Exercises that Help To Maintain or Build Strong Bones

Osteoporosis can strike at any age and affects both men and women. Osteoporosis is often known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms.  It is sometimes confused with osteoarthritis because the names are similar. Osteoporosis is a bone disorder, with a loss of the normal strength and quality of the bone, as…

Caution: Calcium Supplements Might Hurt Your Heart!

I have long been an advocate of getting your vitamins and minerals from food rather than relying totally on vitamin and mineral supplements.  For instance, a 3-ounce serving of salmon is 208 milligrams of calcium, a glass of orange juice fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D is 320 milligrams—the daily requirement, for menopausal women, according…

Exercise & Brain Health

Exercise is an important component of health aging especially when it comes to brain health. While there are no guarantees a healthy lifestyle will prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s, exercise will absolutely improve blood flow to the brain. Because as we age, the brain shrinks! It happens to everyone. As we age, our blood supply to…

Osteoarthritis: A rising epidemic as baby boomers age. Signs, Symptoms and Solutions.

Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions, which range from relatively mild forms of tendonitis and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The common denominator for all these conditions is joint and musculoskeletal pain, often as a result of an inflammation of the joint lining. Critical to the outcome of the…

The Sleep Revolution

I just reviewed Arianna Huffington’s important book on Sleep, The Sleep Revolution. Transforming your life, One Night at a Time. Let’s take a look at what she has to say. According to Ms. Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis. She…

Is Life Expectancy Heading Downward?

Have we reached the tipping point? An interesting article recently appeared in the prestigious Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) about life expectancy and death rates in the US. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US (CDC) noted that death rates for the first nine months of 2015 increased significantly most notably…

Healthy Aging: Why genes from our mothers are not enough

For Mother’s Day It’s that time of year when we think of our mothers and reflect upon the gift of life we’ve been given. Indeed, it is the very reason we are on this earth. What makes us unique and one of a kind is in our genes or genetic make up. It is why…