Wellness MD

Wellness MD

Join Medical Doctor Daniela Steyn for honest conversation and practical guidance on how you can live a joyful life of health and wellness. Originally from South Africa now working as a Family Physician and Hospital Doctor in Canada, her mission is to empower you to take control of your own health. Heal from illness and prevent disease with optimal nutrition, moving your body more and sleeping better. You too can live a life of abundance and joy.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 41 mins

What do you truly want in life? To be strong, healthy, and capable of not just caring for yourself but also for those around you, right? 

This week, I had an eye-opening conversation with the incredible Dr. Doriana Parkin. We discussed the essence of weight loss and its connection to self-care, debunking the myth that it's all about spa days and pampering (though those are lovely too). 

Dr. Doriana Parkin is ...

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Join Dr. Daniela Steyn, M.D., and Amita Sharma as they discuss some empowering strategies for navigating perimenopause with grace and vitality. 

As a co-founder of NourishDoc, a global holistic wellness platform for middle-aged women, Amita has over 20+ years of working for e-commerce, fintech and online home improvement companies such as Walmart, Western Union, Houzz and Realtor.com.  

Inspired by her perimenopau...

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Welcome to the Wellness MD podcast, where we help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

In this episode, we have a special guest, Dr. Ashley White, an obesity medicine specialist who works with us at Wellness MD. 

Dr. White has a unique approach to weight loss that combines behavioral, medical, and nutritional interventions. She calls it The Shift, and it is designed to help you change your mindset, habits,...

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In this episode, I (Dr. Daniela Steyn) engage in a conversation with Dr. Julia Fountain about modern menopause. Dr. Fountain is a Naturopathic Doctor, NAMS-Certified Menopause Practitioner, and the founder of HealthSpan Wellness in Georgetown, ON. Her clinical practice is wholeheartedly dedicated to assisting women in midlife as they navigate their health and hormones through education, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies. She pres...

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In this episode, join me as I sit down with Natalie Freiberg, a compassionate Social Worker (MSW, RSW) and Psychotherapist based in Toronto, Canada. With a heart for helping others, Natalie serves clients across Ontario, specializing in supporting teens, young adults, and adults who are facing life transitions and various challenges.

Natalie is a dedicated professional whose passion lies in guiding individuals through life's tw...

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October 23, 2023 25 mins

Welcome to this episode of the Wellness MD podcast. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Mikel Segal on the topic of physician burnout. The conversation is centered around the causes of physician burnout, its impact on the healthcare industry, and ways to prevent it. Dr. Segal shares her insights and experiences as a physician and life coach and provides valuable advice to physicians who are struggling with burnout.

Dr. Mikel Segal is a...

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Welcome to another episode of the Wellness MD Podcast! In today's discussion, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Erika Botha, a renowned relationship coach, to unravel the profound connection between our relationships and our overall health.

Erika Botha, a certified Relationship Coach and the author of "You+Me=Us" brings over two decades of experience in couples counselling. Since 2004, she has helped couples thr...

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Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring Cathy Rust, the ingenious mind behind CoolYourSweats! I'm excited to bring you an enlightening conversation about menopausal night sweats and the revolutionary night gown Cathy developed to provide sweet relief from sleepless nights.

Discover Cathy's journey of finding a solution to her own night sweats misery during menopause. Her background in green building mater...

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Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Bonnie Flemington, a holistic nutritionist and passionate advocate for the management of osteoarthritis. She is also a certified nutritionist who believes wellness involves a holistic approach.

Bonnie takes a big-picture view when creating personal and guided nutrition plans, helping people reduce inflammation and gain energy without feeling deprived or spending hours in the kitc...

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Menopause can be a challenging phase for many women, but nature has provided us with incredible remedies in the form of herbs! 

In this episode of the Wellness MD Podcast, I had the pleasure of talking with Amy Anthony, a renowned aromatherapist and herbalist, about the transformative power of herbs in treating menopause symptoms. 

Amy followed her passion for working with plants and left her successful career in ...

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Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Bonnie Flemington, a holistic nutritionist and passionate advocate for the management of osteoarthritis. She is also a certified nutritionist who believes wellness involves a holistic approach.

Bonnie takes a big-picture view when creating personal and guided nutrition plans, helping people reduce inflammation and gain energy without feeling deprived or spending hours in the kitc...

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Join me for a fascinating conversation that provided invaluable insights into how we can all make better choices to live a life of optimal wellness.

In this episode of the Wellness MD podcast, Susan Salenger joins me, Dr. Daniela Steyn to discuss health management. We discussed the ways in which women are taking control of and managing their health, as well as areas where they may be mismanaging it.  

Susan Saleng...

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In this episode of the Wellness MD podcast, Life Coach Caroline Elisabeth joins host Dr. Daniela Steyn to discuss how our habits serve (or not serve) us. 

Our habits form the foundation of our daily lives and often determine our success or failure. It's important to recognize when we need to shift our current patterns and behaviors in order to reach our goals. By examining what no longer serves us, we can identify new...

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In this episode of the Wellness MD podcast, functional training expert and personal trainer Stefan van der Merwe joins host Dr. Daniela Steyn to discuss the whole body approach to fitness and how it can help you achieve your health goals. Learn about the benefits of functional training, tips for getting started, and more!

Stefan van der Merwe completed his Honors degree in Biokinetics after obtaining a degree in Sports Sci...

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In this episode of the Wellness MD podcast, Dr. Daniela Steyn talks to Amanda Nighbert about the all or nothing mindset and how it can impact your health and wellness. They discuss the dangers of perfectionism and how to cultivate a more flexible mindset that will serve you better in life.

Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition. Her passion and purpose is to empower others to break ...

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In this episode of the Health and Wellness Talk Show, we'll be discussing Healthy Aging with Dr. Kirsten Lindner. Tune in to learn about the different ways you can stay healthy and vibrant as you age!

Dr. Lindner is passionate about elder care, quality improvement, physician health and wellness, physician financial literacy, and finding balance as a physician, wife, daughter and mother. 

With a background in ...

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Welcome to the Health and Wellness Talk Show on Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Amanda Marrone! In this episode, we'll be discussing all things lifestyle medicine, from how to make small changes that can have a big impact on your health, to tips for staying motivated and accountable. 

Dr. Amanda Marrone has been a family physician in the Niagara region in Ontario for almost 18 years, after completing both her medical and ...

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Are you struggling with hormonal changes during menopause? Do you feel like it's controlling your life? In this podcast, Dr. Daniela Steyn speaks to Dr. Kristy Prouse about thriving through menopause by optimizing your hormonal health. 

Dr. Kristy Prouse, MD, FRCSC, is an accomplished surgeon and leading OB/GYN with degrees in Psychology, Genetics and Cell Biology and trained in Functional Medicine. Dr. Prouse founded...

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Menopause is part of the normal female reproductive cycle. Throughout puberty, your hormones induce menstruation. Once you have a period, you are fertile. Where puberty is the beginning of your fertile period, menopause marks the end of this time. The mean age for menopause is 51, and while it is associated with numerous uncomfortable symptoms, you can overcome these and live an extraordinary life!

In this podcast, Dr. Daniela Steyn...

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Menopause is part of the normal female reproductive cycle. Throughout puberty, your hormones induce menstruation. Once you have a period, you are fertile. Where puberty is the beginning of your fertile period, menopause marks the end of this time. The mean age for menopause is 51, and while it is associated with numerous uncomfortable symptoms, you can overcome these and live an extraordinary life!

In this podcast, Dr. Daniela Steyn...

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