How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

I get this question a lot and I decided it was time to provide a good answer.  As we age, our caloric needs unfortunately begin to dwindle.  For example, according to Livestrong.com: “As you age, the approximate proportions of different macronutrients (definition: Nutrition; any of the nutritional components of the diet that are required in…

Flavor Funk: Where Have All the Tastebuds Gone?

Flavor Funk: Where Have All the Tastebuds Gone?

So apparently it’s a thing.  We do or can actually lose our sense of taste and smell as we age.  According to MedlinePlus: “The number of taste buds decreases as you age. Each remaining taste bud also begins to shrink. Sensitivity to the five tastes often declines after age 60. In addition, your mouth produces…

Gummy Vites: Should We Bite?

Gummy Vites:  Should We Bite?

Confession;  I love gummy bears.  The end.  Well, maybe not the end.  I do love them and I cannot keep them in my house.  When I do, I am consistently 3 to 5 pounds heavier. I do not have the ability to resist them; therefore, they are not in my house (except on special occasions).  But then I discovered…

Awareness and Appreciation for Combat Vets and US Military

Awareness and Appreciation for Combat Vets and US Military

As you may or may not know I have been participating in the 22 days of push-ups challenge to help raise awareness for combat veterans.  The statistics are that 22 vets a day are committing suicide, so we do 22 push-ups for 22 days.  I think that it is a great idea to shine the light…

Light it Up Blue: Autism

Light it Up Blue:  Autism

April is Autism awareness month so I thought it appropriate to shine the blue light on the cause. My family has been personally touched by Autism, I have a son who was born with it. To be clear, he was born with it, he did not get it later in life some way or another….