February Is Much More Than Chocolate and Flowers

February Is Much More Than Chocolate and Flowers

February is known mostly for Valentine’s Day. Giving boxes of chocolate and beautiful flowers to loved ones is common. But it is also heart health month. The health of our hearts also is linked to our brain health. Poor blood flow in the brain can chip away at brain functioning. When thinking skills become increasingly […]

OUR NEED FOR PROTEIN IS IMPORTANT

OUR NEED FOR PROTEIN IS IMPORTANT

A new study from the University of Each Anglia (UEA) (preferably fish and chicken) found that consuming adequate amounts from protein can improve cardiovascular health at rates similar to exercising, cutting back on salt and quitting smoking. “The association we observed were found with intakes equivalent to those found in a 75-gram portion of steak, […]

105 YEAR OLD SETS A CYCLING RECORD

105 YEAR OLD SETS A CYCLING RECORD

I have written about several senior athletes in the past. Just recently Robert Marchand, from France, was on the news having set a world record in the 105-plus age category completing a 14.010 (22.247) mile biking event. He did this in one hour.   Nearly a century ago, Robert was told by a coach that […]

More On Nuts

More On Nuts

MORE ON NUTS I wrote quite a bit about the benefits of nuts in the past two newsletters. I thought I’d add a little more about this new research.   A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart […]

You Do Need Protein

You Do Need Protein

You Do Need Protein Last month I introduced all of you to Bone Broth Protein Powder, a convenient way to add more protein and other health benefits into your food plan. An easy product to take with you when in the car.   In 2017 the makers of Bone Broth Protein Powder will introduce other […]

Christmas Past And Present

Christmas Past And Present

According to the Christian tradition the story tells of three wise men (the Magi) who follow the Star of Bethlehem. The star brings them to where the birth of the baby Jesus occurred. The three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.   It is clear as to why they brought gold, but […]

Nuts To GO!

Nuts To GO!

Our health promoting decisions need to stay on top of our extra busy life. Keeping food choices under control will be challenging at this time of year. If you are not allergic, nuts can simplify the process. All nuts are high in beneficial fats. While portion size should still be considered they are still a […]