This is a blog that focuses on health and nutrition issues. It encourages people to buy local, eat simply and move their bodies a little bit.  It’s about health and happiness

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  1. Geoffrey W. Rutledge, MD, PhD July 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi, I think your blog is terrific — I would like to feature you on Wellsphere. Would you drop me an email?

    Cheers, Geoff

    Geoffrey W. Rutledge, MD, PhD



  2. Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge September 12, 2008 at 9:10 am #

    We are thrilled to share with you that we’ve just announced the release of our new Wellsphere.com to the world, and we’d love to invite you to join us in making health knowledge personal (there’s no cost and no extra work for you). We remain very interested in connecting you and your blog to our more than 2 million monthly visitors because we feel that your writing can really make a positive impact on their lives. We’d love to add a link to your blog in our Notable WellSites section, and/or to invite you to join our world leading Health Blogger Network of more than 1,200 of the web’s leading health bloggers.
    Today, we are announcing the new Wellsphere.com release to a select group of health bloggers. This release marks the launching of the next generation of online health by making health knowledge personal — and it’s writers like you that help make this possible. Together, we will revolutionize the way people find health information, answers and support, and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.
    Our invitation-only Health Blogger Network has quickly become the highest-quality, largest, fastest-growing network on the Internet. Bloggers just like you are enjoying access to Wellsphere’s millions of visitors, greatly expanded readership, and links back to their blog from each and every post. If you’d like to join our Health Blogger Network, simply reply to this email to let us know. Again, there is no cost and no extra work for you – we can automatically republish the blog posts you’ve already written to the appropriate communities and in our groundbreaking WellPages- powered by our Health Knowledge EngineTM.
    Here’s what our health bloggers have to say about being part of our network:
    “I am honored to become a part of the HealthBlogger Network on Wellsphere. I am excited at the opportunity to share my thoughts on improving health and well being with a wider audience and look forward to promoting healthier lives and healthier living.”
    – Kristi Dyer, MD
    “Wellsphere offers great promotion and a friendly atmosphere. It allows you to show your talents and share your insight with others.”
    – Lisa Robertson,
    “Great gobs of good information efficiently delivered to all the people who need it most! I love it”
    – Judy Paley, MD
    “Joining the HealthBlogger Network was a great move. The traffic to the site has increased, too! It’s well worth getting on board if you can.”
    – Jeff A.
    You can read more about the Health Bloggers Network at http://www.wellsphere.com/forBloggers.s
    Because we’re impressed by your writing, even if you’re not sure about joining our network right away, we can start out by adding a link to your blog in our Notable WellSites section – connecting our millions of visitors to your blog. If you’re interested in joining our Health Bloggers Network, or in being listed as a “Notable Wellsite” on our WellPages and linking to that WellPage in your blogroll, please just reply to this email and let me know.
    We have received many requests for a sneak peek at the press release that we’re preparing to send to the media later this week. I’ve pasted a preview copy below. Please feel free to email me back or call me at any time.
    Good Health,
    Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD
    Wellsphere launches next generation health website – Health Knowledge Made Personal!
    Wellsphere, the fastest-growing top 10 health website has just launched its groundbreaking solution for finding expert health knowledge and personal support. The new Wellsphere introduces “WellPages,” comprehensive, personalized webpages that connect people with the best health knowledge from experts, doctors, patients and healthy living professionals – providing immediate answers to their specific health questions.
    Every WellPage is powered by Wellsphere’s cutting edge, proprietary Health Knowledge EngineTM. Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge, Wellsphere’s Chief Information Officer, a Stanford Computer Science PhD and former Harvard Medical School faculty member, told reporters today that the new Health Knowledge Engine understands people’s everyday health questions, instantly translates them into medical terminology, finds the most relevant, credible knowledge, and presents it all on a single, user-friendly WellPage. “Each WellPage provides users with a comprehensive set of articles carefully selected from leading medical experts, research institutions, healthy living professionals and other trusted health writers so users don’t have to visit multiple websites to find answers to their health questions. WellPages also provide a rich user experience by combining health information with relevant, informative videos and amazing medical images which are not found on any other consumer health site.” said Dr. Rutledge.
    Wellsphere has seen tremendous growth in traffic in the last few months to a rate of more than 2 million monthly unique visitors, with more visitors discovering the new website daily. “Listening to users in our supportive online communities, we realized that they are not satisfied with the information about their condition or symptom that generic health websites or encyclopedia provide. What they’re really looking for is a credible, one-stop-shop where they can quickly get a personal perspective on their specific health issues – from medical experts and fellow patients. A 26-year old mother of two recently diagnosed with breast cancer is looking for different kinds of information and support than a 74-year old grandmother facing a seemingly similar diagnosis. We wanted to make sure that each of these individuals could easily find expert medical information that’s relevant to them, as well connect with other patients and health writers with similar experiences” said CEO Ron Gutman.
    WellPages offer a comprehensive perspective on millions of health topics by drawing from hundreds of thousands of articles written by Wellsphere’s network of 1,200 rigorously selected health writers and experts who dedicate their writing to helping others improve their lives. Many of the leading medical minds from Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale and other top Medical Institutions are currently sharing their knowledge alongside patients who bravely share their journeys through stories, pictures, videos, and personal discussions. Patients can also connect in any of Wellsphere’s more than 100 new health communities to share advice and support one another.
    To experience the new Wellsphere, visit http://www.wellsphere.com.
    About Wellsphere
    Wellsphere, the fastest growing health technology company, is based in San Mateo, CA. Wellsphere develops web and mobile technologies that help millions of people live healthier, happier lives by providing a free consumer health website at http://www.wellsphere.com, and by building online health platforms for large organizations.

  3. Mike Burlingame January 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Feedback on You Are What You Eat

    I visited your blog, You Are What You Eat located at https://parentunderground.wordpress.com/ recently. I must say, I’m quite impressed by the blog’s content. In particular, I really liked https://parentunderground.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/beware-of-some-weightloss-products-fda-warnms/.

    Good job!

    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in having me as a guest writer for your blog. I am a features writer working with MiracleFruitPlus.com. I’d like to write a free 300 to 400 word blog entry for you. I have a few years experience and would really enjoy writing one or two guest blog entries for your blog.

    If you’d like to take me up on my offer, please send me a topic and a quick outline of what you’d like the article to say. Please give me as much detail as possible so I can make the blog entry meet your specifications as much as possible.

    In exchange for this free blog entry, I would like to request a linkback to MiracleFruitPlus in the body of the blog entry somewhere using the title tag “miracle fruit.”

    I look forward to your response

    Best Regards,

    Mike Burlingame

  4. obbergton December 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Good job!! I wouldn’t call a woman crazy for calling and wondering, especially if it’s all abrupt and the man wasn’t man enough to let her know that it’s over. Women do the same. People in general are guilty of it and I think it’s a bit selfish and tasteless. I’ve done it before and Karma took over my next relationship because soon after it was done to me. People should indeed understand that humans have that right to call as many times as they want to get the answer and to have closure. But leaving them in the wings makes you look like you never cared or you just not man/woman enough to let them know what’s really going on. Sucks! But some people swear this is the right thing but it affects people. I won’t ever do this to a woman again. And I hope some women out there and other men are saying the same.

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