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Barbie: Stepping Out in a Whole New Body

Throughout her tenure as one of America’s most iconic dolls, Barbie has exhibited great versatility in her hairstyles, outfits, and professions. However, in one important area she has not deviated one millimeter from the traditional Barbie script:  her body. From top to bottom, Barbie’s chest has remained shockingly large, her waist extremely small, her legs impossibly long, … Read More

Medical Terrorists: Unethical and Uninformed Doctors Armed with Prescription Pads

It is an honor to be a physician. It is an even greater privilege to use my knowledge and ability at Timberline Knolls to help very ill girls and women recover from addictions, eating disorders, and other mental health issues. Although I would prefer to believe that all professionals in the medical field have a deep understanding of the great privilege and responsibility that … Read More

Apology or Amends?

  In the new Bloomingdale’s 2015 holiday catalog an advertisement depicts a lecherous man peering at a woman with the caption: “Spike your best friend’s egg nog when they’re not looking.” The suggestion of date rape threw catalog shoppers and the world at large into an understandable frenzy. As standard operating procedure in today’s marketplace, the … Read More

Cosmetic Surgery Hits a New Low

Are women in our society ever “good enough” just as they are? Evidently not. Breast implants, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, butt enhancements, fillers, Botox, fat sucked out of one area and injected into another—the list truly goes on and on. The necessity for women of all ages to be beautiful, as narrowly defined by … Read More

New Research Regarding Psychedelic Agents

Psychedelics blasted their way into the public consciousness in the 1960s. They were all the rage among hippies and flower children of that era. Commensurately, they entered the field of drug research around that time; but due to myriad questionable practices, this research was suspended in the 70s. Research regarding the efficacy of using psychedelics has returned. Several small studies have shown “success” in using these … Read More

Fat Shaming in its Purest Form

In the past week, an abusive campaign was started–and thankfully stopped–on Facebook as well as Instagram. Project Harpoon was launched supposedly to put an end to “skinny shaming,” claiming that: ”In current societal fashion, a recent trending surge of ‘pro-obesity’ and ‘fat acceptance’ have paved the way for many people to renounce exercise and personal healthcare in general.” The alleged goal of this movement was to show people’s “thinner beauty.” Of course, to … Read More

Treating Anorexia: Is Cannabis A Cure?

A recent issue of Cosmopolitan magazine included a lengthy article on the use of medical marijuana for those who struggle with anorexia. By and large, the article was positive regarding such usage and it provided several salient and supportive facts. These included such statistics as; medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states as well as the … Read More

Say No to the “J” Word

Ellen Leanse, Apple and Google alum, recently posted a commentary on the word “just.” She illustrated how often, and in what contexts, women utilize and rely on this word. Not only do women use the “J” word far more than men, but by and large, they do so in a deferential or apologetic fashion. “I … Read More