Nutritional Health

Nutrition Tidbits

My office holds clinical meetings once a month. At these, my colleagues and I discuss interesting journal articles, new clinical recommendations, and what we call “clinical pearls.” Clinical pearls are interesting pieces of information or take-home messages that any one of us may have picked…

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Medications

My Love-Hate Relationship with Antibiotics

Antibiotics are amazing. They can save lives. They can prevent horrible complications of infections, like rheumatic heart disease as a complication of strep infection. I prescribe antibiotics regularly. However, I also have many conversations about why I do not recommend antibiotics for various illnesses. I have to say, these conversations…

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Environmental Health

Stop Bugging Me

With warm weather come mosquitos and ticks and reports of various vector-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Dengue,  and Lyme disease. You West Coasters are lucky to have fewer of these pests but the rest of us need to keep up with our bug…

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Nutritional Health, Recipes

Wheat Cereal Receipe

What you need:                                                                                                                                       Cracked wheat… 1 cup                                                                                                                            Water… 3-4 cups                                                                                                                                             A pot                                                                                                                                                   Immersion blender or blender What to do:                                                                                                                                                  Rinse 1 cup of cracked wheat with water. Then place it in 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Bring it to a simmer…

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Nutritional Health, Recipes

Oatmeal Cereal

What you need:                                                                                                                                       Steel cut oats… 1 cup                                                                                                                            Water… 3-4 cups                                                                                                                                             A pot                                                                                                                                                   Immersion blender or blender Option 1… prepare and serve: Rinse 1 cup of steel cut oats with water. Then place it in 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then a simmer. Cover for…

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