• Beauty,  Health

    Hair Loss: Treating the Root Cause + My Story

    When getting to know my patients, I always ask about hair loss or thinning. Hair health is super important! It’s basically your body’s way of printing out data of your nutrition, disease state, aging rate and even your mental/emotional status.   Now for my story… I always loved my hair and it became part of my identity, as it does for most people. Luscious hair is the ultimate sign of health, youth and beauty! Needless to say, when I experienced hair loss… it wasn’t fun.   I’ve been meaning to write this story for many years now. Let’s face it.. nobody wants to feel vulnerable. After a bit of encouragement…

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    Anti-Aging in the Infrared Sauna

    One of my favourite anti-aging secrets is the infrared sauna. All sauna benefits are from exposing the body to hyperthermic conditioning. Sauna is an international ritual for good health. I’ve done a sweat lodge in Tulum, a Russian Banya and use the one in our clinic in Toronto as much as I can. After the sauna, I feel super relaxed and as if I’m glowing with revitalized energy.   HOW IT WORKS: The infrared sauna heats your body at a cellular level from the inside out. Hyperthermic conditioning means that after each sauna session, your body is more primed for heat stress. As you tolerate longer sauna sessions, your brain,…

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    Liquid Gold Bone Broth

    The secret to good gut health and anti-aging… Bone Broth! This liquid gold is PACKED with nutrients and amino acids like collagen!   My fave bone broth and collagen benefits are… 1) Insulin Regulation Fasting is great for improving anti-aging markers like insulin regulation. However, fasting can cause energy crashes throughout the day. Fasting programs are much more effective when I tell patients to swap AM coffee for AM bone broth. No sugar and no caffeine… only essential minerals that your adrenals, immune system and and liver will love. 2) Sealing Leaky Gut Bone broth increases absorption of minerals and hydrates your body whereas coffee does the complete opposite. Patients on my Gut Restore…

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    Calm Your Mind & Body With Progesterone

    Ladies… are you experiencing anxiety, insomnia, PMS or infertility? It could be that you’re low in progesterone.   You hear a lot about testosterone and estrogen… but PROGESTERONE is often forgotten and super important! Progesterone is my favourite hormone, so much that I call it the “Serenity Hormone” for it’s calming effect on our brains, nervous system and uterus. Too many women are being prescribed: -ANTI-DEPRESSANTS for anxiety -SEDATIVES for insomnia -BIRTH CONTROL for PMS -IVF for infertility In some of these cases, progesterone levels aren’t even looked at! Boosting progesterone for someone in the less-than-optimal range will make them feel so much better.   WHAT PROGESTERONE DOES: -Decreases menstrual cramps…

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    My Hormone Balancing Smoothie

    My favourite smoothie recipe is here! I like this one because it’s easy and high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins & antioxidants. The best part about this smoothie is that it’s tailored to balance hormones. Since adding it to my diet, I’ve noticed less sugar cravings, less acne, more lean muscle, less PMS symptoms, better mood and boosted libido! This smoothie will benefit anyone dealing with PCOS, weight fluctuations, menopause, infertility, fatigue and hormonal acne. Most of the ingredients don’t expire too fast so you don’t need to make grocery runs every time you want a smoothie. I use the Vitamix to blend but a Magic Bullet is fine too.…

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    DO’s & DONT’s of Summer

    The summer heat and sunshine has arrived! When your external environment changes, so does your internal body’s environment. Optimize your health this season with these five tips.   DON’T : Spend your days in the gym. DO : Get active outdoors! Bring your mats and meet a friend in the park for a yoga session. Walk instead of taking the subway. Bike to work instead of drive. Not only do these decisions save you money, but they also get you fit in the fresh air. There are also some awesome group outdoor fitness class options in the summer months.         DON’T : Fall for the wrong summer sweets. DO : Start…

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    4 Foods For Holiday Detox

    It’s that time of year where the holidays are over and we try to get back to our healthy routines! The season can be hard on our bodies with the overindulgence in large servings of sugar, dairy, alcohol and carbs. The holiday toxins build up fast, especially if your not used to it. It’s difficult to get motivated for your New Years resolutions when you just feel so… blah! Check in with your body to see if some of these recently apply to you: Headaches Fatigue Dry Skin Irritability Depression Weight Gain Bloating Constipation Loose Stools Gassiness Sugar Cravings Insatiability Sore Throat Dizziness Nausea Joint Pain Muscle Pain Acne If…

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    Protein Pesto Pasta

    This is one of my favourite and easiest dishes! If you know me, you know I love my pasta. People are deathly afraid of that word because they automatically think of refined carbs. Turns out, my recipe is nourishing to the body and an essential part of my modernized Mediterranean diet. I’ll tell you why… –Garlic= anti-inflammation, heart health, blood-detoxifier. –Veggies = fiber, protein, minerals that aid in glowing skin, loaded with essential vitamins. –Grains= fiber to lower cholesterol and help reduce constipation (which is detrimental to feeling good and looking good). –Olive oil= weight-loss, heart health, liquid gold for your skin! –Herbs= antioxidant, digestive aids, anti-cancer, heart health, anti-inflammation.…

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    “Done For The Season”

    It was a little more than 5 minutes into the NBA’s first game of the season and Gordon Hayward’s debut with the Celtics after signing a big contract over the summer. However, in one nasty landing, his ankle joint gave out.. badly. A fractured tibia and a dislocated ankle later, the audience winced away in horror at the sight. Done for the season… maybe even his entire career… just like that. Tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones are what make up our joints. Unfortunately, unstable joints can’t keep up with increasing muscle strain, especially in the sedentary and athletic population (both ends of the spectrum). Athletes overwork their muscles while the average population…

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    The Reason You’re Getting Sick

    It’s that time of year again when the weather is changing and I’m starting to hear lots of sniffles in the clinic! There are lots of patients who seem to be doing everything right. They are eating their greens, washing their hands like crazy and even taking a bunch of supplements but just don’t understand why they keep getting sick! Well the answer most of the time ends of being… sugar.   DID YOU KNOW?  1 tsp of sugar could suppress your immune system for 2 hours!   Too much sugar slows down and confuses the cells that make up your immune system. These cells normally attack bad bacteria throughout…