FitnHealthyMD

Evidence based medical wellness for active people from a doc who walks the walk

Who I am

Hi! I am Marica Pook, MD, an internal medicine physician that sees the sickest of the sick in the hospital.  I patch patients up and then send them out. However, I frequently see them back with the same illnesses caused by smoking, poor nutrition and coach potato life style.

All my life I have been an athlete, and wondered at the huge differences between being healthy and chronically ill, and why most Americans are chronically ill, over weight (obese!) and depressed.

I turned 50 in 2013, and the tables turned on me.  A routine surgery turned in to a year  three years of struggle and misery.  This is my story of my struggle back and in the process, my tips/hacks and knowledge of returning to health and fitness.  It hasn’t been easy, and being honest I gained weight while I was ill, ate for comfort (bring on the cookies) and was depressed.  I am still not out of the woods, but hope that I can share the journey.  I hope we can do this together and together turn around to a life of fitness and health,  over coming  bad choices, semi okay choices and sometimes just bad luck.

Chime in any time, and we will go on this journey together!