September 2010

Learning to be silent

September 29, 2010

“Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.”  ~Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician (~ 500 B.C.) Yesterday was the first day of a weekly meditation session at the medical school. We met in the student lounge and were led through a pre-recorded 10-minute mindfulness meditation. This worked well because 1) it was […]

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How’s your health equation?

September 27, 2010

“Our nation’s food choices have produced a population with widespread chronic illness and health care costs spiraling out of control. You cannot escape from the biological law of cause and effect — food choices are the most significant cause of disease and premature death. We cannot win the war on these diseases by putting more […]

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Medical miseducation

September 23, 2010

If there was ever a time when doctors need to be as handy with a peeling knife as they are with a scalpel, this may be it. The draft version of the federal government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines, which will be formally released in December, identifies obesity as the nation’s greatest public-health threat. It also notes […]

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