Back to the blog, and just the blog!

Back to the blog!

This is a more personal blog post to explain the 9 months of silence on this blog and what I plan for it.

In July, I stopped writing here after reconsidering my career as a medical doctor in the USA. This happened at the beginning of a second pregnancy, a time in a woman’s life during which a lot of reflections occur.

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What to begin with when you want to eat healthier?

What to begin with when you want to eat healthier?

It’s often that I see on Facebook women asking around what they should begin with to eat healthier. I saw some comments from other women, some very good, some very questionable. Instead of writing a small comment there, I decided to make a video to answer the question.

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A case study: the « real » mayonnaise

A case study: the « real » mayonnaise

Yesterday, during Memorial day, we had lunch at my family’s place. Homemade quinoa salad, lots of fruits. That was good. We also had hamburgers. And I had a look at the mayonnaise tube. Someone told me: « Look, it’s good, it’s made with real mayonnaise… » So I began to read more on the package and want to share my thoughts with you about food package reading and translating.

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Should you take a multivitamin supplement?

Should you take a multivitamin supplement?

A recent personal history.

This week I went to the doctor to get all the results of my « comprehensive first consultation ». I went to the doctor with 2 questions.  But before I even saw the doctor on the first consultation, some assistants took me blood, did some sonograms of my arteries, had a look on my thyroid even if it wasn’t included in the « comprehensive » tests. My first impression was that it was prevention, or should I say screening, for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cholesterol… At first, I thought it might be a good idea in a place where 2/3 of the population is overweight, though being lean and « only » 36 years old, I don’t consider myself at risk yet.

Then I went back for the results. My arteries are fine, as is my heart, my blood sugar (though I told them that I forgot to fast on that morning) and all my cholesterol tests.
I discovered the blood tests results. And every number was normal according to the lab. But according to the nurse, I was low on some of them. And she suggested me to get some vitamins like this, some hormones like that. It would help my energy level. But I don’t have any fatigue. When she understood that I wasn’t ready to take any supplement, she tried to give me some nutritional advice: lower my animal fat intake (well, I’m nearly vegetarian, should I become vegan???), take some fish oil (isn’t it a kind of animal fat?) and maybe eat more animal food to improve my B12 vitamin level…

At the end of the consultation, I didn’t get any answer to my 2 questions, I got 3 new health problems, and no clear recommendation taking my lifestyle into consideration.

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How to boost your immune system!

Infographic: How to boost your immune system and get through the winter’s infections.

Winter can be tough with all the encountered viruses. Even when the winter is not so cold as in Texas this year, it still can be challenging. Discover 5 ways to boost your immune system at a glance in this infographic.

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