Stroke

vancouver hospice

Taking Care of Yourself When a Family Member is in Vancouver Hospice Care

My friend recently lost her husband in hospice care. She took care of her ailing husband for many years as his caregiver, until the day he went into hospice, and then she remained by his side until the end. There are a range of emotions that family m... »

Vancouver registered dietitian

Low-Sodium Meals Realistic?

We all know that a diet of high-sodium is bad for you — it is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and strokes — so why are Canadians still consuming double the amount recommended by Health Canada? The health... »

astragalus

Lower Cholesterol with Astragalus Herb

From a health survey taken in 2011, it is estimated that 39 per cent of Canadians have unhealthy cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is crucial to the well-being of humans since it plays a vital role in cell membranes’ fluidity, permeability and structur... »

Astragalus membranaceus

Can the Herb Astragalus membranaceus Help Stroke Patients?

Astragalus membranaceus, a plant found in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the past for diabetes and healing. It can also help increase metabolism and sweating, reduce tiredness, and regulate the lungs, adrenal glands and the gastrointe... »

Vancouver weight loss coach

Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

The vicious cycle of unsuccessful dieting—known as yo-yo dieting—makes you regain all the weight you just lost. Weight cycling is incredibly frustrating, but you can avoid it.  Yo-yo dieting is more frustrating than harmful. You deny yourself your fa... »

Vancouver weight loss coach

High Protein Diet to Drop the Pounds

You can put more food on your plate with a high protein diet. This popular new diet could speed your metabolism and help drop the pounds. This is a diet you must follow with care. The high protein diet can be also high in saturated fat, and low in fi... »

Vancouver weight loss expert

Weight Loss Bacteria

A type of bacteria has been discovered which caused drastic weight loss in animal studies. So can we stop worrying about diet and exercise, and start ordering dessert? Not yet! Eating less and exercising more is still the answer. A fascinating story ... »

vancouver weight loss coach

Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a very serious problem in North America, affecting millions of people. Being overweight increases your risk of developing this disease. Taking steps to lose weight is one of the best ways to protect yourself from developing this ch... »

vancouver weight loss coach

Fats To Fear—Names And Shames

We investigated the benefits of fat-free foods and found what diets offer on eating healthy fats. “Don’t eat fats,” scream some diets. “Fat makes you fat” or even “Fat kills”. But we need some fats in our diet. The key is eating sensibly, and being e... »

eat more beets and celery to avoid excess sodium says Vancouver weight loss coach

Eating Too Much Sodium?

Canadians eat too much sodium. And salty foods are often the ones which make us gain weight. By cutting down on these foods we’ll become much healthier. Schools and other entities in the know typically advise everyone to abide by the Health Canada gu... »

diet drinks make you fat

Can Diet Drinks Make You Fat?

A friend of mine gulps down multiple 20 oz. bottles of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi per day.  But could it be that drinking zero calorie drinks can actually prevent you from losing weight or perhaps even make you gain weight.  Could diet drinks make you f... »

Vancouver Registered Dietitian

Metabolic Syndrome – a Potential Fatal Combo: Vancouver Registered Dietitian

Metabolic syndrome is something that you may have never heard about, warns a Vancouver registered dietitian. “It is not a “disease” but it is the name of a group of risk factors that, if combined, significantly increase the likelihood of stroke, hear... »