Physical

Your physical health impacts your ability to live life to the fullest. We want to help you live better every day with these helpful articles and tips.

When my patients ask me about losing weight, they already know that the basics are to eat better and exercise more. Unfortunately for most, this ends up becoming a short term project and the weight either doesn’t come off or comes back on. There are some common problems that I have seen which prevent people from losing…

It is an automatic association, when it’s cold outside most symptoms tend to feel worse. You all know people who can predict a storm coming hours before it happens, just by ‘feeling’ it in their joints ahead of time. Whether it is your arthritis, your headaches, or your mood, it’s a common sentiment and experience that…

You may not look down into the toilet bowl very often, although, if you have a baby or toddler, you can’t help but notice and wonder what is happening ‘down there.’ If you do hazard a glance, particularly on a regular basis, there can be a wealth of important information that you can use to understand your state of hea…

Nightmares are intense and vivid dreams that awaken you with negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger or sadness. You may also find yourself with your heart pounding and breathing quite fast… it is definitely a disturbing and even terrifying experience. Dreams, including nightmares, occur during the rapid eye mov…

Every week I hear my new patients tell me they are stressed: they want to lose excess weight or get healthier but do not have the time to exercise. Exercising regularly is an important part of a proactive approach to good health, now and for the future. It will reduce your chances of developing cancer, heart disease, d…

As we age, it’s natural to develop some sagging in our body. This happens for a few reasons: loss of muscle tone, thinning of the skin, reduced hydration of the skin, and loss of the fat layer under the skin. We notice this effect most on our faces, unfortunately. It is not all inevitable, and you do not have to resort…

Walt Disney said,“if you can dream it, you can do it.” It makes you wonder how dreams can be useful for stimulating creativity, improving performance, and promoting mental emotional and possibly physical wellbeing. Before you can dream, you must be able to sleep. More than sleep, is having an adequate amount of sleep,…

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have a problem with your energy, and some solutions appear later in this article. 1. Do you wake refreshed from sleep, ready to take on the day? 2. Do you have significant energy dips in the day, when you wish you could nap? 3. Have you fallen asleep during an activity (…

You are driving to the cottage to join your family and you suddenly get astrong urge to empty your bladder. It’s unbearable trying to hold it in to make it to the next exit. You wonder how long it will take to just find a washroom once you are off the highway. Men and women can suffer from urinary incontinence or an un…

Sleep is an important basic necessity of your body in order to allow proper daytime energy, cardiovascular health and weight maintenance, and overall mental health and mood balance. However, sleep can be very elusive, and it can change over the course of your life. Below are some important reasons why you can develop p…