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10 Healing Herbs & Spices to Use in Your Kitchen for Physicians

10 Healing Herbs & Spices to Use in Your Kitchen for Physicians
The great ancient Egyptian physician, Imhotep, would have agreed with the father of western medicine, Hippocrates, when he said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  And while medicine has come a long way, in helping with seemingly incurable diseases, many physicians have not incorporated the healing powers within the herbs and spices that we use daily into their practice. Herbs and spices are prime examples of additives, which we take for granted, that contain medicinal properties which are healthy for your body and add flavor to your food.  Many of these spices have anti-microbial properties that...
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11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix

11 Step Burnout Prevention Matrix
Although we physicians know about the condition of stress, we are not immune to its effects. Several studies are now showing that at least 1 in 3 physicians experience symptoms of stress and burnout. What impact does this have? Consequences can include a lowered sense of job satisfaction, a decreased work/life balance, less productivity and conflicts at work and home. Furthermore, stress can impact a physician’s physical health causing insomnia, general tiredness, depression, and anxiety. Sounds terrible right? I don’t think any of us wish this upon anyone. Given the impact, learning how to deal with and reduce stress properly...
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7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar

7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar
On a daily basis, most of us unfortunately see the ill effects that refined sugar has on the population through our patients. As we know, refined sugars are not only inflammatory in nature, but are linked to metabolic diseases as well. With manifestations ranging from tooth decay, to diabetes, weight gain, and even acne, refined sugar is something we can definitely do without for our own personal wellbeing. The most inflammatory sugars are those of a refined nature (white sugar and brown sugar), as their processing depletes any nutritional value, while increasing inflammation in the body. Our bodies just don’t...
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