Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga   This past November I dashed late into a networking event at a new-ish yoga studio in my neighborhood-walking distance from my house.  BendnMove owner Tamara Gillest introduced me around.  The health care providers offering their services were familiar to me, members of a Business Networking International chapter … [Read more...]

Heal Back Pain

Heal Back Pain I struck gold when mining my magazine and journal basket in the bathroom recently. In a 2011 issue (January) of Seattle Woman Magazine, Nancy Shatz Aton gives us 10 ways to heal back pain. This excellent list comes from her book, The Healthy Back Book: A Guide to Whole Healing for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Other Active People. It’s … [Read more...]

walking improves brain health

Gentle Reader,   To my delight, my signature byline, Be Well, Do Well and Keep moving, points as much to brain health as managing arthritis. Recent studies show that walking improves brain health.   In August 2010, Live Science reported on a study involving a group of “Professional Couch-Potatoes.” This is what one researcher … [Read more...]

Annual Physical

Gentle Reader,   My intention is to have my annual physical coincide with my birthday in early August. Travel and the rule that 365 days must pass before the insurance company will pay for another wellness check-up have pushed this forward. We are in early October, and I have been parading to not one primary care physician, but a total … [Read more...]

GMO dangers

Take the quiz and then let’s talk about the GMO dangers in foods and how risky they are for our health. I often hear from friends, family and customers that organic foods—fresh and packaged—are too expensive. The hype has overwhelmed and deadened response. Too much fear and awfulness in the world. Too many decisions to make. We have lulled … [Read more...]

walking to lose weight

Gentle Reader, My thanks to an article forwarded to me by a friend.  My strategy for maintaining my goal weight all these years has been to walk everyday.  I am delighted to pass on this analysis of how much walking it takes to lose weight.  Takes the guess work out of it. One of the harmless forms of exercise nowadays is walking. You can … [Read more...]

Shaklee Life Plan

The best, most comprehensive nutritional system in the world.  If you are in the Seattle area, come to my house on Sept 5, Labor Day Weekend, at 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  to learn all about it.  Snacks, information, good people and great fun.  RSVP  206 933 1889 or text me at 206 409 5940. Can't wait to share this amazing stuff.  Grow old gracefully … [Read more...]

Charlie Horse remedy

Gentle Reader, The Charlie Horse remedy is a welcome answer to miserable breath-stopping pain. Read on for suggestions on how to deal with your next Charlie Horse when it happens and how to potentially avoid its coming on. If you have been following my blog posts from Italy, you know that I have been suffering from pain in my right leg and … [Read more...]

Lemon water for arthritis

Gentle Reader, I don't know about you, but this summer I have gotten lax with some of my foundational health regimen practices  One result is an increase in joint pain.  Too much gluten, alcohol and sweets. The one exception: my wake-up lemon drink. Even when camping, the first thing to pass my lips in the morning is a glass of warm water and … [Read more...]

summer athletes

Gentle Reader, People are out pushing limits in team sports or striving for a personal best.  What is the best nutrition to enhance the performance of summer athletes? I hike with friends every week.  Friends in a high-rise retirement home are logging miles so the combined efforts of the group will total the distance of the Pacific Crest … [Read more...]