Breast Thermography is HOT!

BREAST THERMOGRAPHY IS HOT! They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words and that is certainly true about Thermography.  Thermography is the process of measuring heat with an infrared imaging device.  Heat is an indication that inflammation is present,… Continue Reading →

7 Nutritional Changes that You Should put on your 2017 Resolution List

Hopefully 2016 was a great year for you! The year 2017 is here and it brings with it an opportunity to make a change and strive for an even better year ahead. Patients always ask me how they can improve their… Continue Reading →

4 Goodies Lurking in Your Cabinets that Can Boost Your Metabolism and Help You Lose Weight

4 Goodies Lurking in Your Cabinets that Can Boost Your Metabolism and Help You Lose Weight The quest for “boosting metabolism” and burning more calories with minimal effort is one commonly sought after. As Hippocrates once said, “let food be… Continue Reading →

Can MCT Oil Help Burn Fat and Lose Weight?

MCT oil, stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. It’s a form of saturated fat that comes from sources like coconut or palm oil. You must be thinking, did you just say saturated fat?? For weight loss??!! YES, absolutely. Let me explain… Continue Reading →

Pelvic Floor Disorders – Is She Talking About Me?

Might you be one of the one in three woman that struggle with a pelvic floor disorder? You just might be…so read on! Pelvic floor disorders captures multiple symptoms that are most common among woman who have experienced childbirth or… Continue Reading →

Has Your Vagina Got You Down?

VAGINA, VAGINA, VAGINA!!! As a gynaecologist I should be comfortable saying this word…and so should you! Unfortunately 77% of woman struggling with symptoms of urogenital atrophy are reluctant to discuss their symptoms because they think ‘it’ is taboo and only… Continue Reading →

Tips for Holistic Health and Wellness

Tips for Holistic Health and Wellness Our lives are getting busier and we are more stressed. Yet our health and wellness depends on us taking care of our mind and bodies! Here are tips for health and wellness that I feel are… Continue Reading →

Being Kind To Yourself

Being Kind To Yourself Do you wake up some days feeling stressed, sad, angry – or any other emotion that we would normally label as “bad”?  I have those types of days. We all do – if only we allow… Continue Reading →

Mental and Emotional Wellness and Occupational Therapy

In October 2015 I had the honour of co-facilitating a lecture on spirituality for occupational therapy (OT) students at the University of Toronto. This experience made me reflect on my practice as an OT. I remembered I was drawn to… Continue Reading →

Is it Time to Change the Way we View and Heal Mental Illness?

Is it Time to Change the Way we View and Heal Mental Illness? As an occupational therapist that worked in an acute mental health unit I learned about mental illness from a holistic perspective. Ironically my awareness came from seeing… Continue Reading →

How to Determine Your Ideal Sleep Time

How to Determine Your Ideal Sleep Time When you have a small child you put it down for a nap when it gets cranky. How often do you put yourself down for a nap? You give children a bedtime to… Continue Reading →

Learning How to Trust Your Body: Sign, Symptom or Side Effect

Learning How to Trust Your Body: Sign, Symptom, or Side Effect There are a number of healing textbooks entitled Messages from the Body, each sharing its wisdom on what particular signs in the body translate to a particular problem for… Continue Reading →

Is Your Vaginal Health What It Could Be?

Urogenital atrophy is the medical term used to describe the thinning tissues of the vagina and vulva that can happen with the dwindling levels of estrogen that occurs with peri-menopause and menopause. So, how does your vaginal health stack up?… Continue Reading →

Learning How to Trust Your Body

Learning How to Trust Your Body: Sign, Symptom or Side Effect At least once a week I have a patient tell me, she/he simply thought that the … fatigue, broken sleep, anxiety, depression and weight gain around the middle …… Continue Reading →

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating. It’s a pretty neat sounding concept, but what exactly does it mean? In a nutshell, intuitive eating is about getting back to how you used to eat before food was a source of numbing, judgment, and reward. Back… Continue Reading →

Hormones and behaviour: what’s the connection?

Hormones and behaviour: what’s the connection? Have you ever had someone say to you…I don’t feel like myself today, or maybe your partner, close friend or child had remarked — are you ok? You don’t seem yourself. Hormones run a… Continue Reading →

(BREAST) THERMOGRAPHY FOR LIFE!

(BREAST) THERMOGRAPHY FOR LIFE! I am so excited that enquiries for Breast Thermography are increasing.  The TRUTH ABOUT CANCER docu-series (https://thetruthaboutcancer.com) has helped to raise awareness around concerns of using mammography as a screening tool for the prevention of breast… Continue Reading →

3 Tips on How to Cope with your Emotional Pain

3 Tips on How to Cope with your Emotional Pain Do you experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, irritability or feeling overwhelmed? How do you cope with painful emotions? Do you face them head on? Do you take a peak… Continue Reading →

Coming Back From the Dark

  I would like to share a personal story with you how alternative medicine and perseverance impacted my daughter’s health with her accident. A few years ago my daughter, in her second year of university, suffered a serious concussion. Previously… Continue Reading →

Mindful Appreciation

Have you ever lost yourself in the beauty or simplicity of something or someone? Have you ever been engaged in a sport or hobby and be completely mesmerized in the activity?  How does it make you feel? Recently I found… Continue Reading →

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness is about being aware and present-moment focused. Mindful self-compassion involves being kind to yourself and not judging yourself. How much self-compassion do you feel you have for yourself right NOW? Looking back on my life I realize how hard… Continue Reading →

Mindfulness: Non Judgment and Acceptance

 The Intricate Relationship Between Non-Judgment and Acceptance Mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment. Being here and now. There are a few key concepts in mindfulness are intricately related namely non-judging, acceptance and letting go. Our mind often… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life (Part 5 of 5) (Rushing and Bowel Toxicity)

Stress in our lives can be caused by a wide variety of things – many of which are not easily in our control. This blog series was developed to help identify 10 areas in your life where you have control… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life (Part 4 of 5) (sleep)

 We have covered off several ways how food and beverage consumption affect the physiological stress our body experiences. (Missed these tips, follow these links to read: Blog Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). Today, we are going to talk… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life (Part 3 of 5) (Coffee and Water)

We’ve covered off a few of the stresses our body faces from eating the wrong foods or not enough food (see blog part 1 and blog part 2 to review), today we will continue with the last of our tips… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Reduce Stress on Your Life (Part 2 of 5)

Our last blog focused on Removing Food Intolerances and Eating Enough Calories as two of ten tips that can be incorporated to reduce stress in your life and on your body. (Click here to read this first if you missed… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life (Part 1 of 5)

The relationship between stress and illness is complex and varies based on an individual’s genetics, coping style, support and personality.  Emotional stress has been linked to six of the leading causes of death in the United States including: cancer, coronary… Continue Reading →

What is cortisol dysregulation (aka adrenal fatigue)?

Whether you have heard it from a friend or by searching online adrenal fatigue is one of the most talked about, most debilitating conditions that are commonly found in our stress driven society. And yet, if you have mentioned what… Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Health Goals on Track Through the Holi-daze

The holidays are wonderful, albeit exhausting. With parties, family commitments, shopping, decorating, baking, and maybe shoveling (eek!), it’s no wonder that many of us live on cookies and eggnog this time of year, and skip our morning Pilates video in… Continue Reading →

Top 4 Hormone Disrupting Chemicals to Eliminate from your Life Today

A few weeks ago we introduced to you The Environmental Working Group’s guide to choosing seafood. But another great resource they have available is their guide to the top 12 endocrine disrupting chemicals in our environment. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals… Continue Reading →

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