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August 17, 2015

New Diet Slows the Brain’s Aging

…epidemiologist there, the MIND diet combines the best of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets. Both of these have long been recommended to slash the risks…

May 13, 2013

The Easy Way to a Mediterranean Diet

…reported in February, showed that compared to a low-fat diet, the Mediterranean diet reduced by 30 percent the relative risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease in…

February 5, 2014

Dieting When You’re Older: Are the Rules Different?

…general advice can she give older dieters who are sorting through the options?   Safe Dieting: 3 Things to Ask Yourself   Dieting as an older adult can be different,…

September 4, 2019

Want a Longevity Diet? Go Blue.

…Blue Zone Diet: In a Nutshell People in the Blue Zones eat a high-carb diet centered on whole grains. It’s a largely plant-based diet, with small amounts of meat just…

June 28, 2015

A diet that mimics fasting slows aging – and more from the week online

…technology behind these glasses). (Video link for mobile) Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise for slowing the aging process Researchers have known for quite a while that fasting can help the body…

August 18, 2013

Linky Sunday: The Latest on Diet & Stroke Risk, Seniors & Facebook…

…family. We’ve written about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet (click here to read). Now a study published last week suggests that the diet – especially rich in olive…

February 10, 2013

Linky Sunday: Facebook Turns 9, Diet Sodas linked to Senior Depression, plus…

…18-33 report the highest, according to the American Psychological Association. Click here to read more. Diet sodas are linked to clinical depression in older people, in a new National Institutes…

June 22, 2016

How to Keep Your Microbiome Healthy As You Age

…low-fat, high-fiber diet, such as the Mediterranean diet. Researchers have found that a diverse diet makes for the most diverse population of gut microbes in seniors. Make small portions of…

November 6, 2017

How to Find Healthy Recipes on Pinterest

Mediterranean diet, MIND diet, heart diet, meals that support bone health, keep blood pressure on the rails and help us retain muscle strength… As we get older, cooking meals means…

May 3, 2015

Apple, Microsoft to give 5M iPads to seniors – and more from the week online

…pressure) diets, but places an extra emphasis on “brain-healthy” foods like dark leafy greens and berries. The result: Researchers say that subjects who followed the diet for four-and-a-half years reduced…

October 6, 2015

What Fred Kurmerrow Wants for His 101st Birthday

…trans fats were safe. “The industry is very powerful, and they love to have this stuff in the diet because it has a long shelf life,” Kummerow recently told the…

October 25, 2015

Princess Leila, Older Woman — and more from the week online

…and grains. Conversely, older people whose diets included large amounts of red meat were found to have lower brain volume. Previous research has linked a Med diet with a lowered…

April 21, 2015

Video of the Week: Andrew Weil on the Okinawans’ Longevity

…something in the water? Their diet? “They have an amazing diet,” Andrew Weil says. “It’s the ultimate rainbow diet, an incredible variety of fruits and vegetables, fish, seaweed. They’re physically…

February 1, 2019

Think you’re Heart Smart? Take our Quiz

…prevent heart disease. But certain foods are much more beneficial for heart health. Read that list here. And your overall diet plan can help; the Mediterranean diet has been shown…

January 15, 2015

Can a Controversial New Treatment Reverse Memory Loss?

Can an intensive program of diet, proper sleep, specific supplements, strategic fasting and stress reduction reverse Alzheimer’s disease? A California neurologist thinks so. In September, the journal Aging published Dr….