From the monthly archives: January 2015

Some product claims go too far when it comes to health and aging.

People of all ages want to look and feel their best. At a time when many older Americans resolve to improve their health, let’s urge consumers to beware of false promises and products with little health benefit. Unfortunately, as people over 50 […]

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Billy Crystal Attacks Ageism

On January 26, 2015 By

I had the opportunity while taking some time off to visit our two grandchildren in Colorado to read one of the books that our youngest daughter, Jessica, gave me for Christmas.

The book is “Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys” by Billy Crystal.

I found […]

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However, green investing is generally riskier than other types of social investing.

Green investing can be defined as an investment strategy focused on companies that are committed to the conservation of natural resources, which can include discovering and developing alternative energy sources, clean air and water projects, and other business practices involved in preserving or […]

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When my husband was growing up, his family had a series of songbirds, canaries and parakeets, each of whom was named Pookie. So it seemed only natural that the green-and-yellow parakeet we acquired would be dubbed Pookie as well.

Pookie didn’t strike me as a very exciting pet. He didn’t sing, he didn’t talk, he didn’t […]

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Pack. Repack. Repeat.

On January 15, 2015 By

It was an ultimate adventure to a realm far away and deep within.

Richard was leading a walking safari in Tanzania along the edge of the great Serengeti Plains. Looking like a walking advertisement for Patagonia, he was delighted when his new friend Thaddeus Ole Koyie, a Maasai village elder, expressed a fascination with seeing […]

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Are you a lifetime exerciser and competitor?

Are you an adult onset exerciser (AOE) investing in mobility for the first time in your life?

Or maybe you are a “once upon exerciser” who hasn’t stepped off the couch in 20 years.

Whichever of these describes you, your body is designed to stand up to any […]

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Inflammation and Ice

On January 8, 2015 By

Let’s examine the claim that ice reduces inflammation.

This is a critical point for everyone to understand – so much so that I have dedicated nearly all of chapter five of my book “Iced”  to explaining it – but, for now, I will just make a quick point to get you thinking.

Inflammation is phase […]

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Have you ever put ice on an injured part of your body?

If so, do you think that it helped?

It’s hard to tell, isn’t it?

Your injured spot likely felt colder and maybe even a little numb, but could you tell if there was less swelling?

Were you able to determine if you prevented […]

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