Timi Gustafson

Just the right amount of stress | Timi Gustafson R.D.

Being regularly overworked and stressed out likely leads to health problems long-term, but feeling bored or having too much time on your hands can also have negative effects, a government-sponsored study from Germany on health and safety issues in the workplace concluded.

 

Food poisoning most often from restaurant visits study finds | Timi Gustafson R.D.

Americans love to eat out, preferably several times a week, according to the Nation’s Restaurant News, a publication for the restaurant industry. At

 

And You Thought You Were Eating Right Already | Timi Gustafson R.D.

Most of us already knew about the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and control our weight. But now a new study from England suggests that no less than seven servings of fresh produce per day may be required to give us a reasonable shot at good health and old age.

 

Include mindfulness in your meals | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

If you have any interest at all in healthy eating, you probably have come across Brian Wansink’s book, “Mindless Eating – Why We Eat More Than We Think.”

Obesity and health don’t go together, study finds | Timi Gustafson R.D.

For quite a while some experts believed that a little extra body fat would not necessarily trigger health problems like metabolic syndrome, a cluster of diseases that often accompanies weight gain.

Scientists question the validity of food addiction

As the obesity crisis continues to spread around the world, nutrition scientists keep looking for answers why millions of people eat more than they should. One possible explanation, some have suggested, is food addiction, an inability to stop eating, even when it makes us sick.

Stress may increase dementia risk | Timi Gustafson, R.D

People who undergo traumatic experiences or endure stressful situations during their midlife years may be more likely to suffer from cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss as they age compared to their counterparts who manage to sail through life more smoothly, according to a study from Sweden that followed participants over decades, keeping track of their mental health.

Baby boomers could be the healthiest generation ever, if only… | Timi Gustafson, RD

Older Americans have a much better chance to enjoy many more years of good health and vitality than any generation before them due to better medical treatment and easier access to healthcare, according to a recent study, based on data collected by government health agencies over the last three decades.

Lifestyle changes difficult for Baby Boomers | Timi Gustafson

Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 through 1964 – will live longer than any other generation before them, but they will not necessarily be healthier. In fact, many are already burdened with more chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes than their parents and grandparents were.

Diabetes can be caused by high sugar intake alone | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Diabetes affects over 25 million Americans today, more than 8 percent of the population. One in four seniors suffers from the disease, and the numbers among young people, including teenagers, are dramatically on the rise.

Weight issues not as harmless as study may suggest | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Obesity may have multiple negative health effects, but higher mortality rates are not among them, according to a study that was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Food trends to keep: Small, simple, fresh and healthy | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Much has been reported on changing food and nutrition trends in recent years and 2012 was no exception. Analysts agree: Americans want to eat more healthily.

A season to slow down | Timi Gustafson R.D.

In principle, I guess, one can get addicted to anything. I’m not just talking about drugs, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or food.

Don’t get crazy busy! | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Whenever I make phone calls or send off e-mails to family members and friends to touch base and inquire about their well-being, the answers are almost always the same: “busy,” “crazy busy,” “insanely busy,” “busy, busy, busy.”

Food safety first | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Enjoying delicious food is at the center of nearly all holiday celebrations, regardless of social, cultural or religious background.

Beware of hidden calories in all the good holiday cheer | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Whether we celebrate at home with family and friends, attend lots of parties or take a vacation to get away from it all, the holidays always tempt us to consume more food and drink than we normally would – and more than may be good for us.

Meditation can be a lifesaver for heart disease patients | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

New research, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), found that people with heart disease who regularly meditate may be able to reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke nearly by half.

Chronic malnutrition may cause dire consequences later in life | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Large parts of the American population are diagnosed as overfed but malnourished, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html) (CDC). It’s called the obesity paradox. While we have easy access to calorie-dense, highly processed foods, a balanced, nutritious diet is much harder to come by.

Creating a healthly work environment | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

More and more companies are enrolling their workforce in health and wellness programs to cut staggering health care costs, reduce absenteeism and foster productivity as well as morale and loyalty, according to several studies on recent changes in employer-based health care policies.

For maximum diet and exercise benefits, timing is everything | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Diet and exercise are the two main pillars of a healthy lifestyle. For both weight management and physical fitness, they are equally important and go hand in hand. But how do they relate to one another? Scientists suggest that coordinating your eating and workout schedules can improve results.