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Krystal Plonski

California
Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Oriental Medicine Student at Bastyr University. Candidate for Doctorate in 2014. Originally from the East Coast, writing posts about general health, natural and conventional remedies, holistic therapies, and life as a medical student :)
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The Te A Te Reiki Healing Energy Blanket by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have been attuned to practice Reiki for about 5 years now, and I had never heard of a Reiki blanket, until a few weeks ago. The company Improved Healing had contacted me ... Read on »
Book Club: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am always looking for new books to read, and once I had learned about “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”, I wanted to read this book for several reasons: (1) beca ... Read on »
Green Thumb. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I want a green thumb. I live in an urban city with very little space for an actual garden. Every day, I think to myself, how nice it would be to walk out onto our balcony, ... Read on »
A Video Every Person Should Take 18 Minutes To Watch. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I watched this video this morning and was deeply touched about Tillett Wright’s message of gender equality. Here is the original article where I found the video. A picture ... Read on »
Noise Induced Hearing Loss by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Noise is all around us. Noises are measured within decibels (dBs) and can range in the form of ambient noise that is very soft and faint (usually below 40 dB), to painfull ... Read on »
Book Club: “Forty Years of Sacred Space” by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It’s spring break. Which means, I have successfully taken out 12 books from the Seattle Public Library (a little presumptive that I will actually finish all of these), as ... Read on »
One of my biggest weaknesses: Idioms. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My favorite excuse for getting any/all American idioms incorrect is commonly that I am a first generation American, being 100% Polish and having Polish as my first languag ... Read on »
Identity & Belonging. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Today, while I was sitting in an hour’s worth of traffic, I listened to an NPR/TED talk on Identities, which reminded me of an experience I recently had. A couple of weeke ... Read on »
I am afraid of heights. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” ― Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey ... Read on »
National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A lot of individuals are affected by some type of eating disorder. Whether it be orthorexia, anorexia, bulimia, over eating, or some other type of eating disorder not othe ... Read on »
2014 Cycle For Survival, Seattle Chapter. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This morning, I participated in the 2014 Seattle Chapter of Cycle for Survival. We spun in honor of a friend’s mom, Shelley, who lost a battle to anaplastic thyroid cancer ... Read on »
The “Kitchen Sink” Chopped Salad Recipe. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Healthy. Fast. Easy. Delicious. These are all of the requirements for me to enjoy a meal, particularly the “fast” part. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was a huge h ... Read on »
Dreams Fascinate Me. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Everyone dreams. However, not everyone remembers their dreams, nevermind interpreting them into having any significant meaning. Dream interpretation has been explored by F ... Read on »
Happy Valentine’s Day by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A good friend emailed me this quote the other day: “How few understand what love really is, and how it arises in the human heart.  It is so frequently equated with good fe ... Read on »
There’s No Place Like Home. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When I was a child, one of my hands down favorite movies was The Wizard of Oz. Those ruby red slippers (I, embarrassingly enough, still want a pair), the lion, the tin man ... Read on »
Post-Cleanse Update. by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My boyfriend and I recently have just completed a 21 day cleanse called “The Clean Program.” I know, I know, super cliche for the month of January, but it had to be done. ... Read on »
A Great Book: The Glass Castle by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc If you haven’t noticed, I really enjoy my Seattle Public Library card and use it more often than not. I always find that the most interesting patients, as well and individ ... Read on »
Acupuncture Magic by Krystal Plonski Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Taking someone’s pulse is a very telling experience. From our acupuncture classes, we are taught that this is a very personal thing to do. Our fingertips are one of our mo ... Read on »