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Weekend Reading, 11.17.13

November 17, 2013
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Hi all. Hope you’ve had nice weekends so far. I’m sorry to be posting these links so late, but I hope they might give you some good reading material as you charge into the work week!

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Vaccinated, Revisited. Veganism and Vaccines.

January 16, 2013

It’s flu season. And it’s a very bad flu season at that. In light of this, I thought it would be a good time to revisit last year’s controversial post on my choice to get the flu vaccine. Many of you may have read about Carla Brock, a nurse in Springfield Missouri, was fired for […]

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Take Back Your Health

October 22, 2011
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A few months ago, I offered one ticket to a conference called Take Back Your Health, which featured a number of prominent health experts. Among them was Joel Fuhrman, the father of “nutritarianism” (a philosophy that emphasizes a high density of micronutrients and low density of calories). Today, I got to attend the conference with […]

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Vaccinated

October 13, 2011
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Every Tuesday, I spend my afternoon volunteering at Georgetown University’s Teaching Hospital. Most of the work I do is in pediatric oncology and hematology, though I also spend time in the transplant unit and working for the hospital’s child life program, which ensure sthat the hospital’s younger patients have the most comfortable hospital stay possible. […]

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Reader’s Report: Mind-Body Medicine

June 10, 2011
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If you ever decide to work in book publishing, you’ll be asked in your very first job interview (and all the ones that follow) to write a “reader’s report” on a non-fiction proposal or a novel. What the editor you’re hoping to work for is trying to do is figure out what kind of reader […]

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Elise on Making Medicine and Lifestyle Choices Work Together

February 17, 2011
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A couple of months ago, I wrote a slightly controversial post about an article I’d read about another blogger who had abandoned the raw diet after a short lived, 100% raw experiment. Her own post was meant to sum up the reasons she explored raw in the first place, and why she believed it wasn’t […]

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