healthy eating for healthy aging

Nutrients

‘Tis the season for citrus

‘Tis the season for citrus

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter and citrus fruits go hand in hand. I know, you can buy oranges all year long, but they’re so much better in season. It’s a happy coincidence because citrus fruit is a stellar source of vitamin C, critical for immune 

Yes, choline is a nutrient

Yes, choline is a nutrient

Last month I attended an online conference. One of the speakers promoted meatless burgers. One reason: unlike beef burgers, meatless burgers contain little choline. Why is this important? Some gut microbes can metabolize choline into a chemical linked to increased risk for heart disease. I 

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