Do you sleep like a baby? The sleep of an innocent baby is blissful and serene. While we may be physically exhausted, mentally fatigued, and emotionally drained because of our diet, level of health, lifestyle, and relationships, the bodies of little babies are not toxic, their minds are not stressed out, and they are not on an emotional roller coaster. We could all take a lesson from the innocent babe. To sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream. . . For information on restful sleep, see my book “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health” available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, my website MorningByMorning.com and other booksellers.
Dark green, red, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables provide an abundance of nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals. Generally, brighter colors contain more phytochemicals. For instance, the brighter red the tomato, the higher its content of the heart-protecting carotenoid lycopene.
Because of the Lord’s great love we
are not consumed for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
– Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
A balanced healthy diet for seniors adds life to your years and years to your life. Aging progresses at a variable rate; some persons age faster than others. It is not just a chronological age, but physical status and a state of mind. Your food choices can not only reduce your risk of disease and increase your longevity, but they also contribute to wellness and thus independent living. Enjoying healthful food and having the energy and ability to do the activities of daily living will contribute to your quality of life for years to come.
How to Live Well Later in Life
Your diet needs to support your changing nutritional requirements for health, embrace your enjoyment of food, and provide the energy for an active life. Normal physical changes that may affect your diet and appetite as you age include a diminished nutrient reserve, a decrease in lean body mass, reduced metabolic rate and a declining level of physical fitness. A well-balanced diet for seniors addresses these challenges and minimizes the impact on your lifestyle.
No matter your age, balancing priorities is often a challenge. When we try to put everything first, we end up constantly juggling and compromising our core values. To relieve the stress and strain of this predicament, keep in mind that there are five areas of priority that must be kept in proper order and alignment:
Of course, taste matters! It matters a lot. We can help you with recipes and meals that are both healthy and tasty. Your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you with healthy weight, food and nutrition, nutritional aspects of diseases, allergies, and health conditions, children’s health, women’s health, men’s health, healthy aging, sports and exercise, and food safety issues.
Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, are the food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian nutritionist are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.
When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals.
Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use.
A registered dietitian can put you on the path to a healthy weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.
What a blessing to just walk outside and pick fresh, organic, healthful, delicious vegetables from your own garden! These first fruits of the season are wonderful to eat raw, grill, juice, or enjoy in many savory ways. There will be plenty this summer to eat now, savor later, share with others and put up for the winter. Thank you, Lord, for your many blessings. Thank you for the gift of health!
Treating symptoms of ill health without solving the underlying problem is like sweeping an illness under the rug. The problem doesn’t go away. It just gets worse and makes you miserable in different and sometimes unpredictable ways. Producing symptoms is your body’s attempt to tell you that something is wrong. We need to identify and remove the real cause of a health problem instead of just suppressing it’s symptoms. For instance, a headache is not caused by an aspirin deficiency! Masking symptoms may partially hide a a problem where it can fester and get worse. If we discover and address the root cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms that it manifests, then the problem will not recur, get worse, or manifest in other ways in the future.
A rebounder, a small personal-sized trampoline just a few inches off the floor, is the best workout you can give your lymphatic system. A gentle bounce will keep your lymph flowing, improve circulation, and enhance your immune system. Unlike your circulatory system which has your heart to pump blood, your lymphatic system has no pump to help carry away accumulated toxins and the waste products of metabolism. It relies on the movement of your body to keep lymph flowing. Continue reading