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.

Can Negative Thinking Make Us Ill?

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 10:26 AM

They are just thoughts, no big deal, people often say when they find themselves engaging in bouts of anger, hatred, or cynicism. We hear plenty of that in this (or any other) election year where differences in opinion tend to become aggravated beyond normal. What we don't ask enough, however,...

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For Healthy Aging, Stay In Control

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 4:44 PM

In his latest book, Charles Duhigg, the author of bestsellers like The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, and now, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, describes how a group of seniors changed the daily...

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What Makes Health-Conscious Consumers Tick?

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:17 PM

Health and wellness is on the mind of an ever-growing part of the populace, at least some of the time, according to one Canadian marketing expert, Ryan Benn, president of Alive Publishing Group (APG), an international publication for the health industry. But as consumers, people are...

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Cook Simply, Eat Healthily, Feel Good

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 5:46 PM

Cooking is considered a chore by most people. Restaurant visits, take-outs, and frozen TV dinners are much more in keeping with our busy lifestyles. The downside to all this is that you have little control over the nutritional quality of food prepared by others. Unless you do it yourself from...

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A Little Sunshine Goes A Long Way Toward A Healthy Heart

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 12:55 PM

That getting out in the sun has many health benefits is old news. But how exactly sunrays enhance our well-being has not been completely understood by scientists for the longest time.

In fact, warnings about excessive sun exposure because of potential skin damage and skin cancer have dominated the...

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Men Must Learn To Cope With Longer Lives

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 12:49 PM

Men used to have shorter life spans than women, according to statistics that seemed unchanging for many decades. But lately the gap started to close, and at least part of the male population is now making headways in terms of healthy aging and longevity.

Causes for higher mortality...

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A Lack Of Planning Can Land You In The Retirement Trap

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 12:46 PM

Retirement is an artifice, an invention of the 20th century. Before then, people hardly ever retired. They stopped working when they couldn't do their (mostly physically demanding) jobs any longer, and soon thereafter they usually died.

Now, every day about 10,000 members of the Baby...

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Goals Are Best Achieved By Sticking To Routines

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 11:20 AM

It is common knowledge that persistence and perseverance are important ingredients for success in almost any field. Whether we seek it in our careers or personal interests, stick-to-itiveness is one of the key factors that make or break our advances.

Even the most accomplished people share this. In addition...

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Good Genes Or Bad, Your Health May Be Influenced By Your Partner

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 5:09 PM

When it comes to weight problems, many people, including experts, are inclined to put much of the blame on genetic predispositions. Yes, diet and lack of exercise are also known culprits, but ultimately our genes determine how well or badly we fare, common wisdom goes.

Now a new

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Most Of Us Have No Idea What Eating Healthy Really Means

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 12:40 PM

Consumers generally want to eat better and are willing to spend more money on healthy foods like fresh and organically grown produce, but they also remain prone to reach for fast food and snacks for comfort and instant gratification, according to a new study on today's dietary trends....

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Learning To Deal With All Aspects Of The Aging Process

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 4:18 PM

I recently saw the movie The Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith in the leading role. In a nutshell, the film is the adaptation of a memoir about an elderly women who has fallen on tough times and is forced to live out her late years in a shabby...

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Ditch The Excuses And Bad Choices And Combat Weight Gain

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:37 AM

As we grow older, many of us find it harder to avoid or undo unwanted weight gain. This is such a widespread phenomenon, it is almost taken for granted that aging and weight problems go hand in hand. However, while there are objective reasons for such a connection, they are...

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Sleep Well - Your Life May Depend On It

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 2:49 PM

An unfortunate part of our modern-day busy lifestyle is chronic sleep deprivation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lack of sleep has become a major public health concern, with insufficient rest being linked to medical problems, accidents and occupational hazards. People who...

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Waste Less Time By Spending It Consciously

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 5:00 PM

A recent article in the New York Times about New Year's resolutions caught my attention. Although plenty is being written on the subject this time of the year (including by yours truly), this one struck a chord with me. Arthur C. Brooks, the current president of...

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Don't Be Surprised If Your Weight Loss Aspirations Remain Frustrated

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 12:51 PM

It's resolution season again, that time-honored exercise of self-restraint when people try to negate the fallout from holiday celebrations and other indulgences. According to statistics, however, these well-meaning attempts are mostly doomed to fail. The vast majority of 'born-again' dieters and exercise enthusiasts will give up...

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You're Not Alone If You Feel The Holiday Blues

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:55 PM

It's supposed to be to most wonderful time of the year. But for many people the holiday season is anything but joyous. Feeling left out when others celebrate and exchange gifts can be devastating and even lead to despair and depression. The so-called "holiday blues" are actually widespread, and if...

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The Holidays Don't Have To Include Weight Gain

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 1:42 PM

The holiday season is a notorious time for unwanted weight gain. Office parties, family gatherings, and a thousand temptations wherever you turn can quickly lead to extra pounds that are hard to get rid of in the aftermath. Fortunately, none of this is inevitable, and you don't have...

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We Can Improve Our Eating Habits By Returning To Our Roots

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 11:07 AM

It is well known that when immigrants come to the United States and other parts of the Western hemisphere, they quickly adapt their eating styles to ours -- especially the young. People from around the Pacific Rim, South America, the Middle East and Africa who were largely

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Orthorexia: A Diagnosis In Search Of A Disease?

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 4:38 PM

I like to eat healthily, not only when it's convenient and the opportunity presents itself, but all the time. I compromise if there are no good options, e.g. when I'm travelling. But whenever I have the chance, I go for the most nutritious food I can find. I'm lucky that...

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Inequality Is Widening The Gap Between Fit And Fat

(9) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 4:24 PM

More people pay close attention to their physical health and well-being, and yet obesity rates and diseases stemming from weight problems continue to rise. While healthy eating and regular exercise have become commonplace among the educated and affluent, the less fortunate show little signs...

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