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Kim Foster MD

Victoria, Canada
I'm a family doctor, writer and mom. I've been practicing medicine for 12 years, and I'm passionate about healthy living and preventive health. I love helping women transform their lifestyles and get healthy, happy, and fabulous. I believe that being healthy doesn’t have... Full Bio
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A Sneaky Trick For Dealing With Cravings by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love collecting tricks and tips to help people stay healthy and maintain a happy weight. Click through to read one of my all-time faves: a very easy trick (…and fashionabl ... Read on »
How To Have A Healthy Summer by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Wow–that was quite a hiatus. I guess I got a little distracted with all the craziness around launching a book… Anyway, back to business. And in particular: staying healthy t ... Read on »
we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming… by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Just a quick note to say that I’m going to be taking a brief hiatus from posting here on Savvy Health…because my time is soon going to be all gobbled up with book promotions ... Read on »
Healthy Mommy: Me Time by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I frequently write about the challenges moms face in terms of getting healthy (and staying there). One of the things I’ve been thinking about recently is the challenge of Me ... Read on »
Beauty Rescue: The Eyes Have It by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are the bags under your eyes bigger than the purse you carry? Are your dark circles heading into Rocky Horror Picture Show territory? The tissues around our eyes are a highl ... Read on »
Passport to Health: Greece by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The people of Greece have figured a lot of things out when it comes to knowing how to live a happy, healthy life. It makes sense–Greece is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the ... Read on »
The Surprising Reason Why Your Kid May Have Trouble Sleeping by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s rare for me to meet a parent who is unfamiliar with bedtime battles. This age-old struggle is crazy making, to be sure. I have known a lot of trying situations in my li ... Read on »
Do You Want It? Heart Month Contest & Giveaway! by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love dining in restaurants. I mean, delicious food professionally prepared just for me, while I relax and sip my wine…and someone else washes the dishes afterwards? Yes, p ... Read on »
What’s Healthy About Valentine’s Day? Lots. by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whether you love Valentine’s Day, or whether you loathe it…everyone can appreciate a little health boost now and then, am I right? Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in h ... Read on »
The Three Spheres Of Stress Detox by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m preparing a workshop called Stress Detox that I’m giving next week, so I’ve been thinking about stress a lot lately. It’s a topic I’ve written about many times in the pa ... Read on »
The Flu Shot Debate: Should You Get Yours? by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There’s no shortage of opinions on the flu shot out there. Some of them rather loudly voiced. And many of them entirely conflicting. Which, for most of us, can lead to a who ... Read on »
Berries For A Healthy Heart? by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A new study was released recently that makes a connection between the regular intake of berries, like strawberries and blueberries, and a reduced risk of heart attacks in wo ... Read on »
Passport To Health: Norway by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Passport To Health is one of my favorite topics…it allows me to talk about two things I love: health and travel. As I’ve said before, we North Americans may be many things, ... Read on »
New Year’s Resolutions For People Who Despise New Year’s Resolutions by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Maybe you don’t like the word “resolution”. Lots of people don’t. And, of course, we all know the failure rates of New Year’s resolutions. It’s a running joke, right? But yo ... Read on »
The Happiness Map: Giving Back by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The holidays are the perfect time for charitable acts. And this year, in particular, it feels like exactly the right thing to do. Whether it’s volunteering, helping, or dona ... Read on »
How To Have A Healthy Christmas by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There’s nothing quite like illness to wreck your holidays, am I right? Give yourself the gift of health this year. Here are my thoughts on how to stay healthy this holiday s ... Read on »
Should You Go Gluten-Free? by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been thinking about doing a post about gluten for a long time. Because it’s HUGE. There’s so much hype, so much mis-information, and more than a smidge of controversy w ... Read on »
How To Face The Fear Of Cancer by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have written about cancer in the past (how to prevent it, what foods help fight it, new research into prevention…), and I’ve certainly touched on the fear of cancer in pre ... Read on »
Chewing The Fat by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living (One of my favorite old posts…please indulge me in this re-boot, as I’m busy writing like mad, lost in fictional worlds…) Used to be, all fats were considered bad. We gobble ... Read on »
Stress Relief, STAT by Kim Foster MD Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday I wrote a post called Stress Relief For Moms in 60 Seconds Flat. The rationale: moms typically have stupid amounts of stress. But also: no time. Sure, it would be ... Read on »