It's 1:00 in the afternoon and I haven't eaten since 6 AM. I’ve been running around the hospital seeing patients, talking to families and attending rounds. I finally have a chance to sit down at a computer and settle in with my lunch so I can begin to work through the 18 notes I need... Continue Reading →
Doctor’s Orders: Why Women Need to Look Past the Myths and Start Lifting Heavy Weights!
This week's guest post is by Spine and Sports Physiatrist Dr. Annie Purcell. Have you tried lifting heavy weights? I was a skeptic too, sticking to my body weight exercises and body pump classes. But switching to heavy lifting a year ago has dramatically changed my running and strength! And no, I didn't bet bulky.... Continue Reading →
Want to Sleep More? Move More.
For as long as humans have been around, we have required nightly sleep in order to restore our bodies. We all know we need 7-9 hours of sleep a night, but many of us try to push the limits and get by with less. It’s almost a badge of honor that starts as early as... Continue Reading →
This week's guest post is by a fellow dietitian, Emily Opthof, all about how to actually do self-care. It doesn't need to be spending hundreds on a spa day or filling up on wine after work Friday night. Finding time for ourselves is hard. It's easy to say we'll doing it, but when we come... Continue Reading →
Meal Plan For A Year in ONE DAY!
I told you all this was coming AND HERE IT IS! My meal planning workshop is going to be live in just a week. EEK! I am so excited, if you can’t tell! I've done a few posts recently about the importance of meal planning and meal preparation. If we want to eat the way... Continue Reading →
Finding Your Start Line
This week's post takes a spin on the nutrition and mindset work we've been talking about and is all about fitness. My favorite fitness activity, to be exact. This week we're diving into RUNNING with Dr. Michelle Quirk. Have you ever thought, “I am not a runner, I could never run, or there is no... Continue Reading →
There is More to Medicine than Medicines
My focus on medicine is towards prevention and getting to the root cause. I always ask “why is this happening?” My ultimate goal is to treat that deeper cause instead of focusing on the symptoms. After residency I was feeling the effects of exhaustion. I don’t know if I’d call it burnout, just exhaustion. I... Continue Reading →
How to Raise Healthy Eaters – Part 2!
This week's guest post is a continuation of last week's popular post on how to raise healthy eaters. Last week Dr. Sarah Fox shared 2 of her 5 pro tips and let us know about her amazing cookbook for healthy snacks. If you didn't catch it, be sure to read it here. As a reminder,... Continue Reading →
Meal Prep for a Healthier Diet
If you caught my simple swaps for success earlier this month, you know I am a huge advocate for meal planning and prep. No plan is a plan (and choice) to fail. Why is meal planning soooo great? First off, it takes the stress out of what to eat, preparing a meal and feeling good... Continue Reading →
How to Raise Healthy Eaters
As I've mentioned before, I was a dietitian before medical school. I love helping parents feel empowered to raise healthy eaters. So I am BEYOND excited for today's guest post all about this topic! This is such a big topic that it is going to span 2 weeks. Dr. Sarah Fox is going to share... Continue Reading →