Tonight was one of my favorite nights in a while. Daniel isn’t the greatest napper at school and he was super tired when he got home. What was supposed to just be the usual early evening nursing session turned into the sweetest and most cuddly 1.5 hour chest nap he’s taken in a while. Even at the risk of messing up his bedtime I let him sleep on me as long as he needed to...and somehow after he woke up, i felt so rested and reset too. After a busy day for both of us it felt so peaceful to just sit in the glider snuggling his warm little squishy self, long after the sun went down and I sat in the dark. I hope I always remember moments like these 💗 Being away from your kids all day at work is hard no matter what type of job you have - this one’s for the working parents 🙌🏼
Pic is from a few weeks ago having fun at the pumpkin patch! 🎃
@starbucks pls sponsor me ☕️😉
On a real note these past few weeks have been really challenging for me. We’ve had tests and quizzes back to back to back and it’s felt almost impossible to keep up with everything. I found myself falling behind with lectures and it’s taken me a while to catch back up and feel comfortable with the material and I’m still not totally there yet!🙆🏻♀️
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about one of my favorite sayings and I want to share it with you all:
🔆Never save anything for tomorrow that you can do today🔆
I heard this a long time ago and whenever I feel myself thinking “oh I’ll just do this tomorrow” I think about my tomorrow self and how happy she’d be if I already had it done! It’s so easy to fall into the trap of procrastination, but I promise you will feel so much better if you stay on top of things and end each day completing as many tasks as you’re capable of ✔️✔️ #Medicalstudent#medicalschool#medschool#dentalschool#pastudent#medstudentlife#study#doctor#physician#do#md#medicalstudentlife#physicianassistant#ptstudent#otstudent#ptschool
What better way to spend the day? Work a busy morning then get surprised by the hubs with a picnic lunch on the beach...still in #scrubs and clogs no less. Taking a little time to reflect on all we have and all that has been sacrificed for our freedom.
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Pain, Blood Sugar and Lowered Sense of Well-Being Relief “Hi All, so my story is as follows: I have a history of blood sugar issues, anxiousness and back problems.
After 3 weeks on 1500 MG CBD 20 drops am & pm my A1C dropped from 8.4 to 5.6, blood sugar 133 to 89. Lowered sense of well-being gone. (SO ARE BIG PHARMA PILLS)
The second part of my story I've been active in martial arts for many years, & I have slipped discs, torn labrum in my shoulder and my knees have been getting worse. However this baby boomer is able to work out 4-5 days a week with almost no pain, thanks to CBD. I just recently tried the 10xPure X 500 & like WoW I can compete with the 30 year olds....CTFO CBD ROCKS!!!!”
Fired up from this year’s Indeed Wellness (Corporate Wellness) staff retreat. I serve as the Medical Director and this weekend our team did an in service training in NY’s “Mountain of Memories”. I conducted a “Nourish: Food as Medicine” dinner workshop. It was an opportunity to explain the health benefits of food as well as enjoy both preparing and eating a meal together. 🧡
One aspect of food as medicine is adding herbs and spices! 🌿 There are so many health benefits with botanical medicine in the form of culinary herbs! We incorporated turmeric & ginger; my top herbs as they are potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial medicine. 💥
What’s your favorite culinary herb? 👩🏼🍳🌱
We also had a movement session including morning yoga & other behavior change models for healthcare discussions. Thankful for an opportunity to work in this capacity and to enjoy New York, even with a bit of snow. ❄️
What advice can I give to help protect your spine that you haven’t heard (repeatedly) from your mother?
Seriously, most of the best advice to protect your spine come from your parents: don’t slouch, bring your work closer to you, stop when you feel pain – recognize any of this?
Let me give you two tips that may help you today:
#1 – do as your mom says and practice good posture; and
#2 – avoid excessive amounts of exercise that involve high impact on your spine, knees, hips and joints. Include in this: too many sessions long distance running or too much cross-fit exercise.
Bad posture puts weight and pressure on your spine that can create herniations and strain. High impact exercises can wear down and compress your disks and/or herniate your disks, leaving your spine to rest bone on bone—which is incredibly painful. So GIVE YOUR BODY A BREAK!
Disclaimer: Not everyone is a candidate for Artificial Disc Replacement surgery. Only an experienced healthcare professional can assess whether you are an appropriate candidate for this procedure. Please call our office at 310-385-7766 or email email@example.com to schedule a consultation.
