Friday, April 19, 2019
In so many ways, Motherhood starts in pregnancy. From the moment we learn about our pregnancies, we prioritize our own health for the benefit of our babies, such as taking prenatal vitamins, avoiding certain foods, and choosing...
When I was pregnant with Madi I smelled like coconut oil constantly. I was told by my mom and her friends to slather my belly with coconut oil to prevent stretch marks. I suspected that this may...
Mindfulness is a meditative practice where you intentionally bring your attention to experiences in the here and now.  It helps us to become more present in our day-to-day life by focusing on what we are doing instead of where we...
Before I started medicine, I didn’t put too much thought into my bone health, but after treating older patients I realize how important it is to build strong bones. As we age, our bone density naturally changes,...
Any Canadian knows that winter is the WORST for our skin. Without copious lathering of cream we get scaly, alligator dry skin. My hands are constantly feeling dry, especially since I wash my hands multiple times a...
In my last article about vaccines and the fraudulent accusation that they are associated with or cause autism, I outlined how the concern for the health effects vaccinations began with an observation that the number of cases...
As a family doc some parents have told me that they do not want their child to get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. Some parents fear that their child may have a dangerous reaction to the vaccine,...
Being a new mom or a mom with small kids can come with a little (or a lot!) of anxiety. You are responsible for a very vulnerable person and much of what you are going through will be new....
Recently I wrote a post about the fraudulent science behind vaccines and their “association” with autism.  Unsurprisingly, this became a “hot topic” online with many likes, shares, and comments from parents. Vaccines can be a controversial...
Previously I wrote a post about vaccines and autism that was very popular on life of dr. mom. Since then i've received hundreds of emails asking about vaccines, and I thought it might be helpful to...