Science Wednesday: Empower yourself.

You may have noticed by now that I am a Science Type. (I tried writing Science Girl, Science Chick, and Science Nerd there, but none of those monikers felt right. I’m a woman, not a girl; I don’t think women and birds have a ton in common; and “nerd” just reminds me of, oh, I…

You are a laboratory of one. Be a mad scientist.

Ever since I started to get my own health under control five years ago, I’ve considered myself a “laboratory of one.” Let me explain. If I were to have started reading all of the legitimate-seeming scientific studies, the nutritional texts, the biology and chemistry and exercise physiology books, and the magazine articles that all advertise…

Presenting…The triumphant capillary story!

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, no, it wasn’t, really. It was more of a cloudy and ever-so-slightly drizzly March morning on Mercer Island, which is just a mile due east of Seattle, sitting in the middle of Lake Washington. Lovely, spendy – and hilly. Really hilly. It was March 2011. I had…

Build Thee a Capillary!

Here’s some news you can use: exercise doesn’t just keep your weight down or make you look trim or give you sleek muscles. It upgrades your body from the inside out. Every minute of exercise you give your body starts a serious conversation between your muscles, heart, skeletal system and all of the internal systems…