How a Healthy Diet can Help Seniors with Mesothelioma

Most Americans don’t know where to go for trustworthy nutritional guidance. We’ve received numerous conflicting messages for decades, and now we don’t know who to trust for dietary recommendations. Cancer patients are especially nervous about dietary choices, fearing the food they eat could fuel cancer growth. This isn’t exactly true, but a diet filled with processed foods instead of whole, fresh foods won’t help you recover well from cancer treatment. Seniors with malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, can benefit from healthy dietary choices. A good diet will boost energy, improve mood and help seniors handle the side effects of cancer treatment. A few cancer patients have claimed control of their cancer using diet alone....

Why Greek Mountain Villagers Have Healthy Hearts

Elderly villagers are well known for their good health and long lives Scientists have pinpointed one reason why people living in isolated villages in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives. They found a new genetic variant, common among villagers, which appears to protect the heart by lowering levels of “bad” fats and cholesterol. Despite a diet rich in animal fat, the people of Mylopotamos in northern Crete do not suffer from cardiovascular disease. And they really love their cheese. What’s special about these Greek villages? The isolated villages of Zoniana and Anogia are high up in the mountains on the island of Crete. Few people move in or out of the villages and the inhabitants are known for living well into old age. Heart problems,...

What I’ve Learned…

Thanks for sharing… Words of wisdom:  I’ve learned that …… I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts. I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you’d better know something. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do. I’ve learned that...

The Secret to Living a Long Healthy Life—EAT LESS

In a restaurant setting sometime in the not-too distant future, a man and a woman are on their first date. After the initial nerves subside, all is going well. The man is 33, he says, has been single for most of those years, and, although he doesn’t mention it, knows he is looking to settle down and have a family. The woman replies that she is 52, has been married, divorced, and has children in their early 20s. He had no idea – she looked his age, or younger. This is a dream of Julie Mattison from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) in the United States. She envisions a time when chronological age ticks by with every year, but biological age can be set to a different timer, where elderly doesn’t mean what it does now. It sounds far-fetched, but our...

Clean Eating: How good is it for you?

Young people are being warned that faddy diets are putting their health at risk. The National Osteoporosis Society found that a fifth of under-25s were cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet, which can affect their bones. One diet that – in its extreme form – recommends avoiding dairy is “clean eating”. What is clean eating? The idea is to only eat “clean” foods by cooking from scratch, choosing foods in their natural state, and eliminating refined sugar. More extreme versions might exclude gluten, grains, dairy – or even encourage a raw food diet. What’s on the menu? Pippa Selby, a clean eater for three years, starts the day with a bowl of smoothie, frozen fruit, fresh fruit, oats and a nut...