Small steps make it easier to get healthy, says dietician
While many of us strive to maintain a healthy diet, we're bombarded daily with complicated diet fads and celebrity news that remind us of our not-so-healthy decisions.
But rather than feeling defeated, making small adjustments can guide us into better habits and healthier lifestyle, says Maira Quintanilha, a registered dietician for Alberta Health Services.
She suggests the following five tips to help you reduce sugar, salt and fat in your diet.
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 18:53
- Written by Ashely Alcantara
Physicians say procedure made popular by Hollywood has its benefits
It looks like a scene straight from a bloody horror film.
A woman with her own blood smeared on or injected into her face.
But it’s not a movie, it’s a cosmetic procedure called the Vampire Facelift – recently made popular by reality TV.
And you don’t need to leave the city for Hollywood to get one.
- Published on Friday, 26 April 2013 22:10
- Written by Pauline Zulueta & Deja Leonard
Avoid getting sick by following expert tips
Health Canada estimates that every year 11 to 13 million Canadians get sick because of food-borne illness.
In 2013, the agency reported 57 food recalls that prompted public warning across Canada. Food-borne illness has been estimated to cost our country between $12 billion and $14 billion annually, according to Health Canada.
Because food is being produced at faster rates and in larger quantities, the risk of food-borne bacteria being distributed to a large number of people has increased, according to FORNYA Canada.
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 19:49
- Written by Shannon Galley
Celiac sufferers become sick after eating improperly handled food
Many restaurants advertise gluten-free products on menu items. While this can be a help to people whose bodies cannot process gluten, these same products can be a health hazard if they have been accidentally cross-contaminated with gluten.
Celiac disease is defined by the Canadian Celiac Association as, "a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. This results in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health."
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:50
- Written by Shannon Galley
Women use own experience to help others
Parenting doesn't come with a manual and it can present many challenges. Situations arise at every stage that parents don't know how to handle.
Why is my toddler fussing? Why won't my four-year-old son play with other children? Why won't my 13-year-old daughter talk to me? The list goes on.
Trisha Savoia says knowing herself, becoming "absolutely aware," and tapping into her intuition have helped her to better know her children.