Dr. Meghan Walker
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Dr. Meghan Walker is a naturopathic doctor and entrepreneur. She divides her time, as the CEO of Bright Almond and running her boutique, private practice focussed on optimizing the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters.

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Trump Isn't Our Terminal Cancer, He's Our Wake-Up Call

(7) Comments | Posted November 11, 2016 | 3:13 PM

In hindsight I knew he would win. The truth hurts. When I go deep and acknowledge the situation honestly, I knew that, despite the misogyny, the lies and the arrogance, Donald Trump was tapped in and listening. We are shocked, angered and in denial because we don't want this reality....

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Pokémon GO Is A Public Health Victory

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 10:01 AM

It had been a while since I had gone for such a long run. I love exercise, sports and movement, but the reality was, running felt more like an act of discipline than one of enjoyment. All of that changed when I discovered Pokémon Go.

As I shared my...

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Don't Listen To Warren Buffet (When It Comes To Diet Tips)

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 3:45 PM

Don't listen to Warren Buffet.

Well, maybe consider his wealth management strategies, but please, for the love of your long-term health, ignore anything this man has to say about your diet.

On Monday, the 85-year old Chairman of Berkshire-Hathaway, a principle investor in Coca-Cola, shared that his happiness...

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Feeling Anxious? Try Playing A Video Game

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 4:06 PM

Julie (not her real name) is a mother of two, community volunteer and a passionate supporter of local food initiatives. She recently came to see me because she was running into roadblocks managing her fatigue. She had been working with her medical doctor and specialists, but no one could uncover...

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What Every Canadian Should Know About Lyme Disease This Long Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 1:23 PM

Last January we travelled to the Caribbean with my husband's family. After much discussion and debate, we ended up in Barbados. The beaches were lovely, golf courses plentiful, but most important to the consideration of location, incident rates of Malaria and the lesser known Chikungunya were...

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The Cleanse That Might Just Change Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:41 AM

This cleanse is really the easiest thing I have ever done. I chose to do it while I was on vacation with my family, but it is equally amenable to a cooler, snowier climate. It helped me shed pounds, increase my focus and re-invigorate my passion for career and family....

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Medicine Is Evolving to Involve the Patient

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:55 PM

In my walk through the woods long ago, I chose the road less travelled. At first it was bumpy, over-grown and scarcely populated. People who noticed my path, smiled and whispered to one another -- invariably they felt my choice was ill-informed. The rest of the world was building a...

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Back to School Supplies... For Adults

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:12 PM

I don't think it will ever go away. There is an emotional stirring that happens for me at the end of August that is the perfect combination of summer grief and the renewed potential of fall. The aroma of this esoteric smoothie is the delightful combination of sunscreen and the...

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Summer's Here, So Practice Safe Sun

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 12:57 PM

The year I graduated from high school there was a popular song on the radio, "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)." It was a feel good poem that espoused Pinterest-worthy injunctions and an "above all else" warning that if the author could provide just one piece of advice "sunscreen...

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Understanding Finances Can Lead to a Healthier Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 12:39 PM

I live and breathe health and wellness. In my practice and in my role at Bright Almond I am driven by the core belief that when people are well, they can change the world.

As a naturopathic doctor I work with patients to remove the...

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7 Things My Healthiest Patients Do

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 1:04 PM

I have the deep privilege of getting to know people and their private lives in an intimate way and on a professional level. Over my years working in private practice I have come see that there are distinct decisions that "healthy" people tend to make over and over again. Their...

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The Right Way to Deal With Workplace Bullies

(4) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 5:34 PM

I treat a lot of people who are managing stress. Busy careers, kids, parents, goals -- they are all balls in the air that require your attention. The balls are plentiful and important. As I explore the sources of one's stress, there is one cause that I find both recurrent...

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Starting to Get Sick? Treat Your Body Like a Car

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 11:08 AM

This is a low point in my career. I pride myself in walking the talk and lately I feel like I have been treading in a soup of stress and tissue. I was warned that this would happen. I have two kids under two, work full time and frequently trade...

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Forget the Number on the Scale; It's the Journey That's Important

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 3:57 PM

It started 14 weeks ago. My Campaign for Personal Power was an intimate account of my journey to find balance, weight loss and healthy eating following the birth of my second child. It has been an exhilarating time. I didn't plan for our second bundle of joy to...

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My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 11:24 AM

It was my choice to go back to work six weeks after having my second child and I won't lie, this week was tough. It has been a challenge to remain focused with such little sleep and I am haunted by an endless fear of being crushed by the hundreds...

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Giving Birth Doesn't Mean Losing Control of Your Bladder

(31) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 5:20 PM

"It happens to me," "it happens to me," "it happens to me too." These happy, athletic stars of a feminine hygiene commercial could be you or me. There is nothing on the outside that would suggest that these otherwise normal, busy mothers secretly experience LBL or light bladder leakage.

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Stop Your Kid From Getting the Spring Flu

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 12:33 PM

If there is one thing we know for sure about day care, it is that it is crawling in germs of great density and diversity. Despite the new flowers and warmer weather, the germs and colds appear to be providing one final hurrah as we usher spring through the door....

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The Four Best Ways to Spring Clean

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Maybe, perhaps, sort of, with any luck, spring has arrived. With the impending glee of rousing gardens, rising temperatures and longer days, everyone is feeling a little healthier. The warmer days of mid-April sit in sharp contrast to the sleet and snow that cancelled school busses less than ten days...

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Why These Supposedly "Common" Health Problems May Not Be Normal

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM

What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common?

They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. We have grown up in a culture where we pop an anti-inflammatory to manage pain and an...

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 8:14 AM

How full is your cup? I prefer mine to be at least half empty. If I suspect that it is filling too quickly or that I don't have enough wiggle room for almond milk at the top, I immediately hunker down to fix the problem. The last thing I want...

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