Death by Selfie

I never thought “Death by Selfie” would ever be a blog title. In fact, it sounds like a joke, right? Well, unfortunately, it’s real. 

CNN had an interesting article reporting how selfie related deaths is now a real concern. Russia, for example, now posts signs warning against the dangers of taking risky selfies  (see below)



I know selfies are now part of mainstream culture, but if you’re thinking of taking a dangerous selfie (such as standing on the edge of a cliff), please use common sense. You don’t want to end up as another example of a selfie fatality.

Here’s a link to that CNN article.

#deathbyselfie #selfie #health #nurse

Health Tips in Minutes: Choosing Healthy Salad Dressing

Salad is definitely a healthy food choice, but unfortunately not all salad dressings are healthy. Some dressings are high in calories, fat, and sodium. If you don’t read the food label carefully, you could be turning a healthy salad into a salad that could have as many fat, calories, and sodium as a hamburger!

When choosing salad dressing, always read the food label to see just how much fat, calories and sodium is in each serving. Note: salad dressing serving sizes are usually only about 2 tablespoons. I know many people and restaurants definitely use MORE than 2 tablespoons of dressing on their salad.

Check out my newest Health Tips in Minutes video called Choosing Healthy Salad Dressing! BTW I tried to film this stealthily at a grocery store and was able to film this video and another clip but was shut down when I pushed my luck trying to film a 3rd installment. I was unfortunately asked to stop filming, but at least I got to finish my grocery shopping 🙂 Oh well…I’ll do whatever in the name of promoting health and health education 🙂

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#health #healthylife #healthtips #healthtip #nurse #nursesrock #salad #dressing #food #stayhealthy

Interview with EP Lab Digest

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For April’s issue of EP Lab Digest, I was interviewed! Big thanks to Jodi Elrod for the wonderful interview. For those of you who are not familiar with EP Lab Digest, this magazine is a popular cardiology publication. I was honored and extremely excited to be interviewed for the magazine! Best part – the cardiologists I used to work with messaged me with congratulations and kudos! Definitely a highlight for Grace The Nurse 🙂

You can check out the interview here

#nurse #cardiology #dreambig #interview

Motion Sickness Remedies

Ever get motion sickness? I do. I tend to get motion sickness from cars, boats, and sometimes trains. For those of you who don’t have motion sickness (lucky!), motion sickness is when people get nauseous while riding in moving vehicles. It can be torture…especially when you’re stuck in a car or boat for hours.

In today’s Health Tips in Minutes video, I’m going to tell you about 3 motion sickness remedies, and the one I recommend is all natural and non-drowsy!

I flimed this video while on a boat in Monterey, CA. I took a trip to find whales, and we got to see killer whales and grey whales! You’ll see a snippet of one of the videos I took of the wild orcas (killer whales). Such a fantastic experience!

If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Please also follow me on Twitter @GraceTheNurse where you can tweet or DM me any questions. You may also ask my any questions on my health blog too! Thank you for watching!

Grace the Nurse Presents Health Tips in Minutes: Motion Sickness Remedies

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By the way, here’s a picture of one of the wild orcas I saw during the boat ride (so awesome!):


Wild Orca swimming in Monterey, CA


Healthy Nacho Plate!


Healthy lunch idea of the day: For lunch, I made a plate with organic blue tortilla chips, low sodium black beans, low sodium garbanzo beans, low sodium corn, fresh avocado sprinkled with jalapenos and cilantro and served with a side of salsa. Dish has about 260 calories, 16 grams of protein, 15.5 grams of fat, and 160 mg of sodium, and no cholesterol!

#healthyfood #cholesterolfree #healthyfoodporn #healthyliving #healthyeating #vegetarianfoodporn #vegetarian #vegetarianfoods #vegan #veganfoodlovers #veganfoodie #vegetarianfoodlover #vegetarianfoods #nachos

Originally posted on Instagram

Today’s Heart Healthy Breakfast


#hearthealthy #breakfast #idea of the day: #eggwhite scramble with #zucchini served with pan seared #tortilla. Using 3 #eggwhites, dish has about 260 #calories, 3 grams of #fat, 10.2 grams #protein, and no #cholesterol!

#cholesterolfree #healthyeating #healthyfood #healthylife #healthyliving #healthyfoodporn #vegetarianfood #vegetarianfoodporn #vegetarian

Originally posted on Grace the Nurse’s Instagram

Breakfast of the day!

#breakfast of the day:#oatmeal with #strawberries, #apples, and#protein #granola. Less than 400 calories, about 8 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, and zero cholesterol! The protein, oats and fiber will give you the energy you need to get through the morning and keep you feeling full until lunch! #cholesterolfree#oatmealporn #oatmeals #breakfastlover#breakfastclub #breakfastofchampions#strawberry #healthyeating #healthyfood#healthyfoodporn #healthyfoods#healthyfoodie #vegetarianfoodporn#veganfoodporn


Originally posted on Grace the Nurse’s Instagram

RIP Phife Dawg

The hip hop world lost a legend today. Phife Dawg of the legendary hip hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, passed away at the young age of 45. The reason: diabetes, as reported by Rolling Stone. I’m saddened by this news because as a fan of hip hop and as an East coast girl, A Tribe Called Quest, in my eyes, is one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time.

A few years ago, I watched the fantastic documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest and learned a great deal about ATCQ, including how Phife Dawg needed, and received, a kidney transplant. I didn’t realize that his health issues and kidney problems were due to diabetes.

If you have diabetes, please take this disease seriously. It’s one disease that, unfortunately, many people ignore. I’ve taken care of too many patients who have diabetes and didn’t want to see a doctor. The ones who did have a doctor to treat their diabetes did not follow the dietary restrictions or take their medications correctly and ended up with complications that lead them to visits to the hospital.

Please, if you have diabetes, make sure to see a doctor and follow his/her recommendations. It could save your life.

If you have would like to learn more about diabetes, check out MedlinePlus’s diabetes information page. (MedlinePlus is written by the National Institute of Health and has trustworthy health information).

RIP Phife Dawg. I’ll miss your crafty rhymes.


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#RIPPhifeDawg #RIPPhife #hiphoplegend #ATCQ #diabetes #diabetesawareness #health #hiphop