wisdom of the ageless

Farmer’s Market Finds

One of the vendors that we purchase from at the Farmer’s Market at City Hall and in summer, on 104 Street recently had heart surgery for a heart defect (not cardiovascular disease).  We know this vendor well and he eats a whole foods/Paleo-based diet.  He also eats a very alkaline diet to reduce inflammation. While

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What is Health Span?

The term life span is familiar to the majority of people. There’s a new kid on the block now, as defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary, known as health span. “A person’s health span is the length of time that the person is healthy – not just alive”. So, as our mentor liked to quote,

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Your Brain Loves it When You Move!

Do you know that when you exercise, you can regenerate brain cells? When you exercise, you also release serotonin, which improves your mood! Endorphins get released when you exercise, which dulls the sensation of pain, especially for those who suffer with arthritis. During and after exercise, dopamine is released, which improves motivation, focus and learning

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Spice. . .is the Variety of Life!

I always like to share any unusual finds that I come across when shopping, especially when it comes to food or fitness. Those who know me, know that I love Middle Eastern food and Indian food.  To me the blend of spices these countries use in their cooking smells like perfume.  I came across these

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Sleepless in ____________.

I use one of these to help me sleep.  I am sensitive to light and prefer to sleep in a darkened room.  Summer morning sunrises I love but I don’t like the sun streaming into my face at 5:30 a.m. in my southeast facing bedroom so these are a necessity. How well you sleep influences

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See (Sea) Food Chowder!

Another busy day in our household so out came the crockpot again!  Got two busy renovation guys to feed, so I found some halibut and large shrimp in the freezer and bought a carrot, an onion, 3 celery ribs and two stalks of lemongrass, plus a dozen oysters to make a large crock of Seafood

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