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Image: Food Rules I know, we are late into “resolution” season. But, many of us have decided to generally “eat better.” What does this mean? Should we avoid carbs, eat more fruit in the morning, avoid sugar, avoid fat – and certain types of fat? Maybe we should try the “what’s happenin’ now” diet or the Atkins or the paleo or the vegan. Which one should we choose? It can become so complicated!   Read More...

Image: Mindfulness 101

Breathing in and out. Seems so simple. Mindfulness is about being “in the present,” “single-tasking,” and focusing on the simplest thing – like your breath, your surroundings, or even your big toe! It is taking your mind and putting it fully in the present moment with focus and when it wanders into thoughts about last night’s argument or tomorrow’s bills, just brining your focus and attention back to a moment – this moment.   Read More...


Image: How to Help Your Child with Substance Abuse

When you discover that your child is involved in substance abuse, the ramifications can be huge. For many it feels like their world has stopped and they can’t help but blame themselves. This is not the answer though, here is a helpful guide of effective steps that you can take.   Read More...


Image: Fountain of Youth for the Mind Researchers have examined Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and age-related cognitive decline. What they found is that what is good for the body is also good for the mind and there are some other things we can do just for the mind!   Read More...

Image: 4 Lifestyle Changes for Senior Citizens to Improve Independence

Whether your senior loved one lives at home or in a senior care facility, you have the power to encourage a safe level of independence in their life. Just a few small changes–all of which have to do with looking after their physical and mental health–can improve your loved one’s confidence in their ability to take care of themselves.   Read More...


Image: Nutritional Deficiencies Associated With Old Age

As we age, it is important to continue choosing healthy foods. While many of us know this, older adults still have an increased risk of developing malnutrition. The reasons are many and varied. Not consuming the proper nutrient rich foods may be due to normal eating habit changes that occur as we age.   Read More...


Image: Save Your Eyes with Food

Your mother may have been on the right track about carrots protecting your eyes after all. It turns out that as we age, we can develop all sorts of eye related problems – some of which may cause vision loss. As with most age-related physical problems, one way to ward off what seems like an inevitable decline is through our diets.   Read More...


Image: Vitamin D Deficiency and Seniors

 “Go outside and get some sun!” How many times have we heard this as children? It turns out that there is a great deal of wisdom to this statement! Vitamin D deficiency has become, according to some, a world-wide pandemic. There are estimates that more than 50% of elderly people are seriously deficient of this important nutrient.   Read More...


Image: Is it Possible to Die of a Broken Heart?

Broken heart syndrome sounds like a myth, but it is real. Broken Heart Syndrome takes place in an older person who loses a partner after being together for a long time. Although this phenomenon has been around and "known" for centuries, studies have only recently been done.   Read More...


Image: How to Have a Healthy Heart - The AHA's "Simple 7"

Want to reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and stoke? A few years ago, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched a program known as “Life’s Simple 7.” Their goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all American by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% - all by the year 2020. To achieve this goal, their program aims to help people identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices.   Read More...

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