My new favourite way to reset after the holidays (or any period of excess food and drink) is to follow a strict ketogenic diet for 20 days. This is an excellent and delicious way to reset my blood sugar levels (and lose a few post-holiday pounds) after a few weeks
Nothing gets me more excited than pouring over an interesting new study. Medical research is a fast-paced field with hundreds of relevant health studies being published every week. This onslaught of new medical data is the reason why there is typically a 10-year lag between new medical research and current
The holidays are a time to let loose, a time when we discard our normal health ‘rules’ and totally overindulge. This time of year typically brings temptation in the form of sugar cookies, eggnog and overspending – which can affect everything from your mood to your waistline. While I don’t tend to stray
The desire to avoid unsafe medications has led many pregnant women to seek herbal alternatives with studies estimating that almost 50% of women use herbal therapy while pregnant. While some herbs are safe to use during pregnancy, there are others should be avoided altogether. Many of my pregnant patients seek my care regarding natural
Stress is inevitable. It gives us energy and provides stamina in emergency situations, it is motivating and stimulating and helps us to keep up with our busy lives. While short-term stress is unavoidable, stress is problematic when it becomes a constant and common occurrence in our day-to-day lives. If you
Acne occurs when the pores on the surface of the skin become blocked with dead skin cells, oil and bacteria (specifically a nasty little bug called propionibacterium acnes). When stress, hormonal changes, poor diet choices, inflammation and other factors cause the glands to produce an excess of sebum the oil
While acne may be considered ‘normal’ in adolescence it can be absolutely devastating when it persists through a person’s 20s, 30s and even 40s. For many years our skin docs and the food industry both assured us that diet has absolutely nothing to do with acne. Thankfully current research is finally beginning
Many people feel low this time of year, but you don’t have to! If you are feeling dark and gloomy this winter these tips can help you boost your spirits. Research in Ontario suggests that approximately 15% of the population experiences “winter blues.” Typical symptoms include lethargy, low mood and anxiety.