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Monday, August 21, 2017

Plan a Trip. It’s Good for Your Health!

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I’m on vacation and I feel guilty about it. I know everyone needs time off. I encourage my patients to make...

On Antidepressants? Take These Supplements to Feel Even Better

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I have a secret to tell you. A whole bunch of Canadians are taking anti-depressants and almost no one talks about...

Travel Tips – A Happy Trip is a Healthy Trip

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  A trip to my father’s homeland of Trinidad and Tobago is always a beautiful thing. A culturally rich country with delicious...

Learn to Protect Your Rights as a Patient

DR LYDIA THURTON My best friend has been in the hospital for two weeks, with no end in sight. Originally, she was told that she...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About High Blood Pressure

BY DR LYDIA THURTON High blood pressure frustrates many of my patients. Changes in diet and exercise help but many are told they need medication....

Do These Five Things to Get Over Post-Long-Weekend Blues

BY DR. LYDIA THURTON  Four-day work weeks are great. Having Friday off is amazing. (Happy Canada Day Readers!) No one talks about the week after...

Happiness Now: Get Out of a Rut

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  From grocery store lineups to paying bills, it can be hard to find the joy in everyday life. When we exist...

Got Milk? Rice? Dairy? Soy? I’ll Help You Choose.

BY DR LYDIA THURTON Cow’s milk consumption is on a dramatic decline. Surveys of Canadian households revealed that many of us want vegan options, we...

A Tragic Case of Natural Medicine Gone Wrong

BY DR LYDIA THURTON A little boy died in Lethbridge, Alberta and his parents have been convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life....

An Ode to the Suburban Mother

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  I’d like to discuss a beautiful and hard working type of human being – the suburban mother. As the Toronto area...

Professional Development

The Power of Words

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Sometimes we dismiss or discredit the power of words as hocus pocus. But the recent celebration of Father’s Day underscored to me...

How to Manage Use of Our Time Effectively and Prioritize the Important Over the...

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON It seems nearly impossible these days to manage the use of our time effectively so that the things that matter most get...

How to Clarify What Is My Purpose

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Clarifying ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the biggest contentions people grapple with. If you’ve ever thought about this, you can probably...