Is the Fitbit sabotaging your weight loss?

It could. Be mindful about how you use it! Fitness trackers have gained popularity in the past couple of years. They’re designed to be more sophisticated, slimmer, attractive – how could you not want one? I commonly come across patients who proudly tell me they’ve purchased one as a symbolic commitment to making a positive lifestyle change. I…

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…