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

Just Do It

By Brian Hill, MD I have a big interest in Sports Medicine, and I was recently chatting with someone who is involved in the field.  We had a brief discussion on the topic of doping in athletics.  This is an intriguing but unfortunate topic.  It has been a part of sports for years and is … Continue reading Just Do It

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

Breastfeeding

There was never any question in my mind that I would breastfeed my children.  Not only did it seem to be logically the most natural and nutritive way to feed them, I looked forward to experiencing the profound bonding experience that was promised, the deep satisfaction of knowing that my body produced everything my baby … Continue reading Breastfeeding

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?