Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fed Up, And Not Being Fed

Truth is...

I work in a disease management system with absolutely no concern for or interest in health.
We are being fed by a system that doesn't know jack about nutrition.

Medical education is lacking in quality nutrition knowledge dissemination and it makes no sense.
The GI tract ("gut") and it's microbiome are key to our immune system and produce a multitude of health promoting benefits and substances. There is a GI/brain axis of communication that we neglect as a cause/effect of ill health. We can't event begin to prevent disease without gut/food focus.

I'm fed up and formally ill fed.



Thursday, February 14, 2019

Do the Right Thing


Sometimes... You just have to do what it right.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Life

... could be healthier

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Learning from Others

Just do it. Whatever "it" is…stop contemplating and take the leap. It's liberating (and scary) but might be one of the best decisions of your life.

You can make any dream a reality- sometimes it just takes a lot of courage. Although not always easy or predictable, we get to choose the life we want to live.

Driving in the slow lane is OK and probably smart.

Showering is overrated.

We don't need a lot of "stuff" to live. Minimalism is liberating.

Learn to love going potty outside.

The best road trips have no destination. If you're curious where a road leads, take it. You can always turn around

Location independence is the greatest gift imaginable.

When do we leave?

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Small Changes With Great Impact

Meditate
Pushups
Veggies
Journal Writing
De-clutter & clean
Spend less, cut costs
Go for a walk
Reach out to people
Replace negative thinking patterns with gratitude
Do random acts of kindness for others
Sleep & wake a little earlier

Simple but not easy.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's go!

I can't imagine a week with greater losses.

A tour of the National Parks, by car, for however long it takes....

yes, please!


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Friday, February 9, 2018

Elephant in the Room

Elephant and the Men
Hindoo Fable
by J. Saxe (1816-'87)

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake: "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. "What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain," quoth he; "'Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!

The Moral: So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dishonesty Undermines Medicine

An element in the medical mess that is around us today is dishonesty — an embarrassment that pervades healthcare and undermines its core values of truth, integrity, philanthropy, and altruism.

Without question, dishonesty comes in all shades, and at times it can be a matter of interpretation. That said, dishonesty encompasses any form of professional or academic misconduct, including fraud, deceit, cheating, lying, shirking responsibility, abuse of authority, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, alteration of medical records, forgery, false representation, and knowingly assisting another person in dishonest acts. It's also a violation of every university, college and program "honor code".

Why then are students surprised when the are caught and confronted?
Stunning. Unfortunate.