Health

Hello from the…inside

Not everyone has a platform to share something so powerful and transformative so please know: YOU CAN DO THIS TOO, IT WILL HELP, TAKE THE LEAP!

My role as the fitness writer for SDGLN generally has me working to inspire or educate others on physical pursuits that may better their lives in some way.

Aesthetics and health don’t always go together so I try to keep those standards at the forefront.  For example, achieving visible abs by shaming yourself into starvation is no bueno.

Survey open to trans folks about their knowledge of PrEP

New survey hopes to gather information from the trans community and their knowledge of PrEP.

There is still a lot of information our community needs to understand about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. And one segment of that group has often been ignored when it comes to analyzing their correlation with the anti-HIV medication.

Cleaning house: Clearing negative energy from your home

We’ve all been there.

The house just doesn’t feel right.  We’re sluggish when we shouldn’t be.

The air feels oppressive, and you and your family are fighting like cats and dogs for no reason.

It could just be that you aren’t feeling well and that these feelings will pass.

Norway to prescribe PrEP free-of-charge to at risk groups

PrEP will be available for free to at-risk groups across Norway.

Norway has just made an unprecedented move to provide their at-risk gay men PrEP free-of-charge through its National Health Service.

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada has been proven to reduce the risk of contracting HIV for those who use it as prescribed. 

Betty Ford outpatient facility to open in Del Mar Heights

New Betty ford outpatient facility to open in San Diego in mid-December.

The Betty Ford Center will open an outpatient addiction treatment facility in San Diego this December.

The center is located in Del Mar Heights and will start treating patients as early as mid-December.

Eating disorders and the LGBT community

In addition to bingeing and purging there are others who follow extreme “health” trends and can overdo "clean eating."

While there are some in the LGBT community who eat right and exercise to have a fit and trim body, there are others who obsess over weight and looks which cause them to use dangerous practices when trying to fulfill their image of that “perfect body.”

The reason why Henry Cavill is so attractive

Grant Foreman talks a little about the science and reality of self-image.

It’s easy to write off the gay community’s “obsession” with body image as just one of those things we’ve picked up from media or chalk it up to our innate knack for style. 

But our preferences have some real roots in science that can be helpful to keep in mind in regards to self-image. 

This morning I Googled images of Henry Cavill.