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An ER Doctor’s Simple First-Step Solutions to Save Healthcare in America

I recently sat on a healthcare panel at Trinity University as part of the Centene REACH symposium. It’s always eye-opening to hear clinicians and non-clinicians passionately debate as to what is wrong with health care. Pretty much it was what you would expect. Everybody pointing at everybody else and a few misguided solutions. Seems like there is a lot of this going on lately. I walked away feeling a bit dejected because it is clear that in a room full of executives and health care policy makers in matching blue blazers, red ties, and sensible pantsuits, there is a huge dearth of understanding when it comes to human behavior, and it is human behavior that drives health care costs. Perhaps that’s what happens when the majority of people in charge don’t actually sit in ERs, or work in clinics, or provide mental health counselling to homeless schizophrenics, or have to tell someone they have cancer and that they should get their things in order. You can’t develop that worldview by just sitting in a committee.

9 days

Protein: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong

Sequential, societal trends in which first dietary fat and then dietary carbohydrate were vilified during recent decades have left dietary protein under an implied halo. The resulting infatuation is naïve, over-simplified, misguided, and misleading. Other than that- it’s perfect.

12 days

How Satellites Communicate With Earth and Each Other

As of the beginning of 2019, nearly 5,000 satellites are orbiting our planet out of 8,300 objects launched into space since 1957. It takes careful planning and communication between these devices to keep them from crashing into one another, or back to the ground. How do satellites communicate with one another and how do they talk to home base here on Earth?

15 days

On and Beyond The Ethics of Eating Animals

My intent, as advertised, is to reflect on the ethics of animals, including our own variety, eating other animals. My further intent is to ruminate on the practical ramifications of the pertinent choices we make as the planet’s supreme apex omnivore, which I will argue reside substantially beyond the dominion of ethics altogether.

16 days

Creating Lifelong Health Changes

I often get asked what I think are the most important aspects of creating lifelong health changes.

18 days

3 Reasons Why You Should Drink Chicory Root

Being someone who loves coffee, chicory root has been an incredible addition to my daily routine. For me personally, I enjoy the comforting feeling of drinking coffee, but when I drink it everyday it makes it difficult for me to sleep, makes me more anxious, and makes me more fatigue during the day. Discovering chicory root was a gamechanger. It has a coffee-like taste, with an incredible list of health benefits.

20 days

The Sickcare Quadratic Equation

Do you remember solving quadratic equations? A quadratic equation is an equation of the second degree, meaning it contains at least one term that is squared. The standard form is ax² + bx + c = 0 with a, b, and c being constants, or numerical coefficients, and x is an unknown variable. One absolute rule is that the first constant "a" cannot be a zero.