health · nutrition

Getting cholesterol under control: Why eating plant sterols and stanols works!

The first in a series: food, exercise and smoking- how they really impact our cholesterol. Going Nuts! Even though I eat healthy, exercise to a fault, and don’t smoke, my ‘genes’ still don’t seem to fit. Over the past fifteen years my cholesterol has teetered between 230 and 255 (not horrifying numbers but not great… Continue reading Getting cholesterol under control: Why eating plant sterols and stanols works!

health · lifestyle

Eldercare: Why social contact is crucial for the elderly!

  How old are your parents, your grandparents? How often do you text, call, drop by for a little conversation over a cup of tea and why does it matter? Webmd.com reported on a 2013 study on social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the… Continue reading Eldercare: Why social contact is crucial for the elderly!