July 6, 2020—Can You Really Give Up Sugar?
Sugar overdose upsets the delicate balance of bacteria in our gut. It can also cause chronic diseases related to inflammation like heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Ingesting too much sugar can lead to anxiety, dementia, and palpitations. And, it can make us fat. Adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish is the key to keeping us vibrant.
July 13, 2020–Magic in the Music
Moving to jazz, classical, or instrumental –sorry, not rock and roll—enhances your ability to regain and strengthen your balance.
July 20, 2020–Powering Up Our Immune System
A reminder to bolstering our immune systems as our first choice of defense against disease, and that holds true for COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Consider increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, as well as your oral supplements—Vitamins C and D, a good multivitamin, honey, garlic, probiotics, selenium, and zinc.
August 3, 2020—What New Skill Have You Learned?
We all know the thrill of accomplishing something new, and sheltering in-place gives us the perfect chance to learn a new skill. The resulting success does wonders for our immune systems.
August 10, 2020—Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
CSVD, as Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH says, “is a broad umbrella term that encompasses many different types of problems with the brain’s small blood vessels.” We can lower inflammation within the body, and slow down the onset of CSVD by consistently making healthy life choices.
August 17, 2020—George Eliot and I Are in Print!
After many months of hard work, and countless revisions, I am thrilled to announce the birth of our book, Live Vibrantly! With L.J. and Her Dog George Eliot. ❤️ Many people asked me how this book came about, so I’m sharing my story today on the blog.
August 24, 2020—Let Me Sleep on That
Adequate sleep each night enhances every facet of our health and aging process. It strengthens different types of memories, clears waste products from the brain, offers immune protection against infections, and may lower the possibility of weight gain, depression, and the development of Type 2 diabetes.
August 31, 2020—My Life-Changing Sleep Secret!
As we age, our circadian rhythms governing our sleep-wake cycle change, and so we can no longer stay up late and still function well the next day. Turning out the light before 11 o’clock may be the key to better sleep.
September 7, 2020—Get A Jump This Year on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder gives many of us the blues, come winter gray skies. Light boxes, exercise– especially in the morning– yoga, lowering sugar intake, and keeping up with friends and hobbies can help you stay vibrant until the sun shines again.
September 14, 2020—Explaining Gerontology
Gerontology blends the biological, social, and psychological sciences of aging with humanistic studies of relationships, spirituality, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors of older people.
September 21, 2020–How Can a Gerontologist Help Me?
My job as a gerontologist for both my readers and my clients is to pull together the best science from each discipline on a subject, and filter it through my understanding and expertise. Then I offer non-pharmaceutical, life-enhancing suggestions and solutions to change the course of our aging and lead fuller, more vibrant lives.
September 28, 2020—Third Quarter Recap
A quick summary of all the great articles of the past three months!