Quick breads can be a delicious part of your healthy lifestyle way of eating. Traditional recipes typically include a cup of oil and a cup or more of sugar. GEEZ! That's a lot of oil and sugar. What is a person to do? Make a few tweaks that don't jeopardize the taste or texture. An … Continue reading Jen’s Greek Yogurt Banana Bread
Anytime you are faced with a change you want to make to your health, always look to nutrition first and what you can do differently to support your body in taking care of itself. If you don’t go to the source, you are merely putting a band-aid on something and sometimes you are working against … Continue reading COLLAGEN – How to Get More Of It
Our feet are our foundation. We stand on them, they carry us around from place to place, and if our feet hurt, everything hurts - or so it seems. Each foot is made up of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. A foot out … Continue reading Massage and Stretch Your Feet
In the world of vegetables, the brassica family is true royalty. The reigning king of the brood - which includes broccoli, kohlrabi, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and chard, is the Cabbage. The cabbage family is royalty due to its nutritional benefits and cancer-fighting ability. Oh yea - it is also one of the lowest-calorie foods on the planet.
Love muffins, but want something healthier with fiber, some protein and less sugar? I've got you covered. Give these a try! Grab a bowl and a spoon & whip up a batch; can use any berry such as blackberry, raspberry, blueberry or mulberry. 1 cup all-purpose flour (or use ½ cup whole wheat & ½ … Continue reading Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins
In my last blog, I shared with you the importance of nutrition, particularly protein, to support our functional strength as we age. Maintaining good functional strength is important to a goal of being able to Age in Place, which is the ability to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Age … Continue reading Exercise As We Age
In my last blog post I shared with you the obstacles that can get in the way of our Aging In Place, which is the ability to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Poor Eyesight and/or Hearing Reduced Muscle Mass/ Less Strength Diminished endurance and stamina Increased risk of accidents … Continue reading Nutrition As We Age
Cherries. They are beautiful. They are cheery little morsels that are sweet, but also tart. Have you ever thought about how a handful of cherries per day could be a dose of medicine that you are missing out on? As Hippocrates said: “Let food by thy medicine and let medicine by thy food”. Cherries are … Continue reading How CHERRIES can impact your Health
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis triggered by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Gout causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood. It passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. But sometimes uric acid can build up and form needle-like crystals. … Continue reading Does GOUT got you down?
Music. It makes us happy or it makes us cry - depends on the song and what emotion it evokes. Music connects us to memories. We sing if we hear a song even if we are not good singers. We tap our toes, snap our fingers, we move our arms, legs, heads, or our entire … Continue reading Music, Movement & Joy
This is a guest blog from my friend, Chamayne Metcalfe Johnson. Chamayne and I graduated from high school together in 1981 and are 55 this year. Age 55 may not be the same as it was for our mothers, but the years tick on for all of us. One thing that is different for us … Continue reading Chamayne – Why She Runs
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat that blunt inflammatory responses. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients; like all other essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, they are used routinely by the body in critical metabolic … Continue reading Omega 3 Fatty Acids