Entries for month: May 2011
The city is as vibrant, full of energy, noisy, colorful and wonderful as ever!. A lipidology (something to do with fat) meeting required a welcome trip to the Big Apple. Here are some new discoveries:
Hotel Bryant Park. Across from the NY city Public Library between 5th and 6th Ave. Great location, beautiful building, modern amenities, excellent service, reasonably priced. 41 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018
Megu restaurant - a modern twist on Japanese cuisine. The menu is extensive and we (4 of us) tried quite a few items and all were delicious. Megu has several locations. We were at the Trump tower, near the United Nations. (212 964 7777)
Il Postino - classic Italian with heavy influence from the cousine of Rome . Both food and service were very good. 337 E 49th St # A
New York, NY 10017-7326 (212) 688-0033
Avra - Greek restaurant. There is a huge display of fresh fish and other sea creatures, some still moving. Try simply grilled fish and roasted vegatables with wine from the island of Santorini. You will not regret it. 141 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017-1223
Yes, you read it right. They are both 91 and recently published a book! They are both physicians, so the book naturally has to do with medicine. The book is titled: Hypertension-A National Problem. It is about the serious consequences of high blood pressure which affects about a half of the population of Bulgaria. Lifestyle factors play a major role. Therefore, the book emphasizes that high blood pressure is not only a medical but a social problem as well. They also offer possible solutions to the problem ( which by the way is not limited to Bulgaria).
I am working on a feature about my parents and their longevity and accomplishments. In the meantime, I could not help it but share this amazing story with everybody.
A recent business trip took me to Toronto. A very cosmopolitan city with a lot to see and do. There are many wonderful restaurants with a variety of cuisines. For an upscale steakhouse try Harbour 60. The seafood there is also very good.(60 Harbour Street
Toronto, ON M5J 1B7, Canada (416) 777-2111)
A ferry trip to Toronto Island is a must. Take a look at a short video.
Blueberries are on top of the list of antioxidants rich foods. This makes them heros in fighting heart disease, cancer and many other maladies. And now to top it all off, new research shows that blueberries can help you keep the weight off!
We already knew that srawberries are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Here is a new study, convincingly demonstrating that strawberries fight esophageal cancer cells in humans. Strawberries are in season now, so go buy some, wash them very well and enjoy them. Who knows, this may save you a lot of trouble.
As a part of a documentary I am working on, titled "Age Wisdom", recently I went skiing with a friend of mine who is 82. I srapped a POV camera on my head and we skied at Squa Valley anything from untracked powder to corn snow. This guy is amazing. By the way, he also bikes 20 miles a day and surfs. My doc is not finished yet but this is very inspirational, so I decided to share some of the footage with you. Watch VIDEO.
Last week I went skiing with a friend of mine. We skied untracked powder the whole day. Not bad for the end of April. We had a lot of fun but we forgot one safety item - sunscreen. It was a bluebird day with a lot of sun. It sounds great except for the picture you will see if you read on.
You can still find tangerines at the market. We know that they are an excellent source of vitamin C. A new study has found that a substance in tangerines can help you loose weight.