Natural Aging

Eliminate Allergenic and Addictive Foods

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Natural Aging, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many people experience symptoms of premature aging or poor health and have no idea that the solution may be as simple as removing possible food allergens.  This plan includes removing possible allergenic foods like gluten, dairy, soy and processed sugars.  If you cringe at the thought of removing a certain food, chances are you are allergic to it.  Generally speaking, the food you crave is the food that is killing you. Dairy – Despite the widespread notion that milk is healthy, drinking pasteurized milk is frequently associated with a worsening of health. Only 30 percent of the calcium in a cup of milk gets absorbed.  You would get twice as much calcium from a cup...

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Happy, Healthy Aging…Part 3

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Guest Blogger, Natural Aging, Nutrition | 0 comments

By Maureen McDonnell, RN  “Aging”, as Betty Davis once said “is not for sissies”, and I agree.  Healthy, happy aging is not about looking 40 when you are 60 or 60 when you’re 80.  It’s more about applying common sense strategies in order to stay sharp, minimize one’s chances for developing heart disease and cancer and doing what we can to keep our bones and immune system strong.  More importantly, it’s about feeling vital, having fun and enjoying life!  Contrary to what most of us have been conditioned to believe, now more than ever, healthy aging is a real possibility! So, while we practice positive thinking and calming our minds, we also need to remember to take our...

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Happy, Healthy Aging…Part 2

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Guest Blogger, Natural Aging | 0 comments

By Maureen McDonnell, RN Since most of us now understand and accept the concept that our thoughts and attitudes determine a great deal about our reality, I’ve decided that the typical negative belief system regarding aging (namely physical and mental decline) is no longer a part of my mindset.  “Isn’t that just being naïve?” you might ask.   Not really…I am keenly aware of the indisputable fact that:  no one gets out of this life- alive!  However, studies are now showing that individuals who live long, healthy lives are typically ones who have a positive view on aging, have worked at minimizing stress, eat and live close to nature and make a conscious decision to be...

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Happy, Healthy Aging…Part 1

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Guest Blogger, Natural Aging | 0 comments

By Maureen McDonnell, RN Welcome guest blogger, Maureen McDonnell!  Maureen has been a holistic, nutritionally-oriented RN for 37 years.  She is the health editor of WNC Woman Magazine, the Medical Coordinator of the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer in New Mexico, the cofounder of Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet (   Maureen spends her days researching, writing and presenting on ways we can optimize our health by consuming nutrient-dense, whole foods, reducing our exposure to toxins and practicing happiness. She lives with her husband H in the amazing mountains of North Carolina and is blessed with 7 grandchildren.  Over the next couple of weeks Maureen...

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