Dr. Shahana Alibhai
Doctor, Mother, Patient
Welcome to Dr. Shahana!
I’m a family doctor and a mother of two lovely, energetic little boys.
I know the pressures many women face – trying to be there for our kids, trying to push forward in our careers and at the same time doing it all with a smile.
Like many of you, I also have a story.
I thought I knew the importance of eating well and moving more but after completing my residency in Family Medicine, the stressors of life caught up to me. After the birth of my first son, I found myself deep into what I would later find out was postpartum anxiety. The lesser-known counterpart to postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety can present with panic attacks, OCD type symptoms, and feelings of being constantly keyed up and on edge. With over 10 years of studying nutrition, exercise, and medicine I thought I knew what it took to keep me well…but I fell short
The missing link for me was healthy thinking. I was used to sprinting through life and at this pace, eventually, you hit the wall
I’ve come up with the Pyramid of Optimal Health because it’s something I’ve used personally and with my patients
By focusing first on our thought patterns, our internal dialogue and our state we can then set ourselves up to make better decisions when it comes to things like eating and exercise
Click below to learn more about the Pyramid of Optimal Health
Here you will find honest, reliable information
Here you will hear women’s stories; their successes and challenges
Here you will feel understood because so much of the time we simply don’t