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Statin drugs and memory loss

Statin drugs are among the most frequently used popular prescription drugs in the world, raking in sales of over $35 billion—that’s right billion—a year.
For what? They purport to lower cholesterol and thereby prevent heart attacks. In fact they do lower cholesterol, but the evidence linking statins to heart attack prevention has been called into question […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|0 Comments

Do We Have to Lose our Memories as We Get Older?

We’ve all had those “moments.” You know the ones I mean: When you walk into a room to get something and can’t remember why you are there or when you’ve lost your car in the parking lot at the mall or you’ve forgotten your best friend’s name when you’re getting ready to introduce him at […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|0 Comments

The Many Healing Secrets of Lavender

If you could grow just one herb on your windowsill or in your garden, what would it be?
Lavender is hands down my personal choice. It offers the biggest health return for my investment of time, energy and real estate in my garden and the essential oil is inexpensive and even enhances the benefits.
So what can […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Gardening, Grow Your Own, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Nine Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

My regular readers know that my husband and I recently returned from a delightful trip to Spain and France. Among the challenges was dealing with language. My husband speaks a smattering of Spanish and I speak a smattering of French, so basic communication was possible.

Actually, I took several years of French in elementary school, high […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|2 Comments

Natural skin protection under the summer sun

Now that beach vacations, gardening, outdoor sports and more summer sun activities are on most of our calendars, it’s time to consider ways to protect skin from damage.

The medical profession has broadcast its message loud and clear: Too much sun exposure causes dryness, wrinkling, premature aging and can lead to skin cancers. Certain types of […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Gardening, Healthy Lifestyle, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Why You Need a Vacation

Everybody needs a vacation, but our work-a-holic culture likes to guilt us into thinking our workplaces and families can’t do without us. That leads us to leave 429 million paid vacation days on the table every year.

Vacations are the essence of life. All is not—and should not be—work, no matter how much you love your […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Right Fats for Weight Loss

Here’s a shocking weight loss secret: Adding the right fats to your diet, via foods or supplements, can make it easier for you to lose weight.
Motor up your metabolism with Omega 3s. A recent Australian study found that a daily serving of salmon, tuna, mackerel or sardines not only helped dieters lose an average of […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Weight Management|0 Comments

12 Reasons to Eat Your Broccoli

The elder George Bush made a very public display of hating broccoli and pouted that once he became president, no one could make him eat broccoli ever again.

It was his loss.

Maybe presidents can be exempted from eating broccoli, but there are some excellent reasons why we all should chow down on this brilliant green nutrition […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

Meditation and the Ommmmm Zone

Most of us think that meditation is an esoteric practice, perhaps a spiritual practice and the province only of the enlightened.
I’ve been a meditator for most of my adult life and I find it amusing that science is finally catching up with what millions of meditators know intuitively: Meditation helps us to cope with our […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle, Stress Management|0 Comments

Low Thyroid: WHY? What to do?

Hypothyroidism seems to be running rampant these days. It’s particularly common in women over 50 who have entered perimenopause or are even fully menopausal when changing hormones can also trigger thyroid problems.

But hypothyroidism is almost always connected with low iodine intake, regardless of age or sex.

Here’s a brief overview of the problem:

Low iodine intake and […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Iodine, Supplements|0 Comments