By a mom who happens to be a doc with an entrepreneurial spirit

Author: Michelle

Improving the world by helping others : the case for volunteering
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Improving the world by helping others : the case for volunteering

Helping others to the best of your abilities   At some point in our lives, I believe we all think about the bigger picture. We get out of ourselves and consider how we can help this world become a bit better, improving the world by […]

Take control of ear pressure and pain when traveling

Take control of ear pressure and pain when traveling

Afraid of getting on the plane with your head cold?   This summer I’ve been traveling quite a bit, some of it for fun, some for work and volunteering. All the air travel and sleep loss likely weakened my immune system and I ended up […]

Is being a doctor worth the struggle? Here is this physician’s opinion

Is being a doctor worth the struggle? Here is this physician’s opinion

  Such hard questions..   I am often asked, by both new and old friends, about being a physician. Is being a doctor worth the struggle? How do you like it? Would you do it again? These are such loaded questions for me. To be […]

Let’s talk about carbs, glycemic index and finally understand health implications of sugar levels

Let’s talk about carbs, glycemic index and finally understand health implications of sugar levels

When being sweet is not a good thing: understand health implications of sugar levels in our body     It’s no secret: we live in a carbohydrate heavy society. Since a young age, we learn that carbs are our friends and healthy. In 1977, the US […]

Easy tips for happy and healthy travel on your next vacation

Easy tips for happy and healthy travel on your next vacation

Stay healthy while away   Last week I had the opportunity to take a little time off and get away for a few days. We went to LA and stayed at a lovely Airbnb in Venice beach, California. Summer often has us traveling and enjoying […]

Keto diet: health panacea or possible trouble maker?

Keto diet: health panacea or possible trouble maker?

The keto diet and health: what is the evidence ?   These days, it seems to me, everywhere you turn there is a new diet fad going around. Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about the ketogenic, or keto diet being the new panacea […]

Emotion versus logic in medicine: where do physicians draw the line?

Emotion versus logic in medicine: where do physicians draw the line?

Reflections on death, emotions and logic in medicine   It’s 9:30 am on a Wednesday, I get on the elevator and I hear a man, in his 40’s, having a conversation on his cell. He says: “He had a brain bleed yesterday and they had […]

With so many options, what are my favorite superfoods and why?

With so many options, what are my favorite superfoods and why?

Everyone is talking about their favorite superfoods   Superfoods. They seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary. For the last few years, it seems a new superfood comes along every few months.  Lately, I feel almost all fruits, vegetables and spices are a superfoods 😂! While […]

Ready to start a healthy habit? Here is how you can make it happen.

Ready to start a healthy habit? Here is how you can make it happen.

Making change happen   Ahhhh change. It comes so hard to all of us! Forming a new healthy habit can be as elusive as that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow 😉.   Of course, there is much variability. Some behaviors are […]

Confused by so many skin care options? Let’s talk about essential skin care.

Confused by so many skin care options? Let’s talk about essential skin care.

Essential skin care products   Time waits for no one. This includes our skin 😟. The beauty and skin care industry know this well. Hence, it is a billion-dollar monster that continues to grow in large part thanks to us gals 😬. With so many […]