The Four Pillars of Healthy Aging

The new year is a chance for new resolutions. Or perhaps what we really need is a refresh of previous plans, resolutions, and goals that we have made many times before. Why haven’t we succeeded? Were we too ambitious, too hopeful, too unrealistic to maintain the road forward. I think that, as we contemplate where…

Healthy Aging: What is the best advice when it comes to Aspirin?

In order to understand whether we should be using Aspirin to prevent a cardiac event, it is essential to understand the difference between primary and secondary prevention. Primary prevention is for people who are healthy, not at risk of a given event and are choosing to do something to try to prevent an episode. In…

Dr. Vivien Brown

OPTIMAL BRAIN HEALTH MEANS HEALTHY AGING

Optimal Aging Means Good Brain Health, Especially For Women By Dr. Vivien Brown  Published by http://www.youareunltd.com/   Healthy aging is a lifelong process. We want to optimize opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of health: physical, social and mental wellness and independence. We all want to live a long life, but also, a life…

Exercises that Help To Maintain or Build Strong Bones

Osteoporosis can strike at any age and affects both men and women. Osteoporosis is often known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms.  It is sometimes confused with osteoarthritis because the names are similar. Osteoporosis is a bone disorder, with a loss of the normal strength and quality of the bone, as…

The Sleep Revolution

I just reviewed Arianna Huffington’s important book on Sleep, The Sleep Revolution. Transforming your life, One Night at a Time. Let’s take a look at what she has to say. According to Ms. Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis. She…

Is Life Expectancy Heading Downward?

Have we reached the tipping point? An interesting article recently appeared in the prestigious Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) about life expectancy and death rates in the US. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the US (CDC) noted that death rates for the first nine months of 2015 increased significantly most notably…

Sugar Shock – The Unsweetened Truth!

Canadians eat an astounding 88 pounds of sugar per year—it’s about one in every five calories we consume. Sugar by any name; barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, cane syrup, dextrin, dextrose, and sweeteners, *, is still a substance that if consumed in excess can lead to the proliferation of many cancers. In fact,…

Top Trends in Preventative Health Care – Personalized Medicine

2016-Science and Technology Increasingly Converge Part 2 In my previous blog, I have been discussing some of the technological and scientific opportunities in preventative health care. So what does personalized medicine mean? PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND GENETIC PROFILING ON THE RISE Personalized medicine is an emerging practice that uses an individual’s genetic profile to guide decisions…

Top Trends in Preventative Healthcare

Science and Technology Converge Part I As a passionate advocate of preventative healthcare and wellness, I am glad to see that there will be an increased focus on prevention, because many older people continue to have chronic diseases which overwhelm their daily activities and are not enjoying a good quality of life in their later…