Nutrition & Wellness

Nutrition & Wellness is a column about how nutrition applies to us as medical students and to the different specialties of the medical field. In this column, we’ll also talk about how medical students can maintain a healthy lifestyle despite our busy schedules.

Ethan Litman Ethan Litman (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College


Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Ethan attended Middlebury College and graduated with a BA in Biochemistry in 2013. After graduation, Ethan worked at Boston Children's Hospital at the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center as a research assistant. Through his experiences at Middlebury College and Boston Children's Hospital, Ethan has become an advocate for increased nutritional education for patients and providers. He believes good nutrition is the best preventative medicine.




Coke’s Message to Obese Patients: It’s Your Fault!

A few weeks ago, Coca-Cola disclosed that they have donated almost $120 million in grants to medical, health, and community organizations since 2010. As medical students, we can all understand how scientists who receive grant funding from a corporation such as Coke are at increased risk for inserting biases, conscious or otherwise, into their scientific research.

8 Ways to Strive for Health and Wellness in Medical School

Whether you are embarking on your Step 1 studying journey or starting your clerkship, it is absolutely essential to maintain your health and well-being throughout medical school. It can be very easy to get caught up in the flow of studying lectures or rounding on patients. Even though it may seem convenient to go for the bag of potato chips when you’re on the run in the hospital or plowing through lectures without taking a …

Nutrition in Medicine

The world of nutrition has become an increasingly hot topic over the past few years. It is emerging as a thriving field of research, clinical practice, and delicious recipes! Nutrition is more than just vitamin supplementation or eating a balanced diet. Within the many medical specialties, nutritional support plays an integral role in the care of patients at different stages of health and their life cycle. In cardiology, nutrition plays a major role in managing …

Meshal Soni Meshal Soni (2 Posts)

Columnist

University of Central Florida College of Medicine


Hello! My name is Meshal Soni and I attend the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and am a member of the Class of 2016. I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate majoring in microbiology and also nutritional sciences. I am originally from New Jersey. My hobbies outside of school include painting, working out, playing a variety of recreational sports, dancing, watching movies, cooking and baking.

Nutrition & Wellness

Nutrition & Wellness is a column about how nutrition applies to us as medical students and to the different specialties of the medical field. In this column, we'll also talk about how medical students can maintain a healthy lifestyle despite our busy schedules.