Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales? Reduce Your Shopping Stress and Shop Local!

Have you seen enough advertisements about discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Me too… My wish is that we could go back to shopping local and forget all this Cyber Monday, Black Friday shopping for items from businesses that we don’t know. Did you know that Black Friday has had a few different meanings…

Essential tools for your guilt free Holiday eating!

Next week is Thanksgiving already! The other day, I was thinking about how some of my recipes have changed over the years. I have always loved pumpkin pie, but for several years I have been cow dairy free, and more recently, gluten free as well. I still get to eat my pumpkin pie, and I…

Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie!

I LOVE pumpkin pie and the holidays are coming, so here’s my recipe – ENJOY! Ingredients: 15 oz can pumpkin puree ¾ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cloves ½ tsp coarse salt ¾ cup sugar 12 oz can of evaporated coconut milk 2 eggs slightly beaten…

BMI is NOT a reliable tool to diagnose obesity!

I was just reading an article about BMI and why it should no longer be used as an accurate measure of obesity. This article reminded me of one of my friends who was upset a few months ago when her doctor said she was classified as “Obese.” I was looking at her and thought –…

When COVID Comes Around Again!

I apologize for not publishing a newsletter in almost four weeks. I don’t like to skip newsletters, but, after two and a half years of following all precautions and taking good care of ourselves, Ned and I got COVID. We attended a wedding that had been postponed a couple of times because of COVID. Ned’s…

Has Your Doctor Said “Lose Weight to STOP Back Pain?”

Fall begins in two days. Summer went much too fast, but then, it usually does! Fall in the Berkshires is a good time to get out walking or hiking again, though! Do you like to hike in the woods? Just getting outside for a walk can relieve your stress and make you feel more energized.…

Which Exercise is Best For Your Brain?

For those of us over 60, giving our brain a workout means playing a board game, or doing a puzzle; but what about physical activity? Is aerobic activity more important for keeping our brain healthy than playing games? New research from the University of Iowa’s Brain and Cognition Lab has demonstrated that physical activity helps…

How To STOP Eating Processed Foods

As much as I hate to see this, summer is fleeting, and the season of “pumpkin everything” is approaching! This week we’ll discuss the dangers of processed foods before you start thinking of pumpkin shakes, muffins, and beer… Last week more evidence that highly processed foods harm us. This time the study found that these…