Mmm... big warming bowl of roasted Kabocha Squash bone broth soup topped with coconut milk, pomegranate seeds and home toasted pepitas. Rich in fiber, omega-3 rich fats, and gut-restoring proteins, this week’s @soma_nutrition soup gives me all the feels!
#proud. This is what this award means not just to me but to the community and the Life Learning Center. Proud to volunteer my time every week to the members and candidates of the program. Proud to help the community in some small way, and proud to have the opportunity to teach others about lifelong health habits. Medicine is a huge part of it, but underlying that are daily behaviors that propel us forward or backward on the continuum of health. I’m humbled to be recognized - I don’t feel worthy enough. . In addition to my earlier post I mentioned school news I wanted to share. I’m realizing how difficult my path may be towards creating the vision I want in primary care. While my professor’s response to my consultatory practice and presentation wasn’t negative, at all, admittedly she had a tough time wrapping her mind around the concept because current medical culture doesn’t emphasize primary prevention as nearly as much. Therefore, there were concerns on financial viability and insurance coverage because there isn’t a huge payout for clinicians in this arena unless they add in some sexy gadget or pill. . I say this because it’s easy to sulk and think it’s non-profitable or worth the effort, and I did feel discouraged initially when I first read the comments. What’s not to understand, though? Why shouldn’t we be doing this more often in healthcare? It’s frustrating because we know the positive impact it would have on patient outcomes and overall statistics. I stand behind my values and mission on patient empowerment, and won’t stand to compromise that. It’s just going to take some strong convictions to pave the way. . Again, I can’t be more grateful to those who have trusted me thus far and the vision. This award helped affirm why it’s desperately needed.