Chronic diseases in Canada:
- More than half of Canadians (52%) over the age of 20 live with a chronic disease.
- According to the World Health organization (WHO), an unhealthy diet is one pf the primary risk factors for chronic disease.
- Current practice guidelines for helping to prevent and treat diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease specifically recommend the clinical expertise of a registered dietitian.
High blood pressure
Two in five Canadians have high blood pressure or are considered to be pre-hypertensive. If your blood pressure is not well controlled, you may be at risk of suffering from a stroke, heart attack, kidney disease or eye problems.
The foods you eat can play a powerful role in blood pressure management. We give you the tools needed to improve your health and lower your blood pressure.