Nutrition

Diabetics: Don’t Eat Another Sugar-Free Cookie Until You Read This!

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If you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, you’ve probably jumped on the “sugar-free” bandwagon, which includes those foods to appease your sweet tooth, like sugar-free cookies, cakes and other sugar-free pastries. Before you wolf down another package of those “harmless” treats, you’d better finish reading this post, but you’re not going to like what I have to…

Why Diet Sodas Make Seniors Fat

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[Spoiler Alert: if you’re offended by the word “fat,” this article is not for you.] “Fat” is not a politically correct designation for my fellow humans, but why ignore the fact. There are a lot of fat people in the world and most of them desperately want to be thin. And, they would be happier…

Can Your Kitchen Counter Make You Fat?

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I’m always careful not to place too much confidence in all the various “scientific” studies that are reported related to health. As you’ve probably noticed, the studies tend to contradict each other, and the “proven” facts change over time (eggs are good – eggs are bad, fat is good – fat is bad, cereal is…

Chefs For Seniors

Here’s an interesting concept by a new startup company called “Chefs for Seniors.” Chefs for Seniors’ state mission is to help seniors thrive in their homes  What Chefs for Seniors does is send a chef to a senior’s home to prepare healthy meals and to provide companionship in the process. Chefs for Seniors has a…

Benefits Of Broccoli

Did you know that there is evidence that broccoli can help reduce your risk of: Cancer Diabetes High blood pressure Arthritis & Kidney disease? Yep, this under-appreciated cruciferous vegetable is a powerhouse of nutritional, disease-fighting goodness. I know. Most people’s reaction to a steaming hot serving of broccoli is something along the lines of “YUCK!”…

Coconut Oil For Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most feared afflictions in the world today, and at present there is no known cure, or even an effective treatment for reducing its effects – or is there? Naturally, people affected by the disease, and even people fearing they might acquire the disease some day, are desperate to find…

Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death! (Really?)

OK, Upgraders.  Time for a little rant.  That was the headline on a prominent health/science related website I was reading this morning.  Let’s look at that again: “Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death.” Holy Upgrading Senior, Martha! Pass the Broccoli! I have toyed around with a vegetarian diet.  In fact, I was one…

Does It Delay, Or Even Prevent, The Onset Of Alzheimer’s?

A study recently published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease should be of keen interest to Upgrading Seniors. The study is titled, “Interaction of Cinnamaldehyde and Epicatechin with Tau: Implications of Beneficial Effects in Modulating Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis.” Well, that title pretty much says it all, don’t you think?  There’s not…

10 Steps To Brain Health

OK, let’s face it – we all get older.  Well, there is that other option to getting older, but we won’t dwell on that 😉 .  Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  In fact, it can be a GREAT THING! But, what to do about that aging brain.  We don’t want to…

Perfect Health Diet

The Best Primer On Upgraded Nutrition I Have Found “The sanest overview of what to eat I have ever seen.  If you are going to read only one thing on the subject, read this.” –Seth Roberts, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UC Berkeley and author of The Shangri-La Diet Wow!  I just finished reading…

Nutrition Primer: Read This – Know What To Eat!

Obviously, we’ll have a lot to say about nutrition as UpgradedSenior.Com develops and matures. If you’re in a hurry to improve your diet and nutrition, read the Perfect Health Diet. Now that I think about it, if you absorb that information maybe I don’t need to say that much more about nutrition. 😉