Food & Fitness After 50: Research Roundup

Each day dozens of research studies appear in my inbox, peaking this old college professor’s interest. Last week, there were three studies that made me want to take a closer look: one published in an aging journal, one presented at an annual scientific conference, and one animal study in the journal Brain Structure and Function.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Research Roundup”

Food & Fitness After 50: Meet the Self-Proclaimed Bionic Old Guy

A blog showed up in my email written by “Bionic Old Guy.” That peaked my curiosity, so I reached out to the author. Turns out that “Bionic Old Guy” is really Dr. Bionic Old Guy, a 66-year old mechanical engineer with a doctorate from Stanford University. His blog tag line is “Aging Gracefully by Staying Active,” andContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Meet the Self-Proclaimed Bionic Old Guy”

Food & Fitness After 50: Weight Management….for your pets!

Samson, my German Shepherd, never met a meal he didn’t like (that goes for socks, too, but that’s another story). When he tipped the scales at 105 pounds, our vet, Dr. Matthew Keifer, gently reminded us that German Shepherd dogs are prone to hip problems, so it would be best keep Samson under 100 pounds.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Weight Management….for your pets!”

Food & Fitness After 50: Clearing the Confusion on Probiotic Supplements

A friend asked a simple question, “should I take a probiotic supplement?” I wish there was a simple “yes” or “no” answer, as I’m sure that is what she wanted. But, as with many questions in nutrition, the answer is it depends. It depends on: What is the reason for taking a probiotic supplement? IsContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Clearing the Confusion on Probiotic Supplements”