Is exercise the miracle cure?
In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in the UK called exercise the miracle cure. In their paper, the Academy outlined the benefits of exercise and encouraged doctors to promote it to their patients. This idea of exercise as the miracle cure went largely unnoticed until a recent editorial in the prestigious British Medical…
Have we found the Holy Grail for weight loss and obesity?
Lose 30 lbs in 30 days! The sign on the telephone screamed at me. Years ago pink and yellow signs like this scattered my neighbourhood. I knew this was too good to be true and may even be unhealthy. With the weight loss industry worth billions of dollars each year, it’s no surprise there’s a…
Is it the blue or red pill? Adventures in medication adherence
Living a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition, regular exercise, reducing stress and sleep are all important to manage conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancers. However, sometimes that isn’t enough and medications are needed. For the past year I’ve been taking two medications (a beta blocker- bisoprolol, and a statin- rosouvastatin) religiously. Working in a…