Unbelievably, it’s February already! The year has been off to a busy start. Leading up to the new year, I contacted no fewer than 21 cardiologists across Canada and found out what they’re doing for their own heart health for my feature, “50 Ways to Protect Your Heart Like Cardiologists Do,” in the January/February issue of Reader’s Digest. Also on the newsstands recently was the December/January edition of Zoomer magazine, in which I suggested five guilt-free food choices to reach for during the holidays. I’ve been continuing to enjoy the work behind my monthly Reader’s Digest medical mysteries – the column was recently expanded to three pages. I’ve also been involved in some interesting projects for my corporate clients. All in all, the winter is flying by – just the way we like it!


I’ve just reached the end of my monthly nutrition series for the website of Zoomer magazine. These stories have hopefully provided many readers with tasty choices that can better their health. You can read my final two articles – “7 Foods for Your Diabetes-Fighting Diet” and “Osteoporosis Month: 7 Foods for Better Bone Health” – online. If you’ve got your bones and blood sugar under control but want to know more about brain health, then flip open the print edition of Zoomer magazine instead. My article in the November issue, “This is Your Brain on Age,” shares 10 fascinating new findings about the longevity of your grey matter!

Finally – everything you wanted to know, but were too grossed out to ask! My feature on “How to Have a Better Poop,” in the new November issue of Reader’s Digest, will address your most urgent questions. You’ll want to check out these 25 valuable tips that can help your health! Also look for my latest “What’s Wrong with Me?” medical mystery. This month: An unexplained fever.

I’m delighted to be the new writer for Reader’s Digest magazine’s regular medical mystery column. In every issue, “What’s Wrong with Me?” tells the story of a medical case that baffled doctors, confounded specialists and defied diagnostic testing… until someone finally managed to solve the puzzle. My first medical mystery story appears in the new October issue, but I’m already working on my fifth… so I can promise you lots more intrigue to follow!

Goji berries, guava leaf tea, grasshoppers… which of these “G” foods are super, and which are just super trendy? For the answers, look for my article in the June issue of Zoomer magazine. This summer, I’m busy working on a range of diverse projects for clients in the corporate sector, in addition to taking on a regular column for Reader’s Digest magazine. (More details will be posted in this space, so stay tuned!)

For many plants, their very survival depends on pollinators. But we’re not just talking about bees and butterflies. Lots of other animals and insects help plants reproduce by spreading pollen. In the May issue of OWL magazine, I explore the power of pollinators around the world – and, yes, that includes the black-and-white ruffed lemur!

Spring means rejuvenation, so how about taking a fresh look at ways you can protect your health? Back in the March issue of Reader’s Digest magazine, I wrote about a few surprising strategies to boost the condition of your heart (“In Tick-Tock Shape”). For the newest edition’s cover story, I’ve shared 50 surprising secrets that Canadian hospitals don’t tell you – and you’ll want to know all about them, in the event that you or a loved one becomes a patient. Hidden fees? Hidden risks? Tips for a faster and safer recovery? It’s all revealed by the latest research and top experts. That’s in the new May issue of Reader’s Digest, now available on newsstands.

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