Relationship weight gain: the risk of getting too comfortable.

Synonymous weight gain in couples is a commonly seen phenomenon. Research shows that weight gain in a relationship is associated with factors including the length of your relationship and living together. For married couples, data shows us that the average weight gain is 6-8 lbs over a 2 year period.  It also tends to be higher in…

Conference life: How to load your brain and not your waist (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my series for a healthy conference life and how to avoid the perils of professional travel; all inspired by my recent attendance at the Canadian Obesity Summit 2017.  6. Remember that the baked goods are likely low grade quality pastries (depending on venue of course).  When they’re presented in a wide assortment in bulk,…

Meal planning simplified

Meal planning is one of the best things you can do for weight control, body composition and prevention of chronic conditions. And it doesn’t have to be this daunting, time consuming process like many deem it to be! It’s common for health enthusiasts to tout Sunday as meal prep day – bulk prep of proteins,…

Are you playing Doctor Google?

Have you ever played Dr. Google? It’s common in practice to encounter patients who have already done personal research on their symptoms, self-diagnose and self-treat. I love patients who empower themselves with knowledge about their health but I strongly caution against taking medical advice from the web – there is just as much (possibly more!)…

Are you addicted to sweets?

One of the most common problems I encounter with patients is that of the sweet tooth. “I’m addicted to sugar!” many patients report. Do you experience sweating, agitation, tremors when you’re without them? OR could it be that you’re addicted to the habit of getting sweets? I don’t deny that there are addictive components to…