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Finally – everything you wanted to know, but were too grossed out to ask! My feature on “How to Have a Better Poop,” in the new November issue of Reader’s Digest, will address your most urgent questions. You’ll want to check out these 25 valuable tips that can help your health! Also look for my latest “What’s Wrong with Me?” medical mystery. This month: An unexplained fever.

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I’m delighted to be the new writer for Reader’s Digest magazine’s regular medical mystery column. In every issue, “What’s Wrong with Me?” tells the story of a medical case that baffled doctors, confounded specialists and defied diagnostic testing… until someone finally managed to solve the puzzle. My first medical mystery story appears in the new October issue, but I’m already working on my fifth… so I can promise you lots more intrigue to follow!

Goji berries, guava leaf tea, grasshoppers… which of these “G” foods are super, and which are just super trendy? For the answers, look for my article in the June issue of Zoomer magazine. This summer, I’m busy working on a range of diverse projects for clients in the corporate sector, in addition to taking on a regular column for Reader’s Digest magazine. (More details will be posted in this space, so stay tuned!)

For many plants, their very survival depends on pollinators. But we’re not just talking about bees and butterflies. Lots of other animals and insects help plants reproduce by spreading pollen. In the May issue of OWL magazine, I explore the power of pollinators around the world – and, yes, that includes the black-and-white ruffed lemur!

Spring means rejuvenation, so how about taking a fresh look at ways you can protect your health? Back in the March issue of Reader’s Digest magazine, I wrote about a few surprising strategies to boost the condition of your heart (“In Tick-Tock Shape”). For the newest edition’s cover story, I’ve shared 50 surprising secrets that Canadian hospitals don’t tell you – and you’ll want to know all about them, in the event that you or a loved one becomes a patient. Hidden fees? Hidden risks? Tips for a faster and safer recovery? It’s all revealed by the latest research and top experts. That’s in the new May issue of Reader’s Digest, now available on newsstands.

Remember when I mentioned last month that I enjoy writing about food? I’m pleased to be working on a new monthly series for Zoomer magazine’s website that focuses on foods to enhance your health – and includes recipes to make your mouth water. This month (which also happens to be Alzheimer Awareness Month): “7 Foods to Boost Your Brain Health.” Salmon, pomegranate, berries, mmmm… What’s not to drool over?

Bon Appetit!

I love writing about food, probably because it makes me think about food, which usually makes me eat food. In the December/January issue of Zoomer magazine, you’ll find my review of the resplendent new British cookbook The Midlife Kitchen. (Have I mentioned I also love food photography?) Lots of projects are already in the hopper for 2018, so here’s to a new year of exciting endeavours. Happy holidays!

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