What are wisdom teeth? You have three molars on each side of your upper and lower jaws, for a total of 12. The wisdom teeth are third in line, right at the back. You may not have all four wisdom teeth; according to Curtis Gregoire, assistant professor in the faculty of dentistry at the University of Dalhousie, about 30 percent of people are missing one or more. Why might I … [Read more...] about Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The first step in ending overeating Understanding why we consume too much is the first step to stopping the behaviour. We talked to Krista Leck Merner, a registered dietitian at Bent Fork Nutrition in Halifax, about how to end overeating. … [Read more...] about Stop Overeating: 8 Ways to Be Satisfied With Eating Less
Stay safe this summer Summertime is all about outdoor fun—trips to the cottage, lazy days on the beach, hikes in the woods, and meals cooked on the grill. Here’s how to handle common warm-weather ailments so you can keep the good times going. … [Read more...] about 8 Common Summer Health Problems and How to Handle Them
1. Find your motivation We all have goals, whether it’s exercising more or improving our diet. The important thing is figuring out why we want these things. “It takes a little bit of soul-searching,” says registered dietitian Robin Anderson. “I get people to look at the bigger picture: If you were to change your lifestyle, what would it look like? What’s important to you? … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make Lifestyle Changes Stick
Are you suffering from dry skin? It's safe to say no likes the itchy, inflamed feeling of dry skin. Unfortunately, it's a common problem that often affects the arms, thighs, lower legs, sides of the abdomen, even the lips. Dermatologist Peter Vignjevic, MD, shares the causes of dry skin and what you can do to make it better. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Your Skin is Dry and Itchy (and How to Fix It)
5 ways to fit in breakfast Eating breakfast has many benefits: It offers much-needed fuel and nutrients for your brain and body, reduces your likelihood of overeating later in the day, and cuts your risk of heart disease and obesity. Breakfast should be a non-negotiable part of our morning routine, but many people feel too crunched for time. Think you’re too busy for … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Super-Busy People Manage to Fit in Breakfast
Oatmeal Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast choice for kids because, unlike many boxed cereals, it’s low in sugar and high in fiber. “Oatmeal has been shown to keep people alert longer and keep blood glucose stable longer, [which helps] for learning at school,” says registered dietitian Edie Shaw-Ewald. “It has also been found to be good for the mood.” In addition to … [Read more...] about 7 Top Superfoods For Kids (That They’ll Actually Eat)