Can’t sleep? Proven tips to help you get a restful night’s sleep.

“About 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, and 1 in 3 adults do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health.” National Institutes of Health Eat well, move well, and be well are three pillars of Food & Fitness After 50. This blog contains loads ofContinue reading “Can’t sleep? Proven tips to help you get a restful night’s sleep.”

Why It’s Never Too Late: Proven Lessons from Brilliant Athletes

I’m not as big a golf fan as my husband, but I was thrilled to watch Phil Mickelson win the 2021 PGA Championship.  At one month shy of age 51, he is the oldest golfer to win a major championship. In his post-victory speech he said, “I hope that this inspires some to just putContinue reading “Why It’s Never Too Late: Proven Lessons from Brilliant Athletes”

Top tips for keeping your blood sugar in check. Learn how from the expert.

Keep reading to learn how to win a copy of the best-selling book, Prediabetes: A Complete Guide! A few weeks ago, I was a guest on Samantha Heller’s Doctor Radio, Nutrition and Exercise Show. It is always fun to talk with my friend Samantha, a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist about nutrition and exercise (clickContinue reading “Top tips for keeping your blood sugar in check. Learn how from the expert.”

Can Prebiotics Improve your Gut Health? What you Need to Know.

One of the hottest topics in health and wellness is the gut microbiome. The human gastrointestinal tract is host to one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet. So important is the gut microbiome that it has been dubbed our “second brain” for its role in influencing our health. Let’s look at how whatContinue reading “Can Prebiotics Improve your Gut Health? What you Need to Know.”

Should You Hire a Personal Trainer? What You Need to Know.

A new year brings new fitness goals. When coupled with the pandemic, some of us may need motivation to get back to or start a workout routine.  I’m reaching out to two personal trainers to ask them why you should hire a personal trainer, what you should know, what you should ask, and what resultsContinue reading “Should You Hire a Personal Trainer? What You Need to Know.”

Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.

This blog post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. What does the word STRONG mean to you? Bulging muscles, nerves of steel, mental resolve? We all want to be strong but how do we get there without living in the gym or developingContinue reading “Want to age strong? Follow these tips for the strength advantage.”

Surprising reasons to eat canned foods for big health benefits

It’s not easy being a dietitan in a grocery store. People peer into your cart and say, “I can’t believe you eat processed foods!” It’s a great opportunity to let them in on a secret about “processed” foods found in the middle aisles.  I want you to eat this processed food this November (and theContinue reading “Surprising reasons to eat canned foods for big health benefits”

Food & Fitness After 50: Want to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure? Here’s How.

High blood pressure doesn’t make you feel bad so you might not know that you have it until it is too late. What can you do to control it? The good news is that medications can control it, but did you know that dietary changes can be just as effective as some drugs? And, theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Want to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure? Here’s How.”

Food & Fitness After 50: Answering Your Questions about Food Safety and COVID-19

Just Running Water, No Soap or Detergents on Your Produce We are also seeing many reports regarding the use of hand soap, detergents and household cleaning wipes being used to sanitize fresh produce. DON’T! These products have not been approved for use on foods. In addition to the CDC and FDA’s clear advice above, Dr.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Answering Your Questions about Food Safety and COVID-19”