So the good news about exercise continues–including this article that is showing a reversal of muscle loss as well as increased mental acuity and mood! There is no substitute for exercise–find some activity within your body’s ability and try and grow from there. A good trainer can be very helpful, […]
Alzheimer’s Responds Best to Lifestyle Changes
No “magic pill”, but Alzheimer’s seems to respond best to diet, exercise and stress reduction. So, eat your whole food diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Avoid sugar. Exercise daily–go do something you LOVE (this helps stress reduction, too). Pray and meditate. Read more here. To your health!!
Sleep–There’s No Substitute!
This gym has started offering, you guessed it, SLEEP. There are some stretches but then a 45-minute nap! Brilliant!! Sign me up 🙂
LDL–Not the Demon It is Made Out to Be
While excessive levels of LDL (particularly certain fractions thereof) are associated with plaque formation, LDL is also necessary for transport of chemicals throughout the body, including your BRAIN! There are advanced labs that can be run to further assess lipids and their potential risks. And there is simple imaging to […]
“Cancer Defense Diet”
EWG has just released their “Cancer Defense Diet“. Keep in mind that diets designed to help reduce the risk of cancer also help reduce the effects of aging, too! Check out their recommendations!
Osteoporosis–Men Can Be Effected as Well as Women
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 B-complex and EFA’s for Alzheimer’s
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 […]
Which “Face” are You?
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!
Foods For Healthy Bones
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 […]
Soda Shortens Lifespans
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 […]