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Yes, Please!

That helps busy stressed out women reclaim control of their health. 

Hi there,
I'm Valerie Hertzog!

A Medical Doctor & Wellness Coach 

My Story

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I was just like you, feeling stressed, exhausted and struggling to keep up with all of my responsibilities.

I was on the verge of a burnout when I lost all of my hair at the age of 23, while in medical school. By my graduation day, I was stressed out, overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout, unsure what to do next. 

It took me years to find my own path and focus on feeling well again. I struggled to prioritize myself. There were a lot of external pressures to continue living a busy stressful lifestyle as a resident doctor and then as a new doctor building her career. 
But once I realized that my biggest roadblock was myself, things started to shift. I got out of my own way and trusted what my body and my intuition were telling me. 

Over time I developed my own toolbox of strategies that helped me manage my stress and allowed me to thrive.

What I’ve learned has allowed me to keep thriving, even as my responsibilities, including becoming a mom of three little ones, have increased over time.

Do you have big dreams and put so much pressure on yourself to be the best at everything, and feel guilty anytime you try to prioritize your own needs?

If you’re stuck in the never-ending cycle of stress, overwhelm and exhaustion, know that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can feel healthier, more energized and like you again! And I’ll be here every step of the way, cheering you on.

Are you ready to take the next step?

My Qualifications

Medical Affiliations:

Member of Canadian Women in Medicine 

Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine

Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Professional development/training in:

Lifestyle Medicine, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Nutrition and Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour)


Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology, University of Ottawa

Family Medicine Residency, University of Ottawa

Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Member of the Ontario Medical Association 

Professional Designations:

Dipl. ABLM

Medical Doctor


Let's Work Together

I know that right now it might feel impossible. You have no time to take care of yourself, you’re tired, overwhelmed and stressed out. 

But continuing with the status quo and doing nothing is costly. Persistent high levels of stress and neglecting your health can lead to burnout, illness, chronic fatigue. Not to mention, missing out on everything life has to offer. 

My unique background as a medical doctor with training in lifestyle medicine, yoga & mindfulness, and nutrition, allows me to offer a comprehensive life-changing approach to support you as you make sustainable changes over time. 

This is not a quick fix one-size fits all approach, it truly is tailored to you and your specific needs!

If you’d like to explore more, book your free discovery call so we can connect!

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Get to know me Q&A

These days, definitely my mini-van to shuttle my three kids around in comfort and style!




I am stronger than I think I am.

Favourite affirmation?

Sweet, especially anything with dark chocolate!

Salty or sweet?

Both! A latte in the morning, and a cup of green tea in the afternoon!

Coffee or tea?

An artist and then later a psychologist!

What did you want to be when you grew up?


Favourite colour?

Downhill skiing

Favourite sport?