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Frank's Sign

Frank's Sign - The diagonal earlobe crease as a predictor of heart disease and stroke.
by Nurse Eric
This article is intended for educational purposes only.

Since starting my career as a nurse in 2012 I've been intrigued by the bedside physical assessment signs that point to inward disease because I believe that a nurse who can identify problems before they become deadly can save lives. 

Here's a link to a video I made telling the story of how I learned about Frank's Sign.

Take a look at this comment I received on this video about Frank's Sign. I think it's incredible that someone followed through to get a CT scan because of what they saw in their earlobes. Look at what it said. It's good he followed through.

Frank's sign is one of those outward signs that can point to some big problems. Think of it like the canary in the coal mine. Poor canaries! 

Coronary Artery Disease and Risk for Stroke are both associated with the…

The Story of Our Arcadia Chickens

The Story of Our Arcadia Chickens
3/30/2020 - We've recently adopted two baby chicks who have a very interesting story. They are from the famous Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. To start their story I'll share what is copied, word for word, from the text messages I received from the chick rescuers in the story:

"I'm so sorry!! I love these so much!! Thank you!!!  So here's the stories to the best I can! 
DISCLOSURE: all chickens in this story are Arcadia chickens who are in the neighborhood of 36th st & Flower. These are wild chickens who live in the trees and bushes of the neighborhood. 
Tilly: Tilly's mom was Penguin who showed up one morning in the yard with 10 adorable chicklets. We fed them pecans, apples, and other vegetables for the first two days.  On day 3, we counted the chicklets to make sure all 10 were accounted for and on March 22 realized that there were now 11! We assumed that this meant this baby hatched later than the others.  W…

Nurse Eric -Bedside Skills - Implementing A Fluid Restriction

Nurse Eric - Bedside Skills Implementing A Fluid Restriction 

Introduction"How can you allow me to become dehydrated like this? I feel like you are trying to kill me. I need water."

Have you ever been a patient and felt like this? Have you ever had a patient who's said something like this? Has a family member ever accused you of being a criminal for withholding water from their loved one? Do your patients often complain when they've run out of PO fluids by 1600?

Are you looking for a better way to manage a fluid restriction? Let's do this!

Often Nurses have a patient with a fluid restriction (FR). With the fast pace of nursing care, and hearing out many unhappy, thirsty patients, I've noticed an opportunity for improvement. Let's get into it.

SBAR Summary
Situation - Patients often feel frustrated when a doctor orders a fluid restriction, especially later in the day when they have already consumed all or most of their daily limitations. In a situation of poor…

Fast Club - Community Motivation for Your Fasting Lifestyle

Fast Club - Community Motivation for Your Fasting Lifestyle

I started a Facebook group in 2017 for people who wanted a safe judgment free zone to learn and grow in their fasting and intermittent fasting focused lifestyle. Our commitment to the use of evidence-based methods in conjunction with the safest fasting methods sets us apart from other groups.   Please feel free to check us out at

The Eat Deplete Repeat Manifesto

Eat. Deplete. Repeat. The Manifesto By Eric Sartori This is dedicated to you and all of my friends in the timed eating, intermittent fasting, prolonged fasting and ketogenic community who have yet to reach your goal but refuse to give up. Your tenacity inspires me. May this new process deliver to you hope and the results your hard work deserves. Cheers!
These are my results from practicing EDR for 3 months straight with minimal deviation from the practice guidelines.
DisclaimerThis is not a complete user guide for the process it outlines. The manifesto identifies who I believe will benefit from this method, the struggles we face with current weight loss, ketogenic and intermittent fasting protocols and my experience with Eat Deplete Repeat (EDR) so far. This will be a living document and revised as necessary. At the time that I began self-experimentation and at the present time and after speaking with many people in the timed eating (TE), time-restricted feeding (TRF), intermittent fastin…