About the Author

Leonaura Rhodes, MD

Dr. Leonaura Rhodes is a physician turned author, coach, and freelance medical writer and editor. She has worked for Belvoir Media since 2017 and has authored hundreds of articles on health related topics and two Special Health Reports, and now serves as medical editor. In her medical career, Dr. Rhodes worked in hospital medicine, general practice, developmental pediatrics, and public health. She gained her MD (MB ChB) from the University of Manchester and her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of London. In 2014, she authored the book Beyond Soccer Mom: Strategies for a Fabulous Balanced Life. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Articles by Leonaura Rhodes, MD

Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Remedy or Scam?

Some in the media have touted apple cider vinegar as a miracle cure-all. Wishful thinking, sadly. Miracle cure-alls are few and far between. Having said that, there is some research that supports apple cider vinegar's use in certain conditions. So let’s delve into the science—limited though it may be—of this … Read More

Manage Lower Back Pain At Home

“What can I do to at home to manage back pain?”  The easy answer to this question is to stay active. Slow and steady wins the race, and the same is true in dealing with low back pain. Take it one step at a time whether you’re eager to get … Read More

The Link Between Arthritis and Diet

According to the World Health Organization, an unhealthy diet is one of the major risk factors for a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and other conditions that are linked to obesity. While there is limited research on possible direct links between diet and arthritis, there is … Read More
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