Category - Nutrition

28
Mar

Three Words Changed Everything…

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was five years ago, almost exactly. I was waiting with my wife, Sharon in her doctor’s office. After a brief conversation, he got to the point of the visit. (Click here for an audio version of me narrating this post over a bed of my original music). …

26
Dec

Kale with Tofu

Every once in a while I come across a recipe I just have to share. Enjoy this one, and get your leafy vegetables! The key to this recipe is using fresh kale chopped finely so it cooks in less time. This is a delicious fast way to include a nutritious green leafy vegetable, rich in …

3
Jan

The Nutritional Quality of Fast Food Meals

It seems there is less and less time for home cooked meals so there is lots of eating on the run as work days compress lengthen and free time seems to disappear in our 24/7 world.   And we all know that the holiday season we’ve just passed through is notorious for adding a few …

10
Dec

Too Much Sugar Causes Memory Loss

We know too much sugar is bad for our waistline.  Now a new study from Mayo Clinic and reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has shown that the people over 70 who ate the most carbohydrates relative to protein and fat approached being 4 times greater risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, which is …

15
Apr

Eat Your Way out of Hot Flashes – Soy and Flaxseed – My Menopause – My Way

Okay!  Here are the two “foods” you can add to your diet that may affect hot flashes.  These are easily found and may be just the trick if you’re suffering with too much heat due to menopause or peri-menopause.  Remember that it’s important to mention these to your doctor or medical team – even something …

22
Nov

7 Thanksgiving Weight Control Tips

Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you health, happiness and gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life. With such a big holiday here and Christmas and New Years now in sight, it is the official weight-gaining window of the year. And if you are trying to control your weight, it’s a downright “dangerous” time. According …

18
Sep

Diet Plus Exercise Needed For Optimum Health in Obese Women in Menopause

Between 1978 and 2004, the percentage of obese women in menopause increased from 17% to 30%. For most people, obesity is due to either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of the two. In addition, metabolism slows down with aging. Muscle mass and strength also decline. A study in the journal Menopause …

4
Sep

USA Today Article on Organics No Better Than Conventional is Misleading

Here’s an article in USA Today that does a disservice to its readers. The title states that a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds no nutritional edge to organics over non-organic food. The two authors reviewed and compiled the results of 17 earlier studies in humans and 233 studies in foods to see …

30
Aug

Food and Your Memory in Menopause

Can you change how well your brain works during menopause by what you eat? A new study says yes – at least a little. African Americans, white, Chinese and Japanese women were followed during menopause and their diet was recorded as well as tests of their brain function called cognitive testing. In this report, the researchers …