Walking our Bell Let’s Talk Campaign
Jan25

Walking our Bell Let’s Talk Campaign

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day and today, I am joining the conversation. I’m so happy that we’ve been able to increase Canadians’ awareness around mental illness thanks to BELL’s “Let’s Talk” initiatives. Certainly, we need to be more empathetic and sensitive to the inner struggles of so many Canadians who suffer every day from a mental health issue. At the same time, I wonder out loud as a preventative medicine doctor, what else we...

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10 Healthy Sleep Hygiene Tips
Nov04

10 Healthy Sleep Hygiene Tips

On Sunday November 6th Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am. Most of us love this day as we settle into bed on Saturday night knowing we will get an extra hour of sleep, unless you are on shift work. This night you work an extra hour. Canadians are increasingly sleep deprived and sleep problems affect up to 45 per cent of the world’s population. It is estimated that 60 per cent of Canadian adults feel tired most of the time and get, on...

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Video: Your Brain and Sleep
Nov04

Video: Your Brain and Sleep

To learn more about sleep and why it’s important, read my blog post 10 Healthy Sleep Hygiene Tips . Share this...

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Video: The Brain Project – Darlene Cole Interview
May20

Video: The Brain Project – Darlene Cole Interview

Dr. Elaine Chin (Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS) and Mr. Gary Grandin (Director of HR at TELUS) interview artist, Darlene Cole, for her ‘brain’ being displayed at TELUS as part of the Brain Project. The Brain Project (sponsored by TELUS) helps raise awareness about brain health, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease , by displaying brains designed by world-renowned and emerging members of the arts community and displaying it...

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Stress Can Make You ‘Dumb & Fat’
May16

Stress Can Make You ‘Dumb & Fat’

When we’re young, we believe that we can get away with anything. What we don’t realize is how chronic stress can wreak havoc on our body, both physically and mentally. As we age, we discover that chronic stress can trigger many things in our body. I will share simple guidelines for you to follow that will help to prevent chronic stress. In order to prevent chronic stress, you should: Sleep 7-8 hours daily Eat 3 balanced meals at...

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