I am a doctor and everything I know about food that is worth knowing, I learnt somewhere other than medical school. … More Food is medicine, so why do doctors know so little about food?
Exercise plays a vital part in a healthy, well-balanced life, so to encourage us all to take some time to do it, let’s look at the meaning of and evidence for exercise and ask ourselves: what is the purpose of exercise? … More What is the purpose of exercise?
What is the purpose of exercise? Is it about being firm and strong and attractive or is it about being fit for life? … More The Purpose of Exercise – being fit for life
I read an article (1) recently on the nocebo effect, which is the opposite of the placebo effect. … More The Nocebo Effect
Buzz words abound when it comes to communication – compassion, empathy, sympathy – but what do they all mean? … More Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?
I used to think I was a clever person, but the way I lived my life when I was younger was not so clever, as I did not care for myself at all. … More Can we truly care for other people without caring for ourselves?
I used to think I loved coffee, but now I know I needed it. And now that I no longer need it, I love that I am free of this, one of the many addictions I no longer need to prop me up in life. … More Coffee: Do I love it, or do I need it?
A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that:
“It’s very surprising that the suicide rate among physicians is higher than among those in the military, which is considered a very stressful occupation.” … More Medical training is more stressful than the army
Over the years, I have become quite adept at travelling light.
Not in terms of my bags, which are enormous and filled with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink, but it terms of my body and how it feels. … More Simple tips for travelling light
As we stroll through supermarkets these days, there is usually a whole aisle devoted to ‘health food’ products, most of which contain ‘healthy’ sugar … but is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar? … More Is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar?