healthy eating for healthy aging

Healthy Aging

Your new job: staying active

Your new job: staying active

I love Good News stories about older active people. Like the 90-something lady who goes to her local recreation center daily to swim, or another 90-something lady who is out and about every day running her ranch. These seem like unusual and admirable stories, but 

Can collagen help your joints?

Can collagen help your joints?

Hip pain, knee pain, back pain, hand pain, foot pain, torn ligaments, surgeries. Lately conversations with friends always veer off into a discussion of various orthopedic problems. The common denominator: arthritis. It’s a seemingly inevitable part of aging. The person who comes up with a 

Is there an “anti-aging” diet?

Is there an “anti-aging” diet?

Short answer: No. Long answer No one has defined what “anti-aging” might mean, let alone how to measure it. Does it mean you live forever? Or live decades without outward signs of aging (wrinkles, graying hair..) or inward signs of aging (joint pain, lack of 

Spring is Greens Season

Spring is Greens Season

The changing seasons conjure images of yearly traditions like holidays, social events and seasonal food. For me, spring and green go together. The color green (as new plants emergy), and edible greens. Citrus fruits aren’t at their peak quality anymore. It’s too early for summer 

Rules of Vegetables

Rules of Vegetables

When I hear people talking about diets or nutrition, I usually listen in. Recently a trainer and his client were talking about diet at my local rec center; the client was expressing frustration with popular diet advice. She wondered, is there a diet that doesn’t 

Focus on onions

Focus on onions

The humble onion — a food that’s everywhere, but never the center of attention. Onions add flavor, and are a common ingredient in soups, casseroles, pasta sauces, sandwiches, salads, marinades, dressings, dips and as a condiment. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the one place