It costs Canada $9B to treat obesity, while barely any money is put into preventative care

The costs associated with rising rates of obesity worldwide are staggering and it doesn’t look like they’ll be dropping anytime soon. The disease costs the global economy an estimated $ 2 trillion each year. In Canada — where more than one in four people live with obesity — related health care costs are as high… Read More »

Criticism for Ontario city’s decision to grant $45K toward naturopathic clinic

Cornwall, a city of 46,000 on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, has struggled with a shortage of family doctors, so much so the Ontario city has an incentive program to recruit MDs — medical doctors. However, in a move that has provoked baffled and outraged responses, Cornwall city council last week agreed to… Read More »

The case for getting fitter — not slimmer: Why our obsession with weight could be a mistake

“There is a general consensus out there that a fat person is basically a premature death waiting to happen.” Dr. Glenn Gaesser is on the phone from Arizona State University in Phoenix, where the professor, exercise physiologist and author of Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Health is known for challenging the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Upset stomach: Crohn’s disease or something else?

An upset stomach can cause symptoms similar to those of Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although persistent gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate an IBD, such as Crohn’s disease, there are numerous other possible causes to consider. The symptoms of an upset stomach often occur after eating a big meal or… Read More »