Get expert support on nutrition, mental, and physical health with Dr. Lakhoo, MD, CCFP, Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Emkiro's Lifestyle Medical Programs are partially covered by OHIP, as well as private extended health insurance benefits (where applicable).
Learn how to manage stress, sleep better, eat healthier, and more. Our qualified health professionals use an evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approach to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease.
Emkiro Lifestyle Medicine is right for you if you struggle with any of the following :
Lifestyle medicine is a holistic, evidence-based therapeutic approach to medicine that’s proven to prevent, treat and often reverse disease. Lifestyle medicine practitioners focus on treating the ROOT cause of disease as opposed to treating ONLY its symptoms, which is the key to achieving long lasting health. Lifestyle medicine addresses all aspects of health and wellness including: sleep, nutrition, regular physical activity, stress management, establishing positive social connection and avoidance of risky substances.
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.
Passionate about health and wellness, Jessica provides one-on-one health coaching services to clients in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Lakhoo's Lifestyle Medicine Program at Emkiro Health. Jessica provides highest quality of care to diverse clients and is multilingual, speaking English, French and Spanish. Jessica is a leader, an educator, and coaches on modifiable lifestyle factors.
Jessica Pozo is a Registered Nurse and Registered Health Coach certified in Functional Medicine. After working for many years in oral surgery, sedation dentistry and IV nutrient therapy, Jessica now combines her knowledge and years of experience in medicine and patient care with her training in functional medicine, motivational interviewing and positive psychology to inspire lasting health and lifestyle change for her patients. Jessica helps patients figure out HOW they will actually do what they want and need to do for their health by considering their unique situation, beliefs, motivations, and abilities. She hopes to contribute to a change to the current healthcare system in Canada by increasing the awareness of the importance of health coaching in sustainable patient outcomes.