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.

7 years ago

Do You Love Cooking? Or Are You a Closet Non-Foodie, Like Me?

Do you love cooking? Or, are you a non-foodie in a food centric world? Yes? Then, like me, you would avoid the Annual Food Festival in Ubud. But, this year, it caught me unaware.

Out for a walk, I found myself in a snarl of pedestrian traffic. I had little choice but to join the crowd. I was Alice tumbling down a rabbit hole headfirst into foodie wonderland. Read More

7 years ago

4 Things You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Facts Label

Finally, the FDA is catching up with reality. By mid-2018, all packaged foods will be required to contain the updated nutrition facts labels. Read More

7 years ago

Is Throwing Out the Salt Shaker Good or Bad for Healthy Aging?

I like salty foods. I realize that this is not considered an especially smart thing to admit to these days. Nevertheless it’s true. I like salt. Sweets are good too, but, it wouldn’t be devastating for me to cut back drastically. Well… maybe not “drastically,” since I already try to avoid too much sugar. But, when it comes to salt, like many people, I need to work on my restraint. Read More

7 years ago

Exploring the Health Benefits of Organic Food for Women over 60 (Video)

By the time we reach our 60s, most women tend to fall into two camps when it comes to their health. One group acts as if “the damage has been done” and refuses to make significant lifestyle changes like working out or eating healthy organic food. Other women “refuse to sink” and spend a great deal of time and energy getting their bodies and minds in the best possible shape. Read More

7 years ago

Learn How to Make Kefir and Give Yourself a Healthy Aging Boost

I first drank kefir when I visited my son in Moscow, Russia, about 10 years ago. My son had just moved there for his job and he was determined to expose himself – and all of us, apparently – to the local cuisine and culture. Read More

7 years ago

What Are Your Favorite Family Recipes?

Until a few weeks ago, I never understood the appeal of cooking. When I was younger, I had a fear of the kitchen. Having lost my mom at a young age, I didn’t feel that I had the skills to produce my own culinary masterpieces. Read More

7 years ago

What Makes a Healthy Diet for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised (Video)

When I was a young woman, I could eat an entire pizza and never gain an ounce. Now that I am in my 60s, it feels like I could gain 10 pounds just from saying “pizza” out loud. On second thoughts, hopefully writing it down in this article won’t have the same effect! Read More

7 years ago

Experience the Health Benefits of Lemon Juice Every Morning

When I lived in Seattle, the home of Starbucks, I used to reach for a cup of strong coffee before my feet even touched the ground. Moving seemed impossible without a single tall skinny latte. Later, when I moved to Europe, I started my love affair with tea. I even made a thermos of green tea every night so that I didn’t have to get out of bed without it. Tea was the first thing that touched my lips every day. It became a ritual… then a form or meditation… then a way of life. Read More

8 years ago

7 Reasons Boomers Should Love Their Local Health Food Store

Local health food stores have always been magical places for me. This may seem funny, because when I discovered them almost 40 years ago, they were often in dingy basements, staffed by earnest macro-biotic types, and stocked with unappealing tofu, brown rice and medicinal herbs. Read More

8 years ago

Can “Happy Foods” Really Boost Your Mood? Here’s What Science Has to Say

Recently, we’ve seen a number of claims on popular websites that “happy foods,” such as chocolate and coffee, can improve your mood. On the surface, these claims seem to good to be true. After all, who wouldn’t like to believe that having a Kit Kat with your morning coffee is the path to positivity and happiness? So, we decided to see what science has to say on this subject. Read More