• Blog,  Nutrition,  Stress Management

    Depression…More Than Just Low Serotonin

    When you think of depression, the first mechanism that comes to mind for most people is low serotonin. There is however a strong body of data emerging that depression is associated with a chronic low grade inflammatory response. The epidemiological link between depression and cardiovascular disease is well established in the medical literature. Inflammatory disorders such as cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease can trigger depression. On the other hand it is also well documented that depression is an independent risk…

  • 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…