Advice for Your Pregnancy Over 35: Health, Mindfulness and Age

  If you are intending to have a child after 35, your current health is more important than your age. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel I enjoyed my first conversation with Dr. Glade B. Curtis, and was looking forward to another deep dive. The natural subject is his other book with Judith Schuler, Your Pregnancy After […]

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Ed Yong and Re-Writing the Story of Microbes

  Microbes have a grand influence on our everyday lives and our long-term evolution. It’s very much their planet, and we’re just living in it. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Mention the word “microbe” and most people will think “disease.” Microbes are germs, our culture tells us, bearers of plague that are best annihilated with alcohol gel […]


Wallace J. Nichols Finds Blue Mind: Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, & Better at What You Do

  Close your eyes. Imagine you are at the beach. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel One of the great revolutions in science at this moment is our willingness to trust that science will explain, eventually, much of what we intuit to be true. The problem is that sometimes our intuitions are not obvious, even to ourselves. Like […]

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Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices available to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, acupuncture is one of the most widely used, yet one of the least understood. For this reason, I have reserved an entire post to understanding its foundation and the benefits it provides. Please see […]

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Other Common Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices For Pregnancy

Introduction There are a number of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices that are being utilized, in addition to traditional medicine, to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, and to aid in labor and delivery. In this post, I will discuss some of the most common practices available. Please note, […]


Let Glade B. Curtis Be Your Guide: Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 8th Edition

 “Plan your pregnancy. Start taking your prenatal vitamins early in your pregnancy, or when you are trying to get pregnant.” Interviewed by Rick Kleffel For nearly 30 years, the go-to guide for couples who were seeking information about having the healthiest possible pregnancy has been Your Pregnancy Week by Week. Now in a recently updated 8th […]