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!

Deep Work by Cal Newport on a Kindle

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).

Can Working in Healthcare Change My Gut and Skin Microbiome?

The Microbiome is fascinating, but our knowledge of it is only in its earliest stages. Working in Healthcare, we have a complex relationship with bugs and microbes, antibiotics and probiotics, disease and health. I want to know whether we know if we working in healthcare have changed our microbiomes simply by being at work!