Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Diabesity Coach. Someone sent me an e-mail today with the recent diabesity stats. In less than a decade half of all Americans will have diabetes. How’s that for fun? Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis, especially in the knees– these are all signposts on the road to an early demise. And
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed.Are you a baby boomer? If so, this message is for you. We boomers are members of the diabesity wave. In the last 30 years there have been a lot of weight issues among boomers, and lurking in the shadows are the terrible three—diabetes, heart and stroke, and kidney disease. As boomers
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. A couple of blogs ago I mentioned the disease pathway. I spent the day at a COPD forum hosted by the Lung Association of BC, in Vancouver. Four of Canada’s best researchers shared their insights on the link between the main killers in industrialized societies: COPD and Sleep Apnea ranked high
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M. Ed. Read this, then do the homework at the bottom of the blog. (Just kidding) Lynn and I were in a Toronto restaurant where you could have your food cooked right in front of you. It was a colourful place, set up to look like a farmer’s market. Instead of point
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Is your city trans-fat free? In Canada, the British Columbia Provincial Government has declared a ban on trans fats in restaurants. A wise move, wouldn’t you say? Fabulous in the effort to reduce diabesity. One restaurant owner says that he has always followed his grandmother’s policy of cooking potatoes with olive
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. I was recently at a seminar on arthritis when something struck me. Most of the attendees were obese. When the seminar was over there was line-up to have a word with the speaker, who was excellent. The speaker had inserted subtle hints throughout his presentation about the need to exercise. e.g.