Sherry A. Phillips

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I’m Going For It!

What is “it?” A Doctor of Naturopathy degree, that’s what! I have spoken about my interest in holistic health and longevity many times. Those interests led me toward wanting to help others via my blog to learn more about living a great life. Holistic health encompasses more than just exercise and what you eat. It’s […]

The Top 10 Benefits of Going Vegan

Several weeks ago, I made the decision to go vegan. It is my intention to be vegan full-time, but I must confess that I have slipped and had 2 vegetarian (not vegan) meals and 2 meals that contained a small amount of meat. I’m not going to beat myself up about it, because I am […]

Fasting for Longevity

Do you fast? Maybe you should as fasting could lead to a longer life! This morning I ran across an article with this headline: “Scientists say five-day fast-mimicking diet safe.” The line below it read: “The diet reduced biomarkers in participants for aging, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.” Well, with a headline like that I […]

What REALLY Causes Heart Disease?

As I’ve blogged about before, I take after my father genetically, meaning I am very conscious of the fact that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease was the cause of most deaths in that side of my family tree. My father had a heart attack in 2002. He had a quadruple bypass a […]

Can You Live To Be 1000?

Can you live to be 1000? Would you want to? Last week I read an article which states that there is a possibility that the first person to live to be 1000 is already alive today! Can you imagine? They may be able to reset your DNA and allow your body to get rid of […]

10 Health Benefits of Olives

I LOVE Olives! I think I am the only person in our family of 5 who eats them and that’s fine with me, because that just means more olive goodness for me to enjoy! When most Americans think of olives, they think of the pimento-stuffed variety you put on a pickle plate or stuck on […]

20 Ways to Eat Like a Greek for Longevity

Want to make your home into a longevity hotspot? Start with the kitchen! Earlier this week, I blogged about Ikaria, Greece (aka The Island Where People Forget To Die). The people of Ikaria eat what most people refer to as a Mediterranean Diet. The real Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower rates of cancer, […]

The Island Where People Forget To Die

Last night, CNN broadcast a story featuring “Blue Zones” author, Dan Buettner and explored the Greek island of Ikaria (aka The island where people forget to die). I have been following Dan Buettner and his work ever since I saw him featured on “Oprah” years ago. If you are unfamiliar with “Blue Zones” they are […]

How to Live Longer

Ikaria, Greece

Stay Positive and Live Longer

There are many benefits to keeping a positive mindset. One of them may be longevity. According to Blue Zone investigations, after interviewing 300+ centenarians for Blue Zones, “there wasn’t a grump in the bunch.” It seems learning how to be likable, being interesting and interested, developing empathy and showing your generosity is more important to […]

10 Tips To Help You Age Gracefully

“Watching yourself age is not the most gratifying spectator sport.” – Valerie Monroe Aging, whether your hate it or embrace it, it is something that is happening to us since we made our glorious entrance into this world. You either get older, or you die. I prefer the former. Why is it that some people […]

Top 10 People You Should Follow on Social Media

I have a lot of people I look to for inspiration and motivation, whether that is in business, my faith, my relationships or my health. We all need a little help to nudge us past the roadblocks and obstacles life throws at us. I am no exception. I know many of you like to read […]

The Beauty of Aging

Despite what all of the anti-aging ads tell you, there is a beauty in aging. There is a great deal of beauty in aging gracefully. If you watch various celebrities go through insane transformations in order to try and maintain their youthful exterior, you would think that looking young is all that matters. It’s not. […]

Can This Test Determine Your Lifespan?

I ran across this test last week and it said, “The Exercise That Predicts Your DEATH!” I was curious, so I continued to read the article and take the test. Can this test really determine your lifespan? I have my doubts. What is this test? It is a test developed by physicians in Brazil to […]

Living to 100 – Can You Do It?

Many of you know I have a great interest in health and longevity. In fact, I even teach a class on it using all of the information I have gathered over the last few years. While nothing can guarantee that you will live a longer life, there are obvious things such as quitting smoking and […]

Is Congeniality The Key To A Longer Life?

Is Congeniality the key to a longer life? Over the weekend I was getting notes together for a class I’m teaching tonight on Longevity Secrets. I have thought about offering this class as a webinar sometime down the road and may be doing so in the next month. I have been independently studying longevity secrets […]

Walk Your Way to Health and Happiness

Yesterday Dr. Andrew Weil posted a link to an article on walking. Along with the article, he said he recommends people start walking 30 minutes a day, three days a week and work up to 45 minutes a day, every day. I started running 2 years ago with the Couch to 5k program and have […]

How to Effortlessly Lose Weight Now!

I bet that got your attention! Everyone wants to lose weight. Heck, even skinny people I know want to lose weight. “That last 5 pounds,” they’ll say while pointing to an imagined bulge of fat. Wouldn’t we all like to lose weight with little effort on our part? Anyone who reads this blog knows that […]

How To Live To Be 100

Would you like to know how to live to be 100? Anyone who reads this site regularly knows of my passion for healthy, positive living. One of the biggest impacts on my journey to a healthier lifestyle was when I found Dan Buettner and read his book, “Blue Zones.” Enjoy this TED talk and have […]

Are Telomeres the Key to Longevity?

Some of you may be asking, what the heck is a telomere? Believe me, several years ago, I was asking the same thing. Then I saw The Great Wizard’s show (aka Dr. Oz) and he explained what telomeres are and how they effect our health. Who doesn’t want to live a long, happy and healthy […]