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.

Mindset

Self-acceptance as the starting point!

Self-acceptance as the starting point!

If you asked what I say on the most consistent basis, this phase would be at the very top of my list. I can not tell you the number of patients that I see every single day who start our visit sharing a fundamental belief that they are broken. There is an energy in...

Movement

Why do you move (or not?)

Why do you move (or not?)

For the longest time, I told myself I was that classic Type A person. I prided myself on my ability to set goals and achieve them. Never was this more present than in my fitness. Even as a tween, I remember getting up early to run around the block in...

Nutrition

Letting go of fad diets

Letting go of fad diets

People either love working with me or don’t! My approach to nutrition and really all the aspects of lifestyle medicine is quite frankly…boring. 

I don’t have anything sexy or trendy or edgy when it comes to my treatment plans.  Believe me, this is not...

Stress

Are you living your values?

Are you living your values?

I don’t watch my daughter’s hockey practices, gymnastic lessons or soccer games. There I said it. My little girl is very active and loves to be on the move. Her energy needs an outlet and so far, sports has been that for her. This means she is...

Don’t tell a stressed person to relax

Don’t tell a stressed person to relax

After my daughter was born, I rested, I did, I stopped, listened to my body and did all the things new moms are “suppose” to do.  Yes for approximately 15 days, I listened to my body, then I got antsy. I knew running was out of the question and...

Sleep

Passing out is not restorative sleep

Passing out is not restorative sleep

Are you one of those people who crash as soon as your head hits the pillow? You sleep 8 hours, yet wake up every morning exhausted? 
Is your first thought of the day, when can I go back to bed? 
When asked you report back with confidence that...

When quality sleep is just not an option

When quality sleep is just not an option

You are not lost on me, new mamma with 3 children under the age of 6.  I get that quality sleep is not going to be something that you have access to at this time. Quite frankly, you are not who I am talking to right now. Your nights have turned...

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.