My Secret Pinterest Places


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I pin. A lot.

I’ve been doing it for about seven years. I love to library all my blogs and medical articles – pinning feels like a combination of facebook, Twvrooomitter, shopping, and multiTweeting … and if you have anything to sell, it’s getting easier and easier to sell on Pinterest, too!

So get your engines warmed up, once again! Because, well, you know…


We’re going to My Secret Pinterest places!

mysecretssocialmediaIs it just me, or do your fingers also get rather tender from all the typing, Tweeting, Re-Tweeting (RT), and scrolling up and down on the mouse? Jumping from Twitter to G+ to my blogs here and there … then scrolling up and down, too … all these things wear out my finger pads! But Shhh! Did I just tell you that? Well, Pinterest is upgrading to save my fingers and it’s so exciting because I really know Pinterest! 

One of my favorites is to let you know that when you make a Pinterest Board, you can go there, create other Boards, then re-pin here and there for great content specific for different audiences, say for a budding rock star vs immunonutrition vs a ‘gift to Stacy Hall and @fibromadness.’ . And … each time you (or anyone else) re-pins any pin, they can (1) Facebook and (2) Tweet it out at the same time!

I call Pinterest the 3-in-1 Special

Here are 5 of My Secret Places:


The Pinterest Tool Bar is COOL.

  1. The Pinterest tool bar (left). This icon is seen to the left. Pin from any website on earth. For example, if you have it on your tool bar now, you can Click on it and see all my images turned into Pins! BAM! You can go here to get it now. It’s great for beginners. It’s just fun!

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“Free for All” Pinterest Board

2. My “Free for All” Pinterest Board (right). I literally try to Pin every single pin to this Board. I think everyone should have their own! For example, here’s Happy Valentine’s Day to You! I’ve already Tweeted them out & I’ll FB them tomorrow!

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3. My Featured Pinterest Board. For my social media friends to enjoy, I tuck away cute quotes or images. It’s just a great and simple way to enjoy people, places, and great times!

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4. My Twitter Boards. This is for the medium-experienced blogger on Twitter & Pinterest. So go ahead and set up a Pinterest Board for your website, and another for your Facebook, and another for your Tweets! And then you could even have another Board that mixes them all up! Here are some pins made from tweets:This very blog, “Dr. Author” corresponds with Twitter  “Dr. Author” . This image is the Pinterest Board, located here.

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And Happy Day to several Social Media buddies on Twitter!


Twitter’s @JETAR9 is Amazing! Best Wishes for a Happy  Day!

5. Promote your App on Pinterest. With today’s social media efforts looking to stretch further and further into practical purchases, people can now download your app from Pinterest! Sweet!

As with all social media, sites receive better engagement if you have about 80% content from others, and 20% content from yourself. Share and share alike, including sending off some invitations for others to share a Pinterest Board! It’s all good!

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5 Steps: “BLOG & PIN” for THE WIN!


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Here is how to share your work, by doing a “Blog & Pin!”

One of my websites is The MD, PhD Is In. I write all my own medical articles on, for example, immunonutrition, menopause, and brain injury.

5 Steps: “BLOG & PIN”

  1. Set up blog, Twitter and Pinterest. For website, “The MD, PhD Is In,” I have:
    1. WordPress “The MD, PhD Is In
    2. Twitter  @themdphdisin 
    3.  Pinterest Board, The MD, PhD  is In
  2. Write your blog, like normal.
  3. Share your blog to Pinterest: either use the Pinterest tool bar we described in the previous article, or Pin from the Pinterest Icon at the bottom of your page.
  4. Re-Pin. View the Pin when you make it, then re-pin to another Board.
  5. For each Pin, check off the boxes at the bottom of the Pin, to Facebook and Tweet at the same time.

Once you have the Pinterest toolbar, you can generate a slew of Pins while you are on Twitter. Hence, you stockpile your Tweets on a new Board, your Twitter Board!

And then, as you can imagine, you can leisurely go to your own Twitter Board…

and … Tweet!

BAM!   Tweet!  BAM!

(Remember that when you do this, you FB & Tweet! Woo ~ Hoo!)


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Dr Margaret Aranda Advice: “BLOG – PIN” For THE WIN!







What good is it to write, if no one is going to actually read it?

This sets your brand apart: BLOG & PIN!


Has this article helped you?

This is what you can do to try out your skills this moment:

  1. Click here: The MD, PhD Is In on Pinterest
  2. Hover on a Pin and Click, SAVE.
  3. Pick your Board for saving, or make a new one such as, “Health”
  4. If you want to Pin most efficiently as a major effort, contact me by writing a Comment below.


