I think we all want to live a long time, but we want our brains to keep functioning at a high level, right? The old saying “you want to be all there when you get there” couldn’t be closer to the truth for all of us. Moderate cognitive decline is common as we age, forgetting some people's names, a name of a movie, or the name of an old boyfriend, but what you start to see … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age
Who doesn’t want to live a longer, healthier life? There is a difference between “lifespan” and “health span” though, and you want both. No one wants to live a long time without the ability to take care of themselves and enjoy the things that they love. What We Know We know aging is inevitable, but some things can slow down the common signs of aging that begin to show … [Read more...] about How to Switch on Longevity
Last year was one for the record books. With so many people working from home, kids out of school, and limited access to getting healthy "fast" food, more people started cooking. I was actually excited to see that happen! However, the quarantine kitchen excitement is wearing off. As restaurants open up again, they are slammed with people sick of cooking! Keeping You in the … [Read more...] about Has the Quarantine Kitchen Worn Off?
When seasonal allergies flare, do you reach for antihistamines that leave you feeling groggy and edgy? If so, you are among the 26 million people who suffer from airborne allergies caused by grasses, trees, and molds. When we first moved to Texas, it seemed like everyone was suffering from “cedar fever.” We were told, “just wait, you live here long enough and you’ll develop … [Read more...] about How to Survive Allergy Season
It gives you the creeps when you think about having worms in you. The reality is, we all have them, it’s whether they are out of control or not. About 50% of the population has an over-population of parasites in their bodies and they don’t realize it. These guys can put a big burden on the immune system and show up as some interesting symptoms. When we think of “worms” or … [Read more...] about Do You Have Worms In Your Body?
When my husband was diagnosed with third-stage Hodgkin's Disease in 1982 we were doing “everything right.” We both had exercise as a high priority, he was training for a marathon at the time and I was a fitness instructor. We had an organic garden in our backyard, our kids only got soda on Friday nights, I made my own bread, cooked everything from scratch, and was totally on … [Read more...] about Cancer is Not a Death Sentence
When this antioxidant is low, it has been shown to put you at a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2-induced oxidative damage of the lung and, as a result, leads to serious manifestations, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, multi-organ failure, and death in COVID-19 patients. It also has been shown to prevent age-related diseases such as Alzheimers, cardiovascular disease, … [Read more...] about The Mother of All Antioxidants