What BMI stand for

Gentle Reader, I was browsing my kick-ass fitness coach daughter, Priscilla Bell's Survivor page on Face Book and today I am going to share a post she sent her followers.  You might agree. You will certainly gain a new perspective on BMI.  What BMI stands for really is the topic.  Here goes.  BMI      Basically Meritless Indicator  If you … [Read more...]

Victim of genetics

Gentle Reader,   One of my clarion calls has been “Don’t be a victim of your genes.”  Recent genetic studies indicate that some conditions that “victimize” people are dramatically challenging.  My local Seattle Times carried an article discussing the latest research findings published in The Lancet, Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Turns out … [Read more...]

Staying healthy while traveling

  Gentle Reader, I just spent two glorious weeks in Portugal. I will get on an airplane and fly off to other time zones several more times this summer and fall.  Staying healthy while I travel is of upmost importance.  You probably have the same goal:  staying healthy while travelling. Jet lag is one of the most difficult challenges … [Read more...]

Diet and Cancer: the evidence

Gentle Reader, When Mike came back from his visit with the oncologist, he said the doctor told him diet has nothing to do with cancer. Because I want to support Mike as he faces an arduous two-month treatment for Squamous Cell carcinoma of the tongue, I said nothing to contradict his doctor’s reassuring words. On the eve of treatment is no time … [Read more...]

Water and joint pain

Gentle Reader, Does Drinking More Water Help With Joint Pain?   Photo Credit Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images Gentle Reader, I was a guest at a Merrill Gardens in West Seattle, giving a talk about graceful aging.  I asked the staff, “What is your most frequent reason for calling 911?” I assumed it was because a … [Read more...]

No cure for aging

Gentle Reader, In my Facebook inbox this morning came, “There’s no cure for aging, so embrace it.”  I thought this is a post just for me.  It sings my tune. Plays my tambourine.  One of the comments let a little air out of the balloon by speaking truth to all of us songbirds of perpetual spring.   Tommie Montgomery Leydsman There … [Read more...]

personal training results

Gentle Reader, I was wondering if I could walk to the car on my rubbery legs from the lunges with a weight vest on when  PJ Glassey captured me on video.  I had just finished my 21 minute workout with Dan this morning at the Xgym on Alki in Seattle.  My goal in going to the Xgym 2 x a week for personal training is to increase bone … [Read more...]

Dirty dozen non-organic foods

Gentle Reader, The following information will help you make healthier choices when grocery shopping. Organic food is worth money. Take care of yourself and your family. These are the dirty dozen non-organic foods to avoid.   I am grateful to my customer, Lanni, for sharing this web site with me.  You can follow Garrick Dee, … [Read more...]

Change Habits

Gentle Reader, Would you like to change habits?  Is there something you have a core desire for but don’t seem to be arriving at it?  May I share an insight I have had about my two core desires that have resisted the changes required to realize them? I put on 20 lbs. my junior year in high school.  I got too sick to swim competitively and … [Read more...]

Pain Management

Last week I questioned the wisdom of masking pain, asking if I might be missing a diagnosis by taking my Pain Relief Complex. Following up with you after 72 hours of no herbal pain tablets, I can tell you that taking them alleviated discomfort. Not taking them left me with the discomfort of aching hip joints, sore knee and ankle.  The numbness in … [Read more...]