Nutrition

The sleep vitamin

Posted by on March 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Lack of sleep is profound in the changes we have in mood, motivation and vitality, especially for women over 50.  It is a major contributor to depression and a sense of “life is not worth living”.  It also increases the probability that you will become obese or develop diabetes. William C. Dement is the world’s more »

Does sugar feed cancer?

Posted by on February 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

As we age we hear of more and more friends and family that have heard these words “you have cancer”.  These three words have a power like no other.  Our story started much earlier when my husband was diagnosed with third stage Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 42yrs old.  Through the two years of more »

The skinny on yogurt

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Here’s the “skinny”on Yogurt. I often recommend yogurt as a healthy snack to my patients because it has countless health benefits. But not all yogurts are healthy, and not all yogurts are created equal. I often recommend yogurt to patients suffering form Candida. Candida Albicans, also known as a thrush, yeast or fungal infection, can overgrow more »

Nutrition for women over 50

Posted by on January 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Eating right for our changing metabolism is often a challenge for women over 50. Lucinda Datres, Founder of Dream Lifestyles Coaching, has some great tips on the proper balance of proteins and carbs in our daily meals.

Raw foods for a healthier life after 50

Posted by on January 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

When observing the longest living cultures a key factor stands out.  The majority of the foods that these people eat are “raw”.  So why are raw foods healthier for you?  One of the reasons is that the enzymes have not been destroyed.  These enzymes are “alive” in raw foods and are destroyed when food is more »

Top fitness foods for women over 50

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

A focus on “new beginnings” for 2011 brings with is a renewed commitment to nutrition and exercise. Try these foods that deliver the nutrients  needed to build a stronger, healthier body for optimum health after 50. Avocados The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. more »

Boost the metabolism in your over-50 body

Posted by on September 17, 2010 at 9:09 am

Being women over 50 doesn’t mean we give up on our bodies. In fact, the battle over weight gain through menopause is one of the biggest challenges we have. But with all the “miracle products” out there, we have to wonder if any of them really work. In this article, Natasha Turner, ND, explains which more »

Rhubarb pie for menopausal symptom relief?

Posted by on August 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

Have your pie and eat it too? Well, not exactly. You can have your rhubarb pie but a better choice might be the purified and standardized extract from the roots of the Siberian rhubarb. This Siberian rhubarb is similar to the well-known garden rhubarb (R. rhabarbarum) commonly prepared as food or in your favorite strawberry more »

Sweet Poison?

Posted by on July 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Simply stated, our food supply has changed along with the changes in our lives brought about by the demands of our fast-paced society. We are depending more and more on processed foods, and with each year, the FDA approves more and more chemicals for use in foods. With each year, the food industry is using more »

Fast food can be as addictive as heroine

Posted by on April 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

Recent research studies indicate that sweets and fast foods may be as addictive as heroin.  The February 2003 issue of New Scientist says, “New and potentially explosive findings on the biological effects of fast food suggest that eating yourself into obesity isn’t simply due to a lack of self-control.” Fast foods activate the dopamine center more »

Women over 50 and soy

Posted by on April 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

Soy products are popping up everywhere in our supermarket—even in skin creams and lotions. Why is the humble soybean receiving so much attention? Soy has many health benefits and can act as a perfect substitute for many of your favorite unhealthy food choices. As milk, veggie burgers and soy cheeses, or as the perfect addition more »

Thyroid health in women over 50

Posted by on April 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Where is my Thyroid Gland?  What does it do for me? Most people know more about their computers or their phones than how their bodies operate….Do you know where your thyroid gland is located?? Do you know what it does?? Your thyroid gland is the largest of the 7 glands that make up the endocrine more »

Prozac, Zoloft or Vitamin D3 deficient?

Posted by on March 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Sick all the time? Sad?  Depressed? Low energy? Just don’t feel well? Hurt all over?  Low motivation? Lack of Focus? Your body may be deficient in anti-depressants, highly unlikely, or you may be deficient in vitamin D3. “Inadequate vitamin D status is an important public health problem, which could be readily addressed by adequate vitamin more »

Great news: Chocolate may reduce heart risk!

Posted by on March 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm

The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent. German researchers followed nearly 20,000 people over eight years, sending them several questionnaires about their diet and more »

Women over 50 and cortisol

Posted by on March 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

What is cortisol anyway? Cortisol is a catabolic hormone, a glucocorticoid, a steroidal hormone that is produced in the adrenal cortex of the adrenal glands. The adrenal cortex releases cortisol during stress. This is a good thing in a flight or fight situation, when we are running from a lion or a tiger or hunting more »

Red wine for trim waistlines!

Posted by on March 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Great news Ladies! Here’s a story from Reuters released today about the benefits of  red wine for your waistline. Light to moderate alcohol consumption, especially red wine, is not only good for a woman’s heart, it’s also good for her waistline, according to a study reported Monday. The study started out with nearly 20,000 trim more »

Pomegranate juice for good health

Posted by on March 7, 2010 at 6:00 am

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in American women.  It is estimated that almost 1 in 3 women will eventually die of heart disease or stroke.  63% women who die of heart disease had no previous symptoms. Well, here’s a way to fight it.  Scientists have been telling us for years that red more »

Eat more chocolate–it’s good for you!

Posted by on February 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Events in my life lately have left me searching for comfort food and of course one of which is chocolate. This is a great way to justify to myself and I just wanted to share it so others can indulge with me. The Aztec leader Montezuma introduced chocolate to Cortez that took it home to more »

Seven tips for holiday eating

Posted by on November 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

We’ve all heard at least some of these before…………question is, do we apply them?  Getting from November 1st through January 2nd without gaining weight is the topic of conversation for women over 50 every year!  We talk about how we don’t want to gain weight but most of the time it’s just talk with no more »

Healthy fruits and veggies

Food Feeds Your Mood

Posted by on November 2, 2009 at 5:00 am

Did you ever hear “what your body is craving is what it needs?” Do you use food to comfort you when you’re stressed, tired, depressed or bored? What you eat really does affect your mood, and your snacks can supplement the nutritional deficiencies that are contributing to your fatigue and frazzled brain. Pay attention to more »