Gaples Institute

A few months ago, I was chatting with my medical students and we were talking about what we’d like to do with our futures. I told my students about my dream of integrating nutrition and cardiology, and one of the students told me to listen to a podcast by The Curbsiders. In this podcast, they…

Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are literally on everything you buy in a grocery store that is edible, but the problem is that no one really knows how to read them. Sure, you can see how many calories are in a box of Cheez-Its, but how do you know when its too much?  Here’s a quick and dirty…

How do you walk around your grocery store?

Do you walk to the fruits first? Do you walk around the periphery and then go down the aisles? Do you go down every aisle? Your grocery store habits play a role in the types of food that you buy and ultimately what you eat. So here’s a quick and easy way to get around…

Farmer’s Market or Reseller’s Market?

Are you actually supporting your local farmers by going to farmers markets? Turns out, there’s a good chance you aren’t. I always thought when I went to a farmer’s market that I was buying fresh fruits and vegetables that were grown in neighboring areas. I would walk away feeling proud that I supported my local…

Dream Clinic

What a DAYYYYY! Today I was sitting in lecture thinking, “This is all the information I’ve been wanting to learn for so many years!” Don’t worry, I already have 12 other blog posts drafted to share all the wonderful information I learned today. Wellllll, today’s class got me so excited that I wanted to share an…

Are you a SMARTy?

At the end of the day, everyone should ask themselves “Did you eat good, or did you eat well?” Its a question that really makes you reflect on what you ate that day. Whether you tell someone your answer or not, you can be honest with yourself. You can say, “you know what, I did…

What if we could prescribe food instead of meds?

From 2013 – 2014, I was fortunate enough to serve as a member of the Philadelphia Health Corps (PHC). PHC is an AmeriCorps funded program that recruits individuals who were interested in advocacy and healthcare. Together, we served as advocates for medically undeserved communities by volunteering at health centers scattered throughout the city. At our…