Packing for holidays is an exercise in minimalism with a fun slant – taking only what you need and then, what you want to be spending your holiday time doing.
What about what you left at home? Read on to find out about how packing light can easily get you onto the road to a minimalist lifestyle.
The constant nag to work and strive is something I and others struggle with in our busy and fast paced lives. Holidays are the supposed to be the cure, but this time, I’ve found that gratitude and slow living are more restorative than just taking time away. Read on to find learn more.
I’ve finished the UK’s Foundation Programme! Life has changed gears and I’m excited to get stuck into future opportunities. Read on to find out about how I plan to make the most of this ‘year out’.
The Porridge Experiment: Using a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to test my blood glucose after eating Oats and Peanut Butter for breakfast.
People often worry about high carb meals, high fat meals, or not doing enough exercise. I thought I’d do an experiment that measures my glucose while comparing all three – porridge with and without peanut butter, with rest or exercise. What did the CGM tell me? Read on to find out!
Practical Experiences, Advantages and Limitations of Measuring Blood Glucose using a Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM).
What’s it like using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)?
We’ll explore the practicalities, advantages and limitations of having a Continuous Glucose Monitor placed on your arm or tummy. Is it worth the time, cost and hassle?
Applying Lessons From ‘Deep Work’ By Cal Newport To Medicine And Living (Or How The Way You Work Can Create Greater Performance, Satisfaction And Career Prospects)
I’ve recently read ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport. I think that the book’s message is valuable to everyone, but in this (long) blog, I want to show how employing dedicated Deep Work is essential for a fulfilling career in medicine (and yet is difficult to achieve).
The hospital I am working in is rapidly embracing digital tech to prepare for Covid-19. I wrote a blog, published online with the BMJ, to highlight that there are still some important areas, for example at the end of life, in which we need to improve communication. I am very excited to have had some of my writing featured!!
Read on for my experiences trying to fix my ankle injury – warning, it goes deeper than you’d expect!
My attempt to correlate lifestyle factors with blood glucose using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).
If someone offered you an opportunity to take a peek under the hood of your engine, would you take it? A chance to see the ebb and flow of the body’s physiology throughout the day? To observe the dynamic changes the body’s systems undergo while trying to maintain a steady homeostasis?
That’s exactly what I’m trying to do by using a Continuous Glucose Monitor!
My first job as a junior doctor was in General Surgery. It was a fast paced job and a steep learning curve, and I embraced getting stuck in to difficult medicine and operations. As always, I learned lots about the good and bad sides of medicine and the human condition. Read on to find out more!
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