The DC and More

I have thoroughly geeked out this week. Thoroughly. I've been very seriously thinking about further training after acquiring my DC--with either a residency, perhaps adding the ND through National, or through a diplomate program.

At the behest of my good friend Jacqlyn, I've started looking at the diplomate programs in earnest. So, for those of you who don't know, there are several diplomate programs available to us through the ACA. The two that I'm most interested in are Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and Clinical Nutrition. I'm still gathering information, but very excited--and right now leaning towards the program in Clinical Nutrition. A few of my classmates are already working toward the Neurology diplomate through the Carrick Institute. I know we have many faculty members with their diplomate in radiology (DACBR) and advanced degrees in nutrition. Several of the programs offer options while we're still in school. I'm especially intrigued at the possibility of graduating with my doctorate, and my diplomate.


Diplomate programs information (just a few but there are more):

I want to thank Dr. Chang, our EBP and Public Health professor, for turning me on to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) search engine. As part of an EBP (evidence based practice) assignment, we were asked to set up a search. Through this tool, I can set up automated searches on research topics that I'm interested in. I receive a litany of emails every morning on each of my topics--the newest research and analysis. OK, this sounds boring, I know. But for a research geek that's always looking for more information on about 80,000 topics (and doesn't have time to do 80,000 searches), having an automated search return all of that to me every morning is pretty amazing.

Beyond all of that, I took it easy this weekend. Thankfully, the weather is warming up (I thought it would never happen!), and it's starting to feel, smell, and act like spring. Grey and I set some seed out for organic lettuce and herbs. We've got more to set up. Trying the whole urban gardening thing is a new experience for me. I hope it works. If it does, I'll probably have more lettuce than I can use. We've also started rosemary for cooking, lavender, sage, and catnip is soon to come. My goal is to eventually grow enough medicinal herbs to not have to spend so much money on herbs for my tonics. We'll see what happens there.


So, since I've been so busy doing research and being nerdy, being crafty, resourceful, and hiding out in the house, I have no beautiful Florida pictures for all of you today. What I do have, and since everyone loves cute pictures of cats, are pictures of my cat Moose--the queen of everything. I hope everybody has an amazing week!