Ski Based New Year’s Resolutions

As seen in Apex Matters January Edition

A big part of what I do in my practice is help my patients set goals and make changes. And to make those changes stick. I have supported my patients through their challenges to help their achievements impact their health for the long term. If you are needing help in motivation, inspiration or follow through, I can be of help to you.

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My Story

I am a second generation Physician. My father is a family practice physician. Of my five siblings, there is an emergency physician, ICU nurse and an osteopathic physician. Conversations around the dinner table can get interesting, to say the least.

From a young age I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Some are called to this vocation through their own healing journey. For me,

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Getting Enough Zzzzz’s

Sleep is such an important part of our lives. When it is in the right rhythm, we think nothing of it. When we are missing our sleep, it can cruelly creep its affects into many parts of our life.

Sleep is necessary not only to keep the grumps away. Lack of it is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. 

First let’s cover the basics of sleep hygiene

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Striking a Balance

Hormones are all about balance. Their role is as messenger to turn on or off a cell’s activity. When it comes to progesterone, its effects are far reaching. Progesterone can affect a woman on physical, behavioural and emotional levels. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Its release can be decreased when stress isn’t in check.

Here are a few cues that your progesterone may be low:

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