Top 5 Books for Chronic Illness Sufferers

Among our good days, we all have to suffer through a few bad days. One morning, you may wake up and find that your symptoms are particularly tough or you’re too tired to get out of bed. A new treatment option may make you feel like you’ve been herxing with The Rock. On these days, all…

The Future of Diabetes & Climate Change

When you think of climate change, your first thoughts typically revolve around rising global temperatures and melting ice caps. Usually, your mind doesn’t wander to diabetes or any other disease. But soon, it might. Previously on the Peer Health blog, we’ve discussed the effects of climate change on Lyme Disease. And, I’m not proud to…

A Patient Journey, Week 2

Madeleine Boyson is currently on a second hiatus from pursuing a degree in history in an effort to better treat her Lyme disease. Her time away from school has led her to seek out a healthcare community on social media. After noting the positive health benefits of social media in a TEDx talk, Madeleine joined…

Would You Want the Right-To-Try?

In our current political climate, it’s nearly impossible to get through the day without seeing something about Planned Parenthood or ‘right-to-choose’ related news. But, for the past three years, another important healthcare battle has been waged and mostly ignored by the mainstream media: the right-to-try. Over the past three years, 33 states have passed laws…

A Patient Journey, Part 1

Madeleine Boyson is currently on a second hiatus from pursuing a degree in history in an effort to better treat her Lyme disease. Her time away from school has led her to seek out a healthcare community on social media. After noting the positive health benefits of social media in a TEDx talk, Madeleine joined…

Bill & Melinda Gates: Changing the Future of Lyme

Bill Gates: Microsoft co-founder,  philanthropist, and Lyme Disease diagnostic testing enthusiast. Previously, on the Peer Health blog, we’ve talked about the need for a proper test for Lyme Disease detection. It seems that Bill and Melinda Gates share these concerns, as they’ve just donated over $1 million to, Ceres Nanosciences, a technology company attempting to this…

The Link Between Smog & Blood Sugar Disorders

If you’ve ever visited Los Angeles, then you’ve probably been introduced to the infamous fog.  Beginning in the 1950’s and 60’s Los Angeles residents have breathed some of the dirtiest air in the world. Change finally began to occur when the Clean Air Act of the 1970’s was enacted, but Los Angeles still has some…

Chewy, Fudgy, Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

Whether you are single or in a relationship, there is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with some chocolate. So, for this month’s gluten-free recipe, we decided to take on these chewy, fudgy chocolate cookies. Before we get to the fun part, though, it’s always important to revisit why those who may suffer…

The Power of Person-Centric Care

Brigitte Piniewski, MD is a Healthcare executive with industry experience from all angles: she spent years as a front-line clinician, a population health executive, researcher, author and strategic partnerships lead. She has long respected the value of crowd health experiences to accurately and uniquely inform best practices. Sam was a typical dad with three teenagers…

Normal Cholesterol, but High Triglycerides?

The heart beats an average 2.5 billion times throughout the average lifetime. It pushes millions of gallons of blood to each part of the body. And, when it comes to managing your heart health all of the terminology and treatments are confusing. Most people understand cholesterol, but what about triglycerides? And how is it possible…

Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins

Mornings are hard. And, as a result, it can be easy to skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. Instead of having to choose between breakfast and sleep, making your breakfast in advance is a great way to ensure that you can have both! In previous blog posts, we’ve spoken about the reasons…