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Steyn, M.D.

Practicing family physician, Hospital Medicine Doctor, Associate Professor, speaker, educator, Team Canada triathlete and health advocate.

Spending my career in the hospital looking after patients at the end of their disease, my patients often state; 


“I wish I had met you 10 years earlier.”

My goal with my wellness clinic and the online education I provide is to help people10 or 20 years before they would have been admitted to hospital, to avoid hospitalization altogether.

Meet Daniela

M.D. Practicing family physician, Hospital Medicine Doctor, Associate Professor, speaker, educator, and health advocate. 

Founder and director of Wellness MD Health Clinic and Education Academy. and the host of the Wellness MD podcast.

Subscribe to Dr. Daniela on YouTube here.

My mission is to inspire and enable a generation to live their best possible life with optimal health, preventing disease through healthy lifestyle choices and using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and wellbeing.​

With first-hand experience with the profound impact nutrition and lifestyle have on the lives of my patients, I've made it my mission to inform and educate people to avoid illness, heal from disease and improve longevity with lifestyle and natural foods.

Unlocking the Power of Protein

Unlocking the Power of Protein

In this enlightening conversation, Dr. Daniela Steyn and Dr. Ashley White delve into the critical role of protein in maintaining optimal health. By supporting muscle growth, boosting metabolism, aiding in weight management, and facilitating tissue repair, protein plays a vital role in overall vitality. Dr. Daniela Steyn, Founder and CEO of Wellness MD, Associate Professor at McMaster University and a Hospitalist Doctor at Oakville Hospital, brings a wealth of expertise. She completed her medical training in South Africa and furthered her education at the College of Family Physicians in Canada, the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and Harvard University. Dr. Steyn’s mission is to empower individuals to live their best lives through healthy lifestyle choices and food as medicine. You can find more about Dr. Steyn and Wellness MD by sending us an email at or by visiting the Wellness MD website here: Dr. Ashley White, an obesity medicine specialist, takes a unique approach called “The Shift.” Combining behavioural, medical, and nutritional interventions, she helps patients achieve sustainable weight loss. Dr. White’s qualifications include additional training in coaching, clinical hypnosis, addiction, and therapy. You can learn more about her clinic, The Shift Weight Loss Clinic, and her work here: During their discussion, the doctors address the crucial question: How much protein should one consume? While individual needs vary based on factors like age, activity level, and health status, a general guideline is to aim for approximately 1.2-1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. However, Drs. Steyn and White emphasize that personalized recommendations are essential. Consulting a healthcare professional ensures that protein intake aligns with specific health goals. But how much protein is too much? Excessive protein consumption can strain the kidneys and potentially lead to health issues. It’s crucial to strike a balance. Remember, protein isn’t just a macronutrient—it’s a cornerstone of well-being. So, whether you’re an athlete, a busy professional, or simply someone striving for optimal health, prioritize protein in your diet and consult experts like Dr. Steyn and Dr. White for personalized guidance. #proteinpower #NutritionMatters #HealthJourney #WellnessTips #MedicalInsights #HealthyLiving #LifestyleMedicine #HolisticHealth #ContactYourDoctors #LiveWell



Working through this course at my own pace helped me heal myself and landed me right back where I belong, home within myself, right from the comfort of it too."

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As a Wellness Doctor, mother and athlete, I always get questions on the best ways to eat, sleep and exercise for optimal health. While I am currently not accepting patients in to my practice at this time, I am excited to come alongside you on your journey of living your life to the fullest.


Subscribe to my newsletter here where I share advice on small changes you can make to increase your vitality, boost your immune system, and experience more calmness and joy to live your best life.

Listen to my podcast and subscribe to YouTube here. 

If you would like to feature as a guest on my podcast, collaborate on a featured blog post or  book me to speak at your event or on your podcast, complete the form below and my team will get back to you within 48 hours.   

I look forward to connecting with you soon.

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