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Hydrate with food

Hydrate with food

In warm weather our thoughts turn to hydration. Particularly if we’re over 60. The hormones that control fluid balance and thirst don’t work as effectively as we age, which means you can be dehydrated before you even feel thirsty. At which point you’re playing Catch 

Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Another day, another iteration of a so-called “anti-aging diet”. The latest advice comes from researchers in Norway, who created a diet model that will theoretically add 13 (or just 10 for females) years to your life. Given what we’ve learned about the wonders of health 

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

Starting a diet is a January ritual and I’m here to tell you to do something different: Don’t “go on a diet”. Just make healthful choices. Permanently, most of the time. This is what I do. Permanently. Most of the time. It works. The term 

Holiday Food Judgement

Holiday Food Judgement

When it comes to food and weight: ‘Tis the season for judgment, guilt and shaming. Don’t eat fat Don’t eat sugar Don’t eat once-a-year holiday treats Don’t drink. Especially don’t drink eggnog unless it’s non-fat and artificially sweetened with fake whipped topping (Ugh, why bother?) 

Immunity, aging and nutrition

Immunity, aging and nutrition

Immunity has been a hot topic for almost 2 years, for obvious reasons. Strangely, the link between immune function and nutrition is not front-and-center. It should be. Without nutrients, you don’t have a functioning immune system. To make matters worse, immune function deteriorates as we 

Scary Dairy?

Scary Dairy?

One of my health newsletters included this recent headline: “Dairy Fat’s Heart Benefit.” Benefit? But, but but…. ever since the mid-20th Century, we’ve been bombarded with scary warnings about dairy fats. Butter, cheese, cream and whole milk are loaded with saturated fat which causes heart