Older Not Old -- Silly Teen, Smarter Adult

Getting older (not old) means facing moments of truth about health decisions made earlier in life. What’s going on now with metabolism, bones, and health may be the result of decisions made during the teen years, when planning for the future seemed so far off!

Let’s look at my metabolism. I assumed that it was

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Older Not Older – The wrong fork in the road, Part 1

I recently attended a conference that was sponsored by a dozen companies and organizations. This information contained in this blog post represents my synthesis and interpretation of the material presented. I was not paid for or asked to write this post.

As an older not old adult, I am truly amazed at how decisions

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Older Not Old -- Warding Off a Broken Heart

No, this post is not about romance or about secrets of a lasting marriage! But with Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about hearts in general and my heart in particular. Nearly every late relative on my dad’s side of the family had heart disease

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Older Not Old -- Looking Past the Promise

Marketers love my mom. They phone, send her snail mail, populate her inbox, and come at her with more and more promises, thinking eventually she may say yes. Like my mom, many older adults are the targets of scammers trying to sell hope. Maybe in that way older adults are similar to people trying to

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Older, Not Old: Healthy Eating in a Bowl

Last week, I met with two different Boomer clients. They had different food priorities – weight management for one and recently-diagnosed illness for the other – but both asked about eating to improve their health. Did I mention that they have busy lifestyles and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen?

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Older, Not Old: Pumping Up Protein

I just returned from California, where I spent time enjoying meals with my 88-year-old mom. Much of our conversation revolved around protein – Mom, like many older and older-older adults, doesn’t eat enough of it and we were brainstorming ways for her to up the protein. She needs quick and no-fuss, with portions suitable for

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Grains Go Old-School, Really Old-School

I am very much a whole grain gal. My mom made our sandwiches on whole wheat bread before it was fashionable to do so. I eat whole grain cereal for breakfast almost every day. And dinner usually includes a whole grain side dish. So I was really excited to see a lot of whole grain

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What’s Bean Going On in Snacks?

As a co-author of Bean Briefs, a twice-yearly summary of research on beans, I keep an eye on what’s going on in the world of beans. So I was pretty excited to see and taste lots of new snacks made with beans at Expo West. Some of these likely were introduced as part of the

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Frank Bruni Talks about Paula Deen and Weight

Thanks @frankbruni for talking about the dark side of indulgent food shows and recipes. Healthy weight is a 24/7 job. http://nyti.ms/w5z1kV

Helping Paula Deen

Hey @LibbieSummers, looking forward to your helping Paula Deen with healthier recipes to help manage type 2 diabetes http://t.co/qKCCM58K