For the past two years I’ve had a steady stream of patients choose me to help them on their weight loss journey. It’s an honour and a lot of fun for me to watch someone transform their body and many times their nutrition, health and overall outlook on life.
First things first – answer these questions to know if you’re bloated.
Do you frequently have to undo your pants after eating?
Do you feel like you gain weight throughout the course of a day?
In family and friend relationships, not being heard is frustrating and hurtful. In a medical setting it can be life threatening. This week a number of patients found their way to my office because they felt that they weren’t being treated with respect in our public health care system. They had concerns about their body, energy, appearance that were being written off as minor. One patient actually had Lyme disease for years but was improperly diagnosed leading to a life threatening bout of depression. I never want any of my patients to suffer without getting the care they deserve. Here’s what to do when you have a problem that’s falling on a physician’s deaf ears.
Patients lie to me sometimes. I don’t take it personally. They lie because the truth hurts to admit out loud. I get it. There are lots of things that are hard to say out loud. I have things that hurt my feelings too when I talk about them.
“Just because I’m 50, doesn’t mean I can’t be sexy!”
RS – Evolve Metabolism Patient
Four-day work weeks are great. Having Friday off is amazing. No one talks about the week after a long weekend. It’s rough. Most of my patients were not feeling their best. Everyone seemed to need a little pep talk. If you felt like you were dragging too, do these things to perk yourself right up again.
I’m a recovering commitment-phobe. Social plans, boyfriends, health care providers – if it required a solid commitment I was wary.
Choosing a ND is a commitment. You are spending time, money and effort to feel better.
Are you are interested in food, cooking, eating… surviving?
Check out Michael Pollan’s excellent Netflix series – COOKED.
Being connected to our food supply isn’t easy. The food industry does virtually everything in its power to disconnect us from the raw materials used to create our food.
A woman and her weight. Has there ever been a more tumultuous relationship? Before beginning my EVOLVE program I didn’t realize that it was common for a woman to think about her weight every single day, and sometimes multiple times per day. And for a select few women it was in the back of their mind almost all day.
Two weeks ago I woke up like any other morning, checked out my slightly puffy morning face in the mirror and realized my skin had literally exploded. Like a pepperoni pizza on steroids my skin was covered in acne. Immediately I sprung into naturopathic investigation mode. Why oh why was I reverting back to pubescent days needing clearasil and astringent?