Inflammation and body composition are INTERTWINED, y’all! If we know anything about overall, body-wide inflammation, we know it SUCKS. But beyond it making people feel like utter garbage, it makes people have an increased risk of dying from illnesses, allergic … Continue reading Normal BMI Improves Immune System Function
A little weight loss goes a long way! For obese persons (BMI >40) losing 5-10% of weight can drastically improve blood pressure and cholesterol. Depression, quality of life, mobility, sexual dysfunction, and urinary stress incontinence are significantly improved as well. … Continue reading Fat Loss = Health Gain
Lose weight with walking! Last time, we talked about how to get out of the sedentary lifestyle that many of us can fall into so easily. Now, let’s talk about walking for weight control. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk … Continue reading Lose Weight With Walking
Indoorsy? Couch surfer? Just chillin? Who’s sore and tired from recent lack of activity? I’ve been there… recently even. But what can we do to escape the sedentary life? Here are some practical tips! Note that if you’re sedentary from … Continue reading How to move more when you don’t wanna.
I just posted this video to my new youtube channel! If you don’t know anything about me or what I do, then this is a good place to start! Continue reading Introduction: Dr. Rachael O’Connell
As quickly as I lost my residency, my job, my income, I gained an opportunity to start again with a successful, growing practice, flush with strong female doctors of varying disciplines. I am so grateful for all the support and … Continue reading Streams in the Desert
It has been quite some time since I wrote anything in my blog. I began my dream residency position in the Fall of 2019 and it was abruptly ended when COVID-19 hit our human race. My first reactions when I … Continue reading Thank You
Taking a moment to reflect and to look ahead. Continue reading The Road Ahead
A helpful analogy about how to build relationships that I learned and developed over years of being a peer mentor. Continue reading Relationships & Trust Funds
A visual short story about how my life changed because of a ketogenic diet. Continue reading Transformation
People ask me all the time what I actually eat on keto. I suppose because there are so many people talking about it now, there are some rumors and some misguidance here and there. I just wanted to share a … Continue reading What’s for lunch on keto?
My name is Rachael O’Connell and I’m a third year naturopathic medical student at SCNM in Arizona. I love everything humanities, which includes humans. I paint, sing, create keto food (and eat it), train martial arts, and teach people how to … Continue reading This is me.