Healthy Observations

Marshall Melnychuk: Diabetes, surgery and the cure word

Marshall Melnychuk: Diabetes, surgery and the cure word

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | 1:34 pm

Over the last two decades as bariatric surgery has become a popular intervention for the obese and morbidly obese the number of procedures has climbed dramatically.

Marshall Melnychuk: Common foods you may think are healthy but really are junk

Marshall Melnychuk: Common foods you may think are healthy but really are junk

Monday, March 15th, 2010 | 12:41 pm

Life is busy. It’s a battle to get everything done on our ‘to-do’ list. Work, study, family, and oh yes let’s fit in some fitness and try to eat well. We know that eating well is important, but not only is it difficult and time consuming to do well; it is also hard to be sure if what you’re eating really is healthy. Big Food industry marketers like it that way.

Marshall Melnychuk: Shining happy people holding hands

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | 6:11 pm

By Marshall Melnychuk

I’d like to buy the world a home, and furnish it with love.

When I was, let’s go with younger, I remember well the song from the Coca Cola commercial that had hundreds of people standing in a grassy field singing…

Marshall Melnychuk: Top 5 foods and supplements for your brain

Monday, March 1st, 2010 | 9:53 am

By Marshall Melnychuk

Part 2 – Supplements (continued from last week)

When you stop to think about the part of your body that gives you the ability to think, you will find it quite amazing. Consider this 3 pound mass of flesh,…

Marshall Melnychuk: The best 5 foods and supplements for your brain

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 | 7:16 am

By Marshall Melnychuk

Part 1 – Foods

I’m not traumatized by the idea of getting old but what does scare me, and many others it seems, is the potential of losing my mental faculties as I age – my memories, my ability…

Marshall Melnychuk: A grapefruit a day is way better than an apple

Monday, February 15th, 2010 | 10:39 am

By Marshall Melnychuk

It’s grapefruit season, the juiciest, most delicious grapefruits all year are in stores right now. It may sound almost sacrilegious living in the Okanagan, but at the risk of being ostracized by some orchardist friends I must say,…

Marshall Melnychuk: The curse of the yo-yo dieter

Monday, February 8th, 2010 | 7:29 am

By Marshall Melnychuk

There’s an old saying, everyone knows it, ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again’. Good advice unless the task at hand happens to be going on a diet. When it comes to diets it should…

Marshall Melnychuk: Weight loss programs don’t work, is surgery the answer?

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 6:00 am

What is clear is that diets don’t work, not for the long term. Modern medicine to the rescue.

Marshall Melnychuk: Perceptions on obesity

Monday, January 25th, 2010 | 6:00 am

By Marshall Melnychuk

If you have young children like I do then Dr. Seuss books are probably well known to you. One of my favourites is “The Sneetches” and while my children like it because of the illustrations of Sylvester McMonkey…