Lifestyle Diseases

new food guide | Longevity LIVE

For the first time in more than a decade, the Canadian food guide has been updated – and the rewrite has been making waves for a number of reasons. The changes administered follows a 3-year consultation period, and immediately two things stand out. First, the new food guide encourages consumers

leisure sickness | Longevity LIVE

If over the past holidays you realized that sometimes you felt a little under the weather – perhaps more so than before you went off work – you are definitely not alone, and there is a reason for this feeling. Getting sick just as you go on a long-awaited holiday

teen suicide | Longevity Live

Anxiety is a personality disorder that’s being looked at as a risk for serious health maladies including diabetes, respiratory problems, heart disease, chronic pain and addiction. Recent studies concluded even slight angst can result in a shortened life.  These findings point to the importance of having anxiety disorders and other

drug deaths

Antibiotics are drugs that are prescribed to patients to kill bacteria. Their use has saved countless lives. Unfortunately, in recent years their overuse in both animals and humans has become a growing area of concern. The overuse of antibiotics can result in the body becoming resistant to their effects. If

pomegranates | Longevity LIVE

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe two digestive health conditions. These conditions are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The latest research suggests that around 3 million adults in the United States have some form of IBD (1). Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect the

While January is supposed to be a breath of fresh air, a brand-new page and a chance to start over, for many people it just represents a gloomy, dark tunnel they need to wrestle through – one that often seems to have no end. A new study also indicates that

open air sun workout avoid toxic sun products

It’s vacation time. Whether you’re hiking,  skiing,  on a beach, or  simply just sight-seeing, sun protection is important when you’re exposed to the sun for any prolonged period of time.  But did you know, that many products on our shelves actually contain ingredients that are toxic and may have adverse

diabetes | Longevity LIVE

It’s a diagnosis that can be very overwhelming – hearing that you have diabetes. Afterward, you may have mixed emotions, perhaps feeling stressed and unsure about how this will affect your life, while you may wonder what you could have done differently or how you could have prevented it. And

self-care apps [longevity live]

Self-care apps are on the rise with over 4,000 different ones available. However, can these apps really help your mental health? They all have the same promise to improve our mental wellbeing. However, even self-help can feel overwhelming. Before you download your next app, let’s take a closer look at

de-stress | Longevity LIVE

A constantly ringing phone, a tightly-packed schedule and fighting kids. Stress can seem unavoidable, and, for many people, it is. In fact, the majority of American adults report feeling overly stressed, which is more than usual. While it may seem normal, the health implications of living a stressful life can