Dr. Kim Foster

The Potential of Health Coaching

The charts stretched along the counter in a seemingly endless line. It was the queue of patients who had checked in and were waiting to be seen at the walk-in clinic where I was working that day, and… Read More

Passport to Health: Greece

The people of Greece have figured a lot of things out when it comes to knowing how to live a happy, healthy life. It makes sense–Greece is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. Have you ever been… Read More

Do You Want It? Heart Month Contest & Giveaway!

I love dining in restaurants. I mean, delicious food professionally prepared just for me, while I relax and sip my wine…and someone else washes the dishes afterwards? Yes, please. But…I don’t necessarily love what restaurants do to my waistline. Or my… Read More

What’s Healthy About Valentine’s Day? Lots.

Whether you love Valentine’s Day, or whether you loathe it…everyone can appreciate a little health boost now and then, am I right? Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand. Feeling a little guilty about your favorite indulgence?… Read More

Berries For A Healthy Heart?

A new study was released recently that makes a connection between the regular intake of berries, like strawberries and blueberries, and a reduced risk of heart attacks in women. The study was big: 93,000 subjects strong. The timeline was… Read More

Passport To Health: Norway

Passport To Health is one of my favorite topics…it allows me to talk about two things I love: health and travel. As I’ve said before, we North Americans may be many things, but one thing we’re not? Svelte…. Read More

Chewing The Fat

(One of my favorite old posts…please indulge me in this re-boot, as I’m busy writing like mad, lost in fictional worlds…) Used to be, all fats were considered bad. We gobbled down low-fat versions of everything, assuming this was the… Read More

Red Wine: Drink To Your Health?

You might have heard this: red wine is good for your health. But is it true? And what does it do for you, exactly? I’ve talked about wine before, on this blog, but I had the feeling a… Read More

Poor Sleep May Worsen Your Blood Pressure

Now I hope this doesn’t cause anyone to lose sleep…but a recent study has shown that people with high blood pressure who also suffer insomnia are much more likely to have resistant high blood pressure (meaning, the kind… Read More

Can Stress Shorten Your Life?

I have long maintained that stress is a major, under-recognized trigger for illness and unwell. I have little doubt that stress contributed to my own health crisis. And now, an important study has come out validating that connection. The… Read More