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Dr. Meghan Walker

Naturopathic Doctor and CEO at Bright Almond

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.

Pokémon GO Is A Public Health Victory

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.
08/10/2016 10:01 EDT
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Feeling Anxious? Try Playing A Video Game

What fascinates me as a clinician is the emergence of new, and dare I say, fun tools, to combat a traditionally difficult and solitary set of symptoms. While cognitive behavioural therapy and other forms of mental health interventions are important clinical considerations, so too is the potential role of games
11/19/2015 05:06 EST
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The Cleanse That Might Just Change Your Life

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. Do you want in?
02/11/2015 09:41 EST

Back to School Supplies... For Adults

Goodbye pencils, paper and penny-loafers, back to school has taken on a whole new meaning. Get back to your healthy habits and renewed focus with some well-deserved supplies and a few options to help make it a little easier on your body to chase down the bus. Funny isn't it, how some things never change.
08/22/2014 05:12 EDT

Summer's Here, So Practice Safe Sun

Sun exposure is no joke. It is not to be taken lightly. Tanning salons and oils irk me with the same intensity as marketing fast food to children. Since 1970, the incidence of Melanoma has nearly tripled, while most other cancers are in retreat. Here is a breakdown of what you should know.
06/17/2014 12:57 EDT
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Understanding Finances Can Lead to a Healthier Life

Financial stress has been identified on the intake forms of nearly 80 per cent of my naturopathy clients, most of whom are women. For a significant portion of these individuals, it is not that they don't have adequate earnings; it is usually that their money is not managed in a manner that supports their lifestyle or long-term goals.
06/10/2014 12:40 EDT
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7 Things My Healthiest Patients Do

Even the busiest of the multiple ball balancers find a way to move. Ride your bike to work, walk during your lunch hour or sit on a stability ball at your desk. Anything is better than nothing. You are designed to move. It will increase mental clarity, stimulate your immune system and make you a friendlier person.
04/29/2014 01:05 EDT
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The Right Way to Deal With Workplace Bullies

If you are a victim of workplace bullying, you need to read the wisdom of Seth Godin, outlined: The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else.
03/11/2014 05:34 EDT

Starting to Get Sick? Treat Your Body Like a Car

We wouldn't ignore our car's gas light for days or weeks at a time. In the very least, we wouldn't be surprised if our ignorance of the warning light resulted in our car being side-lined because we had run out of fuel. So why do we treat our most precious asset, our health, with the disregard afforded to that old clunker, hand-me-down car.
12/03/2013 12:14 EST

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

What I learned as I stared down at that scale was the lesson, the empowerment and the health legacy I had been searching for without even recognizing the significance as it unfolded around me. I wasn't running, stretching and eating healthy food because it would result in a particular weight, I was pushing myself to set an example.
10/16/2013 05:46 EDT

My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

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. That being said, I awoke each morning delighted to start the day, hit the ground running and engage in my life's work. I figure if nothing else, being excited to head to work is an important metric in my quest to design a tailored life.
07/15/2013 12:49 EDT
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Giving Birth Doesn't Mean Losing Control of Your Bladder

There is nothing on the outside that would suggest that otherwise normal, busy mothers secretly experience LBL or light bladder leakage. Although not the case for everyone, these symptoms commonly arise following the birth of a baby. Even more commonly, women manage the symptoms in silence.
05/29/2013 05:20 EDT

Stop Your Kid From Getting the Spring Flu

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. Here's how to boost your child's immune system.
05/03/2013 12:33 EDT

The Four Best Ways to Spring Clean

As a naturopathic doctor, spring also coincides with a series of visits and questions related to spring cleanses, detoxification and lifestyle transformation. On Earth Day, it seems appropriate to review the most impactful changes we can make as part of our spring cleansing.
04/22/2013 12:08 EDT

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

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. Taking control of one's health means eating well, exercising and sleeping sufficiently -- but also listening to your body.
04/05/2013 08:00 EDT

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

I don't know conclusively whether you will live longer because you chose to exercise, eat well or manage your stress in an effective manner. I am certain of one thing however, healthy lifestyle choices are likely to leave your cup in a stronger position to handle the unexpected stressors and well-placed indulgences that we all tend to scoop up along the way.
03/13/2013 08:14 EDT