Category Archives: GENERAL HEALTH

Weight loss for seniors: How you can get healthier and live longer

Who said an ‘old dog’ can’t learn new tricks? Not true! This sixty-six year old ‘hound dog’ did it! I searched decades for answers to health, weight loss and longevity. Recently, within the last few years (through my own research) the pieces of the weight loss and health puzzle began fitting together. I discovered late in life there… Read More »

How to detox your body: Forget all you’ve heard

Be careful choosing ‘how to detox your body’. Why? A so called fad detox diet can be hazardous to your health. It makes no sense taking a chance on an unproven and untested fad detox powder, liquid, juice, pills or colon cleanse formula which could actually harm your health causing damage to your intestines and/or organs! If you search the internet,… Read More »

Is hummus healthy?

Is hummus healthy? I think it depends upon what you add to it. For example, when I make my own red bell pepper hummus I don’t add any olive oil or tahini. You have to read labels at the store very carefully when you buy processed hummus dip because they usually add oil. You can add just about anything you want… Read More »

Low fat diet: Becoming ‘heart attack and stroke proof’

There’s still much debate whether a low fat diet is healthiest. Some say it’s not excess fat which leads to premature death, it’s carbs like refined carbohydrates. It has been proven eating more fruits and vegetables will make you healthier, lose weight and increase life span. Don’t forget, when they take the fat out, they add more sugar, etc.… Read More »

American ‘meat eater or vegetarian’: Who’s healthier?

From time to time, beginning in my twenties and decades later, I was overweight. I was always a big ‘meat eater’! How would I ever know back in the 1970’s that eating a lot of meat actually caused poor health? For example, all the beef commercials said you needed beef! Same went for milk. I didn’t feel healthy. I… Read More »

Optimum nutrition question: Do I eat or not eat meat?

What is optimum nutrition? It resides within macronutrient (protein, carbs and fats) and micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) content in your food in all the right proportions. The way to better health and weight loss is: you eat a sufficient variety of plant based whole food until you are full, every meal every day. We don’t need excess nutrition, we need… Read More »

What is MSG and why is it so bad for you?

What is MSG (Monosodium glutamate) and why is it so bad for you? Furthermore, how do you avoid it if it’s in nearly everything we eat? This flavor enhancer is added to many foods, especially to Chinese cuisine. You probably didn’t know it’s added to many foods you currently eat. It’s actually one of the worst additives you could… Read More »

Why is there obesity in America? It’s the food!

Obesity in America is completely out of control and a real threat to our continued health and longevity as a nation. All you have to do is look around you. Who isn’t overweight? Why can’t some of us figure out that no matter what we try to eat, we still don’t feel right? All the fad diets do is… Read More »