Nutrition Science + Summer Reading for Doctors

Nutrition Science + Summer Reading for Doctors

Hope you’re having a great summer.

I recently took an in-depth nutrition course through the Stanford Center for Health Education – Nutrition Science.

The eight-week course taught me to:

  • Understand the classes of nutrients, including the role of micronutrients and macronutrients in the body.
  • Identify the foundational science underlying nutrition and the politics involved in establishing nutritional guidelines.
  • Critique the validity of food and nutrition claims.
  • Relate diet to health and disease outcomes.
  • Develop a nutrition plan.

The course was excellent and informative and highly recommend it to any doctor or practitioner to enhance their knowledge and help their patients beyond their current specialties.

What courses have you taken recently that have been helpful to you?

Please let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you all my best,

Founder, CenterPoint Radiation Oncology

National Men’s Health Month

This month is all about encouraging the men in your life (including you, men out there!) to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, working to prevent disease, and getting the proper screenings.

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Pandemic life has significantly influenced this shift in priorities. The emphasis on work-life balance can also be seen in the 2022 survey’s second most important factor for new physicians, with 83% of respondents prioritizing work schedule or location second.

SUMMER READING

I came across a Summer Reading List for Doctors that would be good summer reads for me and here is one I want to check out:

In The First Cell, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society mistreat cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, The First Cell explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Indeed, Raza describes how she bore the terrible burden of being her own husband’s oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia. Like When Breath Becomes Air, The First Cell is no ordinary book of medicine, but a book of wisdom and grace by an author who has devoted her life to making the unbearable easier to bear.

What are you reading this summer? Do you have any books for doctors by doctors that I should check out? Please share!

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