Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that describes all the harmful effects of alcohol on the unborn child. The effects last a lifetime – there is no cure. FASD is a preventable permanent disability. It is estimated that 2 to 5 percent of babies born in Canada are affected by FASD. People with FASD often have difficulties with learning, memory, attention and problem solving, as well as problems with mental health and social interaction.
Written by Angel Fonseca RD CDE
Cleanses, detox, alkaline diet, cabbage soup diet, raw food diet and negative-calorie foods. What do these have in common? They provide you with short term weight loss, can be dangerous to your health, difficult to follow and have arbitrary rules. In our society, we tend to focus on appearance, weight being at the top of the list. It’s no surprise millions of people fork out thousands of dollars to diets and weight-loss products. Everyday a new “quick fix-miracle” diet is ready to provide weight loss with minimum effort. My question to you is: if these worked, why does the weight loss industry keep coming out with more? If it’s a “miracle” diet or product, why is there more than one on the shelf? The truth is because there is NO magic solution. There are no pills or foods that magically burn fat while you sit on the couch eating chips. Sorry!
Spending time in the kitchen with children is much more than just making food. Preparing food together allows us to spend time with one another, converse without distractions and make a warranted mess. Cooking is also a wonderful way to engage young ones in simple math and reading lessons.
Guest column by Elevate NWO
It is estimated that approximately 1 in every 50 people are living with hepatitis C in Thunder Bay, although many do not know it. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease. Left untreated, it could lead to liver failure, liver cancer, or even require a person to get a liver transplant.
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) focusses on key aspects of life. Just as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the value of goods and services produced during a time period, providing us with an indication of our financial wellbeing as a country, the CIW provides a measure of our we are doing in terms of health and wellbeing.
Come and celebrate our seventh annual Thunder Pride week from June 7-18 in Thunder Bay! We are thrilled to bring Thunder Pride week to all community members, including LGBTTIQPAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Pansexual, Asexual, Allies and Others; or short form LGBTQ+) their friends and families.
Suicide is a topic that is not always discussed openly and it is often clouded in stigma. According to The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention, talking about suicide is the first key step to prevention. Only when the stigma is removed, can we begin to understand and learn about what we can do to prevent suicide.