Dr Phil McAllister's Latest Posts

Dr. Phil Shares: Catching some Zzzs

I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than waking up after a restful night sleep feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to tackle what life throws our way. Good quality sleep puts our bodies into the parasympathetic state – more commonly known as the “rest and digest” nervous system. It is not […]

| December 21st 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: How Often Should I Work Out to Maintain?

You put in the hours, pumping iron, logging miles, sweating buckets, overhauling your diet, and (most important) staying consistent. And the results speak for themselves — every time you look in the mirror, a leaner, more athletic person stares back at you. You’ve even bought yourself a new wardrobe. So now what? Some people will […]

| October 15th 2019

Dr. Laura: Menopause-could probiotics be the answer?

The microbiome shows distinct differences in pre and post menopausal women, a 2019 study reports. The change in microbiome could help us better understand the reasons for health decline in many post-menopausal women. The presence of estrogen protects against cardiovascular, metabolic disease and bone health. Now mounting evidence shows how the gut microbiota affects estrogen […]

| October 10th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: Lifting Weights Could Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A whopping 30 million North Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes — and more than 84 million more have higher than normal blood glucose levels (called prediabetes) and are at risk for developing the disease. Obesity is the leading risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. The rising rates of Type 2 diabetes also mean increased potential […]

| September 29th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: The Surprising Connection Between Obesity and Artificial Light

Before you crawl into bed tonight, turn out the lights and power down your devices. Exposure to artificial light — from sources such as overhead lights, smartphones and televisions — was associated with higher rates of obesity, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included almost 44,000 women between the ages of 35–74 […]

| August 14th 2019

Dr. Laura: How Sugar Ages the Brain

Vulnerable populations with long term unmanaged blood sugar levels are subject to brain atrophy (shrinkage) and accelerated brain changes including memory loss and cognitive decline. Memory Lapses? Vulnerable populations with long term unmanaged blood sugar levels are subject to accelerated brain changes including memory loss and cognitive decline.  Who’s most at risk? Most at risk […]

| August 13th 2019

Dr. Laura: Strengthen Super Powers of the Immune

What you’ll learn Build your immune super powers to stay strong and healthy. Once you get a cold or flu virus, most remedies only lessen the severity of symptoms. The real trick is to build an army of defense and prevent the invading virus or bacteria from taking hold. This is important year-round, but especially […]

| August 7th 2019

Dr. Laura: New tests in mental health

Are imbalances in your brain chemicals and hormones affecting your sleep, work and pleasure in life? Check each of the following that apply to you: I wake feeling unrested Sleep is difficult for me I am always tired, fatigued or lack lustre for life Concentration and focus are a challenge My motivation is low I […]

| July 22nd 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: 6 Must-Dos After Every Walking Workout

While walking is an excellent low to moderately intense workout that’s easy on the joints, you’ll still need to recover properly to improve fitness and avoid injuries. Here, seven steps to include in your post-walk recovery routine: 1 COOL DOWN Whether you’ve gone for a long endurance walk or thrown in some intervals, it’s important to take time to let your body cool down before […]

| July 19th 2019