Don’t be a DOCTOR for the money. No salary is worth leaving your Family at 3 A.M to take care of patients. You have to love MEDICINE!
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Am I a doctor, a researcher, a yogi, a runner, or an indian-American woman? .👉🏼swipe right!
Actually, I am ALL those things. And for the longest time I thought I had to choose. I thought about this today as I was running - an activity I had loved for years but IMMEDIATELY gave up when I began yoga because I thought I couldn’t be both. When I ran, it wold feel stiff and couldn’t touch my toes, and I was already so bad at yoga that taking any step backs was unacceptable. So I stopped - for 4 years. I recently took it up again, and to my amAzement it didn’t affect my yoga! In fact it was the perfect accompaniment to my workout life. I also thought for the longest time that social media for me was purely an outlet for yoga, but over the past few months I have been finding my voice in both the medical and yoga spheres. I can’t say I do it gracefully, but to limit myself to one voice would be dishonest and untrue to myself.
It’s amazing how seemingly simple things can come into your life and radically change it for the better. Yoga led me on a path to discover my roots as an Indian-American woman, embracing my heritage while looking forward my my future in America. I was so disconnected from my roots I did not even see myself as an Indian. To the point where my college essay was titled “whitewashed” (how did I get into UPenn again?!). But I no longer hide from my roots - because I hope to pass along at least a little bit to my children one day. .
The point is - I am all these things. My name is Anita Patel - DOCTOR Anita Patel - and I am proud of who I am today, and the Many facets that come together to make me, ME. Thank you @nabeelapatail and @doctoranddancer for inspiring me to look within myself, and embrace everything that is me. Tagging some friends in social media land in hopes they will share who they truly are!
Also thank you to @koihappiness for this beautiful white coat - a woman run and lead company I am PROUD to support!
Here’s to all the volunteer hours I put in as I considered and then applied to medical school! 👩🏻⚕️⠀⠀
I save all my badges from all my schools, hospitals and volunteer shifts. This one was too funny not to share -⠀⠀
I used to live in Minneapolis and first thought of going to medical school here. I volunteered at the hospital where I had had an important ear surgery.⠀⠀
I left Minneapolis for California, thinking I'd never return (I mean, winters....❄️😭)⠀⠀
But then I met a guy from the midwest, and Minneapolis again returned on my radar.⠀⠀
Now I work at the same hospital I volunteered at so many years ago! ⠀⠀
CBD for Parkinson's 🤔👨⚕️👩⚕️
Parkinson is a degenerative disease that mainly affects the central nervous system. At the cellular level is characterized by the destruction of dopamine producing cells, essential neurotransmitter for motor function, causing involuntary movements known as dyskinesia, among others.
Dopamine producing cells are located in the reticulated part of substance black of the brain, area where some cannabinoids receptors are also grouped. Due to this is that CBD can have effect, as it reduces the dyskinesia induced by l-Dopa, improves body stiffness and allows greater engine control in general. That is why patients treated with cannabidiol refer a great improvement in their quality of life.
The current treatment used in traditional medicine can produce side effects such as dementia, depression and cognitive impairment. However, clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBD as a treatment for Parkinson without producing disorders that derive from traditional medication where their findings aim to improve the quality of life through the use of CBD without psychiatric effects.
Researchers from the department of neurology of the ran medical center of Israel conducted a study in 2014 a small scale and open label in 22 patients suffering from Parkinson's.
Patients who consumed CBD, were evaluated at the starting point and 30 minutes after having consumed cbd using a series of scales, the unified scale by Parkinson's, similar visual scales of the current pain intensity and the pain questionnaire Mcgill.
Researchers observed a general improvement in the engine symptoms at 30 minutes of having consumed CBD. They claim to have observed, in addition, very evident improvements in tremors, stiffness and bradykinesia. They also experienced a reduction in the severity of pain and improvements in sleep.
Also, other tests ensure that there is scientific evidence that indicates that cannabinoids have a therapeutic value in some disorders associated with the movement thanks to the reduction of dyskinesia, some forms of tremor and dystonia induced by l-dopa in Parkinson's disease, and They could contribute to the decrease in tics in Tourette's.
For our second #MeetUsMonday we are introducing Monika Halas, MD our Vice President!
What inspires you to keep going?
