Diabetes

Is lack of sleep making you fat?

I wrote a research paper looking the relationship between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome and this blog is a summary of what I learned. References are listed at the end and can be found on PubMed.

DiabetesMetabolic Syndrome and sleep

Metabolic syndrome is a group of metabolic risk factors used to identify individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease (1).…

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Lessons from India

Lessons from India

While in India for a month, I had to learn a few lessons that I will carry with me in the future.

1. Be proud of yourself

I was the only naturopathic student in my month-long program.  Every other person there was a student in medical school at mainstream colleges, mostly in the US. …

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Pile of post-it notes, top one says "Make things happen!"

Health is key to success

Make things happenWhat do you think is the most important quality of a successful entrepreneur?

Confidence?
Creativity?
Risk taking?

Would you believe that the most important trait is good health?

Not only must entrepreneurs work hard, often for long hours, but also they are usually self-employed, so they do not have an employer subsidized health insurance plan.…

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