Healthspan VS Lifespan

Healthspan is a term that is becoming more popular, but what does it mean? Let's start by defining a few things: Lifespan: From birth to death. Oxford Languages defines Lifespan as the length of time for which a person or animal lives or a thing functions. Healthy: The World Health Organization defines health as: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic, or social condition. Therefore Healthy is living in a state of health. Healthspan c

"Standing Over Here Rusting for the Longest Time" - The Tin Man

Do you feel like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? "oil can....Oil cccaaann"! Maybe you have said this "Well, I'm down here, what else can I do while I'm down here"? Do you make more noise than your cereal? Hmmm what's a person to do. You don't want to hear it....ready? Exercise! Wait! Hear me out. Did you know that your joints have something called synovial fluid and when you bend and use your joints it's like the oil can for the Tin man? Joint pain and stiffness can be reduced by movement! When you move you increase the circulation of the fluid around your joints which can help ease the pain and stiffness. The more you do the easier it will be to do more and the more you do it the

Socca Sorta - #meatlessmonday

By: Lisa Wright Burbach Socca what? What is a Socca?? Socca, also known as Farinata is an unleavened flat bread of chickpea flour. It is a great base for your culinary imagination! Our Sorta Socca was pancake style, easy and yummy. Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour 1 cup water 1/2 - 3/4 tsp 1/2 cup shredded carrot - optional Seasonings - optional Seasonings - Go crazy here! You can add cumin, dill, Za'atar, really any direction you want to go. Or no seasoning and use the spice in toppings. I used red pepper flakes. Mix the chickpea flour and water and any seasonings you would like, you could also add 1/2-1 Tablespoon of olive oil, but it is good without it as well. Let rest 30 minutes.

Proliferation of Packaging During a Pandemic

By: Van Burbach PhD, PG Environmental Consultant The current COVID-19 health crisis has had some beneficial side effects for the environment, as well as some not-so beneficial effects. On the beneficial side, with so many people working from home and limiting non-essential travel, we are driving our cars a lot less, which is good for reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. On the negative side, the pandemic has caused a major setback to those fighting to reduce plastic waste. There has been a significant spike in the demand for single-use plastics over the last six months as people are doing more take-out than eat-in dining, and shopping more on-line instead of going to traditio

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Pizza

I love cooking, but sometimes I just want something simple! Ta-da!!! Chipotle BBQ Chicken Pizza. Don’t worry, I’ll give you the recipes right away! Wait, first let me tell you about my first birthday and how it invoked deep desire for BBQ Pizza and—————-Just kidding, I’m like you, I don’t like to wade through it all for the recipe waaaaayyy down at the bottom either. It’s right here: The Chicken First, Start cooking the chicken. I cooked mine in my instant pot (Truth: Pampered Chef Quick Cooker). 3 frozen thighs on high for 15 minutes, natural release. You could bake it, boil it, grill it, or buy already cooked chicken – Chef’s choice. If you want to skip meat try something like Gardein,

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