Cristin Dickey


About Cristin Dickey

Born in Maryland, raised in Texas, and educated in Utah, Cristin is a purveyor of stories from all widths and walks of life.  With a background in filmmaking and a staunch passion for literature, she aspires to give digital spaces a uniquely human touch.





Feeling low? Tired? Moody? It could be because of a vitamin D deficiency! Photo by Armin Rimoldi on Pexels.
The Deal with Vitamin D Scientists estimate that over one billion people in the world are vitamin D deficient.  That means that at least one-eighth of all of the people on earth are suffering from a lack of this essential vitamin.  Despite the “urgent need” for vitamin D intervention worldwide, […]

Over 1 Billion People Aren’t Getting Enough of This Essential ...


Many migraine sufferers are finding relief with Botox injections in specific areas in the head, neck, and shoulders. Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash.
First, a story… I suffer from migraines.  I had my first attack when I was eleven or twelve, but I remember it like it was yesterday.  Imagine it: a gangled, pale, faintly mustachioed preteen girl sprinting headlong through the first lap of puberty— awkward, uncoordinated, and silly, but nevertheless thrilled […]

The Migraine Compendium: A Look at Treating Migraines with Botox


Suffering from weight bias comes with a list of nasty side effects, with depression and thoughts of suicide among them. Photo by Andres Ayrton on Pexels.
Mind Over Body Emergent research suggests that what you think about your weight could be the culprit behind your unachieved health goals.  Weight bias is defined as any negative pattern of behavior, thoughts, judgments, or beliefs associated with body weight or size.  Real-world examples of weight bias include being excluded […]

How Weight Bias Makes You and Others Sick



Japan may hold the answers for combating obesity in the United States, but it will take more than a personal overhaul to make needed changes. Photos by cottonbro on Pexels.
COVID-19 has worsened obesity worldwide… so what now? Amidst a year-long blitz of harrowing COVID-19 news, it’s not difficult to imagine that a lot of us have quite literally dropped the ball on our health regimes.  I for one canceled my gym membership, retired my tennis shoes to the deepest […]

The Obesity Pandemic: The United States vs. Japan


Scientists alarmed by large amounts of carcinogen benzene in household sunscreens.  Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.
Cancer-Causing Sunscreen…? Valisure, an independent research laboratory based in Connecticut, just released a detailed report finding gratuitous amounts of benzene in many commonly available sunscreens.  Benzene is a flammable liquid used in producing things like rubber, plastic, pesticides, detergents, gasoline, and the like.  Because it evaporates quickly in oxygen, most people […]

Carcinogen Benzene Found in Common Sunscreens


Optogenetics, the study of genetic engineering utilizing properties of light, may hold the cure to degenerative eye diseases. Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels.
The Illuminated Brain Many of the greatest minds in the world have been hard at work for generations pushing back against merciless chronic conditions.  Now, cures against cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, major depressive disorder, psychosis, and myriad more are closer to reality than ever before.  How?  The answer lies in optogenetics, […]

Breakthrough Optogenetics Test Helps Blind Patient “See” Using Algae Proteins



With the public school enrollment rate down, experts believe we're in the middle of a missing student crisis. Photo by bantersnaps on Unsplash.
School is back in session, but not for all… It’s been over a year since American public schools closed their doors to protect against the spreading of the coronavirus.  Now, school is back in session with varying degrees of in-person and virtual learning, but that doesn’t mean that every student […]

America’s Missing Student Crisis: School Systems Struggle to Locate Thousands ...