We don’t quit laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit laughing. That sage advice is gaining momentum as baby boomers climb into their senior years. They are learning that a sense of humor, common sense and a healthy lifestyle can go a long way toward increasing their chances of longevity. The record holder for human longevity is Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years. Though a life span that long is rare, improvements in medicine, science and technology during the last century have helped people live longer, healthier lives.
Every time we blink our eyelids spread tears over our eyes to lubricate, moisturize and wash away debris. According to the National Eye Foundation, tears are secreted by specialized glands located around the eye and they are critical to good eye health. Tears contain water to moisturize the eye, oil to lubricate the eye, mucus for even spreading of tears and antibodies to help eyes resist infections. Sometimes tear production becomes imbalanced and the result is dry eyes. An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from dry eyes and it is the number one reason why people visit their eye doctors.
If you were stuck on a desert island with only one thing to eat, which food would you chose? Chocolate? Nah, sorry. Corn? Doubtful. Brown rice? Maybe. While brown rice is thought to contain the perfect balance of acidity and alkalinity, it might have what you need to survive, but you sure wouldn’t thrive on brown rice alone. So what food do you think you could survive and flourish with, on our imaginary desert island? Well, the answer might surprise you, but it’s bee pollen. Bee pollen has been shown to be one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. Bee
It seems like everywhere you turn today you hear the word GREEN… green buildings, green fabrics, green restaurants, green cleaning products, green this, green that. Green choices, green decisions… Good grief!! It’s like the world is trying to be earth-friendly in a hurry to make up for the lack of care we’ve given to the planet over the last 50 or so years. Hopefully, by making earth-healthy green choices in the “11th hour” we can undo some of the damage we’ve caused in terms of pollution and global warming. Meanwhile, this same sort of “hurry up and fix it” thinking
Although the swine flu pandemic has cast a dark shadow on our country in many ways, there has been one silver lining – people are becoming more proactive in protecting their health. People who once scoffed at the idea of using nutritional supplements are now heading to their local pharmacies and health food stores in search of natural immune system boosters. As a country we have become more aware of the importance of healthy living habits such as adequate rest, exercise, proper nutrition and hand washing to prevent the spread of germs. Proper nutrition is our number one defense against