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What Is Your Thyroid? [New Video!]

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Have you noticed how often people talk about thyroid health these days? Several years ago people hardly knew the word, but now everyone seems to be talking about it. A lot of this talk, however, assumes you know the basics about the thyroid. And you may not. Do you feel sheepish because you’re not really […]

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[New Video] How To Deal With Stress

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Stress is, unfortunately, a significant part of our modern lives. Do you feel stressed out sometimes? Most of the time? Even if you can’t change the circumstances that are causing you to feel stressed, there are several things you can do to cope better with your stress. In this week’s video on my YouTube channel, […]

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How To Stay Healthy On Vacation [new YouTube video]

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Over on my new YouTube channel I just uploaded my third video, in which I talk about how to stay healthy while on vacation. If you know me at all (especially if you follow me on Instagram), you know I love to travel. But I also recognize how challenging it is to maintain your healthy lifestyle […]

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How To Grow Your Health Coaching Business With MD Referrals

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Are you a health coach frustrated with the constant struggle to find clients? Have you ever thought about connecting with MDs to set up a referral system into your coaching practice? I am of the opinion that this is an untapped partnership. Truth is, MDs are typically run off their feet trying to deal with […]

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How To Stay Fit Like The French (without even trying)

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I was in France this summer and it’s something I notice every time I’m there: the slimness of the French people. It’s really quite incredible. By now, I suspect we’re all familiar with the French Paradox. It’s the fact that the traditional French diet is filled with goodies we North Americans tend to view as […]

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Sleep: How Your Body Is Like A Swiss Watch

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It was the first day of my clerkship—the 3rd year of medical school when you rotate through different hospital placements—and my first rotation was in pediatrics. I showed up bright and early, wearing my brand new white lab coat, the pockets stuffed with handbooks, cheat sheets, and a variety of medical instruments, trying to look […]

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Are Self-Employed People Happier?

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Have you ever been listening to the radio and the promo jingle for the station comes on, claiming their music selection can “make your workday go faster”? It’s the kind of thing that makes me feel incredibly sad whenever I hear it. Over our lifetimes, we spend a huge proportion of our waking hours at […]

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5 Reasons Stress May Be Causing Your Weight Gain

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Angela was desperate to lose weight. Over the past six months she’d noticed her weight going up but couldn’t figure out why. As far as Angela could tell, she was eating the same things she always had. Her activity level hadn’t changed. So she came to see me, her family doctor, asking to get her […]