Nutrition Archive

The Savvy Sister teaches Resilience


Susan Gonzales, the Savvy Sister, provides useful information and simple changes you can make today to live a healthier, happier life.

Tom Rath: Eat Move Sleep


Tom Rath speaks with Mike and Joyce about his most recent book, EAT MOVE SLEEP, in which he shares a phenomenal collection of insights and simple suggestions that help you manage your medical risks.

Tests Your Doctor Should Run


Dr. Wald suggests six blood tests that you should ask your doctor to run. These are tests that hold critical clues to your well-being, mood and disease potential. “These tests should be a part of your overall care,” according to Dr. Michael Wald, known as “The Blood Detective.” They are standard tests that can be ordered by any physician.

Riding the Horse called Hope… a conversation with bill penzer

You would think that a person who had been a practicing psychologist for more than four decades would know how to cope with the diagnosis of cancer in one of his grown children. Psychologists are a source of refuge, help, and direction for many of us who suffer with all kinds of maladies and are […]

Optimal Wellbeing

An easy way to think of optimal wellbeing might be to envision a three-legged stool, says Heather Reed. “The three legs include physical activity, nutrition and that underappreciated component missing from too many Americans’ lives – stress management, or a healthy mental state,” she says. Good advice on stress management from Heather and Dr. Matt Mumber.

Juliet Ibrahim fighting kidney cancer in Africa


Juliet Ibrahim, a successful actress and model in Ghana, West Africa, created the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation to fight kidney cancer in Ghana and throughout Africa.

Drink your Veggies — and get a nice tan!?!

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables for health and a radiant skin glow. If you don’t like rabbit food … DRINK YOUR VEGGIES!

Mental Health: Evaluation, Detection, and Treatment


Dr. Jay Lombard, behavioral neurologist, speaks with Joyce about the need for better ways to evaluate a person’s mental state and stability, and to determine what drugs or nutritional elements might be helpful for this particular individual. Good nutrition is essential to brain health. Individuals may have subtle deficiencies of essential minerals. There are thousands of drugs – which one is most likely to benefit this person?

Things As They Are: Billy’s Lesson on Acceptance

“Remember that you can’t control everything in life.  At some point you have to accept things as they are.”    Billy Foster to Paul Larson, October, 2011                                   Dear Fellow Travelers: I’m a fan of Billy Foster. Billy is many things; a husband, parent, teacher, musician, talented individual, a person of deep faith, an inspiration, and a 17 […]

Food for Thought: The Work of Community Servings

Dear Fellow Travelers: Yesterday (Dec 6), Joyce and I had the pleasure of talking with Suzanne Robertson, a professional dietitian who works with Community Servings based in the general area of Boston Massachusetts. According to information on its website (http://www.servings.org) this nonprofit organization delivers homestyle meals each day to some 1300 people in a 215 […]