Timi Gustafson, R.D.
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Timi Gustafson is a registered dietitian, health counselor, book author, syndicated newspaper columnist and blogger. She lectures on nutrition and healthy living to audiences worldwide. She is the founder and president of Solstice Publications LLC, a publishing company specializing in health and lifestyle education.

She completed her Clinical Dietetic Internship at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Washington State Dietetic Association, a member of the Diabetes Care and Education, Healthy Aging, Vegetarian Nutrition and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition practice groups.

Entries by Timi Gustafson, R.D.

You're Most Likely to Get Food Poisoned at a Restaurant

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 10:43 PM

Americans love to eat out, preferably several times a week, according to the Nation's Restaurant News, a publication for the restaurant industry. At the same time, there is growing concern that restaurant food may not be as healthy as it should be. On top of worries over portion...

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Food Manufacturers Need to Label Products More Clearly

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Although there is certainly no shortage of nutritional advice today, most consumers remain painfully confused about the quality of their food choices. The reason is not only lack of interest or education but also how relevant information is conveyed.

Food manufacturers tend not to inform their customers very well...

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A Diet Rich in These Foods Could Save Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 5:13 PM

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...

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If You Eat Less, Do You Live Longer?

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Finding ways to extend the human lifespan by observing certain diet and lifestyle regimens has been a centuries-old quest. Indeed, our average life expectancy has dramatically increased over time, at least in the wealthier parts of the world, due to improvements in hygiene, health care, and food supply. Yet science...

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Keeping Your Emotions Bottled Up Could Kill You

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 8:55 AM

Having been born and raised in England, I am intimately familiar with the habit of keeping a "stiff upper lip." As a cultural phenomenon, this means that emotions -- positive or negative -- are not readily expressed, at least not in public. Some may take this as good manners, others...

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It's Not Always the Food that Makes Us Eat

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:34 AM

What is more likely to cause overeating -- a quick bite on the run or a sit-down meal in a relaxed atmosphere? Surprisingly, it's the rushed eating event that most often seduces us to overindulge. Why? For a number of reasons, most of which we are completely unaware of, according...

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Fight Obesity With Education

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 5:27 PM

With growing wealth in many developing countries around the world, diet and lifestyle changes are showing dramatic increases in obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. From Central and South America to the Middle East to Asia, weight problems are now among the leading causes of morbidity...

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장년들의 성생활 불가능하다고 생각하는가?

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 3:39 PM

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미국의 베이비 붐 시대에는 여러 가지 금기가 깨졌다. 특히 피임과 성에 대한 도덕적 가치관이 바뀌면서 섹스에 대해서도 많은 변화가 일어났다. 이제 베이비 붐 세대의 대부분은 은퇴를 맞이하는 나이가 되었지만, 이들이 어떻게 성생활을 하는 지를 한번 들여다 볼 필요가 있을 것이다(사실, 베이비 붐...

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Why Are People Still Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Older Couples Having Sex?

(26) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 5:11 AM

In their youth, baby boomers were well known for breaking taboos, especially with regards to sexual behavior. Easier access to birth control and changing moral values contributed to that. Now that this generation is approaching retirement age, it appears that some of these attitudes have survived and influence how sex...

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Can People Control Obesity?

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:20 AM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), no other current health threats spread as fast as so-called "non-communicable diseases" (NCDs) like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. What distinguishes these from infectious illnesses is that humans bring them mostly upon themselves through poor diet and lifestyle choices. Nevertheless,...

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Do This To Get a Good Night's Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2014 | 3:56 PM

In our busy lives, getting enough rest can be challenging at any age. But for older people it becomes even more difficult, perhaps not so much because of stress-related sleep deprivation but because of changing sleep patterns. As we age, we not only need less sleep, we also don't sleep...

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There's No National Wealth Without Public Health

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 6:35 PM

A country's gross domestic product (GDP) has long been the predominant measure for its wealth and standard of living of its citizens. But that's a relatively small element of the entire picture, according to Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé, a multinational food and beverage company, the world's largest of its...

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Being "Over the Hill" Can Have Its Upside, Too

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 7:37 PM

Despite the fact that people live longer and are more active in their later years than ever before, aging is still associated with decline, loss and debilitation. That's nature's way, like it or not. But does that mean older folks should despair over their impending fate? Perhaps, but few actually...

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Why Worldwide Cancer Prevention Is Difficult

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 3:40 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report on cancer and its findings are alarming. Cancer rates are skyrocketing, increasingly affecting populations in fast developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America. Diet and lifestyle changes as well as an aging populace are cited as main...

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How the Mind Changes As You Age

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 1:39 AM

Scientists have long taken for granted that the human brain progressively weakens with age and that no new brain cells can grow after a person reaches early adulthood. Those assumptions have been questioned in recent times, and there is in fact compelling evidence to the contrary. Still, it remains a...

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Workers' Health Should Be a Priority for Business Leaders

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 11:29 AM

At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, issues of health and wellness are at the center of numerous events and gatherings. Those topics have been addressed here before -- an initiative called Workplace Wellness Alliance was started in 2009 -- but interest has increased substantially since then and...

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Be Positive And You Might Live Longer

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 11:26 AM

That staying physically and mentally fit is important for healthy aging is old news. But how our attitudes can also influence how long we live is not as well understood. Now, a new study from England concluded that being happy, enjoying life, or at least having a sense...

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What Diet Plan Works Best?

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 9:49 PM

It's the time of the year again when purveyors of diet and weight loss programs vie most fiercely for our attention, hoping to convince customers that their product can do the trick much faster and more effortlessly than the competition. But the fact is that what makes one approach more...

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Get Back on Track in the New Year with a Healthier Diet and Lifestyle

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Making New Year's resolution is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and treats over the holidays, and that you must now atone for your bad deeds. Not much fun in that, is there?


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Obesity and Health Just Don't Go Together

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 10:20 PM

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. There was even talk of an "obesity paradox," meaning that some people could derive certain benefits from being obese....

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