Averting a last minute panic attack the day before boards…

Had to smack some sense into myself:

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*Inject fake confidence* and 5 minutes later…

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When I lack the energy to explain why my answer (or concept) is correct…

I simply say:

First Year Anatomy Lab (aka Dead Lab)

Since I’ll soon be digging out my anatomy notes to prepare for boards this Summer, I’m reminded of when I first had anatomy lab as a lil newbie.

Before I entered my first Dead Lab:

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After I entered lab, the smell of formaldehyde and dead corpse filled my nose:

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I don’t miss that lab!

When not even the fear of failing a test (or class) is enough to motivate me to study or last-minute-cram…

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And I don’t care because…

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And for the record, I hate when people say, “you’re almost there.” ALMOST doesn’t count! Either I’m done or not done. Haven’t y’all watched Star Wars and listened to Yoda? “Do or do not. There is no try”

Oohhh yea, that’s right…I pulled the nerd/geek card on y’all with my Yoda quote. Don’t act like you didn’t like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I wanted to do during the CPD “quiz” this morning…

What the hell was that all about? The response: “I was challenging you guys to think on a deeper level.”

Well “quiz”…

On a happy note…at least I can let that be the one that I drop. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When asked in homeopathy class what I think is the “essence” of the case…

Ha…and I sure in hell didn’t get the homeopathic remedy right for the case either. Oh well!

Best kept secrets about….VITAMIN C

I came upon this article touting the multiple valuable benefits of Vitamin C. This article came right on time for me in my life considering I’ve been battling extreme adrenal fatigue.

If you didn’t know, our adrenal glands (which sit on top of our kidneys) are the work-horse of the body in my opinion. These glands produce important steroids (cortisol, glucocorticoids, etc) that affects our blood sugar, circadian rhythm (ability to wake up in the AM/go to sleep at night), how we store fat (too much cortisol increases our ability to store more fat…thus too much stress=> weight gain), affects our energy levels, our sex drive, and many other aspects of our bodies, mind, and emotions.

As you can see, these little glands can pack a whopping punch to our health if we don’t do the things necessary to keep them balance.

Now how does vitamin C enter this picture? Well, adrenal glands and vitamin C are like “peas & carrots” or “Forest Gump & Jennnnayy” ๐Ÿ™‚ When our adrenals are overworked and stressed, our vitamin C stores deplete…BIG TIME!

As pointed out in the article, vitamin C isn’t just for immune health! I think it’s a vital part of daily health and well-being. It’s changed my life in more ways than one. It’s helped with my adrenal fatigue, it’s kept me from being hypoglycemic (side effect of adrenal fatiuge), decreases my morning brain fog, regulates my bowel health, and just makes me feel GOOD!

Check out this article and read more on how vitamin C can possibly make you feel good too!!

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What med students for fun…Part II


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That’s high class, ya know ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, Vitamin Ray doesn’t advocate alcoholism! However, being the astute ย researcher I am…I am well aware that alcohol in moderation can offer wonderful benefits to your health. Click here to read about the benefits of drinking scotch! (Additional scotch info)

And…I don’t actually live in San Diego, but I liked this so posted it anyways. So imagine it says “Stay classy, America!”

Injection Practice in Stab Lab goes a little like…

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Vitamin B12 shots anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰

When asked to assess the T4 vertebra for right rotational restriction today…

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Naturopathic manipulative therapy folks! It’s similar to chiropractics…read all about it here