Strengthen Your Brain with a New Sport

Learning a new sport could strengthen your brain in different ways than the familiar brain training exercises.  It is part of growing research on the impacts of motor learning on the brain. We all know that brain games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and even Wordle are good for the old thinker.  But very few of… Read more »

Nutritious Snacking for Seniors

As you get older, you may find yourself wanting to eat smaller meals with several snacks throughout the day.  This is better for several reasons.  Smaller meals help avoid insulin highs and lows.  If your appetite isn’t great, it can be easier to eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day. However, when it comes to… Read more »

Skip These Foods for Good Bone Health

With many health conditions, the foods you choose – or choose not – to eat, can play an important role in preventing or managing symptoms.  Whether you need to alter your diet to control your symptoms can somewhat depend on how great your risk is. Not everyone needs to eliminate the following foods known to… Read more »

Resveratrol and the Aging Process

Resveratrol is not a magic anti-aging solution.  It is a compound of molecules that comes from some seed producing plants. Resveratrol is plentiful in the skins and peels of grapes and is found in both white and red wine, but in much greater quantity in the red varieties. The compounds have antioxidant properties that protect…

Natural Arthritis Solutions

When your joints are stiff and the discomfort unbearable, you might think your arthritis has gotten the better of you.  You may feel that your only salvation is painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.  While these medications may be necessary, there are some natural arthritis solutions you can try as well.  Be sure to inform your healthcare… Read more »

Five Ways to Boost Your Memory

It’s happened to all of us.  You walk from one room to another and can’t remember what you’re there for.  Or, even with a reminder text message, you still forget that appointment.  You’re not losing your mind.  However, research shows that memory loss can begin as early as your 20’s, and it continues as you… Read more »

Cardiovascular Benefits of Losing Weight

A study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests that it’s never too late to lose weight.  Researchers found that losing weight at any age can result in long-term cardiovascular health benefits.  The study was led by a team of British scientists, who monitored the weight loss changes and cardiovascular health of men and… Read more »

Habits Leading to Magnesium Deficiency

Some habits are worse for you than others, including those that impact your magnesium levels. According to population studies, less than 30% of American adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium.  Even if you think you’re getting enough by eating a healthy diet, some of your daily habits could be inhibiting your body’s… Read more »

Anti-Aging Superfoods

Research shows that certain foods can dramatically help to reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life.  These “superfoods” pack a powerful nutritional punch and are rich in antioxidants known to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. … Read more »

Omega 3s Benefit Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fish oil is the most commonly used… Read more »