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HealthGems No.4 | Canyons

HealthGems No.4 | Canyons

I recently spent five days at the rim of the Grand Canyon. On four of the five days I hiked into the canyon on different trails. The experience was significantly different from mountain hiking, which is one of my favorite activities. I found that hiking into the Grand Canyon provided a profound disconnection from the numbing aspects of daily existence and really helped to reset all of my senses.

HealthGems No. 2 | Neuroplasticity

HealthGems No. 2 | Neuroplasticity

In my opinion, the realization that our nervous system is in a continuous process of self-renewal is one of the most important advances in medical knowledge of the last twenty five years. This renewal process is known as neuroplasticity.

Introducing HealthGems

Introducing HealthGems

HealthGems™ has a different focus than the general practice blog, which concerns itself with issues pertaining to plastic surgery procedures and medical aesthetics. Those who know me well realize that I have a rambling and varied curiosity, which manifests itself in...
HealthGems No.1 | Potassium

HealthGems No.1 | Potassium

When patients come to me to discuss possible surgery they are sometimes surprised when I ask them about their nutritional and exercise history. One might ask, “What does this have to do with plastic surgery?” My simple answer, “Everything!”