Timi Gustafson, R.D.
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Timi Gustafson, RD, LDN, FAND 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.

Timi completed her Clinical Dietetic Internship at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an active member of 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.

Watching the World Cup Is Shortening Your Life Span

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Whether you are a diehard fan of football -- or, as Americans call it, "soccer" -- or not so much, it is impossible to escape the World Cup fever that has gripped the globe again this summer. With the competition in full swing, millions spend hours sitting in front of...

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Fight Climate Change With a New Diet

(6) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 5:28 PM

While the exact causes of climate change continue to be disputed, there is general consensus among scientists that the phenomenon is real and that human activity plays a significant role in it. But surprisingly, it is not only large-scale industrial enterprise or modern-day transportation that has...

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What Eating Right Can Do For Your Skin

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Beauty may only be skin deep, as the 1966 hit song by The Temptations famously reminds us, but the fact is that the appearance of our skin does tell quite a bit about our health and wellbeing.

It is not just age-related decay,...

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Poor Diet Choices Hurt Both Humans and the Environment

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:22 AM

Scientists have long warned that some of our modern-day eating habits are not only harmful to our personal health but also to the planet. Especially our preference for animal food products like meat and dairy causes more environmental damage than most consumers are aware of. A recent study...

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Why Love Can Make Us Live Longer

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 10:13 PM

Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend...

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Why Baby Boomers Need to Worry

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 8:44 AM

They saw themselves as trail blazers and pioneers. They broke rules and redefined values. They took much for granted and expected more. They vowed to be forever young. But now, the baby boomers generation -- those born between 1947 and 1964 -- just hope to retire safely, hold on to...

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Is Your Job Making You Fat?

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 12:01 AM

It's no secret that we spend too much time sitting. Long hours working in offices, commuting in cars, and watching TV or playing video games for relaxation render many of us near motionless for entire days. Health experts keep encouraging everyone to move more, but that is not easily done,...

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You'll Feel Better If You Set Modest Goals

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 5:11 PM

A recent study, jointly conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Houston, got my attention. Its objective was to test how achieving or failing to achieve certain goals impacts people's happiness level.

What the scientists found was hardly surprising: Meeting expectations results...

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Calm Down, You Can Literally Worry Yourself Sick

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Among the many capabilities that distinguish us humans from other earthly creatures is the ability to forecast future events and prepare accordingly. Your dog or cat may have an uncanny way of "knowing" when you'll return from work or when it's feeding time, but that doesn't compare with our anticipating...

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Don't Let the Word "Diet" Scare You

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 8:39 AM

When people hear the word "diet," most think of calorie restriction, deprivation, making up for past indulgences, and as so forth. There is something unpleasant, almost punitive about the whole concept of dieting, which is unfortunate because it can make it harder to turn to healthier eating regimens.

"The main...

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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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