Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son
Nov05

Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son

Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son Robert before he went to university was a gift to both of us. We decided that our family vacations should be exciting, inspiring and educational. Read about our adventure in the Globe. Share this...

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Facts about Fake Food: ten times more children will be fatter in five years
Oct26

Facts about Fake Food: ten times more children will be fatter in five years

Concerned about global warming destroying our planet and endangering our children’s future? Well, I’ve got another bad news flash for you. We are killing our kids right now with food. Fake food. Over the years, I’ve written many articles about the deteriorating health of our children. The processed foods and drinks we feed our children are causing obesity rates to skyrocket, and a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO)...

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Being your own primary care provider
Jun30

Being your own primary care provider

When I started practicing almost 30 years ago, I realized all the nursing home patients were there because they didn’t know how to take care of themselves properly throughout their adult lives which resulted in disability and disease in later life. Not much has changed since 1988; here we are, at the beginning of the grey tsunami. Chronic disease is on the rise and there are not enough physicians to support the traditional disease...

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“Alternative Facts” to the Cause of Heart Disease
Feb09

“Alternative Facts” to the Cause of Heart Disease

Proposing alternative facts is quite common in many areas of medicine. There are scientists who debate on how to interpret research results as they develop. Given February is Heart and Stroke Month, I wanted to share my life journey lessons with you on the cause(s) of heart disease. In 1986, as a second year medical student at the University of Toronto, we completed our studies in Cardiology. We had great teachers, many of whom, I...

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions by retraining your brain
Jan13

Keeping New Year’s resolutions by retraining your brain

Committing to a New Year’s resolution challenges my ego every December. I tell myself, “I can do better this year.” Innately, I know the odds of ‘failing’ on my resolution are high, (as they say) but I’m determined to think differently in 2017. I’m attributing my change in mindset to a chance meeting with Dr. Bill Howatt, an expert in behavioural change. He taught me that I can ‘succeed’ so long as I begin to develop micro-behavioural...

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