Please join us during the Spring session for a one-hour afternoon class that focuses on a variety of nutrition and healthy aging topics. This class is taught by Barbara Woodhouse, RD, LD. Barbara has been a Registered Dietitian for 36 years and has worked at Atherton Place, WellStar’s senior living community since 1989.
This spring, Barbara will be revisiting the “Blue Zones” – to share the secrets of the world’s longest-living people. Unfortunately, we won’t actually be traveling to Sardina, Okinawa, Nicoya, Ikaria or Loma Linda. But we can certainly learn and apply important lessons about diet, exercise, happiness, sleep and other lifestyle habits that can help us live into our 90s and beyond - without chronic disease and dementia.
Barbara has also chosen several books to discuss this spring including Always Hungry? by David Ludwig, MD, Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz, PhD, Happy Gut by Vincent Pedre, MD and The End of Alzheimer’s – The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen, MD. ELM students do not need to read or purchase these books – but you probably will want to add these books to your reading list after Barbara discusses each one.
Spring Into Good Health will be covering some great health information and may be perfect for you, if you have ever wondered:
. Would following the Mediterranean diet, practicing “hara hachi bu” or joining a “moai” help you to live a longer, happier life?
. Would changing what you eat for breakfast or taking a “passeggiata” after dinner help you to lose weight, especially around your waist?
. Does taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery store cause you to gain weight?
. Should you eliminate gluten from your diet and should you be taking prebiotics or probiotics?
. Is there anything you can do to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, especially if you have a family history?
Barbara has been teaching classes on nutrition and healthy aging at ELM since 2011. Many ELM students have repeated her course several times – and she always enjoys meeting new students.