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Why I hate doctors who hate integrative medicine

I just came across this post that I wrote a couple years ago (back when I was still planning to go to medical school- heh), but never published. Reading it got me feelin’ all rant-y again, so I figured I may as well publish it now!

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I was looking into alternative medicine-friendly medical schools and stumbled upon this post by a guy who seems pretty peeved that the University of Toronto is adding a “Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine” to their medical school. Sometimes I get so immersed in the land of nutritional therapy and functional medicine that I completely forget how hostile some people can be towards alternative therapies, but you can bet that when I’m reminded of that hostility, I go into full-on rant mode. Read more →

Something. And food.

I have a bad tendency of being a very all-or-nothing person. This is one of many reasons that I never blog, because I don’t usually have time apart from work and school to actually write anything good and interesting and that conveys at least moderately valuable information.

But I have way too many writing topics in my “Idea Stash” word doc and my “Blog” note on my iPhone and the “I must learn about this and tell the people” corner of my brain that are clamoring for attention, so I’ve decided I really need to get in the habit of blogging regularly. Like, actually.

So, starting now, I will publish something at least once per week. Hence, this post. It’s definitely not all, but it’s not nothing either. It’s something. Yay for creating habits!

Also, I may as well share with you some of the amazing eats I’ve had recently.

 

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I cooked this fancy-looking lunch a couple days ago, and it was amazing. It’s bluefish (which is the cheapest wild-caught fresh fish at Whole Foods) with chimichurri and sweet potato hash browns. I used Melissa Joulwan’s chimichurri recipe (here), and it was so good that I might just start putting it on everything.

For the hash browns, I just diced a sweet potato up really small and sautéed it in avocado oil with salt. Really tasty.

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And this is the even fancier lunch I made myself today, which was also delicious. There’s Thai Basil Beef, which I made roughly following another one of Melissa’s recipes (here). I left out the green beans, added fish sauce and tamari in place of the coconut aminos, and ate it over rice noodles.

The gross looking brown stuff on the right is sautéed eggplant from the farmer’s market, and that blurry green pile in the back is celery and raisin salad that I poured leftover chimichurri on. I need to improve my photography skills. Or get a camera that isn’t an elderly and increasingly senile iPhone 4.

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I also made Russ Crandall’s tuna casserole last week, and it was great! Next time I’d probably add another can of tuna though (it was quite potato-y), and maybe a little parmesan cheese in the sauce. But it was easy and tasty and cheap, so I highly recommend.

All right, I think that’s enough something for now. Happy Sunday!