My article on the link between heart and mind is up over at Harvard Health Blog. I had so much fun researching this connection, and incorporating the new WHO guidelines on dementia prevention. It all makes such good sense. From the article: “We have long known that the […]
My name is Monique Tello, and I’m writing from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. I’m a primary care physician and a mom, both jobs that demand great attention, and bring rich experiences. I also write regularly for the Mothers in Medicine group blog, and I have posted at Kevin, MD, the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ blog, and the Harvard Health blog.
Some truly terrific Harvard medical students invited me and lifestyle medicine hero Beth Frates MD to give a lunchtime talk last week. I could talk about nutrition and healthy lifestyle stuff all day long, so I jumped at the opportunity! The event was organized by members of the […]
Running, walking, biking, dancing, housecleaning, whatever you enjoy! It’s all good for your mind. And I’m not talking only about the proven mental health benefits. Yes, physical activity of any kind significantly reduces stress and anxiety and is a recommended part of the treatment for depression. But activity […]
Over the past few months, I’ve become a major immunization advocate. But it was almost by accident. Yes, we are in the midst of a measles outbreak. Measles, a potentially debilitating or even deadly virus, was declared eradicated in 2000, can be easily prevented with a simple vaccine. […]
I realized that I’ve been on the radio a lot lately! It’s not my usual medium, but man, these interviews are fun! In every show, the goal is to provide listeners with real, useful, and at times entertaining content: Constant Wonder (BYU Radio): Of course you know that […]
Yes, I’m obsessed with taking the stairs. But, taking the stairs for at least ten minutes per week may lower your risk of death by 26%. Even light activity for ten minutes per week can help! Everything counts.
Easter is a joyful holiday for many reasons. Yes, for Christians it represents resurrection, rebirth, and the ultimate hope. The timing is perfect for celebrating Spring and nature’s awakening, and for kids running around without jackets hunting for sugar sugar sugar, and their grownups standing around chatting drinking […]
I was solo with the kids all day Sunday, which turned out to be Sibling Rivalry Day. I applied I don’t know how many ice packs and band-aids to increasingly serious injuries. My voice was literally hoarse from yelling. By evening, I was way beyond “Calgon, take me […]
Sharing Hubby’s beautifully written post about our son learning that he has autism. His piece, titled Autism Awareness, truly touched me, and apparently many others as well, as it’s got over 1000 likes and almost 200 shares on Twitter! Here’s our little man doing what he loves: Legos! […]
I get it. The umami of grilled steak, the creamy mouthfeel of a squishy starch, plus the virtuous plop of green on the plate: It makes everyone FEEL so good. And a ton of people eat this way all the time. You’ve heard people described as “a meat, […]