When it comes to dieting, some people will do almost anything to lose weight. The problem arises when these wacky ways to shed pounds are just as unsafe as they are outrageous—none listed here would get a green light from a qualified doctor. In other words, do not try these at home. Instead, we suggest sticking to the standby combo of regular exercise and a wholesome balanced diet as your best bet for losing weight and keeping it off.
Played by Jennie Garth, Kelly became unexpectedly pregnant, was temporarily addicted to cocaine, shot her rapist, and endured many other trials and tribulations. Garth’s life couldn’t be further removed from the drama that ensued on the teen soap that started in 1990. Today, Garth is a twice-divorced mom of three who’s been married to actor David Abrams since last July. Aside from other projects, including a stint on “Dancing With the Stars,” she has had two reality shows: “Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country,” which saw her move family to a seven-acre farm in the countryside of Central California, and “The Jennie Garth Project,” which followed the then-single mom renovating a dated Hollywood Hills house for her and her three kids The reality shows gave a glimpse into her life as a mom of three girls, now aged 19, 13, and 10.
So you think you’re having a heart attack. Symptoms of what’s also known as myocardial infarction should never be ignored—get medical help if you have ever think that you’re experiencing a heart attack or if you have more than one of the symptoms below at once. But it’s possible there could be other health issues at play. Click through the gallery above to see if your heart attack symptom may actually be a case of some other underlying health issue. Did we miss something?
Genetically modified foods entered the Canadian food system 20 years ago, yet most people still don’t know they’ve been eating them since mandatory labelling isn’t required here (or in the United States) like it is in 64 other countries around the world. But even without mandatory labelling, there’s a growing movement of people who are concerned about genetically modified foods and want to avoid them. A 2015 national Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network found that 88 per cent of Canadians want genetically modified (GM) foods labelled on grocery store shelves. GMOs are genetically modified organisms, also known as genetically modified foods.
“When I got the email I started screaming,” says Faith (whose hometown in the mag is listed as “British Columbia”). “It’s been surreal.” ALSO SEE: Woman loses more than 100 pounds in 9 months – without surgery! People discovered Faith through her Instagram account, where she speaks openly about her struggles with excess weight, poor body image, and food addiction. Faith used to go to three different Dairy Queens to get the same thing—Skor Blizzards with extra fudge and extra Skor—so that the staff working the drive-through wouldn’t recognize her. She would spray her car with air freshener afterward so that no one would catch on to her secret snacks. After the birth of her first child in 2000, Faith weighed 220 pounds and wore size 44 men’s pants.
While most people have a hard time getting in enough exercise, at the opposite end of the spectrum are those who do too much. While not getting enough exercise has all sorts of negative health implications – like weight gain and increased risk of certain diseases – overexercise also has its downsides. Shin splints, Achilles tendon rupture, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and stress fractures are a few examples. Symptoms include pain during or after physical activity and chronic, persistent pain even at rest.
Exercising regularly is a no-brainer when it comes to the quest for health and well-being. But to get the most out of your workout, you need to follow it up with suitable sustenance. Picking the right foods and drinks to ingest after an exercise session will help keep you on the right track. Scroll through the gallery below to see what you should chow down on post-workout – and what you should avoid
Getting plenty of sleep is one of the most basic steps people can take when it comes to being healthy. “This keeps your head, neck, and back aligned,” says sleep consultant Alanna McGinn, founder of Good Night Sleep Site. “Sleeping on your back will not only eliminate the morning puffiness, but you’ll also avoid those sleep lines from your pillow, which can take longer to fade as you age” McGinn says.
Some people like to offer health advice even though the extent of their medical knowledge is what they’ve gleaned from watching “Dr. Oz” on TV. Vincent N. Cefalu, on the other hand, can say with some confidence he knows what he’s talking about.
Sushi lovers know all about the unmistakable heat that wasabi gives to sashimi – that bright green paste bringing on tears, runny noses, and sneezes.
Drinking enough water is a health message that’s been broadcast loud and clear. “Some people are such water-drinking devotees that they are aquaholics,” says Manhattan osteopathic physician Christopher Calapai. The result is overhydration, or hyponatremia, which is a term used to describe a low concentration of sodium in the blood that can be dangerous or even life-threatening. Overhydration is the most common electrolyte imbalance in hospitals, occurring in about two percent of all people, Calapai says.
Sticking to a wholesome diet is a challenge for some and a chore to others –some might even call it impossible. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated. “People think food–cooking from scratch–takes a lot of time, but it doesn’t,” says Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO of the Greater Vancouver food Bank. Click through the gallery above to see more strategies from Hess that will help you and your loved ones eat well, even when a healthy meal after a long, hard day seems like a tall order.
