Did you know that one in 10 Canadians have a thyroid condition?
If you're someone struggling, or if you're just looking to learn more about thyroid health, this post is for you. I'll discuss some important thyroid hormones, and we'll also take a look at some nutrients that can help support thyroid health.
So whether you're dealing with a diagnosed condition or you're just interested in learning more, read on!
It's no secret that obesity is on the rise in countries across the globe. Almost 40% of adults are considered overweight while one-tenth are considered obese, and the numbers continue to climb with gradual increases seen in children.
Many people turn to diet and exercise in an attempt to lose weight, but this can be difficult for those who are already struggling.
There may be another solution: brown fat.
Nature therapy: an under-utilized treatment for cancer patients?
Nature therapy has been found to improve quality of life for cancer patients. Whether gardens, hikes or water, nature therapy can be used to supplement treatment plans and help reduce stress, anxiety and depression in those with cancer!
Vertical farming is a more efficient way of growing food and it consumes a lot less resources, providing more sustainable growing methods than traditional agriculture. The environmental impacts of vertical farming include decreased water consumption, decreased ecological footprint and reduced reliance on fossil fuels. It also provides the opportunity to grow crops in the most extreme climates.
- Vertical farming is able to improve crop yields by 70% compared to conventional agriculture.
- Vertical farms need 40 times less land than normal farms.
- Crops grow faster and are able to ripen more evenly.
- The plants can be tracked for optimal usage of resources.
With incidence of liver disease on the rise, the major question on every researchers mind is - why?
A team recently published an article looking at the incidence of cirrhosis in children under 18. They detected a four-fold increase in the number of cirrhosis diagnoses, especially in infants and teens. Their data showed that a, "...child born in 2010 was TWICE as likely to be diagnosed with cirrhosis compared to a same aged child born in 2001."
If someone told you that doing something more than four times a day would increase your risk of overall DEATH by 62%, would you keep doing it?
This is exactly what researchers found in those consuming more than four servings of ultra-processed foods relative to those consuming less than two
Check it out in the link below
Should We Lease Our Bodies?
Prompting this opinion piece was the deluge of patients I see who seek preventative care, yet feel invisible in the system of illness known as healthcare. Stories of being talked over, dismissed, rejected and downright scorned for voicing another opinion are distressingly common.
Preventative care IS important.
Maybe your body and mind would be treated better if it was getting returned at the end of its 4-year lease...
What do you think?
My own reflection during Black History Month reminded me of a discussion we had in one of my third year classes where we discussed bias in medicine. Specifically, the egregious myth in hospitals and clinics around the world that black people experience less pain. The statistics were no less shocking…
Ottawa’s Best Health Educator!
Starting 2022 off strong as I help the incredible people of the greater Ottawa area reclaim their health.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, I’m incredibly humbled to receive this award.
If you’re reading this and want to have a chat about transforming your life, book through the link on this page or send me a DM and we’ll get your journey started.
Do you have a plant in view of your workspace?
You may like the look of it, but did you know it could be increasing your productivity by 15%?
Nature has a powerful influence on mental, physical and emotional health, not to mention productivity, absenteeism and presenteeism.
Root in Nature brings you Nature as a Workplace Ally which explores the topic of biophilia and gives you practical tips on how to incorporate it into your home or traditional office.
We would love to hear about how you incorporate nature at work!
Nominated as Best Health Educator this year!
Doctor as Teacher (Docere) is one of the values I hold close to my heart. It's not my job to force you in to something that might not fit your lifestyle. My approach to clinical practice is, let's have a chat about all options so you understand what suits you best.
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