Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Healthy Eating for Women over 50

What Are We Teaching Our Daughters? A Lesson For All Ages

I am raising my daughters to be proud feminists: people who believe in equality for all regardless of gender, race, religion, politics, nationality or sexual orientation. Therefore, it came as no surprise when my daughter, a college freshman, enrolled in a “Women and Gender Studies” class this spring. This morning, she forwarded a video, explaining that it was required viewing . . . Read More

Confused About the Latest Reports on Vitamin D? You’re Not Alone!

Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds?

Vitamin D: You Know You Want it . . .

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile, and maybe just a little smug. Not only is this little “vitamin that could” essential for keeping our brain cells healthy and percolating as we age, but taken with calcium, it offers a host of other health benefits, too. I got to . . . Read More

I Ate (and ate) My Way Through Hurricane Sandy . . . and Lived to Tell the Story

(Note: This article originally appeared in FOF.) Forget About the ‘Freshman 15’ . . . I’m Worried about the ‘Sandy 7’ I wasn’t one of those young women who gained the extra, unwanted 15 lbs. (famously called the ‘Freshman 15’) after starting college, probably because I was a commuter college student (or a ‘commuter chick’ as we were called at . . . Read More

“Generations of Strength” Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation

I am thrilled that the National Osteoporosis Foundation has chosen to recognize me as a leading voice of positive and healthy aging with the “Generations of Strength” Award, which will be give to  me at the NOF annual “A Gift From Mothers to Daughters” luncheon on September 24th.

What’s a ‘Chief Pundit’ You Ask?

So thrilled that FOF, a leading website for women over 45 invited me to come on board as their “Chief Pundit.”  I’ll be covering topics that are of interest and importance to women, especially those–like me–who want all the tools we can get to live our best lives as we get older. Here’s the lovely introduction from FOF’s founder, Geri . . . Read More