All Posts by Dr Pushpa Chandra

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Dr. Pushpa Chandra is a Vancouver based Naturopathic Physician with an integrative approach to healthcare. Her background includes over 27 years of acute care hospital experience as a registered nurse and 22 years at BC Children's Hospital in critical care, working with the province's sickest children. Her special interests include research in circadian rhythm disruption, sports medicine and pediatrics. As a competitive sports enthusiast, Dr Pushpa completed ultramarathons and marathons in all 7 continents including North Pole, Antarctica and Mt Everest. As a shift worker she has been using the ingredients of AWAKE and ASLEEP to boost her performance, endurance and overall health.

Mar 22

How to work the third shift and stay healthy

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

Millions of Americans work the graveyard shift. Although few people prefer to work overnight, the work that’s being done is often the most essential. Doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters are just some of the people whose services are needed overnight, as well as the people who have to support them. However, it’s also true […]

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Mar 16

The health hazards of shift work (infographic)

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

EKU Occupational Safety Program Shift Workers in the United States According to recent statistics, there are 15 million Americans whose full-time jobs require them to work the night shift or work irregular hours. Of the full-time workers being paid an hourly wage or receiving a salary, 15% of them work their shifts outside the conventional hours […]

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Mar 16

How to manage third shift and a family

By Dr Pushpa Chandra

While working third shift may offers nurses and other health care professionals better pay, working nights comes with many drawbacks as well. Many nurses that work midnights have a tough time keeping a social life, exercises, sleeping, and managing their family obligations. Working this shift also comes with some serious health risks. For example, interrupting […]

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