Food & Fitness After 50: Foods for a Healthy Gut: Part 1

We hear a lot about gut health, probiotics, prebiotics and foods that contain them, but it seems like there are more questions than answers on what it means to have a healthy gut. When I talk to older adults, gut health is bound to come up. I sat down with a gut health expert, JoContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Foods for a Healthy Gut: Part 1”

Food & Fitness After 50: Attention Grandparents! Permission to Meddle in your Newborn Grandchild’s Feeding!

Now that I’ve got your attention, let me clarify. The permission to meddle is really a call to inform and educate your grandbaby’s mom or dad (i.e., your son, daughter, or daughter-in-law) about the early introduction of peanuts to reduce the incidence of peanut allergy. A Real-World Detective Story The history of introducing peanut foodsContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Attention Grandparents! Permission to Meddle in your Newborn Grandchild’s Feeding!”

Food & Fitness After 50: It is OK to rest

It’s early afternoon and my Fit Bit shows less than 2,000 steps today. By this time of day, I have reached my goal of 10,000+ steps. To be clear, 10,000 steps (equivalent to about 5 miles of walking) isn’t a one-way ticket to good health, but using a tracker helps me stay active and activityContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: It is OK to rest”

Food & Fitness After 50: One Size Does Not Fit All

“It is good to be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brain falls out.” I first heard that line at a lecture early in my career, from the late physician, Victor Herbert. Dr. Herbert was an internationally known hematologist and nutrition scientist who was outspoken about nutrition nonsense. His book, Nutrition Cultism: Facts andContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: One Size Does Not Fit All”

Food & Fitness After 50: Beat the heat hydration tips

This post was written by Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of Food & Fitness After 50, and hydration and exercise expert. Famed baseball player Satchel Paige’s career spanned from 1924 to 1966, incredible longevity for any athlete.  In addition to being an amazing pitcher, Satchel’s unique perspective on life produced many memorable quotes, including “Age is a questionContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Beat the heat hydration tips”