Vitamins 101 for the 50+ Diet

For those of you who are over 50 and are clueless about what vitamins you should be taking (I’ll admit I’m a culprit), you definitely want to check out this neat tool that AARP created so you can see what vitamins are important for your dietary needs: The best way to get crucial vitamins and minerals is through healthy foods, so for a completely well-nourished person, supplements may be a waste of money. But for people over age 50, even …

Advice in the News Today

Happy Monday. There are a few interesting news stories today that give readers advice on a variety of things – check them out if you’re looking for unsolicited, free tips! This one is from the “Patient Money” column in the New York Times and covers something I often struggle with on a budget – purchasing vitamins. The writer does the hard work of researching first, whether multivitamins are worth the cost – and who in particular should be sure to …

Here Comes the Sun!

Just in time for the summer, experts are saying that sunshine can help older adults reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It’s all about Vitamin D. While exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin – and considering the fact that many older people have vitamin D deficiencies from the natural aging process – researchers have found that sunshine can increase the level of Vitamin D in the body and decrease the chances of getting metabolic …

Don’t Forget to Take Your Vitamins!

The New York Times reported on a new study showing that a lack of vitamin B12 intake can result in brain shrinkage for older adults.