Romilly Hodges, MS CNS, holds a Master’s Degree in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). She is passionate about the power of food to nourish and heal the body.

Doctor intubates patient dummy in the operating room for ventilation for pneumonia in infectious diseases such as corona or influenza

For physicians called to inpatient care – a refresher on ventilation management

For those physicians called to the hospital front lines, MedCram has a free video series on mechanical ventilation. From MedCram: “We understand that medical professionals (and students) that don’t have significant experience with mechanical ventilation may be called upon to help ventilator management teams in critical care settings. And clinicians with extensive ventilator experience may want a refresher or a tool to aid in teaching mechanical ventilation strategies to other clinicians.” They also have another class on ARDS. Also free. 

supplements

Essential Advice for Choosing Dietary Supplements

Supplement quality is a hugely important issue. There have been many instances of supplements not containing what they claim to, containing contaminants they are not supposed to (including ones that can be harmful), cost-cutting with cheaper nutrient types, and overstating health impacts. Learn how to navigate your dietary supplement selection right here with advice from our Nutrition Team. 

Indoor Air

The Best Indoor Air Purifying Machines… and Plants!

Surprisingly, indoor air can often be more polluted than outdoor air. Particles from home heating and cooling systems, tobacco smoke, off-gassing from furniture and building materials, and mold spores can all contaminate indoor air. Of course, outdoor air pollution can also make its way indoors when windows are open – traffic pollution particles in built-up areas and next to roads, chemical pesticide sprays in agricultural areas, and even mercury and ozone that are carried by wind over long distances.

climate change

Climate Change Series Part 1 – Planetary Health Equals Personal Health

As most of us go about our daily lives, climate change and planetary health may seem relatively removed. Yet all it takes is a few dots to connect our individual lives with the bigger environmental picture. In this Part 1 of our 2-part Climate Change series, we’ll shine the light on 8 very real points of health impact that will affect you and those you love.

Spelt

Spelt and The Many Shades of Gluten Reactivity

Dr. Elke Cooke, one of the bright-light participants in our current Professional Education cohort, called our attention to spelt. As Dr. Cooke argued, even though it does contain some types of gluten proteins, spelt may in fact be an option for some gluten-reactive individuals. Read on to find out why, and how to go about determining gluten-reactive individuals who may potentially be able to tolerate spelt.