Everyone who is older wants to look younger. The number of products available is astronomical. It is a wonder that they all stay in business. There are lotions and potions, supplements, exercises and various products that only a licensed physician can provide. Those include Botox, face lifts, light therapy and more. The number of ads for this is staggering. If it wasn’t for the older generation, many of these companies would be out of business. People who abuse themselves their entire lives with drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, eating fast food, high caloric intakes on a daily basis, are the ones who once they discover they are going to die if they don’t change their ways, are their best customers. Too little too late is usually the case. However, while they are trying to hold onto life, they will spend any amount of money, do anything and try anything to make themselves well again and look younger. The hair loss industry loves this as well. Everyday I see adverts for thinning hair, going bald, losing hair, etc. The amount of money spent to save a person’s hair is enough to feed a family of three for a week. Sure we all want to look younger as we age but if you abused yourself your entire life, unless you have large sums of money for plastic surgery and are willing to give up your old ways, it is never going to happen. Not that this has anything to do with the Good Gus series, it’s just that once again today older women are showing off on internet their bikinis just to prove they do look younger. The series can be found online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” does have characters, particularly females, who wish to look younger, but the younger men come along to steal all their money and for a brief period they do believe the are younger and beautiful. The book is available online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
One of the biggest worries as people age is high cholesterol and clogged arteries. Many physicians recommend a variety of pills. As anyone knows who reads my blog, I am always in favor of the natural approach. How do you clean clogged arteries? The first way is a change of diet. There are certain foods that will speed that process along. Fresh oranges are a great start. They absorb cholesterol. Kale is a good option but it is not a favorite of most people including me. Cooking with garlic helps although since this is an on the go society, home cooking isn’t quite as popular so it isn’t widely used. If you think about it though, garlic can be included when you are boiling potatoes for mashed potatoes, or cooking up potatoes to make home fries. It’s great with cooked fresh broccoli, tomato sauce and pasta just to name a few. There are many pros and cons regarding red wine. The studies change so frequently it’s difficult to determine if it should be on the list. Dark chocolate is on most people’s list and for good reason. It does help not only with high cholesterol, helping to remove the plaque from your clogged arteries, but it also tastes terrific. I used the dark chocolate chips to make oatmeal biscuits/cookies for my granddaughter yesterday. These are a few of the ideal food choices to incorporate in your diet if you have clogged arteries. In the Good Gus series, clogged arteries probably existed but to a much lesser extent. There was no fast food and daily exercise was a way of life. Both the series and “Misplaced Trust” are available online at Kindle, Waterstones, Nook, 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino. Hard copies are also available at the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California.
Many health professionals tout red wine as part of a daily diet. However, are they correct? They suggest moderate wine drinking but how much? In the United States, they define moderate as eight to twelve small glasses of wine per week. Their claims for lower cholesterol, anti-aging, good for your heart and a sense of well-being are difficult to corroborate. It is known, however, from a variety of studies that have researched light to moderate wine or even alcohol drinking may lead to loss of memory or possible damage to the brain. Other studies have indicated that, especially in women, daily consumption can lead to breast cancer. The evidence is not rock solid and cannot be verified. The studies seem to vacillate between drink or don’t drink. Wine or alcohol can easily cause traffic accidents, violence and ridiculous behavior along with arguments and saying foolish things that are regrettable the next day. If you are older and worried about your brain, the scientists recommend abstaining. What is interesting is that if you have ever met anyone who has abused their bodies their entire lives, and then suddenly because they retired have decided to make changes, admirable as it sounds much of the damage has already occurred. Anyone you know like this is already well on their way to a variety of health issues including Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems, and the ever popular dementia or Alzheimer’s. The old phrase “Your body is a temple” should really be taken seriously. Children need to grow up clearly understanding that fast food is not a way or life. Neither is sitting in front of a screen playing video games and eating any type processed foods. If children learn how to cook at an early age they will grow up with strong values and a healthy diet. In the Good Gus series there was no discussions of wine or alcohol as the stories are for young children. Growing a garden and eating healthy was a topic in a few of the books. The series is available exclusively at Kindle worldwide. If you are thinking about sitting down with a good book and having a glass of wine, I hope you will consider “Misplaced Trust.” It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.