Nutrition

Don’t Buy Supplements Without Doctor’s Approval

Don’t Buy Supplements Without Doctor’s Approval

Walk into a name-brand drug store and check out the colorful vitamins and minerals aisle.  Look at all the health supplements!   Need more energy? Less wrinkles? Sleep? Iron? Goat Weed?  It’s like a Yellow Brick Road. A bottle of every vitamin and mineral you’ve ever heard of and more are right there waiting for you.  All you need is red...

Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

“Use it or lose it!” You’ve heard this cliché practically all you life, right?  That’s because it is absolutely correct.  You could buy a brand new car, park it in a brand new garage, protect it from all the elements etc., but if you don’t crank it up regularly and go for a ride, it will fall apart. The disintegration...

It’s OK to Age in Place But Plan Ahead

It’s OK to Age in Place But Plan Ahead

As members of the Baby Boomer generation enter their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, it may be time to get serious about where they will live comfortably, content and autonomous. One’s dwelling is a very important consideration should be at the top of the list as preventive medicine, exercise and other therapies continue to catch on. So now is...

No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Good question:  What is “apathy?” Apathetic answer:  “I don’t know and I don’t care.” You are not apathetic. You care.  If you didn’t, you would not be reading my health blog.  You would not know that apathy is a leading cause of death. Yet, in the context of your wellbeing, it’s critical to remind yourself every day that “apathy” means...

Are Nutritional Shakes Worth It?

Are Nutritional Shakes Worth It?

Are those powdered protein shakes everyone seems to be purchasing now from stores as well as home dealers good for you?  Are they the secret to losing weight? “Maybe,” according to a recent report published by the Mayo Clinic.  But they certainly are not a secret elixir to weight loss. The key to dieting is the fact that dropping pounds...

Eat Your Fiber

Eat Your Fiber

Be sure to eat your fiber! It’s a critical dietary admonition for healthy living.  But what exactly is dietary fiber and why is it good for you? Dietary fiber — also called ‘roughage’ — are coarse substances in grains, fruits and vegetables that aid in digestion and clean intestines, which, when you really stop and think about it, is not...

Red Wine Gets Thumbs Up

Red Wine Gets Thumbs Up

Alcohol of any kind — beer, wine and spirits — is harmful to your health, but again a qualifying notation may be necessary regarding red wine.  A recent study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine says people with Type 2 diabetes benefited from a daily glass of red vino. The two-year study was done in Israel on 224 patients...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Are you one of the many who start the New Year with resolutions about improving your health? If so, congratulate yourself. Wanting to make things better is an excellent start. But it’s the follow up that is too often lacking. Accountability is critical, and that’s where a health and wellness coach can help. A qualified integrative health coach focuses on...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Thinking of you during this holiday season and wishing you the healthiest of holidays!

Healthy Eating as You Age

Healthy Eating as You Age

Did you know that eating healthy can help you live longer and stronger? Good nutrition keeps your muscles, bones and organs in tip top shape. A proper diet can reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, eating healthy leads to consuming fewer calories and more nutrient rich foods that will keep your weight under...

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