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
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?
Do you love walking on the beach barefoot? Can you remember as a kid running around all summer barefoot? Do you still love to go barefoot during the summer months in your home or back porch? Why do kids always want to take their shoes off?? You intuitively are healing your body! I’ve been reading and listening to podcasts about “earthing” or “grounding” over the last … [Read more...] about You Need to Know About This
I’m going to be turning 70 this summer, yikes! I’m now considered “old” by my kids and grandkids, but I don’t feel old. I’m very fortunate to have taken care of myself since I was in my thirties with good food, exercise, and paying attention to stress levels and sleep (though I’m far from perfect.) One of the signs of old age is arthritis. We are seeing younger and younger … [Read more...] about Is This Inevitable as We Age?
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