(The City of Toronto marks its first official Transgender Day of Remembrance with a flag-raising ceremony on November 20, 2014. Photo: Newzulu)
As horrifying details have emerged from the worst mass shooting in American history, it has been established that the gunman himself frequented gay nightclubs, while his ex-wife has said she believed he was gay. “If a person grows up in a highly controlling atmosphere, especially one where parents are themselves prejudice against LGBT people, he or she may experience same-sex attraction as unacceptable and as a part of him or herself that cannot be allowed expression,” explains Richard M. Ryan, professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education in New South Wales and research professor in psychology at New York’s University of Rochester. “The person then feels toward them how they would feel toward their own impulses—hostile,” Ryan says. “So one route to homophobia appears to stem from this kind of internal conflict—a person at war with part of themselves.
In fact, when he got married to Kate Middleton, he chose this dessert as his “groom’s cake”. ALSO SEE: A cake fit for royalty: Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite chocolate cake recipe Prince William was seven years old at the time, and his younger brother was five. After the couple separated in 1993, she continued to cook for Prince Charles. A photo posted by Timothy Wu (@wujuichen) on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:42am PDT “Prince Harry loved little tiny miniature treacle tarts, a great British delicacy and tradition,” Robb tells Yahoo Canada.
Growing up in the small town of Mill Bay, B.C., Erin Jeffery remembers feeling relatively normal—until she turned 12. The news came as a shock, and Jeffery admits she had a hard time dealing with it. “I’ve told my mom, ‘if you ever have the chance to do it again, don’t do it just before your child goes through puberty,’” Jeffery says.
Eat Sh*t & Die(T) is hardly your conventional guide to losing weight. Written by Max Cunningham, a UK-based fitness instructor, the book is also not for anyone who’s the least bit offended by a foul-mouth. While the author claims his approach to permanent weight loss is scientifically proven, not all health professionals agree.
Call it bonding behind bars: Babies born to incarcerated women should stay with their moms in prisons, says a Vancouver university professor and former prison physician who helped draft new guidelines for mother-child units. Ruth Elwood Martin is hopeful that those guidelines will be implemented in penitentiaries across the country. Martin used to work part-time as a doctor at B.C.’s Alouette Correctional Centre for Women (ACCW).
Rest assured you’re not alone: the vast majority of Canadians are sleep-deprived. Nearly 70 per cent of us feel we’re short on sleep, according to a recent national poll conducted on the Angus Reid forum. It found that 45 per cent of Canadians have used sleeping aids to get some Zzzs, including sleeping masks, specialized blankets or pillows, prescription drugs or over the counter medication.
The Thinsulin Diet claims that avoiding “insulin-spiking” foods like potatoes, corn and carrots can help you lose weight. The Nguyens maintain that fruits to stock up on, meanwhile, include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries and grapes.
Already a father of 10, Cromartie had had a vasectomy in an effort to avoid expanding his family any further. “It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will,’”, his wife, Terricka Cromartie, told US Weekly. “A vasectomy is about 99.9 per cent effective in terms of preventing pregnancy,” says Dr. Ethan Grober, vasectomy reversal specialist in Toronto.
An adult female (left) and nymph tick (Getty Images)Jim Wilson was dumbfounded by a large rash around his navel back in the spring of 1991. Within a few months he was having trouble walking, talking, and remembering. Several doctors’ visits and three years later, Wilson was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, which he’d contracted from a tick bite.
There are a lot of things that become off limits when you’re pregnant but many Canadian women who take Accutane for severe acne don’t comply with warnings to avoid the drug during pregnancy – despite the potential to cause damage to the head, face, heart, central nervous system, and limbs of a fetus. ALSO SEE: Jillian Harris responds to being called out for drinking coffee while pregnant A new study commissioned by Health Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal points to many failures in preventing pregnancy in those who use the drug, which also goes by the name Isotretinoin. ALSO SEE: New mother urges pregnant women to get whooping cough vaccination But it’s not the only medications that can be risky during pregnancy. Click through the gallery above to learn about some other drugs that should be used with caution or avoided altogether during pregnancy and if you’re unsure about any other drugs, be sure to check with your doctor first before taking anything
Infants who ate rice and rice products had higher levels of arsenic in their urine than those who didn’t, according to new research. Many new moms are familiar with rice cereal, one of the first solid foods their kids will ever eat. The highest urinary arsenic concentrations were seen among infants who ate baby rice cereal, researchers found, using data from 759 infants born to mothers in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study from 2011 to 2014.