Getting geared up to head into a month of night shifts starting tonight. I love working on the labor and delivery floor (young healthy women patients, babies entering the world, new patients to recruit into my outpatient clinic)… but will admit I’m dreading the coming month of exhaustion and loss of routine.
Sleep deprivation, stressful shifts, irregular eating, and overcaffeination is a pretty good recipe for inflammation and illness.
This means I need to be especially careful with what I put into my body. I printed this anti-inflammatory food pyramid and tacked it to my fridge:
This is my favorite food pyramid so far, what do you think?
Today I spent in as much anti-inflammatory mode as possible (especially needed after a slightly crazy fun late night out anoche)… yoga, cooking and prepping brown rice for the week, napping, reading in the sun, and stocking up on superfoods: