One of my aims is to help you address obstacles and help you get back on track to the health you need to live the life you want.
What you will find is examination and exploration. I will provide my trained opinion to help you make informed decisions given what we know and understand at the time.
I start with diet and lifestylemodification because these things have consistently been shown to make a difference in delaying the onset of chronic (noncommunicable) disease, improving quality of life, and even in relieving symptoms of chronic disease. I also use other tools to support body systems as needed (see the 'What I do' page). If your medical doctor has told you that you need to change, I can help.
We all want to live a good life, but sometimes things get in the way – stressful encounters, pain or injury, lack of time, self-defeating behaviours, and more. Before you know it, this “just for a little while” life has become your whole life.
Moreover, as a society we’ve increasingly strayed from many of the things that are important to meaningful, healthy living: spending quality, uninterrupted time with loved ones; cooking and eating home-cooked meals or meals made of “real” food; sleep; physical activity; fresh air; time alone; time away from work –- well, you get the idea.
Often, people know what they need to do to live happier and healthier, but not many make it a part of their lives, and people need help. Change is hard! My goal is to help you experience a life that allows you to do what you want and need to do – and maybe even start down the path to realizing your potential.
How will we do this? By taking stock of your life as it is, right now – what is working, what is not, how and why you want it to be different – and exploring resources to move down the path that’s right for you.
This can be a team activity! Working with other health care practitioners (e.g. medical doctor, chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist, nurse practitioner, etc.) may be precisely what you need in a team.
Ultimately, you are the expert on you. What I bring to the table is knowledge of health-promoting strategies and resources. With other members of your team – other health care practitioners, family, your support network – we will forge ahead.
I probably won’t change your life. But you might. And I can help.
Health is not a goal, it's a means to doing what is purposeful or meaningful in life. — Rachel Naomi Remen, MD