MIND over Matter: Mental Health in Medical School

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 27% of medical students have depression or show depressive symptoms — ONE-THIRD of medical students — and 11% have suicidal tendencies. In addition, medical students are 5 times more likely to experience depression compared to the general population. But guess what? Only 16% of medical students…

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

{gluten-free, dairy-free} My mother makes the best chocolate chip cookies. But since choosing to go completely gluten/dairy-free 7 months ago, I haven’t really had a decent chocolate chip cookie. My sister decided to take my mother’s recipe and experiment with it until she created the perfect gluten/dairy-free cookie. Of course, a dessert is a dessert. Don’t go eating…

Remedies for a Sore Throat

At the start of winter each year, I get a sore throat and a stuffy nose. And these usually drag a headache along with them. I am not a supporter of popping pills for every little ache and pain though, so I usually weather through it and let my body do what it’s made to…

Crustless Pecan Pie

{gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free} For those of you who don’t know, I do not eat gluten or dairy. Thus, none of my recipes contain either of these ingredients. These restrictions are part of my overall goal to heal my thyroid, which is something I will discuss on my blog in near future. I whipped up my…

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

{gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan} Take me seriously people… these actually taste like buffalo wings. Crispy on the outside; juicy on the inside. Just all sorts of perfect. Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour 1/2 cup water 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp Earth Balance olive oil…

Gross Anatomy in Medical School

My medical school classes are arranged in blocks, rather than traditional semesters. Our first block was heavily focused on cell and molecular biology, prepping us with chemistry, structure, and biology to understand life and cellular processes at the molecular level. In our second block, we took a million steps back to see a bigger picture, concentrating on the…

Scrub Review + Giveaway: EON by Maevn

I love that cute and comfortable scrubs are becoming a thing. Out with the old and frumpy, in with the new fitted, active-wear scrubs! When Maevn contacted me about trying out their EON Collection scrubs, I of course agreed. Maevn Uniforms is an honest Texas-based brand that makes high-quality scrubs and uniforms for medical professionals….