Month: October 2017

Fitting in Fitness: Hacking a Home Workout 

Fitting in Fitness: Hacking a Home Workout 

I am not an inherently even-keeled human being. Heck, I can’t even say that I’m always emotionally stable. A lot of ingredients and elbow grease help create and maintain my (currently) pretty high-functioning professional persona.  One REALLY important ingredient is activity. I move around as […]

A proper childhood involves dirt. Lots of dirt. 

A proper childhood involves dirt. Lots of dirt. 

Anyone who’s been to our house knows we have a high tolerance for filth. The bathrooms smell like the urinals at a sports arena, and not uncommonly there’s poop and/or vomit somewhere where it’s not supposed to be. On a good day we only have […]

Can’t Sleep? Sharing a psychiatrist’s advice

Can’t Sleep? Sharing a psychiatrist’s advice

I feel sooooo much better when I get a decent night’s sleep. Doesn’t everyone? But we’re experiencing an epidemic of chronic sleep deprivation. Chronic lack of sleep contributes to many medical problems from mood to metabolic disorders. Seriously, when I have a patient who is […]

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

I know very well that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the ideal everyday-for-life diet. Hubby and I cook and enjoy a vegetarian meal about three or four nights a week, sometimes more. Heck, we get excited about things like brussel sprouts and broccoli rabbe.  But […]

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

I rarely get to the gym, and when I do get there, I’m on a tight schedule. So I want the biggest cardiovascular benefit and most calorie burn in the least amount of time. Plus, I’m a Type A, perpetually multitasking, frighteningly nerdy medical professional… […]

Breakfast, anyone?

Breakfast, anyone?

My breakfast was recently featured over on Harvard Health Blog. Seriously, it is my usual breakfast, sitting on my desk. I was inspired to write the post as I’ve had a fair number of patients ask me what I eat, and this very, very simple […]

Sharing a pediatrician’s post: Breast is Best…Unless it’s Not

Sharing a pediatrician’s post: Breast is Best…Unless it’s Not

Oh, man, did I struggle with breastfeeding. I’ve written about my personal pain, struggle, and small temporary success, and I’ve reflected on the whole experience. Yes, breast milk is definitely, without a doubt, the healthiest option for an infant… when there is that option. For […]

Again? And what can/ should I do about it?

Again? And what can/ should I do about it?

Yes, I could write about the horror and tragedy of yet another senseless massacre on American soil.  But what really gets me is why this is allowed to keep happening.  I had a clue when I was originally considering offering to cover this topic for […]