I recently had a patient ask me, "What is your approach to weight loss?". To this I responded, "I do my best to help people isolate their individual drivers of weight gain." Whenever I give this response, I am hoping that the person across from me smiles and says, "yes, that's what we need!", but instead what I usually get is a blank stare as a response.
It took me years to understand the nature of weight bias and to appreciate the widespread discrimination toward obese individuals. This NYT article highlights the reason I become so passionate about helping obese patients.
This season with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, we experienced challenges communicating with parents when the appropriate time for an athlete to begin strength training would be, and how this process was best undertaken. I think the 6 points in this article can apply not only to ski racing athletes, but to all athletes, so I decided to blog it!
Dr. Ryan Oughtred, ND
Thankfully, there is increased awareness and knowledge about concussions these days. With that increased awareness also comes a lot more questions, and so I thought it would be good time to send out a Concussion Awareness Eblast.