Understanding PGS: A Critical Examination of Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Embarking on the fertility journey is a deeply personal experience, fraught with complex decisions. One such decision is whether to use Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), or as it’s now called, PGT-A (Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies). Touted for its ability to screen for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos, PGS promises improved chances of a successful pregnancy. […]

Debunking the Myth: Why Addiction and Obesity Aren’t Diseases

Conventional views categorize both addiction and obesity as diseases. While medical classification can facilitate treatment and support, providing a structured way to navigate the healthcare system, this perspective may be fundamentally flawed. Obesity, like addiction, should not be viewed merely as a disease but rather as a pathological over-learning of behaviors. A true disease implies […]

The Paradox of Social Media: Embracing Authenticity in a Curated World

Social media offers a unique platform for reinvention and growth. It allows individuals to document their personal evolution, sharing both triumphs and failures with an audience. I have broken down and rebuilt my mind more times than I can count, with a rawness that often invites judgment. I’ve made mistakes and let them shine; I’ve […]

Embracing Imperfection: The Journey to Self-Acceptance

We’ve all faltered and done things that didn’t align with our true character. Actions that seem inexplicable, sacrifices that undermine our morals, ethics, and everything that constructs our identities. We’ve hurt those we love and, most importantly, hurt ourselves in the process. Denying this is self-deception. None of us are perfect, nor will we ever […]

Moderation Is A Flawed Concept

I’m sure you all have heard the “everything in moderation” advice regurgitated by all the gurus — and most likely your grandmother. But just because everyone spouts it off — doesn’t’ mean it’s true, or even a helpful use of words. It does appear on the surface to be wise advice because anything extreme is […]

The Truth About Weight Loss: Factors Beyond Calories In and Out

Each of my weight loss clients is fundamentally unique, necessitating a personalized approach. The widely preached “one-size-fits-all” strategy by many fitness and nutrition gurus has clearly been ineffective for most people. The common advice to “eat less, exercise more” is technically correct at a superficial level, but it’s far too simplistic. Humans are not simple […]