Mediterranean diet

How to Live to 100 and Have Fun Doing It!

Posted on 10/25/2012 by |AARP The Magazine | Comments

Your LifeReading Dan Buettner’s New York Times story, “The Island Where People Forget to Die” made me want to move to Ikaria, Greece, immediately. This is an island where an unusually large percentage of people live past 100 because they get ample amounts of sleep, sex, socializing, spirituality, spinach, and sourdough bread. And they drink several glasses of red wine each day. Basically, party animals who don’t sit still much, but pray and take a lot of naps. To be honest, this …

Help Your Brain. Eat Less Fat.

Posted on 06/13/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne day your doctor might give you this prescription to prevent Alzheimer’s: Eat less red meat and sugar; eat more fruits, vegetables, fish and olive oil. At least that seems to be the finding of a new study that found that eating a diet low in saturated fat and sugary treats can improve your memory and may reduce your risk of developing dementia. Researchers with the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound medical center decided to see if …