Hello and Welcome to Health Source 411! My name is Rena McDermott, and I am a medical doctor (MD). I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. I see patients in the hospital, and I also do medical consultations. My son’s health condition and my personal health challenges inspired me to create a blog to empower people that are pursuing a health journey. After giving birth to my two children, I had some health challenges including fatigue, generalized pain, and a 70-pound weight gain. October of 2021, I finally got serious about reclaiming my health and started making minor diet modifications. I then decided to pursue fasting for the health and weight loss benefits. I tried a mixture of intermittent fasting and prolonged fasting to see which method would be best for me and my goals. I wanted to try the different fasting intervals to see if this was sustainable for the average person particularly people with existing health conditions. Six months after starting my new health journey I was 40 pounds down without exercise and without depriving myself of my favorite foods. After reaching this significant milestone I then decided to return to running and other forms of exercise including swimming. I want to share useful health information to help people reach their health goals, whether it be weight loss or improving symptoms from their medical condition. For some people, weight loss might not be the primary reason for their health journey. The health information I share is not only for otherwise healthy people but for people facing various health challenges, including autoimmune conditions. I also share health information on how infections can impact your health. I also have a You tube channel called Dr Rena McDermott where I share health information about sickle cell anemia and how my son’s bone marrow transplant cured his sickle cell anemia when he was 1.5 years old. Manifest your new you and enhance your health journey. Whatever your health goals are, let’s do it together.
All information provided by Dr Rena McDermott on the Health Source 411 website or in any format is for information purposes only and is not to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information shared on this website is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Always consult your physician or a qualified health professional with any questions regarding a medical condition. If you have an existing health condition or are taking medication(s), always consult your healthcare provider before doing any form of fasting or dieting. Never replace medical advice given to you by your doctor or qualified health professional or delay seeking medical advice or treatment because of something you read, watched in a video, or saw in any format on this website.