Dr. Oz has come under fire, recently, with a number of doctors trying to have him removed from his position as professor of surgery at Columbia University. From what I can tell, they claim his show promotes scientifically disproven and unproven methods to gain better health. From what I have heard of Dr. Oz’s rebuttal, he says his show is about hope and about explore all the different ideas in health. It is not strictly a medical show. This has me again thinking about health, which is a dangerous thing when you think about it. People discuss health like religion, holding fast to their belief and becoming easily offended when confronted.
Much of what I write is based of of things I see or hear in every day life. It should go without saying, then, that many of these topics are based on American life and American issues. I’m not blind when it comes to world wide issues, though – especially when it comes to women. Western society is not above criticism when it comes to gender equality, but women in other countries often face far greater problems than I ever will in suburban America. Nothing details this quite more clearly than FGM. Continue reading Cultural Complexities of Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
I am waging war.
Last week, I wrote a posted that hinted at an irritating skin condition I have been plagued with. I remember when I got my first diagnosis (which ended up being incorrect), my boyfriend said I ‘didn’t have to tell anyone.’ That may be true, but that also makes me feel like I’m hiding. I’m the type of person who used to discussing everything that’s going in my life. Things that I don’t dare say out loud are usually things I’m ashamed of or thing I think are going to generate unnecessary and unproductive arguments. Continue reading When Doctors Don’t Have an Answer