight gap between the bodies of women pictured in magazines and average American women has grown. The average woman’s weight has increased while the average fashion model’s weight has dropped. This growing disparity has had a well-documented and pronounced negative effect on the body image of the women and girls who read women’s magazines.
Cycling has many benefits, such as improving mood, burning calories and preventing chronic illnesses. Buying a new bicycle can be a daunting task, however, due to the vast range of frame styles and sizes. Road bicycles, which are intended for use on paved surfaces, come in either traditional or compact frame styles.
Nutritionists have long known that vitamin D and calcium work together to build and repair strong bones. Both nutrients also affect the muscles and their movement, and vitamin D receptors have recently been discovered in muscle tissue. Because of their roles in supporting skeletal and muscular health, calcium and vitamin D may help improve athletic performance.