“And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.”
- From the book Atonement by Ian McEwan
August finally arrived, and with it my chance at alignment.
Streets of San Diego.
Symposium for Metabolic Health, courtesy of Low Carb USA.
Speaking about cancer at Low Carb USA.
It was a pleasure to speak with Rishi and Jeeva on an episode of their Dr Matt's Metabolic Kitchen youtube channel.
Catching up with (from left) the mighty Rishi and Jeeva, followed by Lauren, Paranika, and Senthil.
Hanging with Anthony, The Plant Free MD.
Earth and Water
Post-conference, I flew to Miami and then on to Nicaragua, a small country in Central America, where I had arranged to do some volunteer work in a medical clinic. On arrival, I was greeted at the airport by Emanuel, one of the primary administrators of the clinic, and Felix, one of the two ambulance drivers.
My unassuming hut at Monoloko Lodge.
Nicaraguan morning coffee.
Typical abode in El Limon.
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic.
Roberto Clemente docs - from left, Hazel, Norlan, and Alicia.
A traditional filing system.
Performing a tremor exam with an old farmer (he has a cervical dystonia, with an associated dystonic tremor).
Lots of rain and flooded roads.
My friends the pigs (as well as chickens, dogs, and monkeys).
Fire And Wind
After my brisk time at The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic, I changed venues and moved to Hotel Casitas Pacific, a slightly touristy venue right on the beach. Most of the other patrons were surfers. I took a room with charming balcony views of the sweeping waves rolling in from the Pacific Ocean.
Chilling with Emanuel.
Most of the staff at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic.
My good friend Mr Cat, who greeted me on my balcony every morning (it's probably more correct to say, his balcony).