Be Well

In my speaking engagements and in my book, I have placed extra emphasis on the first and last of my Six Simple Rules. (I also put them first and last because they are the most critical.) The first is “Be Happy” and the sixth is “Be Healthy”. I never considered…

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Better Brain Health

Earlier this year, I heard Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air about his most recent book Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age. In the interview, he spoke about these four important activities for better brain health: Exercising Eating well for heart health Getting…

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Teenproofing, Part 6

When my kids were in high school, I wrote a five-part series of "Teenproofing" posts about teens and drinking. The posts include many of my opinions and suggestions including not letting your kids drink in your house. My kids are all in their mid-twenties now, so I haven’t given a…

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20 Seconds for Better Health

Eating well and exercise are fundamental to our health. Unlike genetics, we can make choices regarding what (and how much) we eat and how (and how much) we exercise. There are three types of people when it comes to exercise. Those who do an amount they are happy with, those…

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Fake Meat and Your Health

I stopped eating red meat about 20 years ago, and I was barely eating it for a number of years before that. My mom’s mom died young from a heart condition, so many years ago when my mom about red meat’s connection to heart disease she shared that knowledge with…

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Red Meat & Your Health

When I was a child, my mom made hamburgers for us many nights a week until she learned red meat wasn't good for your health. She cut way back and by the time I went to college, I was rarely eating red meat. Then, 15 or 20 years ago, I…

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