Knowing your right drug mix can save your life: just ask your DNA
Mar18

Knowing your right drug mix can save your life: just ask your DNA

Would you get on an airplane if you knew it crashed once a week? So why would you take drugs that could kill you? On March 17th, my health journalist friend, Carolyn Abraham, published a landmark article about pharmacogenetics in the Globe and Mail. Quoting Abraham, “Adverse drug reactions kill more than 10,000 Canadians every year, put about 200,000 people in the hospital and cost the health system an estimated $13-billion.” Do the...

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If I Were Trump’s Doctor…
Jan31

If I Were Trump’s Doctor…

While my practice is focused mainly on C suite and other high net worth clients, I’ve sometimes wondered what the most powerful people in the world do for their medical check-up given their access to people, services and money. Then came Trump. To say I was underwhelmed by the physical examination of President Donald Trump would be an understatement. The report by the official Physician to the President, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny...

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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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The Agenda in The Summer: Taking Health Into Your Own Hands
Aug22
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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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