What is Collagen? It’s a protein that provides structure to your bones, skin, tendons, and ligaments. It has a functional and cosmetic role. Normal aging produces a loss of collagen and leads to aesthetic skin concerns such as lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and uneven texture. When is the Right Time to Stimulate Collagen … Continue reading Four Things to Know about Collagen
I visited the Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park twice recently, early September and 3 weeks later. What a difference a few weeks made! They had starting to cleaning things up for Fall and cut back plants. The first time I was sweating miserably with the humidity. On the second visit, Beta had brought us 12 … Continue reading Visit to Centennial Gardens
Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Show me a single person under 65 without a serious underlying disease or immune deficiency who ended up in the ICU who had been categorically avoiding vegetable oils for the prior 5 years and you’ve proven me wrong” said Dr Cate Shanahan M.D. who is a board certified family physician … Continue reading What I’ve learned about Covid and Fat Burning
Why are we reading this book? Who suggested it? Do you ever get those questions in your book group? We didn’t get them often, but they did come up. My friend Cathy started our book group about 14 years ago. It started as a social group for working moms at our church. The intention was … Continue reading How We Improved our Book List
Follow my blog with Bloglovin As I approached the lake in the garden, the ducks started swimming my way. I had to keep my eye on one when I turned my back to take a photo. Good news, I wasn’t chased! I wished I had bread in my pocket for them and the koi. The … Continue reading The Serenity of a Japanese Garden
Could I have food sensitivities? This is what I wondered when I was working with Pam on Precision Nutrition. My mother, grandmother and her sisters all had autoimmune issues. I decided to go to a nutritionist halfway through the program with Pam. I found Ashley Hurst, R.D. who also has a degree in functional medicine. … Continue reading What I learned from my Nutritionist
I’m gonna pack my pa and I’m gonna pack my aunt I’m gonna take them down to the Cadillac Ranch Bruce Springsteen Cadillac Ranch was on Bruce Springsteen’s album, The River. It was released in October 1980. The following Fall, I started college at UT-Austin and remember bringing this album with me. As we studied, … Continue reading Cadillac Ranch
“I can help you with your nutrition and get stronger”. My friend Pam Owens was talking about her new program 3 years ago. I was curious. I knew she that she was a fitness and nutrition coach and specializes in golf, but didn’t know that she had a new program. I had been doing weight … Continue reading What I Learned with a Fitness Coach
My mother’s health started to fail in 2019. I could tell that she was getting weaker and her heart failure was progressing. She had little energy to participate in activities at their Independent Living apartment that she shared with my Dad. My parents moved there in 2013 and they depended on me to help them. … Continue reading Goodbye Mom
I bought some weighted jump ropes in late April. We were home (like everyone else) due to the pandemic. I had been walking, doing some weights and even joined a dance class online. My intention was to jump a little at home and bring them with me to the kickboxing gym once it reopened. Woah! … Continue reading Hop to it!
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