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Are you feeding your allergies?

Are Feeding Your Allergies? Understand what 5  foods are making your allergies worse As the ground starts to thaw after the long winter, we can finally smile that Spring is here. However, for some of us, spring’s arrival can bring along its own torment of watery eyes, congestion, runny noses and itchy ears and [...]

What Should I Eat When I Feel Burntout?

What Should I Eat When I Feel Burntout? 4 Food Tips to Heal Burnout  The catastrophic events that we have endured these past years has led to a flooding of do-or-die emotions, resulting in what I am seeing the most in my office these days: exhaustion and burnout. With the blurring of work-life boundaries [...]

Signs You’re Burnt Out: A Guide To Understanding If You Are Suffering From Burnout

Talk to any parent, health care worker, or teacher during these dark winter days and you are likely to hear a tone of exhaustion, resentment and inadequacy.  These feelings mirror the exact criteria for burnout, a term coined in the 1970s by the German-born American psychologist, Herbert Freudenberger, in his book Burnout: The High [...]

Growing Up in a Grocery Store

Growing Up in a Grocery Store By Dr. Mary Choi My childhood playground were the aisles of a grocery store.  I am convinced my mother secretly Mr. Miyagi-ed me to sort through the hundreds of cases of blue berries to tediously select out the rotting and shrivelled ones.  This task was a painful pursuit [...]

Breathless

Breathless By Dr. Mary Choi Athletes are often taught to pace themselves on long endurance runs to push their efforts to a point that is challenging enough but not so hard that they fall short of the finish line. How an athlete calibrates this complex balance of effort is measured by her ability to [...]

Should I Send My Kids To School?

Should I Send My Kids To School? Like most parents, I have also been humming and ha-ing about the pros and cons of sending my four kids back to school. My mental chatter consists of endless unanswerable questions: Are my children capable of wearing masks all day? Will hand-washing and sanitation be enforced when [...]

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