Author Elizabeth Garber to speak about her memoir ‘Sailing at the Edge of Disaster’

BELFAST — Left Bank Books and the Belfast Free Library invite the public to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Garber’s memoir Sailing at the Edge of Disaster: A Memoir of a Young Woman’s Daring Year on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm, at the library. Garber’s talk will be recorded and available to view on … Read more

Wisconsin’s naturopathic doctors prepare for expanded duties

Wisconsin is in the early stages of integrating naturopathic medicine into its health care safety net. Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill earlier this year allowing naturopathic doctors to get licensed, joining 22 other US states. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes preventive and natural techniques including therapies involving herbs, massage, acupuncture and more. In July, Evers established … Read more

What Is Seed Cycling and Does It Actually Ease Period Problems?

But if your body produces too much or too little of each hormone, an imbalance occurs. This can manifest as a range of symptoms, the dietician Jessica Bippen, MS, RD says: heavy, missing, or irregular periods; bloating and weight gain; hormonal acne; frequent mood fluctuations and low libido; painful cramps; brain fog; and difficulty sleeping. … Read more

Allergy specialist tackles myths, questions about allergies and their treatments

Don’t let the April snowstorms fool you: Allergy season is upon us. The sneeze. The itchy eyes. The runny noses. More than 50 million Americans deal with allergies each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. For a condition that affects so many, some myths about spread as easily as pollen … Read more

Wisconsin’s Group Insurance Board to review the benefits and cost of bariatric surgery for state workers

On Wednesday, the Group Insurance Board is getting its first review of the benefits of weight loss surgery for state employees since the procedure was approved for coverage in January 2020. That year, 142 state employees had some form of bariatric surgery at a cost of $4.4 million to insurance. Last year, 221 state workers … Read more

Allergy-friendly Austin restaurant freshens up Montrose development

A popular Austin restaurant has set its sights on Houston. Picnik will make its Houston debut this fall in the Montrose Collective mixed-use development that’s opening on lower Westheimer. Typically described as a paleo restaurant, Picnik might be more accurately termed a restaurant that’s welcoming to those with food allergies. All of its dishes are … Read more