On the Marilyn Denis Show, April 2013, discussing the hottest parenting topics
On the Marilyn Denis Show, November 2012, discussing the importance of bone health at every age
On the Marilyn Denis Show, November 2012, discussing hidden sugars in "healthy" foods
On Dr.Marla & Friends, November 2012, discussing the risks associated with eating red meat
On the Marilyn Denis Show, October 2012, discussing the importance of the flu shot
One week on the Marilyn Denis Show, February 2012, discussing pros and cons of several popular diets
On the Marilyn Denis Show, November 2011, discussing the dangers of belly fat
On CP24's "Wylde on Health", September 2011, discussing celebrity diets
Melissa on CTV News discussing low-carb diet findings - August 3, 2010
Melissa on CityTV's CityLine - February 24, 2010
CityLine.ca - February 23, 2010
Sweet Rebellion: The Diet That Lets You Eat Chocolate
For anyone with a sweet tooth, it’s hard to miss the cover of Dr. Melissa Hershberg’s book The Rebel Diet, with its tantalizing close-up of a bar of chocolate.
Cruel joke? Major test of our willpower? Nope. The ‘rebel’ part of Hershberg’s means we can indulge in our favourite things – chocolate, red wine, coffee, etc. – as long as we don’t go overboard.
"Most diets fail because they're overly restrictive. They set people up for failure,” Hershberg tells CityLine.ca. “People think they can't eat the foods they love, they think they have to be hungry, and it becomes so daunting that they say, 'To heck with it,' and they go off the plan before they've given it a good shot."
So all those rules about cutting out fats, sugars, and carbs? Break them, Hershberg states.
Click here to read the rest of the article on CityLine.ca
CP24.com | Jan, 2010
Rebelling against diets with Dr. Melissa Hershberg
It’s no wonder over half the North American population is overweight. We hate dieting. And the latest research suggests it doesn’t work. Today on Wylde On Health, how to lose weight and stay healthy WITHOUT dieting.
SheDoesTheCity.com | Jan, 2010
The Rebel Diet
So, what dumb diet are you on right now?
Have you been experimenting with buckwheat due to rigid and uber expensive plan set out by Naturopath? Refusing carbs…only to realize that you actually don’t have a clue what they are all about? (SPAGHETTI SQUASH PEOPLE!!) Has anyone actually tried the acai thing? What about that gizmo that looks like a retainer that you pop in your mouth to prevent normal chewing? Stop bite? It sounds most unpleasant.
Reader's Digest Canada | May, 2010
Lose Weight: Doctor's Orders!
Many of us struggle to get into our favourite jeans. But there's no need to banish that slice of chocolate cake from your fridge. Adopting Dr. Melissa Hershberg's mantra of "Eat. Cheat. Defeat" may help you shed those unwanted pounds.
Winnipeg Free Press | April 5, 2010
Eat, cheat and still look sweet
'F&*% dieting," writes Dr. Melissa Hershberg provocatively on the first page of her new book, The Rebel Diet.
It's the first time, but not the last time, the Winnipeg-born physician and nutrition expert drops the F-bomb, which shares space in her health tome with other naughty words that reference body parts, bodily functions and sexuality.
Hershberg's core message: Healthy eating shouldn't mean adhering to a stringent set of rules.
...Experts like Dr. Melissa Hershberg, a medical doctor with The Toronto Clinic, suggest that a good posse includes an MD and a naturopathic doctor (ND). (The Toronto Clinic is a health-care facility where business executives are sent by their companies to receive preventive whole-body care after they’re assessed by a team—integrative treatment that’s usually not covered by provincial health care.) Such experts recommend, too, that a nutritionist and a trainer, both of whom specialize in the kind of noninvasive prevention that is typically given light treatment in Western medical schools, be included as well. Then, of course, there are optional add-ons, such as a chiropractor, maybe an allergist (for ragweed season) and a massage therapist.
CONTROLLING INSULIN: THE KEY TO OPTIMAL METABOLIC HEALTH
If you’re like most people, chances are you may have put on a few un-welcomed pounds over the winter months. Or perhaps you’ve recently been to the doctor and discovered that your blood pressure is too high, or your triglycerides and cholesterol are out of range, or maybe it’s your blood sugar that’s escalating. For the roughly 25% of Canadians with The Metabolic Syndrome, a condition in which all of these above afflictions cluster together (diagnostic criteria to follow article), the implications are vast; having The Metabolic Syndrome increases one’s risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and even some cancers.
Why are so many Canadians plagued with these metabolic disorders and further, why do these disorders tend to cluster together? The answer lies predominantly with our diet and the effect it has on our hormones – mainly insulin.
National Review of Medicine
LET'S GET PHYSICAL
Toronto FP Melissa Hershberg's less than a year out of med school but already she's got her own diet (The Hershberg Diet), started an EMR software company and landed a job at a prestigious downtown Toronto clinic. And she's not even 30 yet. NRM caught up with the former Miss Fitness Manitoba to talk about eating disorders, being mistaken for the receptionist and the secret life of lettuce.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Summer’s revealing fashions are just weeks away. But if you’re feeling a little larger than you would like, you may want to check out Dr. Melissa Hershberg’s new book, The Hershberg Diet. She knows losing weight can be frustrating, and she has used science to make it easier. Below she shares the secrets of “hotty” foods and eating smarter to slimmer with DolceDolce readers.
FEED YOUR SKIN
Diet affects everything in your body: hair, skin, nails, heart, mood, weight, hormones, sleep, bones and of course, your health. Food fills you up and gives you pleasure but it also plays a vital role in determining how you look, feel, and age. You are a walking product of everything you've chosen to eat, so why not give your body the best possible ingredients to work with?
Winnipeg Free Press
WOULD YOU LIKE A PIECE OF... WATER?
Former Winnipegger making a splash with new diet book