Motivational Letters and Recipes

3 04, 2020

Virtual/Telephone Appointments and Product Orders

2020-04-03T15:52:46-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Events|

Dr. Bishop and our counselors have been connecting with patients virtually (through our fantastic virtual platform, Medeo) or by telephone. We are seeing many new patients virtually as well, and we really acknowledge everyone for focusing on their health during these trying times. We continue to offer free delivery of our products!  Having easy protein options on hand has been really helpful for those of us experiencing more hunger or cravings. To book an appointment or place a product order, please e-mail us at:, or call 613-761-8015 and leave us a message. We look forward to connecting with you. [...]

3 04, 2020

Roma Tomatoes Parmesan

2020-04-03T15:42:27-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Recipes|

These roasted tomatoes are delicious as an appetizer or side dish. As the weather improves, try making them on the BBQ!  Thanks to one of our patients for passing this recipe along from the Produce Depot flyer. Ingredients: 12 ripe Roma tomatoes 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped ¾ cup fresh chives, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions: Preheat oven to broil.  Choose a dozen firm, red, ripe Roma tomatoes. Wash them well. Cut each tomato in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet with cut [...]

3 04, 2020

Take Back Your Power

2020-04-03T15:36:21-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Motivational Letters|

Through this adjustment to the world’s current reality, we are inspired and motivated daily by our patients’ fierce commitment to ongoing health and wellness through these difficult times.  Checking in with your support systems is extremely important, especially now.  We must continually keep ourselves grounded and accountable to our goals.  Finding this resolve and determination is ultimately what makes us more and more motivated, and better able to maintain good habits long-term.  Whether it’s checking in with supportive friends, your counselor, your doctor, your trainer, an online workout video, a meditation app or a virtual get-together with friends, having regular [...]

27 03, 2020

Staying Grounded

2020-03-27T13:51:46-04:00March 27th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

As we finish off another week of social distancing and isolation, I’m blown away by our patients’ commitment to health and wellness during these unprecedented times.  I have spoken to many of you this week.  All of us have been feeling the challenges of stress, boredom, lack of activity, and lack of freedom to go places we’d normally go.  This has been manifesting in emotional eating, lethargy and low mood, for many.  However, creating small, daily goals can help to re-set the mind and body.  Accomplishing tasks gives us a purpose, and having a creative or physical outlet grounds our [...]

27 03, 2020

Shredded Pork Casserole

2020-03-27T13:39:41-04:00March 27th, 2020|Recipes|

A delicious, hearty casserole that could be paired with cauli- or broccoli-rice or eaten on its own. Adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and more hot sauce before eating really enhances the flavour! This casserole is reminiscent of my grandmother, who would put together lots of random foods in a casserole dish in order to avoid wasting anything.  Somehow, her casseroles (or “goop” as my father and I would call it) always tasted wonderful.  This recipe was made with 4 inexpensive ingredients: pork loins that were 40% off, frozen green beans, a can of soup ($0.88), and cheese (on sale). [...]

20 03, 2020

Compulsive Overeating and Food Addiction

2020-03-20T11:53:29-04:00March 20th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

Below is a wonderful blog post by my good friend and a brilliant writer Ms. Amy Berger. She has a Master’s degree in Nutrition and has written the book “The Alzheimer’s Solution”. She is one of my best resources for all things nutrition. She may be speaking here in Ottawa in the fall of 2020 depending on the current issue we are experiencing with the coronavirus. She is honest! Honest and insightful into the difficulties she (and I, and many other people) has around food. I loved this post. It speaks to me, and I think speaks to many of [...]

20 03, 2020

Dr. Bishop Office Update, March 20, 2020

2020-03-20T11:39:35-04:00March 20th, 2020|News|

APPOINTMENTS We are continuing to offer appointments to all patients via telephone or virtually.  If you have an appointment booked next week we will attempt to contact you to discuss options.  Thanks so much to one of our wonderful patients who gave us this feedback about her virtual appointment: GREAT virtual appointment today. It was energizing and informative. Thank you for having an excellent way forward. This will help me to keep on track with my blood sugar goals! It was easy to use the platform and I got to wear my slippers. Also, I'm very happy that you folks [...]

16 03, 2020

Dr. Bishop Office Update, March 16, 2020

2020-03-16T13:36:42-04:00March 16th, 2020|News|

We will be moving all appointments to virtual or phone appointments this week in order to further protect the health of our patients and staff. We will be contacting you personally if you have an appointment booked this week. As this situation evolves, we will keep you up to date. Now is the time to really focus on the small things you can do to stay healthy during this time of social distancing. Please check our website regularly for updates. E-mail us at with any questions or to schedule a virtual or phone appointment. We are here for you [...]

12 03, 2020

Clinic update during COVID-19 concerns

2020-03-12T17:31:47-04:00March 12th, 2020|News|

The safety and health of our patients, their family/friends, and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. We wanted to let you know about the measures we’re taking during this time of growing concern around COVID-19. Firstly, if you are feeling unwell, or wish to limit contact with others, you can easily switch your scheduled office appointment to a virtual one. Dr. Bishop and our counselors have a secure, confidential online platform to have virtual appointments with patients. The platform is called Medeo, and all you need is an e-mail address, smart phone, tablet, or webcam on your [...]

11 03, 2020

Low Carb Denver Conference 2020 update

2020-03-11T08:37:34-04:00March 11th, 2020|News|

After much thought Dr. Bishop has decided that we will not attend the Low Carb Conference in Denver. We will watch the presentations remotely, so hope to still be able to share lots of valuable information with you. Our office will still be closed from tomorrow, Thursday March 12th until Monday March 16th inclusive.

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