“As a child, my family’s approach to mealtime was without food fights. What I learned stayed with me throughout my life. I realize now that’s how both my loved ones and I have effortlessly maintained good health.”
Envision the meal you carefully prepared with love, spattered all over your kitchen!
“Eating should be fun.” Chef José Andrés on «60 Minutes»
In this book, Nicolette Asselin explores the challenges of passing on a sound education in savory cooking early on.
The author curtails objections faced by parents and offers a new bare answer, by describing her own experience, growing up in Switzerland, where she had developed sensible, sound and uncomplicated eating habits. In this narrative, the author offers simple but effective approaches and tactics to create healthy “Taste Buds,” for families and the medical profession.
Nicolette Francey Asselin, M.D. is a physician, writer and avid advocate for prevention. Through the course of her profession, she received honors and awards, contributed to Bestseller: “A Monster Chase.” She has participated in the International Red Cross Almanach, Prevention Magazine, the “Ultimate Guide to Women’s Health and Wellness,” “The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies” published by the Rodale Press, and a series by GetWell Education.
In her medical career, she was affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Health System, an adjunct faculty at New York Medical College, and currently is involved with Getwell.org and the CorpWell Foundation on projects including education, prevention as well as preservation.
In an age in which terrorism, natural disasters, illnesses, shootings, and wide-scale industrial errors and accidents are occurring with increasing frequency, there is a tremendous need to develop ways to cope with the aftershocks. Post-traumatic illnesses are on the rise, and we need to find new ways to curtail and prevent their rise. Building resilience has become an important topic. In this story, I tried to illustrate the ways our family dealt with a personal tragedy. Cont
“There was no foreseeing the future when my sister Anne’s daughter, 22-year-old Suleika Jaouad, left her parents at the airport on the way to her first job in Paris. She had just graduated from Princeton University. She later wrote:
“I was so excited for what lay ahead, I nearly forgot to wave goodbye to my parents. Armed with a college diploma, my first job offer, a one-way ticket to Paris, and a new pair of heels, I was ready to take on anything.”
A month later, on our way to Portugal, my husband Moe and I stopped in the French capital and shared a meal with a cheerful young Suleika, whose social agenda was as busy as her position as paralegal at an international mediation law firm. She seemed ready to conquer whatever challenge life placed in front of her. She was eying a position for the Herald Tribune to report on the Arab Spring in North Africa, and she had met a handsome young Harvard graduate, who was on his way to join her in Paris.”
Excerpt From: Nicolette F. Asselin, M.D, Anne Francey & Suleika Jaouad. “Creative Resilience.” GetWell Education, 2015. iBooks.
Dr. Asselin graduated from the University of Kentucky Medical School in 1983. She did her clinical medical training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, where she practiced for many years. She worked for Executive Health and identified a need. She became the Medical Director for Corporate Wellness.1 In her position, her primary mission was to prevent illnesses and decrease healthcare costs for employers. She was the founder of a multispecialty group association called “The Doctor’s Consultants.”2
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
—Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.