The Diet Du Jour

Diet: NOUN diets (plural noun) the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats synonyms: selection of food · food · foodstuffs · grub · nosh Cultural dietary patterns are a window to the world. Understanding cultural food choices have the potential to bring us together and improve our perceptions of the … Continue reading The Diet Du Jour

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For A Mountain Vacation, Allow Time To Acclimatize

What could be better than a winter trip to the mountains? For many skiers and snowboarders visiting Utah, the answer is absolutely nothing. They plan travel and lodging, prep their equipment, get their passes, and hope for the legendary Utah powder to be abundant during their stay. Unfortunately, while all of the standard preparations may … Continue reading For A Mountain Vacation, Allow Time To Acclimatize

Winter Is Coming… That’s a Good Thing!

Winter can be cold, dark and hostile- a stark contrast to Utah summers with plentiful sunshine and long warm days. Compounding this extreme is the reliably poor air quality during winter months and the dreaded inversion. (No the inversion is not a permanent winter condition, but when present please consider escaping to higher elevations for … Continue reading Winter Is Coming… That’s a Good Thing!

Dietary Supplements: 3 Tips for Discussing Use with Patients

By Hanna Raber, PharmD Before moving to Utah from the Midwest last year, I had never even heard of dōTERRA essential oils. Needless to say, I have experienced a bit of a learning curve when it comes to the use of natural products in Utah. The patient population I currently work with is noticeably more … Continue reading Dietary Supplements: 3 Tips for Discussing Use with Patients

Wellness is Professionalism

By Katie Fortenberry, PhD A resident suffering from depression drinks too much and sleeps through a hospital shift the next morning. Another resident walks out of a patient room in the midst of a panic attack. As family medicine educators, how do we best handle these health concerns in our residents? The pendulum in medical … Continue reading Wellness is Professionalism

Living and Leading from the Abundance Narrative

  By Jenny Leiser, MD Does it ever feel like we have enough? As human beings, we always seem to feel like there is more that we want, and we always worry about what we may lose. If we have a car, we want a nicer one. We worry about losing it if we can’t … Continue reading Living and Leading from the Abundance Narrative