• Blog,  Nutrition

    The Turkey Is Not Making You Tired

    I was driving to work yesterday morning, and heard on the radio a common comment at this time of year about being “turkey tired”. It is true that turkey is a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps to boost serotonin levels in the brain. The truth however is that turkey is no higher in tryptophan than other forms of poultry and gram for gram cheese is a higher source.  If this sage wisdom was true we would feel…

  • Blog,  Detox,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Reclaim Your Health

    Reclaim Your Health 2016…Make it Your Year I have never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. For one thing, studies have shown that they never work. More importantly, I see my patients set themselves up for unrealistic expectations to later realize that they can’t maintain their choices. One of the reasons that I think that Resolutions fail is that people don’t have a clear reason or vision as to what they really want for their health. If you ask…

  • Detox,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie

    Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie A great, festive way start your day to avoid sugar cravings and overeating during the holiday season. Ingredients Vega Energizing Smoothie  – Chocolate 1 scoop 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk for a creamier taste 1 tsp of vanilla 2-3 drops of peppermint extract 1 frozen banana (or you can use 1/2c of frozen strawberries and ¼-½ an avocado if you are not doing bananas   To make it extra great – add…

  • Blog,  Stress Management

    People Pleasers Unite

        Article By: Amanda Weber, Happiness Coach amandameditates.com Calling All People Pleasers! Yes, I’m talking to you! The person who said yes even though in the pit of your stomach you swore you wouldn’t.  The beautiful soul who so hated to confront conflict that she said yes to that project at work that she really didn’t even feel qualified, let alone the bandwidth, to do.  And yes, that person who loves her kids so much that she puts them…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    How Do You Want to Wake Up New Years Day?

    After spending over a decade in practice you start to see patterns in human behaviours.  Depending on the time of year, you can anticipate some of the conversations you are going to have with patients when coaching them on lifestyle medicine.  As soon as mid November comes, you can start to feel the shift in focus from people following and enjoying their lifestyle plan to gearing themselves up for the holiday season.  For many you can hear it in their…