About Dr. Melissa Carr

Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM has the highest standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia as a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began her career in health with a Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in Ontario. After two years in Japan, one of which was spent doing research at Ehime Medical University, she returned to Canada to complete the 4-year training for Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As part of the program, she interned at two hospitals in China. During her schooling in Vancouver she worked as a nutritional consultant where she advised people on the use of western herbs and supplements. She also taught nutrition at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. In addition to running her own health practice in Vancouver, Dr. Carr also loves writing and offering health seminars, anything to help people help themselves be healthy. She is an Advisory Board member for Alive Magazine has lectured for the The Arthritis Society, Fraser Health Authority, and Women's Enterprise Society of B.C.

Multitasking: A Four Letter Word?


How do you feel when I say the word “multitasking”? Do you feel overwhelmed? Or do you proudly say that you’re a good multitasker? Does it stress you out? Or do you feel efficient? As a health professional, I’m supposed to tell you that multitasking may be bad for your health. After all, your focus […]

What is Success?

What is Success

Have you ever watched any of the TED Talks? Search out TED Talks online (or on Netflix) and you’ll find a wide assortment of videos of talks on a wide range of topics by amazing speakers. They run from 10-25 minutes long and I think are worth a regular visit to see what you can […]

Tough Mudder 2013: Why Am I Doing This?

tough mudder

I recently—and crazily—decided to sign up for the Tough Mudder endurance race that describes itself as “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet.” Gulp! I’m not a runner. I’ve never been a runner. Even as a kid I didn’t like soccer, basketball, or track. I figure skated, danced, dove, swam, did gymnastics, and played volleyball. […]

Lessons from the Vancouver Grouse Grind

Lessons from the Vancouver Grouse Grind

This morning I did the Grouse Grind. If you live in Vancouver, and possibly if you’ve visited Vancouver, you know about the Grouse Grind. Maybe you’ve made the climb. I find the Grind to be somewhat of a meditation for me. Yes, it’s challenging, but step after step after step, breath after breath after breath, […]

I heart Traditional Chinese Medicine

I heart Traditional Chinese Medicine

One of the inside jokes we have as Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners is that TCM has two hearts and no brain. It may sound like it, but it’s really not a dig. In TCM we discuss function more than form. The two hearts are the physical heart and the emotional heart. The “no brain” is […]

Join Fitness Goop for Exclusive Giveaways

Join Fitness Goop for Exclusive Giveaways

Subscribe to Fitness Goop's Wellness News if you want delicious recipes, health and fitness tips, and exclusive offers. Just fill the form with your name and email.