Cool Resources for Savvy Seniors

Betty Friedan is credited with writing that “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”  Of course, our favorite is:  “Seniors are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own.”   But for those entering “older adult”, “senior”, … Read more

SCAM ALERT: The Skinny on Internet-Based Weight Loss Diets

The Internet is flooded with weight loss plans that actually make your wallet skinnier than your jeans.  If you’d rather pay NOTHING for some really good diet and weight-loss information, read on.   However, if you want to blow $30-50 to buy an ebook that steals from the hundreds of printed diet or weight-loss books currently … Read more

ANALYSIS: A New “Magic Bullet” for Good Health Spawns New Diet Scams

Fad diets.   Arrrgggh!    The “weight loss” and “diet” industries are enough to drive consumer advocates to drink….or eat… largely because none of them really work.   In fact, that’s the weighty little secret in the diet business…..their benefits are largely short-term, if any at all.   The vast majority simply don’t work unless they include lifestyle changes … Read more

The Straight Scoop on Coffee

  So what is a discussion about coffee doing on a consumer web site?    Anything that costs consumers upwards of $1,000 per year seems to be worth analyzing.     Yup — that daily $4 Starbucks frappuccino will set you back about a thousand of your hard-earned $1.00 bills.    Compare that to the … Read more

Shootin’ at Gluten: How to Go Gluten-Free

So is gluten-free really a “fad diet”, as some suggest?  Will it result in Vitamin B deficiencies and fiber-deficient meals?  Should a gluten-free diet only be followed by people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease?   These are common questions among those in the nutrition arena.  We have some thoughtful answers. Is Gluten Dangerous? Gluten, … Read more