UpGraded Nutrition

Can Your Kitchen Counter Make You Fat?

See Food Diet

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…

Reading List: Blue Zones – How To Live Longer

Two books I have read recently are Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer by Dr. Jonny Bowden. Briefly, Blue Zones reports Buettner’s findings after studying the longest lived people on earth.  He condensed his findings down to nine factors that are common among these long-lived people.  “Blue Zones”…

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. 😉

Start Up Reading List

The Upgrading Senior-in-Chief (that’s me) will try to keep you informed of his current reading material in case you’re interested in looking at the references behind the information found on UpgradedSenior.Com. Although a seemingly simple task, it could prove to be a formidable challenge.  When it comes to my reading, I tend to frenetically move…