self-help-patrol

I Went to an Urban Sweat Lodge to Try to Sweat Out My Problems

If there’s one thing I hate in life — and there is not; I hate many things with equal vigor — it’s being too hot. In bed, my wife…

Self-Help Patrol: Clearing the Pipes

As a general rule, I try not to stare people in the eye when I shit. It tends to make them uncomfortable. A notable exception…

Self Help Patrol: The Eyes Have It

It’s nearly impossible to spend time in Los Angeles without hearing some person loudly testifying to the powers of their current alternative medical practice of…

Self-Help Patrol: The IV League

“Do you feel anything yet?” asks the nurse practitioner at a “med spa” somewhere in Southern California after popping into the clinic’s “vitamin room” to…