Amy Rogers, MD MPH FACPM
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Lifestyle Medicine, Pandemic Response, Global Health
Work Experience: Fellow American College of Preventive Medicine Delta Omega Preventive Medicine Honor Society Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2) Navy Commendation Medal ACPM Young Researcher Award Nominee USAPM Young Researcher Award Winner U.S. Navy Junior Medical Officer of the Year Nominee (2019 and 2020) U.S. Navy Preventive Medicine Officer of The Year 2019
Humans evolved to live off of and depend upon the surrounding natural environment. Much of what we consume through food, drink, and visually(Social media, TV) impact our physical and mental health and well-being. By refocusing on natural foods and remedies, getting back into the outdoors and to nature, we can improve our overall physical and mental health, and reduce the burden on the medical healthcare system, that is stressed due to artificial environments that change too quickly for the human body to adapt to. We must also understand how different cultures approach medicine, treatment, and health, to find a way to move forward in a world where a pandemic can traverse the world in a few days.
Average Heart Rate While Running: Normal Heart Rate, Heart Rate Zones
Average heart rate while running: What is good and bad? When we start running, our heart begins to work harder, increasing blood flow to keep up with the demands of our muscles in motion. The resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute (1), which causes the heart to pump approximately 5 […]
Are Beans Good for Diabetics? Diabetes and Beans
Can diabetics eat beans? Beans are high-nutrient foods that are easy to find and inexpensive. They are usually found in different forms, such as dry beans, canned beans, precooked beans, frozen beans, and vacuum-packed beans. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but as a general rule, people with diabetes should consume foods with no added sugar […]
Breathing Exercises to Increase VO2 Max: Will They Work?
What is VO2 max? Imagine your body as a high-performance engine. Like any engine that needs fuel to run, your body needs oxygen, especially during exercise. That’s where VO2 max comes into play. It’s like the horsepower of your cardiovascular system. Officially, VO2 max is the maximum amount (volume) of oxygen your body can use […]
What Causes Heart Murmurs? Symptoms and When To Worry
Heart murmur sound Murmurs are often unexpectedly found during auscultation, which means listening to sounds in your body, often with a stethoscope, a key part of examining the heart (1, 2). Irregular heart sounds can also be detected with a manual or electronic stethoscope (3). What does a normal heartbeat sound like? Your heart consists […]
Papaya Enzyme Benefits for Skin and More
What are enzymes? How do they work? Because of various enzymes and minerals in the fruit, papaya, also known as “paw paw,” has become a popular cosmetic ingredient. These enzymes, known as biocatalysts, are essential for your skin health. Enzymes help simplify complex and inactive molecules to create simpler active molecules that your skin can […]
Chest Pain and Jaw Pain: Are They a Sign of Heart Attack?
Chest pain radiating to the jaw: The link to heart attack Cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks, are among the top three leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, a heart attack occurs every 40 seconds, affecting approximately 805,000 people each year (1). A sedentary lifestyle, obesity, fast food consumption, smoking, and stress stand […]
Is Microwave Popcorn Bad for You: Does It Cause Cancer?
Is microwave popcorn healthy? Discover the truth Is microwave popcorn unhealthy? Why is microwave popcorn bad for you? These questions have sparked a heated debate in recent times. This popular snack offers convenience, but there is doubt about its health benefits. So, let’s explore the science to make an informed choice about the place of […]
Does Eating Meat Cause Cancer? Dairy, Red Meat, and More
Does meat cause cancer? Red meat vs. processed meat Cancer in the meat we eat has been a topic of concern and scientific research for several years. The question that often arises is, “Can meat cause cancer?”. While the research is complex and ongoing, there is potential evidence to suggest a relationship between meat consumption […]
Can You Drink Coffee While Fasting? All You Need To Know
Coffee during intermittent fasting: Black or with milk? Unlike other diets that suggest what to be on your plate, intermittent fasting (IF) is more about when to eat (1, 2). Intermittent fasting has historical roots in religion, spirituality, and culture. In the modern version, IF means you go without eating for a set period (usually […]
Magnesium for Gallbladder Pain: May It Work?
Magnesium and gallbladder: What is the link? The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, undersurface of the liver. It connects with the liver through ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder (1). The gallbladder works as a storage organ for bile. When we eat meals, especially […]