We recommend what has been called the “Mind Diet.”  This is a diet focused on fruit, nuts, green leafy vegetables, other vegetables (not potatoes or French fries), whole grain foods, plant-based oils (e.g., olive oil), fish and poultry (no focus on beef or pork, i.e., avoid their fat), and little sugary foods and drinks.  Also, limited salt and limited (very limited) alcoholic beverages.

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The Mind Diet

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The Mind Diet (and those very similar to it) has been shown to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases common to aging adults. The following is a book listed in the Book Store and here.

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Wild Blueberry Juice

Why buy this?

We note that blueberries are expensive, yet highly recommended as a part of a healthy diet. Also, blueberries are not always available in smaller stores and away from urban areas. Consequently, we recommend the following, a pure Wild Blueberry Juice concentrate (wild refers to a kind of blueberry, not where they are grown).

The pumps that go with it are a convenient way to flavor many different foods and drinks; for example, breakfast cereal. An interesting cup of coffee is instant coffee, stevia concentrate (very, very small amount), and a shot of blueberry juice concentrate, all heated. Recommended by Larry.
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Weight Watcher's Popcorn

Why buy this? 

Everyone seems to like popcorn and it is a nice nutritious snack.

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Joseph's Value 3-Pack- Pita Bread, Flax Oat Bran and Whole Wheat.

Why buy this? 

Pita is flatbread common in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and neighboring areas.

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Stevia

Why buy this?

There is considerable support from experts that Stevia is a useful substitute for sugar.  We now know that sugar can be toxic when taken regularly; consequently it is prudent to seriously limit your intake of sugar.  This form of the product is useful in baking.  It has little to no calories, yet is sweet.

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All Natural Stevia Powder 30g (203 Servings), Highly Concentrated Pure Extract, No Fillers, Additives or Artificial Ingredients, Zero-Calorie Sweetener, Best Sugar Substitute

Why buy this? 

We were surprised when we sampled this product. It is a concentrated form of the ingredient that stimulates sweetness. A very, very small amount of it can sweeten a cup of coffee or other drinks or food.  This product is 90% Steviosides which are what stimulates the sensation of sweet.  Claimed to be 300 times sweeter than sugar, hence only a tiny amount is needed to replace sugar.

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Stevia in the Raw Zero Calorie Sweetener.

Why buy this? 

This  is not the concentrated form of Stevia and does have a small amount of dextrose.  Nevertheless, it is healthier than refined sugar.

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Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Body Tape Measure.

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A good scale for daily weighing of body weight and a tape measure for measuring the circumference of your belly.

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Why buy this? 

We understand that this product was developed for programmers who were too engrossed to get a good meal. The product contains roughly 20% of the ingredients for a meal. We understand that some people use it for all of a days meals. We do not recommend that. However, if it is cold and you are busy, it is a quick tasty meal. The Cacao option is Larry’s favorite.

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Why buy this? 

We understand that this product was developed for programmers who were too engrossed to get a good meal. The product contains roughly 20% of the ingredients for a meal. We understand that some people use it for all of a days meals. We do not recommend that. However, if it is cold and you are busy, it is a quick tasty meal. The Chai option is Lawrence’s favorite.

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Why buy this? 

In the face of the recent pandemic we were looking for a way to get the functional equivalent of fresh vegetables. We came upon this product and found it palatable and interesting. When ordered it comes in packs of six.

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Why buy this? 

During the recent pandemic we also purchased carrot juice. We found that the product of course tasted like carrots and was tasty. When drunk cold it was a very pleasant drink.

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