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Here are some of the topics 
Dr. High can speak about:

Media and Public Speaking Engagements

  • Obesity medicine in Canada
  • What causes overeating and what to do about it (night time snacking, emotional eating and bingeing)
  • Are "weight loss drugs" cheating? An evidence-based look at obesity medications

  • Weight bias and stigma¬†

  • Healthy lifestyle, psychology of habits and behaviour change, empowering mindset
  • Anything surrounding Saxenda, Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and all the new obesity medications coming down the pipeline
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Medical Education Talks

  • How to use cognitive behavioural¬†therapy to overcome¬†overeating behaviours (emotional, mindless, binge)
  • The psychology of behaviours, and how to empower patients to effectively change health habits

  • Compassionate and evidence-based care for Obesity, how to apply the pillars of therapy in your practice

  • Weight challenges as they relates to women's health, including PCOS, body image and menopausal weight gain

SIGNATURE

TALKS 

"I already know what I should be doing, I'm just not doing it."

How do we translate health knowledge into action? Dr. High provides an entertaining look at our neurobiology to help us get out of autopilot and into intentional action.

 

Demystifying weight challenges in menopause

Dr. High has a special interest in women's unique weight challenges, ranging from body image, PCOS, and menopause to emotional eating behaviours.

 

Mindset & Medicine for Obesity Treatment

Dr. High educates healthcare providers and the public about evidence-based obesity treatment grounded in compassion. Her educational style is down to earth and practical, with a focus on cognitive behavioural skills to empower the patient. 

 

Emotional Eating: It's Not About the Food

Emotional eating has very little to do with food and everything to do with learning how to feel. Dr. High teaches people how to allow the uncomfortable emotions in order to stop eating over them.

SASHA'S BIO

 

Dr. Sasha High is an Internist and Obesity Medicine Physician, mom of 3, and entrepreneur. She completed her medical training at the University of Toronto, and later became board-certified in Obesity Medicine. She has also received additional training in nutrition, mindset coaching, CBT and ACT.

Dr. High is the Founder of the High Metabolic Clinic, a multidisciplinary obesity medicine clinic for adults across Ontario. She also founded Best Weight, Canada’s leading medical + weight loss coaching program for women. Her evidence-based approach involves cognitive behavioural coaching, nutrition counselling, and medical treatment to help women stop emotional eating, ditch dieting, and achieve sustainable weight loss. 

Dr. High is an international speaker, social media educator (@sashahighmd on Tiktok, Instagram, and Youtube), and host of the High on Life podcast.

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PODCAST & SOCIAL

High on Life Podcast

> 115,000 Downloads
Across > 10 countries

Tiktok

> 94K Followers

Instagram

>8.8K Followers

Youtube

>1.1K Followers

PODCAST INTERVIEWS

IN THE MEDIA

RADIO CANADA

In this French-language interview, Dr. High spoke to Radio Canada about obesity as a chronic medical condition, not a matter of choice. Nov 2023

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TORONTO STAR

Dr. High discussed how Ozempic has received extensive media coverage and celebrity endorsements for its weight loss potential, but experts advise its use as a medical treatment with a doctor's supervision. Oct 2023

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WHITE COAT BLACK ART

"The issue is that life gets in the way and stressors come and we eat because we are bored and we eat because we're sad and we eat because it's 9:00 at night and we've had a stressful day." Nov 2023

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BESTHEALTHMAG.CA

Ozempic‚ÄĒthe injectable drug that helps treat type 2 diabetes and supports weight loss. What's there to know about this weight loss drug? May 2023

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MACLEANS.CA

Dr. High authored an article in Maclean's, arguing that Ozempic, the medication she prescribes to her patients, has gained popularity for the wrong reasons. April 2023

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CHEK Media

Dr. High was interviewed by CHEK Media to discuss why Ozempic is gaining popularity for the wrong reasons. April 2023

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HEALTHING.CA AND THE NATIONAL POST

One of our patients, Margaret Kew, and Dr. High were featured in the National Post as well as online at Healthing.ca talking about comprehensive obesity treatment including psychotherapy.

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GLOBE AND MAIL

Dr. High’s Op Ed in the Globe and Mail for World Obesity Day 2019. “Fat-Shaming has no place in obesity treatment - or anywhere else”

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GLOBE AND MAIL

Dr. High was featured in an article by Dr. Seema Marwaha on New Year’s Resolutions. Dec 2016.

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HEALTHY DEBATE

"...pharmacotherapy, whether it’s Ozempic or any other obesity medication, needs to be one tool in a toolbox for treating a very complex disease that has a whole lot of psychological and behavioural components." July 2023

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BREAKFAST TELEVISION

Dr. High discussed stress and its effect on eating behaviour and weight on Breakfast Television. Aug 5, 2020.

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NATIONAL POST

Dr. High was interviewed on her experience in treating obesity as a chronic disease in Canada, and regarding the gaps in training in our medical educational system.

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BREAKFAST TELEVISION

Dr. High spoke to Roger Petersen about the widespread bias and stigma surrounding obesity and why it should be understood as a chronic disease. Oct 11, 2019

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700 CLUB

Dr. High discussed weight bias and discrimination on Part 1 of her 5 part series on Obesity on the 700 Club Canada. Jan 10, 2020

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700 CLUB

Part 3 of 5: Evidence Based Treatment for Obesity on the 700 Club Canada. Jan 17, 2020

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700 CLUB

Part 4 of 5: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for weight management. Jan 24, 2020

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700 CLUB

Part 5 of 5: Weight Management Expectations. Jan 31, 2020

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700 CLUB

Part 2 of 5: Obesity Myths. Jan 17, 2020

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EDIALOGUE (CPSO PUBLICATION)

Dr. High was featured in the CPSO’s publication Dialogue Magazine discussing the 3 Pillars of Obesity Management. April 2021

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CBC Radio

Dr. High says genes shape how our brains respond to food and contribute significantly to obesity. November 2023

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