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Emu oil, schmaltz is the new cure for everything!

Emu oil is making the rounds (again) as a cure for just about everything. Those who sell it bolster their claims with technical sounding but medically imprecise terms such as “anti-inflammatory properties” and “natural healing” (what is unnatural healing?). Even the New York Times has been in on the emu oil action with an article … Continue reading

Is Nerium a toxin, snake oil, or an anti-aging marvel?

NeriumAD is a topical cream (sold by multi level marketing) that claims to be a “true breakthrough in anti-aging skincare.” The efficacy (and hopefully safety) studies quoted by the manufacturer were conducted by ST&T Research and have not been submitted to any peer-review publication listed in PubMed. Keep in mind that I use the term study … Continue reading

Coconut oil: a natural lube

Many couples need/prefer lube during sex. However, many commercial lubricants can be irritating (or just aren’t quite right). Ingredients that many women find irritating are alcohol (most gel based lubricants) and glycerin and paraben (most water based lubes), never mind the stuff they add for smell and taste. A great option for those who find … Continue reading

Dr. Oz proves he is the Wizard of Woo in less than 60 seconds

I just had cable installed this week. The nice guy from Comcast flipped on the TV to prove it was working and the show that magically popped up was Dr. Oz. I know. Like a red cape for a bull. It was as if the angels (or demons, depending on your perspective) had arranged this … Continue reading

Look like you’re 25 when you’re 45: a doctor’s secrets to younger looking skin

I turned 45 this week, and if my genetics are any predictor I am not quite half-way there. Of course I tweeted a bit about the birthday, and the twitterverse responded very kindly to my trolling for complements. A few asked my secret to younger looking skin, and so here is the information as promised. … Continue reading

Sexting and manscaping: lessons from Weiner’s Twitter escapades

I know your day would probably be better not knowing that the embroiled and embarrassed Representative from New York, Anthony Weiner manscapes*, but I just couldn’t resist. A Twitter pal, @tonybalogna, knowing that I often blog about genital health, just had to let me know. He also sent me the photo. Let me tell you … Continue reading

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