Hi πŸ‘‹, my name's Julian

I'm an emergency medicine doctor working in the NHS in the UK.

Although I try to help and treat people in the emergency department, I'm actually more convinced that, often, what we do for ourselves can be more even more potent than what the health system can offer.

Stronger Medicine is my exploration of this.

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As a type 1 diabetic, I've got skin in both games: doctor and patient, and although I love my job in the healthcare system, I want to absolutely minimise my role as 'patient' πŸ₯

Thinking about how to look after myself rather than outsource my wellbeing to a monolithic healthcare system has lead me down many paths; weightlifting, fasting, dietary experiments, behaviour economics and more πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ“™

From the 'emergency medicine mindset', to ancient Chinese stone-throwing practices and acts of kindness that can prevent a school-shooting, I hope the cross-pollination of feats and ideas from those greater than me can help engage the 'beastmode' in us all πŸ’ͺ

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