Don't waste my time! (On "patient autonomy," health insurance, and doctors' offices)

If there's one thing that makes my blood boil, it's having my time wasted. I only have so much, and I waste enough of it myself that I really can't afford to lose any to others' incompetence.Unfortunately, one of many frustrations that come with a chronic illness—like celiac disease, which I have—is wasted time. Managing celiac disease takes a fairly large toll on my time in the form of food research and preparation—though that's, arguably, time valuably spent rather than wasted. Far more annoying, really, is dealing with doctors....more
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Gluten-Free Astrology: What the stars say about your diet and lifestyle

Do you eat gluten-free? Want astrological analysis, predictions, and advice just for you, plus a selection of celebs who share your sign—and perhaps your diet? Starting with Aries in March of 2013, every month I've posted just that. This time, I'm mixing it up with a special double edition of Gluten-Free Astrology....more

Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders? Cosmo tells all.

Yesterday, I bought my first (and quite possibly last) copy of Cosmopolitan ever. The February 2014 issue boasts a flashy pink cover, “85 ways to get your dream hair,” and a 4-step “bikini body plan." Good stuff. But what really interested me was this headline: "Are Food Allergies the New Eating Disorders?" I’d heard about the article the night before, and I opened to page 182 ready to hate it. I wasn’t totally disappointed. ...more
momsgottamove  I'm sorry to hear about your daughter; it's so frustrating not to be able to eat ...more