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Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition that has no cure. For many suffering from CF there are many physical and emotional challenges presented by the condition that can leave many feeling isolated, depressed, or restricted for by their illness. People with CF are living longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before and Share Lawyers has compiled a list of lifestyle supports for those with CF. Physical Health Diet and Exercise A fundamental part of slowing the progression of a chronic condition like Cystic Fibrosis is a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is a key to...
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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a very serious and sometimes fatal illness. According to a 2002 survey, 1.5% of Canadian women aged 15–24 years have had an eating disorder. The chance of recovery is increased the earlier an eating disorder is detected so it’s essential to get the help you need, or help your loved one get the help they need to back on the track to wellness. Sometimes eating disorders are perceived as lifestyle choices rather than serious mental illness, it’s important to dispel yourself of this belief as it can lead to...
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Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that can be fatal affecting the digestive system and the lungs. At present there is no cure. There is an estimated one in every 3,600 children born in Canada with CF and more than 4,100 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend specialized CF clinics. CF occurs when a child inherits two defective copies of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis- one from each parent. Approximately 1 in 25 Canadians carry a one of these defective gene copies and do not have CF or any of the related symptoms. What Are...
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When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

A healthy diet and adequate nutrition are central tenets of living a healthy lifestyle. As many of us know, there are a dizzying array of diets, cleanses, supplements, and often conflicting notions of what “good” and “bad” foods are. It’s important to make sure that you get a balanced diet that’s right for your body and lifestyle, but given the cultural emphasis of eating “right” some people are susceptible to becoming preoccupied with the foods they eat, and can develop an eating disorder named orthorexia. A term coined in 1998, Orthorexia nervosa is defined as an...
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Battling with Anorexia – Cassandra’s Story

Battling with Anorexia – Cassandra’s Story

Cassandra had always been a very active person, having played varsity volleyball in university. Cassandra’s team spirit extended into her work and social life, and she was always easy to get along with and generally very cheerful. By the time she was in her mid thirties, Cassandra had worked her way up to management at a major bank in Kingston. She led an active lifestyle, playing sports evenings and weekends. One slippery day, Cassandra suffered a pretty serious ankle sprain when out for a run. Her doctor told her she needed to stay away from physical activities for a...
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Did You Know Anorexia Can Be A Chronic Condition?

Did You Know Anorexia Can Be A Chronic Condition?

Anorexia Nervosa is a particularly difficult mental illness to treat. People suffering from anorexia, specifically prolonged or chronic anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any other mental illness and often have a markedly reduced life expectancy. The onset of anorexia is typically from a young age with many adults dying in their 30s. Patients who continue to suffer from anorexia are often suffer multiple medical complications, and under or unemployed, and have repeated admissions to general and specialist medical facilities. The earlier someone with an eating...