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Healthy Eating

There’s an old saying that “you are what you eat.” When it comes to healthy eating, this is definitely true. If you want to experience healthy aging, you need to make sure that you are giving your body the fuel that it needs. In this section, we’ll discuss healthy recipes, nutrition for seniors and more.

5 Nutritious Holiday Food Choices You May Not Have Considered
8 months ago

5 Nutritious Holiday Food Choices You May Not Have Considered

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be feeling despair at the thought of facing all those tempting foods you so love. But you needn’t gain weight or eat foods with zero nutritional value.

The key is to make the best choices from the array of dishes spread out before you. Here are five foods often found in holiday meals that are actually quite good for you. Read More

My Delicious Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
8 months ago

My Delicious Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

As the winter weather approaches, many of us are ready to break out our favorite homemade soup recipes.

So, today, I want to share one of my absolute favorites – homemade chicken tortilla soup. It’s easy to make, good for meat-eaters or vegetarians and can serve as the perfect meal to enjoy while having one of those deeper autumn conversations. Enjoy! Read More

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Help Your Body Detox
8 months ago

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Help Your Body Detox

One seemingly uneventful day in May of 2003 I was driving to my chiropractor’s office when a car on the opposite side of the road made an unexpected left turn in front of my car, causing a head-on collision. My chest smashed into the steering wheel and suddenly I found myself wondering if I was going to have a heart attack. Read More

How to Eat All the Colors of the Rainbow with Your Grandchildren
8 months ago

How to Eat All the Colors of the Rainbow with Your Grandchildren

Eating a rainbow sounds as magical as riding a unicorn, finding Atlantis or singing with a mermaid, all activities which I’d adore. However, there is one big difference. You can actually eat a food rainbow – a satisfying, fun experience for both you and your grandchildren. Read More

Friends Got the Fall Blues? Warm Them Up with These Comfort Foods
8 months ago

Friends Got the Fall Blues? Warm Them Up with These Comfort Foods

Fall is in the air. At this time of year, I think about comfort foods – coffee cakes and small sweets to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon.

I dream about sitting by a fire, or looking out a window on a cold day. But alas, I remember that I am in Costa Rica. Read More

4 Secrets to Creating Naturally Healthy Comfort Foods
8 months ago

4 Secrets to Creating Naturally Healthy Comfort Foods

Now that fall has arrived in North America and the holidays are on the horizon, our eating habits tend to change. I know this is the season when I crave gooey casseroles, steaming drinks and (unfortunately) lots of carbs. Read More

Multivitamins vs. Individual Supplements – What’s Best for Healthy Aging?
8 months ago

Multivitamins vs. Individual Supplements – What’s Best for Healthy Aging?

An estimated one in two Americans take a vitamin supplement, but when you’re facing a wall of products, it’s not always easy to know which one to buy. Read More

You Won’t Believe What Putting a Little Turmeric on Your Food Can Do for Your Body
9 months ago

You Won’t Believe What Putting a Little Turmeric on Your Food Can Do for Your Body

Turmeric is a root used as a spice – but it does so much more than just add flavor to food. Here are the reasons why you need to start adding a pinch of turmeric to almost everything you put in your mouth. Read More

Surprising Cauliflower Recipe Proves Even Our Grandmas Loved Superfoods!
10 months ago

Surprising Cauliflower Recipe Proves Even Our Grandmas Loved Superfoods!

Cauliflower is the latest vegetable to be considered “hip.” It is a powerful superfood that has been a staple vegetable for a very long time. Read More

Intermittent Fasting and the 5:2 Diet Made Easy for Women Over 60
10 months ago

Intermittent Fasting and the 5:2 Diet Made Easy for Women Over 60

As a nutritionist and blogger at Alternative Ageing, I am a keen fan of fasting. So when the 5:2 diet hit the headlines a couple of years ago, I happily embraced this form of intermittent fasting for the sake of my health as well as my waistline.

Let’s explore the thinking behind this plan and talk about my easy-to-do version. Read More