Its Fashion Flash Monday!

FF_1This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash–  a super timely host  to deal with post-holiday party pounds.  In addition to effective  exercise plans, Shawna shares inspiring stories of her clients  who lost weight and got back their youthful  curves.

The flu  has hit most of the US and hit it hard.  To stay healthy, Mount Sinai pulmonologist Dr Neil Schachter  and author of the author of  The  Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu ( HarperCollins)  offers  his top ten tips for a healthy winter:


1. Get a flu shot– Its not perfect, but its the single most effective step you can take to stay GOOD DOCTORhealthy.  Because your natural  immunity declines after age … Continue Reading…

The Magic of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of my favorite  veggies– except that they’re really not a vegetable at all.  Mushrooms are a fungus- a plant that has no leaves, no roots, and no seeds.   Mushrooms don’t have chlorophyll, vitamin A or vitamin C.  But its not what they aren’t or don’t have that make mushrooms  so important for a healthy diet. 

Mushrooms have this wonderful meaty texture yet clock in at only 20 calories per cup which delivers a few grams of protein as well as healthy amounts of B vitamins and iron. Keep in mind that dried mushrooms lose a good deal of  this nutrition.  Fresh cooked mushrooms have 3X the niacin, 2X the iron and 15X the riboflavin of serving of canned mushrooms.  This is not such a hardship since canned … Continue Reading…