I read an interesting paper published this year entitled “Can we measure surgical resilience?” It is just a hypothesis at this stage, but the authors are looking at whether there are biomarkers in patients that can measure psychological resilience associated with improved surgery recovery and healing.
They define resilience as “the ability to accept circumstances that cannot be changed, and to adapt to significant changes in the environment.” Based on this definition, they are investigating different biomarkers that can distinguish high resilience from low resilience, with the idea that these biomarkers could then be prognostic of surgical recovery. Once identified, the goal then would be how to utilize these biomarkers to find ways to optimize the resilience of low resilient people before they go into surgery, thus leading to better recovery. [...READ MORE]
Working either in small groups or one-to-one, Tickety-boo nutrition and health coaching guides cancer patients from fear to empowerment and supports everyone to create a healthier life, with a focus on preventing disease. We work together through education and individualized coaching that takes into consideration your personality, your values and beliefs, and your personal circumstances. One plan does not fit all and so we find YOUR motivation, overcome YOUR obstacles and achieve YOUR goals, with the end result being a healthier, empowered YOU.
I was born in England and moved to the US in 1996. The idea was that we'd just come for a year - but we kind of forgot to go home! We do visit family and friends back there twice a year however - so don't have chance to feel homesick!
After working as a research pharmacologist in England, I went back to school when we came to the US and gained my Master's degree in Health Psychology. I am also a certified Health Coach and a cancer guide.
I currently live in Northern California with my husband and pet parrot Harold. We have a small vineyard and grow Merlot grapes which we sell to a winery.
Life is tickety-boo!