Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat

“Your grandfather always says, ‘We eat to live; we don’t live to eat.’” So my mother told me when I was 15 and became hypoglycemic. I don’t think I really appreciated this wisdom, which came from my diabetic grandfather, until last year. I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis after a decade of suppressing my …

My First Year Post-Pill

I took the birth control pill for over 10 years, starting when I was 17. I went on the pill, like so many women, because I had irregular and often unmanageable periods. I wasn’t told why I needed the pill – just that the pill would help. And it did, for 10 years. It probably still would …