Study Reports that Fish and Omega-3 Can Help the Aging Brain

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In the ever changing world of food research and science, it’s nice to see some consistencies.  As I’ve discussed on this site and in my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement, there are some “rules of the road” to help an aging body.  One is that fish is a preferred [Read More...]

The Best Foods For Your Brain

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In my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement, I discuss the benefits of a healthy diet for retirees.  In particular, I noted the value of the Mediterranean diet as being good for your health and your heart. So, it was with my enthusiasm that I saw this article from the [Read More...]

Go Nuts for Good Health!

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The key word to good health is ‘moderation’!  In eating, drinking and all things (well, maybe not everything as we’ve discussed in our sex after 50 articles ).  One of my favorite snacking foods is fortunately one of the healthiest foods for you – nuts!  I remember when my wife told me it was not [Read More...]

BPA is Everywhere. BPA is Toxic!

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Here’s the facts:  The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has been found in the bodies of 93% of Americans.  Canada has declared it toxic.  The US has not.  Yet.  BPA is found in the lining of some aluminum cans, cashier recipe paper, plastic water bottles, pizza boxes, soda cans, toilet paper, dental sealants and some wine bottles. [Read More...]

Seafood You Should NOT Eat!

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Anyone who has read my book Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows that I’m a big fan of the benefits of eating fish.  However, those readers will also know that I spend much time in the book talking about the contaminants in the environment that impact our food and drinking [Read More...]

Fighting Acid Reflux

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Okay, I’ve got to admit that I’m no doctor but I’ve been a believer in this for a long time.  I’ve suffered as many other men have from acid reflux and indigestion.  I have helped to contribute to shareholders of Tums and Rolaids for years.  Yet as I’ve seen many men get prescription help for [Read More...]

When Everyday Foods are Hard to Digest

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An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses an ailment that as many as 20% of adults at some point suffer from: irritable bowl disorder.  Although it has baffled doctors and researchers over the years, I’ve been a big believer that this condition can be tracked back to what we eat and how well our [Read More...]

Wine? Raise a Glass..Or Not?

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Okay, once again we get into that “flip flop” time of year.  No I’m not talking about politics.  I’m talking about health and the recommendations around health.  Just when I was a believer in the ability for a single glass of red wine to provide good health benefits, another study comes along that says that [Read More...]

How To Easily Clean That Cheese Grater?

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I don’t know about you but I think that fresh grated cheese is one of the pleasures of life – particularly on a nice homemade pasta dish.  I’m also a fan of stress free living so I often hate the frustration I feel after doing this when I have to clean up the cheese grater. [Read More...]

Are Vitamins Still Critical for Good Health?

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The recent press around multivitamins not being as effective for improved health has caused some soul searching and constant reading on the subject for yours truly.  From the recent revelation that Vitamin E may actually impact prostate health to the lack of value in vitamin C in combatting a cold, I’ve been reconsidering my daily [Read More...]