Michelle Pugle, HNT | BA | MA

Michelle Pugle is a journalist who brings the latest research and expert perspectives to readers in an accessible, engaging, and share-worthy way.


She is a health advocate who strives to weed out misinformation and empower people to improve their lives with science-backed information and realistic goal-setting.


Author of Ana, Mia & Me: An Eating Disorder Recovery Memoir available in paperback and for Kindle download. 

Experts Say It’s Safe to Breastfeed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even birthing parents who contracted the novel coronavirus are unlikely to transmit it to their newborn if certain precautions are followed, according to a new study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.

The Death Toll from Excessive Alcohol Consumption: What You Need to Know

The researchers concluded that while more than half of these deaths were due to health effects from drinking too much over time, the short-term health effects from consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time accounted for the majority of the years of potential life lost.

Children of Mothers with Depression More Likely to Develop Depression

Children of mothers who experienced perinatal depression have a 70 percent higher risk of developing depression in adolescence and adulthood.

Why Some Experts Think Suicide Prevention Should Begin in Elementary School

Researchers say programs that focus on how to deal with emotions can help suicide attempts in young children.

Jamie Lee Curtis Did It... How People Hide Their Opioid Addictions

Mood swings and drowsiness are two of the signs a friend or loved one could be addicted to opioids.

How Houseplants Help Millennials Struggling With Their Mental Health

A growing number of health professionals and rehabilitation centers are incorporating garden therapy into their comprehensive treatment plans.

Sugar and Heart Health: What Women Need to Know

Experts say drinking one or more sugary beverages per day can increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

Why Your Doctor May Need More Education on Nutrition

Experts say team-based care can help doctors better offer nutrition advice.

DASH and Mediterranean Diets Explained

Experts say the Mediterranean and DASH diets are flexible and easy to adapt to family members. 

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