Phosphorus, though essential, is plentiful in food
Phosphorus is an essential mineral required by nearly every cell in the body. Eighty-five percent of the phosphorus in the body is found in bone. It is so common in food that deficiency is rare. The RDA for adults is 700 mg per day which should be easily provided by a normal diet. The tolerable upper intake for adults is 4 grams per day (3 grams for adults over 70). Normally seniors needn’t worry about phosphorus but there are situations where it may be important. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-09-21 09:11:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Retirement: the end or the beginning?
I shared my vision about finishing strong a few weeks back.I opened up about how I view my life in the home stretch and what I want to make of it. It wasn’t that I think you will share my vision about what that means. I wanted to start a dialogue with others that are entering the final laps in their life. Are you content to coast to the finish? Or do you want to pick up the pace, pull out the stops and cross that line in a blaze of glory? Now that blaze of glory may look different to you. Maybe it won’t look like a blaze of glory to some but to you it means that you invested your time in making the final chapters in your life story the best ones.
But what does finishing strong mean to you?
If that is you then, I want to know what that means for you. I opened up about how I view my life in the home stretch. I know for me it doesn’t mean 24-7 drudgery. I want to be enjoying the world and my family, making memories and building a legacy. For me that includes building a community of like minded people and making some money. Your idea may be completely different but if you don’t want your last years to dribble away, we can help each other. We may not agree on our goals or activities but we will share the vision of finishing strong.
Share your finishing strong vision
Does finishing strong mean a second income to supplement your retirement? Are you looking for a vehicle to make that second income happen without requiring a full time job?
Does finishing strong mean becoming a part of an organization that helps the needy, supports activities you enjoy and makes the world a better place?
Does finishing strong mean using the resources you have built to explore the world and its beauty, make memories for your family and leave a legacy?
Does finishing strong mean learning all you can about healthy aging and doing everything you can to stay healthy and vital to the end?
Join the community
Whatever finishing strong may mean for you, share it in the comments. Join the mailing list. Come back and participate. You may be thinking that you want all of the above. That is ok. I know exactly how you feel. But pick one area and get started on the adventure. We all start with baby steps. But we do have to start.
Originally posted 2010-06-28 09:02:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
These days medications are hard to avoid
It is harder and harder these days to avoid getting yourself on some long term medication. This is the way that doctors are trained to treat illness. You may be taking hormone replacement or birth control pills, managing high cholesterol or high blood pressure, controlling pain or fighting infection. The drugs in these treatments do things that deplete the natural supply of nutrients, more unintended consequences that your doctor may not tell you about or think important. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-07-28 08:19:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
You may never have heard of selenium or considered supplementation for this essential trace mineral but more and more research suggests that higher levels of selenium protect individuals from cancers – particularly prostate cancer.
Selenium is a trace element that is essential in small doses but toxic at high levels. Humans require selenium for the functioning of selenium dependent enzymes (silenoproteins). Plants do not require selenium for survival but when it is present in the soil, they will incorporate it into compounds usually in association with sulfur. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-10-05 09:01:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
You can’t avoid aging. As the years pass, the deterioration of the body is impossible to stop but maybe you can slow it down or manage it. There isn’t much known for certain about aging and most of our treatments are little more than wishful thinking. There are a few proven things, however. We do know that calorie restriction will increase the life spans of primitive animals. Studies to demonstrate that calorie restriction will increase the life spans of humans are a long way off but there is enough evidence to suggest that this method may increase lifespans to get some experts excited. There is a problem. Calorie restriction (starvation) is not an attractive lifestyle for most people. For this reason, drugs which stimulate the same gene expression as calorie restriction are exciting some researchers. While the effect on human lifespans is unproven, use of these drugs has increased. One of those drugs is resveratrol. Continue reading
Originally posted 2010-08-11 09:15:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter