Better Beyond 50 Webinar

Please join us for the ultimate “Better Beyond 50” Webinar with Melissa Koerner, which runs from Sunday, November 6-20, 2016.  FREE access from November 6-15!!

This event features our nutritionist, Judy Nicassio (November 14th), and other health experts who collectively give you a plan to defy the ageist stereotype that you’re supposed to become sick, overweight and tired after 50.  Judy will be talking about how a woman’s dietary needs change after age 50, key foods to include in your diet to look and feel your best, foods to avoid or limit, how a woman’s diet impacts her hormone levels, and so much more!

Just click on this link to sign up:

Here is a list of the amazing health experts who will be joining Judy for the Summit:

  • Sunday, November 6th: Susan Peirce Thompson (Food Addiction & Sustainable Weight Loss) and David Getoff (Cholesterol Myths)
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Food Day is October 24th!


Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.

October 24th is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. This year’s theme is “Toward a Greener Diet.”

Why Food Day?

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Plus, a meat-heavy diet takes a terrible toll on the environment.  Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path.

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Earth Day is Coming!

Next Friday, April 22nd, we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day.  The original Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson and was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.

The Earth Day Network’s (EDN) mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.  More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.  The EDN’s focus this year is “Trees for Earth”, a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020.  That is one tree for every […]

World Health Day – April 7, 2016

The World Health Organization will celebrate its birthday tomorrow, April 7th, with a call to action to tackle diabetes.  The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include being overweight and obesity.  Stepping up the prevention of the disease is key.


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A Happy Father’s Day Poem


What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.- Jim Valvano




Just a Reminder: Food Revolution Day is Friday, May 15th!!

Food Revolution Day is a global campaign to put compulsory practical food education on the school curriculum. Jamie Oliver, well-known British chef,  passionately believes that by educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves and their future families.


Happy Earth Day!


Today, April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Earth Day was initiated by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, after he witnessed the massive and devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.  He was interested in raising awareness about air and water pollution to force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.  On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was born and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Since that time, Earth Day has become the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths […]

Happy Valentine’s Day to All!


An ancient love poem for all times:

“Love is patient, love is kind,  it is not jealous;

 love does not brag and is not arrogant,

does not act unbecomingly; does not seek its own,

is not provoked, does not take in account a wrong suffered,

does not rejoice in righteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,

endures all things.  Love never fails.”

Paul the Apostle, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

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Inspirational Thought for the New Year



At the close of another year, we’d like to leave you with these words we found inspirational :

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Neil Gaiman


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