Why you should meditate, from a beginner.

Why you should meditate, from a beginner.

I may be an amateur at meditation, but I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally think you should start a practice. When it first occurred me to write this, I thought why should I, as a dietitian, write a blog to encourage or teach anyone else to meditate? And then I realized WHY...
Pediatric Resilience – What a concept!

Pediatric Resilience – What a concept!

Increasingly, the concept of pediatric resilience is being validated through scientific investigation. “The process of developing resilience in children and adolescents has progressively become of particular interest to healthcare professionals and families...
A Call to Action for My Medical Colleagues!

A Call to Action for My Medical Colleagues!

Modern medicine, a system originally designed to fix acute health care problems, now creates more chronic health care problems than helping to solve them. I see the dangers of over-testing and over-prescribing taking place each day in my day-to-day pediatric clinical...
The Obsession with Milks

The Obsession with Milks

Dairy, in its purest form (think milk, cheese, plain yogurt) is a Real Food. Unless someone has a diagnosed dairy allergy or lactose intolerance (symptoms being abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and gas after dairy ingestion), there is no contraindication to consuming it....
What is Acanthosis Nigricans?

What is Acanthosis Nigricans?

Every once in a while, I have a patient come to the clinic with a parent wondering about an unusual rash on the back of their child’s neck. “It looks like dirt, doctor, what can we do?” When I evaluate the rash, I see an area of skin that looks like a thickened stripe...
Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

There is a multi-year construction project happening at the hospital at which I work. This means that sidewalks and pedestrian entrances are blocked off.  While new paths have been created to circumnavigate the construction chaos, they are a bit confusing.  This...
Recipe for Resilience

Recipe for Resilience

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you respond to it.” I love this quote from American football coach, Lou Holtz. I think his words sum up the essence of resilience. Can this quality be taught? Is there a recipe? What are some of the...