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Winter Squash


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Squash is a fruit from the pumpkin family. It gives 450% of daily Vitamin A, 45% of Vitamin C, and about 20% of potassium requirements. With no cholesterol and richness in omega-3 fatty acids, this may be the best vegetable one can eat.

If you want to eat for immunonutrition, you’re off to a great start with organic winter squash. Long known for their color and carotenoids, they pack beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, insulin-stabilizing, qualities as well as good pectin content. Food extract from Cucurbita genus is most studied in this regard.

Squash has been studied for its use in prostate and breast, colon, and lung cancer. With so many versions of squash, let’s look at the different uses:

6 Winter Squash Uses:

  1. Pie. The pink banana squash is commonly sold in plastic wrap, cubed. Use butternut squash instead of pumpkin for pie.
  2. Side dish. Butternut. This is my favorite, used to make baby food by simply steaming (use the water for water-solubale vitamins) and then grinding. For soup, pie, or side dishes. Stores well, turning sweet and nutty with time. Some stored these cool in November, knowing they last well until February. Sugar Loaf, Sweet Dumpling, Acorn and Butternut.
  3. Soup and stew. Kabocha-style, Cha-Cha and Buttercup, Blue Hubbard, Carnival, and Baby Bear. Beautiful colors, small sizes, these have fantastic flavor and many can even be used as soup bowels!
  4. Stuffing and baking. Buttercups, Turban, Delicata, Sweet Meat .
  5. Anything. Cinderella.
  6. Pasta. Spaghetti squash.

Extra BONUS: Steam 1-inch cubes of almost any squash for 7 minutes! It’s done!

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You are Awesome & Amazing!


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You really are. And I know it’s because you understand that:


You hear different voices saying different things, yet I see you know how to:

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You may be surrounded by adversity and challenge, but I see you exhibit how to:

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And I think you’re all these things and more, because:

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Dr. Margaret Aranda

Author, The Rebel Patient

“The MD, PhD Is In”


I Wrote This for You


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I’m a prolific writer these days, because … there’s so much to say!

One reason there’s so much to say is because government restrictions leave doctors and patients with unusual concerns about treating chronic pain.

Keep that child-like, inquisitive nature of yours and let it guide you.

I took the Hippocratic Oath. Like millions of others before and after me, I’ve done my best to abide by them.

Here are a few recent pieces as a columnist for Pain News Network:

Why Human Suffering Should Bother You 

(over 100 retweets here – Woo~Hoo!):

Why human suffering should bother you, written as a perspective on chronic pain and the opioid crisis. Emphasis: Hippocratic oath.

Patients go to doctors when they have pain and doctors can give them opioid medication to relieve that pain. That should not bother you because it is a decision made between the physician and the patient.


5 Reasons to Max Out on Twitter for Pain Week

More than ever, you need to be on Twitter…

Twitter is a great tool for patient advocacy and healthcare optimization.

More than ever, you need to be on Twitter if you love to advocate…


5 Things to Know about Epidural Injections

Some patients with neck and back pain report that their doctor requires them to get epidural steroid injections (ESI’s) before they are prescribed opioid pain medication. Many do not realize that the procedure or any use of drugs for spinal injection is not FDA approved and is considered “off label.”

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How are You Aging?


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When my grandmother died of diabetes, she was getting dialysis three days a week. I swore that I would never get diabetes and five years ago, I was given the diagnosis of Pre-diabetes.

This is what I did: see here.


WordPress is for Writers


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I have several blogs. And I’m a writer.

But no one told me that WordPress is for writers and they have the “Press This” option to easily share another WordPress author’s work. So I’m encouraging writers, bloggers, researchers, and authors to consider joining millions who take their content and put it on a well-respected site that enables Sharing.

Because it’s not good enough to just write. People have to see it.

Check out  WordPress packages, and of course, the basic package is free.

The JetPack lets you launch social media icons for Sharing, and a host of website features like sidebars, links, and images.

Are you pressable? If you’re not sure, you definitely want to be sure at

Oh, and don’t forget to Jump for Joy!

Chronic Metabolic Syndrome is Killing US

Don’t wait for something bad to happen to you. Best to read this short article now. I wrote it for you.

Source: Chronic Metabolic Syndrome is Killing US

You are Awesome & Amazing!


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I see how you cheer up others, even when you fight your own battles. You know that:


And with all the many voices in the world, I see that you know how to:

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I see you struggle but the overpowering thing is that you know how to:

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So I just wrote this little note to tell you of my recent discovery today:
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Dr. Margaret Aranda

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