Top 10 Tips for Good Health in Retirement

Top 10 Tips for Good Health in Retirement

There has been a lot of media coverage lately about whether or not the Baby Boomer demographic group will be able to have access to future health care due to the sheer number of Boomers aging. Medical science continues to prove that so many of today’s common diseases are preventable by changes in diet and …read more

Foods With High Water Content

Foods With High Water Content

  Wondering which foods are best to eat on a hot summer day to help you stay hydrated? Since water is one of the most important substances that our body needs to maintain equilibrium and good health, it is very important to drink enough water and/or eat high water content foods to avoid dehydration. Dehydration …read more

The Importance of Drinking Water

The Importance of Drinking Water

Did you know that water comprises about 60% of our body weight?  And did you know that almost every system in our body requires water?  It’s true! Nine functions that water performs in our body (a partial list): maintains fluid balance important for nerve impulses transports nutrients and  oxygen to our cells helps with muscle …read more

Relaxation & Exercise

Relaxation & Exercise

Summer is often a time for serious play, time off and deep relaxation. Many of us use the summertime to rebuild our reserves for the rest of the busy year. In our work-crazed society we can lose sight of the benefits of slowing down and taking time to rest. Now that summer is in full …read more

20 Healthy Swaps

20 Healthy Swaps

By making small tweaks to your diet, you can realize some amazing health benefits over time. Here’s a list of 20 simple food swaps that will put you on a fast-track to eating nutritiously—and deliciously! 1. Instead of potato or corn chips… Go for organic popcorn (not microwave) sprinkled with nutritional yeast or roasted, salted …read more

Discover Your Exercise IQ

Discover Your Exercise IQ

When it comes to staying fit, half the battle is discovering which exercise best fits your lifestyle and temperament. By considering the following questions you can hone in on what’s going to get you excited about moving your body—on a consistent basis! Do You Need to Lose a Lot of Weight? If so, you want …read more

Raw & Cooling Salads

Raw & Cooling Salads

Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less …read more

Free Radicals - What You Need to Know

Free Radicals – What You Need to Know

There is a lot of talk about free radicals and how they are harmful to our health. Let’s talk about the basic details of free radicals and what we can do about them. What are free radicals? They are unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which makes them chemically reactive. What causes free radicals? The …read more

Good Sleep - Important for Everyone!

Good Sleep – Important for Everyone!

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very interesting lecture by Dr. Chris Carruthers, an expert on sleep disorders.  Dr. Carruthers herself has had a sleep disorder, overcame this disorder and has made it her mission to help others obtain healthy sleep to improve their health and their lives. Currently Dr. Carruthers works with …read more

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. …read more