Have you tried the “Slow” Diet, yet?

The Mediterranean diet is praised by its proponents as one of the healthiest eating styles around. Dominated by fruits and vegetables, it is considered well suited for the prevention of heart disease, stroke, cancer and even mental decline. What gets rarely mentioned,...

How to Write your Life Story.

Have you ever considered putting pen to paper? (Or fingers to keyboard?) There are few better ways to activate your brain connections than writing your life story or memoir. A memoir maps an aspect of your journey, turning it into a written narrative of a moment in...

Lockdown with Leah McGaughey

Dear Gillian & Allison,   I wish to thank you both & all your staff for the wonderful information you share with our communities around the world.   I wish to share my computer story with you both.   I am an 85 years young woman living in a Rest...

How Dietary Needs Change with Age

Healthy aging entails multiple aspects, among them eating right, exercising regularly and preventing mental decline. Achieving some of these may be easier than others. No matter how well we do our part, nature has a say in all of them, too. While the outward signs of...

What Fear Can Do to You

By Timi Gustafson, R.D. The human species could not have survived for long without the experience of fear. The ability to identify certain events and situations as dangerous and respond appropriately is essential for our existence. But these responses are meant to be...

What Gives ‘Health Food’ A Bad Name?

By Timi Gustafson, R.D. Even when detrimental outcomes are in plain sight – like the ever-worsening obesity crisis – change is hard to come by and will likely be resisted. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the government’s intention to...