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How to Improve Memory and Boost your Brain After Fifty, According to Science

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Our brains have been with us for the long-haul. Think of all they have been through! They’ve put up with a lot. They’ve worked really hard. And more importantly, they need to keep working for obvious reasons!

As women over fifty, we all find ourselves losing our glasses. Or our cars. Or our credit card (don’t tell my husband!).

I’ve got good news for you. There are things we can do to sharpen our minds. And no, it doesn’t involve magic.

Here’s how to improve memory and boost your brain, according to yours truly and science. continue reading

What To Eat for Brain Fog, Gut Health, and Mental Sharpness over Fifty

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I had a light bulb moment last week. Not a bright, electric flash of brilliance but more of a foggy, faint glow.

While I was rummaging around my purse looking for my reading glasses for the tenth time that day, I started thinking to myself. I normally blame my missing glasses or car keys or forgotten passwords on my husband, but I have been on book tour. That means he isn’t around to blame.

I gasped.

Maybe it’s me after all. Maybe it’s my brain. Or my age. continue reading

Health Over Fifty: 6 Tips on Eating Healthy for Women in their Fifties and Beyond 

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When my eldest son got married, not only did I add an exceptional daughter-in-love to my tribe, I also welcomed some wonderful in-laws that I am happy to call my friends! My daughter-in-law’s mother, Suzanne, is a woman who enthusiastically embraces this wonderful age we are in; she is a Master Gardener, a snappy dresser, and a registered dietitian!

In other words, she is fierce. Trust me, you’d like her.

I decided to pick her brain on what we can do as women in our fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond, to stay healthy when it comes to our diets.

After all, it’s no secret that our bodies are changing and the nutrients we need on a daily basis continue to shift with age.

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The Pants Fit! Now What? How to Keep Weight Off After Losing It.

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Guess what, guys! I reached my goal weight!  Yay, me!

As you can imagine, I was VERY excited when I stepped on that scale last week.

It was such a great feeling to reach my goal, after several months of training for my first marathon and being diligent about my diet on the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan!

But it wasn’t long before my ebullience was replace by anxiety. continue reading

WW Freestyle Review: A Dumb Question, A Smart Doctor, and Weight Loss After Fifty

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A few months back, my doctor asked me the world’s dumbest question.

“Have you ever thought about losing weight?”

After smacking myself on the forehead to signal the sheer genius of her revelation, I exclaimed, “Why, no! Until this moment, the thought had never crossed my mind. Thank you, Doctor! Thank you so much!  This changes EVERYTHING!”

Okay, okay.  I didn’t say that. But I wanted to.

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