Being a doctor demands that you to keep on track and learn everyday for the rest of your life. That is why I love medicine - because it constantly changes and new discoveries are being made daily. I am so happy and inspired that I can be a part of this.
Medicine is my passion; when you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.
Tea or Coffee?
Definitely Coffee. -
If you could have brunch with anyone, who would it be ?
I have three, no excuses! Leonardo Da Vinci, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Irena Sendlerowa. Sorry, four - Wisława Szymborska. Actually, there are so many inspiring people that had lived, I would with no problem filling my Sunday brunch schedule for the next 50 years.
If you were not a physician, who would you be ?
Archeologist. Marine Biologist. Art Historian. Ice-skater. MBA. Physicist.
Stop, I still want to do most of them. -
Scrubs or Clinic Wear?
Scrubs. Feels like second skin ;) -
Last article you read ?
Scientific: “Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Nonobstructive, Labile, and Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
Non-medical: “Echoes of World War I“ by National Geographic
What would be your one piece of advice ?
Dream big, set goals, go for it, and never ever give up.
It all starts with courage to take the first step. So my biggest advice- be brave. -
Fun fact about yourself ?
I have a secret superpower, which unfortunately is not that useful - I know every country flag all over the world. Some people may consider it funny, but I am very proud of it - I am running a “Renaissance Woman”Project - in my life I want to learn, see and experience everything that the world has to offer - the northern lights, waterfalls, tropical rain, sunset next to pyramids. I want to visit every interesting and important museum, read at least one book of each Noble Price Literature Winner, see every Oscar movie, dance all night, speak at least 10 languages, read all of Shakespeare’s work, and so much more!
CBD for bipolar disorder 🤪😞👨⚕️
Bipolar disorder is a well-known mental illness that many undiagnosed subjects fail to understand. Although pharmaceutical drugs and psychotherapy are the primary treatments for this disease, scientists are increasingly developing research to assess the effects of CBD on different types of bipolar disorders.
Bipolar disorder manifests itself in four variants, but all types share certain characteristics. Also known as manic-depressive psychosis, the basic pillar of this disease revolves around unusual episodes of energy and ecstasy, known as mania. In contrast, a very low mood, fatigue and despair are signs of another symptom: depressive episodes.
Although it has been discovered that cannabis can reproduce the symptoms of some psychiatric disorders temporarily, there is no evidence to suggest that its use causes mental illness. In bipolar patients, the effects of CBD depend on the type of disorder, as well as the habits of consumption, the physical state of the patient and other important factors.
Researchers advocate that cannabis is beneficial for the treatment of bipolar disorders and focus on the effects of cannabinoids such as CBD, on the human endocannabinoid system.
When we consume CBD, it adheres to endocannabinoid receptors type CB1 and CB2 in different parts of the body and has the ability to produce mood-stabilizing effects.
A study conducted at the University of Oslo in 2010, analyzed the effects of CBD on the neurocognitive functioning of 133 patients. The results were hopeful, concluding that there was sufficient evidence to support this theory, but more exhaustive research will be necessary to take advantage of its positive implications.
Cannabis use in bipolar patients is higher than average. This reflects their desire to relieve depression or recover from a manic episode. Although some anecdotal studies have shown how participants noticed an improvement thanks to the sedative effects of CBD.
However, many patients reject stabilizing mood medications because they limit their senses and creativity. For these patients, discovering a natural alternative like CBD oil that does not induce these side effects works.
✨ I had a lot of questions about how botox works yesterday. This slide is a repost that explains the mechanism of botox really well. I'll also share my previous slides on botox in my stories and add a question sticker. Will answer all your questions over the next two days in my stories! ♥️
Repost @cosmedocs. Botulinum toxin is a poison and yet over 6 MILLION treatments are carried out every year.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When our muscles contract our nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine, at the junction where our nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle to contract.
Botulinum toxin is able to BLOCK the release of Acetylcholine, so our muscle cells can no longer contract...this is when people may see their wrinkles relax if treating facial muscles. (For a little more detail...its ability to block is by cleaving snare proteins essential for Acetylcholine to be released to the muscle receptors.) Although most people are aware of the aesthetic uses of toxin, there are an extraordinary number of medical uses....chronic migraine, overactive bladder, excessive sweating, cerebral palsy, muscle spasms, strabismus (crossed eyes)...and love it or hate it, the truth is that more and more uses of this drug are still being discovered.