A healthy 28 year old female presents to the clinic today complaining of non-radiating ankle pain with a rapid onset 3 days ago. The pain is a 6/10 and occurs when transitioning weight to the ball of her foot while walking. The pain is constant while walking but cannot be brought on by palpation. She… More Can you solve the medical mystery?
Making career decisions can be really tough. From childhood through college graduation, everyone wants to know what you are going to do with your life. Some people, a lucky few, know from the get-go what they want to do. Most of us, however, need a bit more time and exploration to figure that out. A few of… More How to determine if medical or grad school is right for you.
Hi all! I recently got back from a business trip to India. It was my first travel for business purposes, and it was such a positive experience. I felt like I got to know the people of India and culture better through business travel and the daily interaction than I may have if I had just… More Night Shift Nutrition Tips
When I sit down to write a post nowadays (yes, meaning 3-4x per year), I first think about what it is I am trying to accomplish. The original intent of my blog was to empower people through nutrition education. While that is still my intent, the way in which I do so has changed. Before,… More The origins of action, and an exercise in self awareness
I read the awesome article Bariatric Medicine: Seven Exciting Developments” by Sean Bourke MD on a flight from NYC to San Francisco last weekend. I identified with it enough feel compelled to summarize my favorite points for you all. Dr. Bourke is a bariatric doctor, meaning he works with those that are overweight or obese… More A Twinkie does not = 1.5 apples.
It is almost Wednesday and that means I get to go home to Texas for a week! I’ve been looking forward to seeing family, high school friends, and eating Tex-Mex and BBQ for months now. Today, though, was wonderful as well. I started the day off with the usual coffee and greek yogurt bowl and… More ‘duck liver mousse?’ ‘omg so much vitamin A!’
Good morning everyone. I hope your weekend was relaxing and rejuvenating. To everyone, but particularly those most closely effected, I wish you the strength to recover from the recent tragedy and to not let it forever color your vision of this earth. I don’t want to say much more, but it would have felt wrong… More peanut butter banana bacon bars