In Between Visits

Blogs

Within these blogs, you will find everything and anything that I say every day in practice about Lifestyle Medicine.
Each blog offers a focus on -stress, sleep, nutrition, movement, elimination and mindset with an intent to motivate and support you on your journey.

These 3-5 minute reads are intended to keep you focused and inspired between visits.  

I hope you enjoy reading them as much I love writing them.

Lifestyle Medicine Referrals 

Elisa Kurylowicz is a former member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski team. She is 2 x National Champion in Moguls, a World Cup Gold medalist and was ranked in the Grand Prix Top 5 in the world 3 years in a row. Following her professional ski career, Elisa excelled in...

This inspiring episode is dedicated to those of you who are constantly wondering how to balance life with so many balls in the air. Meet Dr. Olivia Rose, ND one of the most dynamic and directed women I have had the pleasure of interviewing.   Dr. Rose ND has truly...

Q&A

Q: What’s the deal with detox?

Q: What’s the deal with detox?

I am not in love with the detoxification fads that have happened over the past decade.  I do think detoxification programs are absolutely necessary (I explain more about that later) but also feel that it has been over-marketed, over-inflated and over-promoted to the...

Q: What is the best way to recover from burnout?

Q: What is the best way to recover from burnout?

Early in my career as an ND, I would have told you to drink more water, eat more protein, do more yoga and take a bunch of supplements. Notice a theme in this sentence…more. What I have learned in the last decade is that at the times we need to do the less the...

Mindset

The cost of comparisons 

The cost of comparisons 

It is 10:30 pm and I meant to go to bed at 9:30 but somehow I spent 60 minutes mindlessly scrolling on IG.  Now I feel awful.  Does this sound familiar?  It used to be me all the time! I would be upset about the wasted time and to make matters worse have this awful...

Living from your values

Living from your values

Recently I listened to an audiobook and the author described evolution as simply a process of shifting one’s core values.  This got me thinking about the importance that values play in our lifestyle choices.  If we are in tune with our inner values then our life will...

Movement

On movement: too much of a good thing

On movement: too much of a good thing

I absolutely need to move and this is something that is non-negotiable for me. My mental health depends on it. I manage anxiety and depression and it went unrecognizable to me for over 25 years. The nervous feeling in my stomach, the tightness in my chest, along with...

Take your tired for a walk 

Take your tired for a walk 

Studies show that exercise improves mood and energy.  You can thank me now for that inspiring and motivating fact.  I am sure that makes you want to jump up and go for a run.  Not so much hey?  Well let’s talk about that and what that actually means for...

Nutrition

Better than choice

Better than choice

We are a very active family. We love, love, love to be on the go and between my daughter’s hockey, swim lessons, gymnastic performances, my husband music, cycling obsession and hockey games and my yoga and workout needs we don’t have a lot of evenings and...

Why I always have chips in the house?

Why I always have chips in the house?

So many of the patients that I work with share that their number one strategy to curb cravings is is to “keep the offending foods out of the house”. They claim that if “they don’t have it around then they will not eat it.” I have implemented...

Stress

Maybe you don’t need more time

Maybe you don’t need more time

Let me start with this: 5 minutes ago I was sitting on my couch writing this blog with a very strong need to use the bathroom. It is 6:47 am and I am acutely aware that my daughter is going to wake up within the next 15 minutes. I have set a...

Get your butt out of bed

Get your butt out of bed

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you miss a plane or are late for an important exam? Awful, right? I get the same feeling when my daughter wakes up before me and comes running into my room yelling my name. My day starts with a nervous tummy, tight chest and...

Sleep

My husband and I sleep in different beds

My husband and I sleep in different beds

My husband and I have a wonderful connection, fantastic sex life and are totally in tune with each other’s lives and yes this all happens despite the fact that we do not sleep in the same room Our story is one of hope, I was 38 years old very,...

Let’s talk about Sex!

Let’s talk about Sex!

My husband, I have sex.  In fact, we recently set a goal, to have more of it.  I agree, this sounds like it lacks spontaneity and excitement but setting a goal, with actual numbers, is how we know we will have more sex.  We are very committed...

Health Disclaimer

The ultimate goal of this site is to be a resource for knowledge and support.  My aim is to provide well-researched information, in order to enable readers to make informed choices and empower themselves to take better care of their health.

The information on this site, or in any of my programs, is NOT for:
People suffering from untreated medical conditions or unexplained symptoms.  This information on this site is not intended to diagnose, assess or treat your health concerns or conditions.  Please seek medical/psychological help and come back to this space when you’re getting appropriate treatment and care.  This space is about the steps it takes to support a healthy lifestyle. 

I, Kristy Lewis – do not in any way seek to impose my views on readers, but rather encourage them to seek out any professional help they may need (in whatever form that may take) and discover what works for them. This said I do not advocate that any of the information on this site be taken as medical guidance or advice, but that it merely acts as a platform for the enquiry so that readers may explore new ways of looking at health.

The information published on this site or written as guest posts by Kristy Lewis on other websites is not intended to act as a substitute for the advice of medical professionals, and should not be taken as such. Full responsibility for this lies entirely with the individual. I cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from the use of information on this site, and cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or illness which may arise if the reader fails to take the appropriate medical advice.