Happy Friday, I hope you enjoyed last weeks 5-Point Friday post! I’m playing with subjects week to week.
Hope this post lifts you and motivates you. A little cheer, a little wisdom never hurt anyone.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
2)Health News: This week I gave 3 seminars on the risks of poly-pharmacy. The sessions were well received by attendees and I am currently processing the video versions of these talks and I hope to share with the NRGTRIBE followers in the coming weeks. My research for this talk confirmed my belief that, “Health doesn’t come from a bottle.”
As a teaser, check out this post which served as a primer for the live events.
3)A Year Ago: About this time last year I was writing about the upcoming changes to DEA regulation of hydrocodone. Since that time I’ve seen a huge drop in usage of this heavily prescribed Narcotic. I’ve used the change in regulation to raise awareness to the risk of taking hydrocodone without pursing alternatives. I am continually shocked at how many patients do not realize hydrocodone lowers testosterone, affects brain hormones, and can even lead to greater sensitivity to pain.
4)What I’m reading: Food, Inc—This book continues to reinforce my belief that we must reclaim our right to healthy food. We as a community must recognize food can heal and it can kill. As a physician I am reminded my mission should be to emphasize healthy behaviors and diet…not simply treat symptoms and react to illness.
5)Health Nugget: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprout, Kale, Cabbage and Collard Greens are all Cruciferous vegetables. They have strong positive health benefits. I often recommend them as a nutritional strategy for detoxification and cancer prevention. As a bonus several of them are fairly easy to grow in a fall garden! If you can’t stand eating them….message me below I’ll throw out additional options that give similar benefit!
As always, leave comments, ask questions, share ideas!
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend!
W. Curtis, MD