Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When Your Doctor is Your Chef

Bloomberg News published a piece today that discusses the movement of doctors learning about healthy cooking and adding this skill to their healthcare toolkit. This is important, because as the obesity and metabolic disease epidemics continue, we realize that relying only on pharmaceuticals is not good medicine. We as physicians, and the broader medical community, owe it to our patients to have the best tools in our toolkits to help prevent and treat disease--including cooking and eating delicious, healthy food.

Delicious, Healthy Meals--Courtesy of @ChefInResidency on Instagram

For more on this, go to Bloomberg News and read "When Your Doctor is Your Chef."

Monday, May 9, 2016

Interview with Stanford Medicine's Scope Blog

Many of you know my story from reading the About the Chef-Doctor  section of the blog or reading Hoda Kotb’s book, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way. However, if you’re a newbie to the site, or you’re curious about some of the things that I’ve been up to lately, check out my most recent interview with Stanford Medicine’s Scope Blog, “I wasn’t afraid to fail at my dream”: A physician-chef discusses her unusual career.”

Also, be sure to check back for the following upcoming posts (by popular demand) on common GI issues: GERD (acid reflux), lactose intolerance and IBS…and more recipes, of course!