Confession of a Health Obsession

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 … Continue reading Confession of a Health Obsession

Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time

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 … Continue reading Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time

Moving from Illness to Wellness

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 … Continue reading Moving from Illness to Wellness

The Other Holiday Hangover

By Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN Was your holiday season enjoyable? Bet it was nice to take time for family and friends. Were there lots of social events? Parties? Libations? How was the food? Yummm…. Feeling a bit of a food hangover? Tis the season. So what is a food hangover? Basically, it has to do … Continue reading The Other Holiday Hangover

How Many Calories Are There in a Pound?

By Ted Paisley, MD How many calories are there in a pound? This seemingly simple question stumped me on my family medicine board recertification exam seven years ago, twice. I think they asked it in two different ways, and I hoped they were experimental questions that didn’t count. I looked it up later that day … Continue reading How Many Calories Are There in a Pound?

Performance Goals, A Road to Better Health

 By Rick Henriksen, MD This morning I rode to work in twenty minutes and ten seconds. Next time I’ll shoot for under 20. Such simple goals have been my secret to my recent health.  Just a short eight years ago this goal would have been unattainable for me, and now I’m knocking on that door. … Continue reading Performance Goals, A Road to Better Health