Osteoporosis is admittedly more prevalent in women, but can occur in men as well. After 70 years of age, men should consider getting a DEXA (bone density scan), as early as 50 years of age if other risk factors are present. Weight bearing exercise as well as adequate calcium and Vitamin D can support bone health. Read more here.
Archive Category: Aging
October 6th, 2016
February 9th, 2016
Evidence is growing that essential fatty acids (think cod liver oil and fish oil) and B vitamins are beneficial at improving brain function of those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Please eat your sardines, take your cod liver oil or fish oil (I’m not a fan of krill oil as I have not seen it bring up blood levels), and include a B-complex or multivitamin in your supplement regimen.
November 3rd, 2015
I can’t speak to the authenticity of these particular face profiles, however, eating foods that are inflammatory do cause increased aging and water retention. Avoiding your food intolerances and/or common food intolerances (egg, dairy, sugar, corn, gluten, soy, potato) may help improve not only your appearance, but your overall health!
June 30th, 2015
Dairy is not the “be all, end all” to bone health. In fact, there is argument that it may be detrimental if over-consumed. Eating a diet rich in healthy vegetables and fruits as well as limiting red meat are also helpful. Check out this article for additional ideas to support your bones!
October 31st, 2014
I think that I’ve posted this recently, but it certainly bears repeating: drinking soda can shorten your life as much as cigarettes. There is nothing good about the junk ( . . . I mean “ingredients” . . . ) they put sodas. Try a lovely iced tea or hot tea with our Autumn weather upon us. If you have a sweet tooth, try a small amount of pure green powdered stevia in your tea. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit. Or soak berries and fruit in your water and keep refrigerated for a day. In the summer, I especially like cucumber slices in my water–nice and cooling, too.
October 24th, 2014
I just love when I get to encourage eating such yummy treats! Blueberries are amazing in their anti-oxidant ability and can be particularly good for our eyes. Read about some more reasons to love including this awesome fruit in our diets!
October 21st, 2014
This study actually shows that drinking sodas shortens lifespans. Stick to herbal teas–iced or warm!
October 6th, 2014
While we tend to think of menopause as the time for hormone imbalance (and it IS as the ovaries retire), there are other hormone imbalances that can adversely impact our overall health and mood. Excessive fatigue may be due to thyroid or adrenal imbalances. Excessive hair growth or loss may be a testosterone problem. Sleep problems may be due to blood sugar crashes and adrenal stress. And please note that blood testing is not always the best for determining these imbalances. Please call for an appointment to discuss options for you and a treatment plan customized for you!!
October 6th, 2014
A significant number of women (and men, too) begin to suffer from mood-swings as they approach mid-life. Contributing factors are hormone changes, poor sleep, and stress. Sound familiar?? Exercise is at the top of the list to combat this. In addition, inclusion of small amounts of grain may support serotonin (but avoid gluten). Check out the attached article!
September 30th, 2014
More good news about exercise: it seems to support the white matter in our brains! That may help keep our brain connections working better and improve our overall brain health, including our memory. I wonder how many medicines we wouldn’t need if we could get enough exercise??