This is my first blog back – and it’s about how I plan to write blogs more regularly! Life’s been busy and time has swept away, but I’ve missed writing and want to return to it. How can we use the SMART tool to understand what stops me, or helps me, to write better?
I recently treated a lovely 45 year old female patient who had arrived in the ambulatory care department. As I flicked through her triage notes in preparation for our consultation, … Continue reading Acute on Chronic – Lifestyle Medicine
In conversation, a friend brought up the concept of ‘Sustained Health Engineering’. Thanks Tommy and NBT! In my opinion, ‘Sustained Health Engineering’ is a healthcare model that emphasises the patient. … Continue reading Sustained Health Engineering
Lifestyle medicine is the growing ‘movement’ to improve health by promoting an understanding of the wider causes of disease, such as food, exercise, environment, community and stress, etc. Lifestyle medicine … Continue reading Is ‘Lifestyle Medicine’ effective? Considering The Wider Determinants of Disease.
Salt and Skin Often, good thoughts come together when I run. This morning when I started to climb the hill to the house I tasted the sweat that was beading … Continue reading Salt and Skin
I am writing this from the comfort of a little wooden cabin in Cornwall, on the plot of land where my family’s holiday bungalow used to sit. I am here … Continue reading Do we still have Winter?
As I sit here writing this, I am sore all over. Last night I joined my younger brother, a keen Judoka, at one of his routine training sessions. I … Continue reading Overcoming Injury
Yesterday evening (Wednesday) I loaded up BBC iPlayer to watch the first episode of the new ‘Doctor in the House’ series. In this programme, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a GP in … Continue reading The Power of a Doctor on Social Media
You are home to trillions of bacteria. Before you say ‘Yuck’ and douse yourself in Dettol – Wait! The BMJ recently released a ‘State of the Art Review’ focusing on … Continue reading Mind your Microbiome (and maximise it).
This post is trying to convince YOU to get involved with a project that I came up with while studying procrastinating at my desk. – It is based upon the … Continue reading #MedicineForStudents
In late 2016, I had the pleasure of introducing an audience of doctors, medical students, physiotherapists and podiatrists to the The Barefoot Medicine Clinic. Two fantastic speakers were in session: … Continue reading The Barefoot Medicine Clinic
This groundbreaking talk was thrust upon me by my Facebook Newsfeed with high recommendations. I now recommend it with equal enthusiasm to you. The speaker, Professor Salim Yusuf, is the current … Continue reading Change of heart regarding diet and disease.