A dieter’s dream food


Kale is part of the cabbage family (along with collards, and Brussels sprouts); it has high nutritional value, a distinct flavor, and great health benefits.   Here are a few reasons why it’s so beneficial. What it contains Great source of fiber.  Fills you up, is low on calories, and it is slow to digest. Nutrients and Vitamins.  […]

Exercise: is higher intensity better?


High intensity exercise is all the rage.  But, just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it’s the most beneficial for you… Adapted from an article at Livestrong.com, here are some reasons why moderate to low intensity workouts are beneficial: 1)      You’ll live longer.  Recent studies showed that joggers who moved at a moderate intensity (10-11 minute […]

Beautiful Blogger Award


So, what’s up with that?  My blog?  An award winner, really? I’m absolutely thrilled.  Now, for my acceptance speech…  Just kidding.  But, really, I am thrilled.  So, thank you, JoJo, for the nomination!  JoJo and Stacey have this great blog called “No excuses health“, which was a recent recipient of the Beautiful Blogger award (congratulations!), […]

Health benefits of green tea


Green tea.  It’s good.  It’s popular.  What is it and why should you drink it? Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves; it is regularly consumed in Asia, and it has recently become popular in the U.S. and western countries as well.  Green tea is a powerful antioxidant, and drinking it regularly provides a growing […]

Why be screened for colon cancer?


Because it is preventable if we follow the recommendations of screening and preventing it.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it is the third most common cancer diagnosed in American men and  women.   So, when should we be screened?  Everyone (men and women) older than age 50 should be screened for colon cancer.  However, if you […]

Mental benefits of exercise


As a pharmacist for many years, my dad always said that 30 minutes of daily exercise can do more for our brains than most medicines. And, he was absolutely correct.  It’s not that I didn’t believe him; it was pretty much a subject of regular conversation with him.  But he was always ahead of the curve […]