The Balanced Diet: we have seen high carb/low fat diets, (remember the eighties?); we've had high protein/zero carb diets, (see: Atkins) in both the 70's and early 2000's, and the calorie counting, food weighing, and bizarre food combining diets that still rear their ugly heads from time to time. RESULT? We're fatter than ever, but selling unprecedented volumes of diet books. Dieting is like the golf swing ~ it has become a mythical phenomenon that can't be mastered. Oh yeah...................?



100 Candles on Her Next Cake, and Three R’s to Get Her There


Esther "Faity" Tuttle is vibrant and active at age 99.


Published: October 18, 2010


Esther Tuttle is nearing the end of the 10th decade of a remarkably productive and adventurous life. If all continues to go as well as it has to date, next July 1 she will join the rapidly growing clan of centenarians, whose numbers in the United States have increased to 96,548 in 2009 from 38,300 in 1990, according to the Census Bureau. At age 92, Mrs. Tuttle (best known as Faity, her childhood nickname) wrote a memoir with the prescient title “No Rocking Chair for Me” (iUniverse) displaying an acute memory of events, names, dates and places that she retains as she approaches 100. At 30 years her junior, I couldn’t begin to recall the kinds of details that remain fresh in her still very active mind. I can only hope, should I live that long, to be as vibrant and physically fit as she is.



How Not to Get Sick From a Flight



WHEN Peter J. Sheldon boards a plane to any destination, his safety routine extends well beyond buckling his seat belt and noting the nearest exit. Once at his seat, he meticulously wipes down the cushions, armrests and tray table with disinfectant wipes. He refuses to touch the in-flight magazines and avoids using the restroom if at all possible. Since he began his in-flight cleansing routine he says he has weathered countless stares from other passengers but has never gotten ill from a flight.




AUGUST 11, 2010, 1:54 PM

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times If you feel like you can’t drink the way you used to, you’re not alone. An aging body is more sensitive to alcohol than a younger one.


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