My health journey began in the early 1980’s when I felt, and looked, like … well, let’s just say it was really bad, and I was determined to find out why. I’m Susan Rosin, the host of the Healthy Tips After 50 Podcast, and in my early 30’s I found out that I was allergic to wheat, cows (i.e. milk and beef), a bunch of veggies & fruits, and almost all perfumes & scents. I cut all of these out and within 2-3 days I was feeling better than I had in months. I also found out that that was all my new allergist could do for me, no shots, or any other prescriptions. At that point I became obsessed with finding places where I could buy food that I could eat and with learning as much as I possibly could about my health situation. This was pre-internet and way before anyone used or even heard of the terms gluten free or dairy free. I found a few small Health Food Stores (do you remember those?) where I could buy very obscure, and expensive, food products like rice noodles and crackers, soy milk, and quinoa. They also carried books about health, organics, vitamins, etc., from small printing houses which I read cover to cover. Fast forward almost 30 years and the world is very different – the biggest problem now is finding one’s way through too much information and too many food products and supplements. I still spend the majority of my time reading and learning about health and wellness in books, talks, and on the internet. And I have to laugh when I say to someone that I can’t do dairy or wheat they and they just nod knowingly and suggest something else on the menu or point me to a section in the store. After many years of sharing my knowledge and personal experience with family and friends they all pushed me to find a way to share it with others. After giving it a lot of thought I decided to start a podcast and a community for people like me and you. That’s how Healthy Tips After 50 (HTA50) got started. I hope that you will join and participate in the HTA50 community by subscribing to my podcast and leaving me your comments on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and/or my website.