Hippocrates, considered as one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, coined the phrase, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” An enlightened statement made somewhere between 460 BC and 370 BC, still rings true today.
According to Drew Ramsey, MD, “Emerging research in the fields of neuroscience and nutrition show that people who eat a diet of modern processed foods have increased levels of depression, anxiety, mood swings, hyperactivity, and a wide variety of other mental and emotional problems.” Findings like this paired with the notoriously hectic schedules of family physicians begs the question, are you what you eat?
Join your peers for the next Wellness Wednesdays session to learn how prioritizing your own wellness, starting with personal nutrition, can make you a happier, healthier, and more effective family physician.
Set for Wednesday, November 15, at 12:15 p.m., free registration is open for members and their care teams to participate in the program. This session is the tenth in an eleven-part webinar series that is dedicated to teaching healthy techniques and practices that will help family physicians become more focused on their own personal wellness.
Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, interim chair and an associate professor in the nutrition department at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, will lead this session. Dr. Barkoukis is also the faculty lead for the JJM Mandel Wellness and Preventative Care Pathway in the School of Medicine.
Wellness Wednesdays is a structured, monthly webinar series that focuses on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine. The series is facilitated by a licensed health care professional, offered free to physician members, and takes place the third Wednesday of each month over the typical lunch hour (12:15 – 1:00 p.m.).
Participants will start each session with a brief overview of the discussion topic and then led through a practical exercise that helps the participant learn through self-exploration and personal awareness. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own insight at the end of the 45-minute program and make connections with their peers who are also interested in wellness and professional satisfaction.
Archives of the previously recorded sessions and resources can be accessed on the OAFP website.
If you have questions about the Wellness Wednesdays program, contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kate Mahler, CAE, or call 800.742.7327.
Reference: Drew Ramsey, MD. Adapted from Eat For Happiness: 5 Rules. Retrieved October 30, 2017, from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/drew-ramsey-md/food-mental-health_b_1703007.html.