Friday, April 19, 2019
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...
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...
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...
The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round shape of pregnancy. An understandable concern for a woman is how pregnancy will change the...
Vaccines can be a controversial topic amongst parents.  In Canada, vaccines and anti-vaxxers (individuals who take an anti-vaccination approach to healthcare and parenting) have once again made the news.  On February 9, 2019, an outbreak of the...
Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to grow, carry and birth their babies and approximately 1 in 4 women experience pelvic floor symptoms because of it. In a vaginal birth, the work...
In Canada, 1550 Canadian women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2017 and 400 of them died from it. Patients in my medical practice often ask me "what is cervical cancer" and "how can I prevent cervical cancer." ...