By: Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP My opening confession is going to be easy to accept. I am not an expert in nutrition. I do not have a degree in nutrition, I did not study at a culinary academy, and I don’t have a nutrition business to promote. Personal nutrition, however, is a topic that reveals … More Personal Nutrition Life Hacks
By: Jason Lippman, MD The motto of “exercise as medicine” has become a common phrase due to the progressing epidemics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain that have ties to diet and body habitus. I prescribe it multiple times a day to my patients and I try to take a daily dose myself. But … More Fit but unhealthy: A reflection on overtraining
Originally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants on December 18, 2017. The news is unrelenting about the serious problem college campuses have with student drinking. At Penn State, a 19-year-old man died while at a fraternity drinking party. A 20-year-old at Florida State died at a fraternity pledge party, and … More Can the college drinking problem be solved?
By Briana Rueda, DO I always prided myself on being a “health freak”. I received my bachelor degree in nutrition, ran marathons and competed in bodybuilding competitions. I read nothing but health magazines and self-help books on lifestyle medicine. I ate, slept, and breathed every day in a never-ending, never satisfied, effort to be the … More Confession of a Health Obsession
By Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP I think a lot about food. I think about what to make, where to go to get a great meal, and who might enjoy it with me. I get pleasure from looking through cookbooks and making shopping lists. The first thing I do when I am traveling is head to … More Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time
By Jessica Jones, MD Many people, mental health professionals and patients alike, are curious about the growing movement of lifestyle interventions promoting brain wellness. There is growing scientific data on how behaviors like mediation, exercise, nutrition, and even time spent outdoors benefit mental health and increase resilience to stressors. The traditional interventions of psychiatric medication … More Moving from Illness to Wellness