I love root vegetables! Roasted up, yeah, that's the good stuff! These are made even better by brushing them with a delicious sauce that takes just a minute to whip up.
I had my first breast thermography scan done six months ago. I have no idea why it's taken me so long to finally do it. The key is to do it before anything suspicious happens (which I did!). And maintain scans annually to see changes in blood flow, lymphatic drainage and nodules to then catch something before it really becomes something. Thermography scans are in, mammograms are out. There is a ton of research out there in case you want to know specifics... you can literally spend all day reading studies.
The reasons why mammograms are no longer the golden standard are vast but here are two important ones:
1. They produce a high amount of false positives
2. They smash and stress some seriously fragile tissues, and if something is there, you absolutely do not want to compress it.
I'm sitting here at the kitchen island looking out at the huge picture window in the kitchen watching a Cat 3 hurricane go by. It's stunning. Nature is absurd. Because I still have power, and nothing that needs to be done (except hurricane party of course- my Floridian readers, you know what I'm talking about), I decided to blog- while the power is still on. So with that I leave you with this delight- Tiramisu Swirl Banana Ice Cream Sheet Cake! I love Tiramisu. It's in my blood. I can't help it. This is a different take: healthier and lighter that mimics the flavors of Tiramisu so delicately.
Ah! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a recipe. There's a whole bunch of reasons why, ultimately life. My energy goes mostly to my job, then balancing that with trying to keep myself healthy and sane. Finding time for myself, my friends, my passions, my family. I've been writing a cookbook, a baby's first foods cookbook with an emphasis on health awareness. I can't wait to share that with you! But in the meantime I'm going to share this- the most delicious summery drink that makes my heart sing! Strawberry Lemonade!
So one of my best friends sent me this amazing article called When Your Friendships Aren't Everything You Hope For, But More Than Enough. And of course I'm crying like a baby because every word in that article hits so close to home. Which then reminded me I have yet to share my photo journal of the trip to visit her with my other friend, who's also my best friend's other best friend. Anyways, I'm rambling. Friendship is everything, truly everything.
Community education is a huge part of what I do in my field as a physician. If I can empower you to take your health into your own hands we're all better for it. I'm always here as support for my patients but if I can encourage one habit it would be to take charge of your health- and that starts with education. Here is a snippet of a handout I created for a class I taught on food labeling. Stay tuned for more, as food labeling is a massive subject to tackle in one class. But here are some fundamentals that I think everyone should know.
For those of you who have not heard of the documentary Vaxxed it highlights the major concerns of the MMR vaccine brought forth by a senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson.
I will not give you my medical nor personal opinion on vaccinations here, however, I will say this: in order to make the best decision, it must be an informed decision.
What’s actually in your Deodorant? Have you ever really thought about it? Here are the reasons why your deodorant and antiperspirants are preventing you from obtaining optimal health and what you can do about it! Learn how to decode the ingredients list of deodorants and find out about safer alternatives for you and your family.
It feels like forever since I've last posted. So much has happened in the last month- for starters, I passed my last medical board!! I can start seeing my own patients as an acupuncture physician specializing in allergy elimination. It has been a very long journey to get exactly where I am right now and it feels so good. As cliche as it may be, nothing feels quite as amazing as knowing this is a result of 7 years of very hard (and stressful) work.
In addition to that, Marc and I started a little side venture called Wild Elk Woodworks. Let me take you back to where it all began!
This soup is simple but has some really definitive and bold flavors that will warm your bones during this chilly weather.
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