Today was my first real day of chiropractic care. My chiropractor told me to not gauge the entire experience on my previous adjustment, and he wasn’t wrong.
I thought I’d share my first chiropractic adjustment experience! My first adjustment came at the end of my “results” appointment, wherein we discussed my x-rays. He asked me to nod my head (I experienced a little crunching noise), then march in place. When I stopped, he checked my posture. He had me lie down and … More An adjustment
At the Pride festival a few weekends ago, I drunkenly stumbled into the booth of a local chiropractor. The lady operating the booth had such a calming presence that I listened to her pitch and ended up putting down a payment on an appointment. WHOOPS! I had the opportunity to cancel the appointment and refund my … More In which Dootsie visits a chiropractor, or, is this quackery?
So I hate a lot of food. While it’s completely true that I’m a picky asshole, a lot of the foods I hate are a stomach-turning aversion rather than a “I don’t liiiiiiIIIIiiIIIIIIke that” whine. They also tend to be “healthy” or “clean” foods. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of “junk” foods I … More Seven ways to learn to try foods you think you hate
I had my gallbladder removed in July 2013. My digestive reality has changed a lot since then. I thought I’d share a bit about how I’m living without a bile reservoir! Let me start by saying that I’m extremely lucky to be one of the “normal” cases. My digestion isn’t the same as what a … More Eating without a gallbladder
I get migraines at least once a month. Mine are hormonal, so until I slog my way through menopause, my migraines will be like really inconvenient clockwork. I thought I’d share how I deal with them. YMMV. • Know Your Triggers: My migraines are hormonally-triggered, so there’s nothing I can avoid to avoid migraines. But … More How I deal with migraines
I’ve never been one for resolutions. Sometimes, I made them when forced for a class assignment or scrawled my intent to date a cute boy in my journal. I treated the tradition with equal amounts of disdain and annoyance. Why lie to yourselves? Why buy into the notion that we should reinvent ourselves every 365.25 … More A Year of More
It’s that time of year again! I love to think about Thanksgiving abstractly, but usually, I run out of time and don’t get nearly as much done as I’d like. Still, it’s nice to dream, right?
It seems like the world is in a bit of a time warp. Saturday, I went out grocery shopping at our Wal-mart Neighborhood Market and they were putting up their wreaths and Christmas trees. Halloween hasn’t even happened yet! Could this not wait one more week? I’m no stranger to the Christmas Creep, and you … More Fastforward
Colonel Squashbuttle This morning, I was feeling a bit of remorse about how few fall-related things my boyfriend and I have done so far this season. But on reviewing the list, we’ve actually done pretty well! Bake all the pumpkin things! I’ve only made bread so far, and it was actually a bit of a … More Autumn Pursuits