Health Problems

Growing Up Overweight Is Nothing Short Of A Nightmare

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"She likes to eat," the mother said. She didn't have to spell it out. It was obvious that her child at the age of nine was well on her way to become obese. I counseled clients like her before. They keep coming to my practice on a regular basis. Sadly, they will have to cope with the consequences for the rest of their lives.

Canada Must Address The Health Needs Of Its Aging Population

Russell Williams | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Russell Williams

We're fortunate to live in an era where the average life expectancy is today over 80 years young. Unfortunately, the flip-side of Canadians living longer and generally healthier is that many older seniors experience multiple health problems -- a common yet under-recognized health state known as frailty.

10 Health Myths We Should NEVER Bring Up Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living

How many times have you been told not to eat large meals after 8 p.m. or that cracking your knuckles could basically screw up your joints? If you have...

Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Weight loss. It has been made out to be some kind of strange math equation mixed with will power no one has, and a little genetic luck. So let's demystify it. It's all about maintaining a diet, exercising, sleeping and drinking water. This is what you need to do if you want to live that healthy life.

Warning: The American Dream May Be Bad For Your Health

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Becoming an American nowadays may not only disappoint you in terms of your socio-economic prospects, it may even be bad for your health. In terms of diet and lifestyle, assimilation among newcomers does not happen too slowly; it happens too fast.

How Damaging Is Yo-Yo Dieting?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Some diet regimens require participants to adopt radical changes in their existing eating patterns, including cutting out entire food groups such as fat or carbohydrates. While this can result in quick weight loss, it also makes it tempting to revert to old eating habits later on.

Driving to Work Might be a Health Hazard

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Driving long distances on congested roads is part of the daily grind for millions of Americans. Commuting between the home in the suburbs and the workplace downtown has been a common phenomenon since the 50s and 60s and the hassle has only become worse ever since.

7 Things Your Mouth Can Say About Your Health

Everyday Health | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

By Chris Iliades, MD Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III MD, MPH "You’ve got a cavity." Ouch -- no one likes to get bad news in the dentist...

Newborns' Life Expectancy Cut By Obesity

CBC | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living

As the world's population reaches an estimated seven billion, experts say the future for a child born today in Canada risks being cut short by obesity...