Regard every purchased meal as a minimum intake of 800-1000 calories.

Should that matter? Yes and no. The featured photo is the Almond Lime bowl from Kupfert and Kim. I recently read an article that disparaged dishes from this “wheatless, meatless and mostly organic” fast food establishment because of its ‘deceptively’ high caloric content. I always suggest that diners expect restaurant meals be equivalent to roughly half of…

This is what doctors need to learn more about.

Nutrition. During breakfast this morning I caught up on the latest issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which is a magazine that among many areas, covers the latest research on medical conditions and guidelines for management of illness and disease. I then had a revelation that what would make this cover infinitely more appealing…

Is the Fitbit sabotaging your weight loss?

It could. Be mindful about how you use it! Fitness trackers have gained popularity in the past couple of years. They’re designed to be more sophisticated, slimmer, attractive – how could you not want one? I commonly come across patients who proudly tell me they’ve purchased one as a symbolic commitment to making a positive lifestyle change. I…

Does your family physician focus enough on preventative health?

Likely not. We just don’t receive enough formal training about how to counsel appropriately on lifestyle approaches like exercise and nutrition to live a fuller, healthier, longer life. The idea of starting a blog has been brewing for quite some time. It mostly stems from my observations that family physicians typically give good medical advice, but…