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 …

31
Oct

Healthy Halloween Song

It Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with small ghosts and goblins looking for a candy delight at their neighbors doors. But it’s also a huge sugar load that can last for weeks if the bountiful Trick or Treat haul is large enough. A little candy is still a good thing. But Halloween …

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 …

9
Feb

Apple Juice Bad, Eating the Apple Prevents Cancer

It’s a snowy day in New England with 3 feet of fresh snow just outside my door so it seemed like a good day to post a note about healthy food to eat before going out to shovel. Turns out that apple juice, that great and abundant liquid we think is doing us and our …

27
Sep

Keeping Weight Off in Menopause and Peri Menopause

It’s hard to loose weight any time. But in menopause or postmenopause it’s particularly challenging. So what can you do to help shed those pounds? A recent study looked at the eating habits of 419 overweight and obese menopausal women to see what worked best. Some women got “lifestyle changes” that included regular group meetings …

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 …

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 …

14
Aug

Burgers are Expensive – To You & The Planet

The average American eats three hamburgers per week. In this very interesting video, the true cost of eating burgers to you and the planet is calculated. The results are eye opening. http://bit.ly/QOgSoQ

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