Tag: health

NPR discusses how deadly the American Diet is and offers ideas on how to make it better.

NPR discusses how deadly the American Diet is and offers ideas on how to make it better. It’s no secret that healthcare costs are exorbitant and that many of the past ideas such as the food pyramids of the past actually created diabetics.   Many of these recommendations were more of a negotiation rather than the science of staying and keeping healthier. The trends toward healthier eating are continuing, yet the majority of Americans, eat processed foods loaded with calories, eat portions that are too large, snack too much, and their doctor’s solutions somehow always end up with a pill prescription.  Read More »

Are rice cakes part of a healthy meal?

Are rice cakes part of a healthy meal? If you like rice cakes as I do, they can be a healthy alternative to bread or sandwich fixings. Adding avocado, peanut butter, and other items can add additional nutritiousness to them and be part of a healthy meal. Things to be aware of are flavorings and other things that can add artificial flavorings, sodium, and other things that are less than healthy for us. Check out this interesting blog post which offers great information regarding the health benefits of rice cakes and what you can place on them for a healthy Read More »

Healthcare costs and the new institutes the larger hospital systems are building, and your health.

Healthcare costs, new institutes the larger hospital systems are building, and your health. It’s no secret that in the USA we pay more than any other country for healthcare. Yet, when you talk to your local doctor, you may be surprised that they are being paid less by insurers as your insurance premiums continue to rise. Primary doctors help us avoid unnecessary medical interventions and handle many common health problems simply and cost-effectively. As hospitals buy more physician practices and the seemingly efficient 10-minute office visit becomes the norm, health care costs are exploding upward while the quality of care Read More »

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to?

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to? The NY Times recently published an article questioning how long we could live.  If you could live well over a hundred years, would you want to? Would you be healthy or dependent on others to function and be kept alive with drugs and doctor visits as seems to be quite common in states like Florida with older residents? Would you outlive your savings? The article references someone who lived to 122 years old and was independent until the age of 110.  Very few of us ever live that Read More »

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article.

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article. Your exercise needs in your 40’s may be different from those needs in your 50’s and 60s. It is known that older people do better with consuming protein while younger people utilize carbs better.   It turns out that your exercise needs change as you age as well. It has been thought that exercise can lower your blood pressure and improve your HDL profiles.   Check out this interesting article from Fast Company. This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 Read More »