Jun 14 2022
Episode 35: A Deep Dive into Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Sheila Lakhoo
Dr. Sheila Lakhoo is our special guest for this episode of the Plant-Based Canada Podcast on Lifestyle Medicine.Dr. Lakhoo studied medicine at the University of Alberta and completed her residency training in family medicine at the University of Calgary. She moved to Toronto in 2008 to complete a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences in Family and Community Medicine with a concentration in global health at the Dalla Lana School of Public health. In 2010 Dr. Lakhoo started an academic family practice at St. Michael’s Hospital. During her 10 years at St. Michael’s Hospital, she treated many individuals facing poverty, marginalization, significant mental health challenges and addiction.After recovering from postpartum depression, herself, Dr. Lakhoo decided that it was time to change directions in her career as she first hand realized the importance of holistic care and healthier lifestyle choices to help support her own recovery. She recently received her diploma with the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their optimal health and wellbeing through proven lifestyle changes. Dr. Lakhoo is also involved in teaching, research, and advocacy for Lifestyle Medicine within Canada. In this episode Dr. Lakhoo covers:What is “Lifestyle Medicine”?Overcoming challenges related to Lifestyle MedicineLM curriculum development6 Key Aspects of Lifestyle MedicineLifestyle Medicine program at Emkiro Episode Resources:What is Lifestyle Medicine?: is Lifestyle Medicine? (article): Physician Burnout & LM: American College of Lifestyle Medicine Certification: website: Sheila Lakhoo’s Socials:Website: Canada’s Socials:InstagramFacebookWebsite Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to the Plant-Based Canada Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. This episode was hosted by Stephanie Nishi RD, PhD.