Hi! My name is Kamal Patel, and I’m a PhD student in Nutrition and a researcher for an evidence-based medicine center. I like reading about nutrition and pain, listening to oldies music, and keeping an open mind. Previously, I’ve been a personal trainer, meditation researcher, and ice cream scooper. Out of those three things, I’d say that ice cream is the one that’s best for my pain in the short run, especially Ben&Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie I have an MPH and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and have been a coauthor on a small number of peer-reviewed articles, mostly in the Annals of Internal Medicine. They cover the subjects of vitamin D and heart health, vitamin D and calcium, grocery options for low-income families, prostate cancer treatments, and sleep apnea.
As a chronic pain patient who has seen a million doctors and had too many surgeries, injections, and wacky treatments, my goal is to help at least one internet stranger live with a little less pain. Preferably more than one stranger though, and preferably a lot less pain! I know how much chronic pain can totally suck, and how it can hugely affect your mood. For several years, my day job has centered around reviewing clinical trial evidence in different medical fields, so I figured that I might as well put those skills to use for the greater good.
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