What it’s like to be a physician–Another view

America’s civil war on doctors (by Rebekah Bernard, MD) I recently saw the movie, Captain America: Civil War. If you haven’t seen it yet (no spoilers), the United Nations decides that because of civilian fatalities during previous Avenger battles, the world would be safer if all superheroes voluntarily subjugate themselves to the authority of an organized government body. Sounds good to some of the Avengers; after all, innocent…

Challenges of being a physician

Another topic which I hope to expand into a series–what it’s REALLY like to be a practicing primary care physician in 2016. It wasn’t long after my entry into medical school that it quickly became evident that it’s impossible to know everything.  I tried, but some topics like biochemistry were like Teflon to my brain.  I could remember those reactions in the Krebs cycle long…

Experience the 21 WOD FREE

Aloha! Every Sunday, after the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) event, at 9AM, we offer the FREE WWAD class at the Hilo Health Co-op. This is chance to experience the next step in your journey to achieve an “A” in Optimum Health and an improved LQ (Life Quality). We begin with a form of structured play, which includes different “walks” from one end of the…

LQ Principle #1: Optimum Health

Aloha! I realized that the #1 key to a high LQ, a superior Life Quality, is Optimum Health. All the people who I had met around the world, in every situation imaginable, who were truly happy, understood that working towards having good health, helped them have a much better outlook on life… Think about if you have any sort of health challenge. Your mind focuses…

LQ Principle #1: 72 years old?

Aloha! My wife Noriko, had me step on a new fangled body composition system from Japan. I was 54 years old at the time. The machine told me my Metabolic Age, which we later called True Body Age, was 72! Wake up call. I thought I was pretty fit. Well I did enjoy drinking alcohol and eating lots of different types of great food. Heck,…

Waking up to LQ (Life Quality)

Aloha! I was 23. A white “kid” in northern rural Japan (Mutsu City, Shimokita County, Aomori Prefecture). Only Caucasian in an area of 100,000 people. Walk down the street and people would stop, point at me and shout “hora, gaijin da!”….I actually kind of enjoyed it. I enjoy “waking up” people to the idea that there are always ways to improve one’s life. Fast forward…

LQ=Life Quality

Aloha! Most of you know me as the Hilo Health Co-op coach who leads the Medical QiGong (MQ) warm-up sessions at the Walk with a Doc sessions. My mission in life is to help people improve their Life Quality (LQ). I have been asked to write about LQ and how WWAD helps you improve your LQ. A bit of background for this first post. Born,…