Education

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Mr. Jefferson is the Father of The University ofVirginia, my alma mater, as well as my three children’s. Today it ranks high in so many categories of college rankings. While I am proud to be a Wahoo, I do believe we must change the fundamentals of our educational system in this country. The cost of college has skyrocketed in my lifetime and leaves so many graduates indebted for years to come. Of course, I believe in the value of education, but it has to be affordable while preparing graduates for professions that generate enough income to be self sufficient.

Thanksgiving

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‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4-5‬ ‭ESV

Thanksgiving
One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It is a time when we get together with friends and family just to celebrate our blessings. It seems to be less commercialized and there are no expectations of gifts. Most importantly, it reminds us to be thankful. I am so thankful to God for good health, wonderful family and friends, and His gift of Love.

Perseverance

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Perseverance may be defined as a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. One of my business partners has been very successful because she just does not quit, no matter what. There is a funny video about a honey badger that perseveres through many disruptions and ultimately wins. Life can be hard at times and perseverance is the ticket to better roads ahead.

Sunshine

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Long before SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder—1984) was appreciated, John Denver apparently understood that “Sunshine on My Shoulders makes me happy”!! (1973)
Today is a bright sunshiny day and already I feel better. Soak up the sun, but remember your SPF. Message me for life changing skincare.

Scientific Evidence

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Having been in healthcare since 1981, I have witnessed some amazing changes as to what qualifies as scientific evidence. Our media is flooded with claims, supported by various “studies”, about all sorts of things. Often the studies are not statistically significant, but reported with “authority”. Unfortunately even our “best” medical ones are often fraught with bias and deception. I believe healthcare needs reform starting with pre-medical training with a commitment to excellent patient care. It seems to me our broken healthcare system cannot be fixed without starting at the foundation and rebuilding, actually training a new generation of critically astute physicians less biased by money and special interests.

Diets

351FBCCB-F333-4799-BC17-B040AA81A1DBThe Mediterranean Diet and DASH Diet are the “best” diets of 2018.  But there are so many diets and so many opinions about what foods are associated with longevity.  I believe that the number of nutritional health experts is growing faster than our knowledge of the subject. Though there are studies supporting a variety of these claims, a large ongoing trial on longevity shows no significant difference with respect to diet.
It seems to me that moderation in eating and staying physically active is the best compromise.