Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Friday, October 7, 2011

I lost a dear friend this week. He will be sorely missed.

John R Carlson 1934-2011

LONG GROVE, Ill.—John R. Carlson, the co-founder and president of J.R. Carlson Laboratories, passed away Oct. 1; he was 77. Carlson retired last fall from his post at the company, and was serving as Director Emeritus. For 45 years, Carlson was dedicated to the natural products industry, serving as an active member of industry organizations including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Natural Products Association (NPA), National Institute of Nutritional Education and Mid-American Health Organization; he was a founding member of Citizens for Health. In 2001, he received NPA’s Crusader Award for given for “notable individual contributions above and beyond commercial success" and to those whose contributions have had a lasting benefit to the industry.
John Gay, executive director and CEO of NPA, commented, “John Carlson was tremendous supporter and leader of the Natural Products Association and the natural products industry for many years. He will be missed by all, but leaves a substantial legacy of giving back to the industry for us to emulate.”
Carlson is survived by his wife, Susan, daughters Carilyn Anderson and Kirsten Cecchin, and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Natural Products Foundation.

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