Enzymes Part I – Catalysts and Initiators of Life Itself

Recently a long-term Health Coaching friend of mine asked a question about enzymes on my Better Health at Any Age Facebook page. I realized then that, as much as I have read and understood about the important of food enzymes and the place they play in our overall health, I have never written about them…. Read more

Thinking about Vegetarianism?  Consider Meatless Mondays!

I talk to a lot of people these days who say they are eating less meat and feel better for making the making the effort as they enjoy the adventure of switching things up. It is true that a vegetarian diet has several benefits when it is properly balanced and nutrient-dense.  However, just because a… Read more

Have You Tried Foam Rolling?

Spring is fast approaching!  This means that people who live a more-or- less sedentary life will be venturing out for some fresh air and exercise, and experienced and normally physically active ones will be upping their physical movement gain. That’s a good thing. No matter the category, the muscle soreness than comes after a too… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

What a year we have had, starting with the Covid – 19 scare beginning last winter, through way too many illnesses and deaths because of it, the unrest over businesses and schools opening and closing, then the intense election, different (to say the least) holiday season, and now this frightening and disruptive civil unrest! Is… Read more

Bring Your Best Self to the Holidays

It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Even in the best of times the holidays are a time of mixed emotions and extra stress for most of us. There may be happy celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories.  There may also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have died, and an… Read more

8 Good Reasons to be a Plant-Based Eater

A diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains has several benefits when it is nutrient dense, which means that processing is kept to a minimum. Conversely, a diet that is “meat-free” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. Benefits can be negated when the diet isn’t paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle which… Read more

More on Core – Your Best Support System

In my last newsletter/blog, I listed some simple core exercises and some of the benefits to be gained by doing them on a regular basis. If you missed that, or need reminding, see them all again right here. The core muscles are so important to the overall good function of our bodies, that I think… Read more

Moving the Center: Core Training -5 Benefits, 5 Exercises

It’s an analogy of sorts. Just as in the colder months we move closer to the “hearth,” the center of our homes, gathered around the fireplace or in the kitchen where it’s warm, the time is also good to invest some exercise energy into the center of our bodies – the core. The core actually… Read more

The Where and How of Organic Foods

Recently I wrote about the importance of consuming mostly organic foods. If you missed that piece, you can catch up with it right here. Organic food is more expensive than conventionally grown food, for sure. Hopefully, that will change as more and more people opt for really clean food for their bodies. For now, here… Read more

12 Time and Energy Savers for Healthier Eating  

I was reminded in a conversation recently that when our seven children were still at home, the two most difficult weeks in the year were the first week of summer and the first week of school in the fall. Why?  There were always monumental shifts of lifestyle –bedtimes, wake-up times, wardrobes, time deadlines of all… Read more