Posts Tagged ‘Longevity’

The Elixir Profiles: Gabby Douglas – When You’re Down To Nothing God’s Up To Something

The Elixir Profiles: Gabby Douglas - When You’re Down To Nothing God’s Up To Something

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) So for the last couple of weeks, I have slept all of 2 minutes! Why? Because of the Olympics. I have a short attention span and events like swimming, track and gymnastics are just enough time to get me completely focused and later jumping around my living room like a dork. [...]


The Elixir Recipes: Mangu 2.0

The Elixir Recipes: Mangu 2.0

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) If you’re Dominican, you definitely know what mangu is. For those who are not, it can be compared to it’s American counterpart, mashed potatoes. Just like mashed potatoes are very common in American homes, mangu is our signature breakfast dish. Most of my Dominican friends associate this dish as unhealthy since it [...]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Arthur Gewirtz

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Arthur Gewirtz

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Laura, who is a volunteer at DOROT, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly and bringing generations together, greeted us and introduced Briana and I to Arthur. He immediately lit up and asked for a kiss on the cheek. What a charming [...]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Don José

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Don José

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) The other day as I was sitting at work, I received a call from one of the members of my wellness group. She was in the emergency room and wanted me to stop by and see her. As I was trying to convince the security [...]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Hilda Garcia

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Hilda Garcia

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Doña Hilda Garcia was born on August 16, 1927 in the Santa Clara province in Havana, Cuba. She is the fifth of 15 siblings.  She has vivid memories of growing up with a strict disciplinarian mother who was raising 9 girls and 6 boys. Her [...]


The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Pilar De Jesus Gonzalez

The Elixir: Secrets of a Long Life – Pilar De Jesus Gonzalez

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) I’ve always felt a deep admiration for the elderly. Growing up, I lived in the same apartment building on 181st and Bennett as my grandmother and great-grandmother. We were on the 3rd floor and they were on the 6th. Together, they’d pick me up [...]


THE ELIXIR – PAPA RICARDO'S LONGEVITY PLAN

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes My 85-year-old grandfather, who we call Papá, arrived yesterday from the Dominican Republic. We had a nice traditional meal consisting of fish, rice, beans, and an avocado, tomato and watercress salad. After dinner I thought it would be interesting to introduce him to youtube to see if we could find videos [...]

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