HEALTH & WELLNESS
HEALTH & WELLNESS

My Turn: Personal stories by Health section readers

My Turn is a forum in which readers can recount a personal health or fitness experience.

  • Here's the veggies. Now create.

    Here's the veggies. Now create.

    In my junior high home ec class, I liked the emphasis on precision we were taught: Use a butter knife to level off the dry ingredients in a measuring cup, and never pour salt into a measuring spoon over a bowl of already waiting ingredients. I felt comfortable following directions, and attempting...

  • My Turn: What to expect when we're not yet expecting

    My Turn: What to expect when we're not yet expecting

    Don't give advice, but be there to listen.

  • In diet studies, big question goes unexplored

    In diet studies, big question goes unexplored

    After losing weight and keeping it off on the Atkins diet, it seems odd that no one wants to find out why this higher-calorie option appears to be more effective.

  • My Turn: Finding a church that goes with the grain

    My Turn: Finding a church that goes with the grain

    Medical science has determined that one cannot separate mental and emotional health from physical well-being. Which one of us hasn't suffered the bodily reaction to stress — felt the heart race when running late to an important meeting at work or experienced an adrenaline surge during a freeway...

  • My Turn: 'Little old lady' chalks up a marathon

    My Turn: 'Little old lady' chalks up a marathon

    I completed the Pasadena Marathon six months ago. I am 68 years old, 5 feet tall and have short, chunky legs. A stranger would consider me to be a "little old lady," as in the song, "the little old lady from Pasadena." But looks can be deceiving. When the organizers of the Pasadena Marathon announced...

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