Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND explains the powers of Rosemary for this Holiday season and every season! Click the You-tube link above and check out the delicious​  Rosemary Squash Recipe.

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Rosemary Squash Recipe

2–3 small winter squash, such as acorn or spaghetti
2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons rosemary
½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
¼ teas...

   

     On Friday, December 1st, 2017 is World AIDS Day.  AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)  is an immune system disorder in which the body's ability itself is greatly diminished (Sizer & Whitney 1997).   People with AIDS frequently experience severe PEM ( Protein-Energy Malnutrition) and wasting which often begins early in the disease and becomes progressively worse (Sizer & Whitney 1997).   AIDS clients early signs of deterioration are weight loss, reduced body fat, and low body mass index.  Preventing and treating malnutrition and wasting should be a high priority in the care of AIDS-infected people.  Adequate nutrition can help maintain body tissues and improve life's quality for AIDS client.  Frequently AIDS clients suffer anorexia and may refuse food.  They also may more readily accept small, frequent snacks than large meals (Sizer & Whitney 1997).  


    Some of the foods that should be inc...

Monday, October 16th is World Food Day, offering the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.  World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1979.  This year’s theme is Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.  For more information on about World Food Day click the website:  http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2017/about/en/

I had a chance to stop by the  Atlanta Community Food Bank and did an incredible tour with the 4 H group from Douglas County, Georgia.  While during the tour, I had a chance to check out the Hunger 101 presentation which is particular important for World Food Day.  The Hunger 101 presentation  showed to increase awareness about hunger and poverty on the local, state and national levels.  This presentation is a i...

I could not believe that this day finally has come!  My first time walking the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race! I am excited and hype up that I am one of the 60,000 + racers that are participating in this historic coveted race!  As you know being a part of this race is one of my bucket list goals so I knew that I will not let anything stop me for doing this race!

    

Before I left out the house to drive to the Marta train station, I heard on the radio that weather was going to be a code red.  Code red is the highest code of very high humidity and heat.  This is not the good news that a runner and walker wants to hear before going outside to do a 10K race!

 I knew that I must remember to hydrate myself by stopping at each water station along the race route in order to prevent severe dehydration.  I also knew that I had to pace myself and not start off the race running like the other walkers do.  The worse thing that I could not is tired myself during...

Everyone I know celebrated the fourth of July with a Barbecue.  This year I wanted to celebrate in a healthy way by joining the Peachtree Road Race! This is a big goal for me since I wanted to jump start my new exercise plan by accomplishing a goal from my bucket list.  Before walking this race, I had to pick up my racing number  confirmation at the free Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo.  The expo was hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center, so I decided to go there on a beautiful hot Sunday.  This is my first time participating in the world's largest 10K race and the Peachtree Street Health and Fitness Expo.  I was excited to what fun activities that were going on at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo.

                   

I had to take the public transit for Atlanta called Marta in order to get to the Downtown area since the streets were blocked off for the Peachtree Road Race.  Once I arri...

In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND gives details on what interesting information about Turmeric! Read below the Turmeric Tea Recipe. So, watch, learn and enjoy! 

Turmeric Tea Elixir Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 Minutes

  • Cook time: 20 Minutes

  • Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of nutmeg

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp Turmeric and you can add more if you like.

  • 1-2 cups of water

  • Raw honey to sweeten

  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk

 Preparation

  1. Simmer spices and water together for 10 mins.

  2. Blend until smooth and unified in color.

  3. Then add honey and milk.

  4. Drink and enjoy!

Now for the grand finale!  The Home Garden Tours! Each year, the Garden Tour Committee selects several gardens to showcase. A number of the gardens chosen have been featured in national magazines, one of which has been featured in over 25 publications, including the most recent one, an international magazine from New Zealand. This garden has also been presented on HGTV. Some of the garden locations feature porches, ponds, log cabin, a mini vineyard and even a tree house. You will enjoy spectacular color with hundreds of hydrangeas throughout these gardens. The Committee makes an effort to feature gardens in the downtown Douglasville area, and in the outlying County. Each garden is different in style, size, and features different approaches to gardening. As an added experience, you will enjoy seeing artists painting in each garden.  See some pictures of the Garden Tours by clicking here !

This information is taken from http://hydrangeafest.org

So excited about taking the miniature gardens tours!   The lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community. Miniature gardens in small containers including wheelbarrows, pots, and a multitude of other creative containers. The miniature gardens include plants, miniature garden furniture and structures and more.

Each year the Douglas County Master Gardeners spend countless hours working hard to create this beautiful vegetable garden to feed the less fortunate members of our community.  In addition to seeing the vegetable garden, you will enjoy the artistic creations of themed scarecrows.

 So much to see in so little bit of time !  Want to see some more pictures.  Click here and Enjoy!   Next week, is the Home Garden Tours!

This information was taken from http://hydrangeafest.org 

New day and new year for the 10th Annual Hydrangea Festival !  Douglasville, Georgia has gone Hydrangea Festival Crazy.  Here is some information from the Hydrangea Festival website on what is happening during this exciting weekend below!  

"Each year, a lead hydrangea is chosen for the Flower Show and the Festival. For 2017, the lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community. The Flower Show is a Standard Flower Show and the Show is judged by State Garden Club Judges. The Flower Show has won top state and national awards in its category and this year should be no exception. It is executed by Douglas County Garden Clubs (Ama Kanasta, Town and Country, and Sweetwater), as well as the support of the awesome Douglas County Master Gardeners. The show includes a multitude of horticulture entries from local residents. In previous years, there have been over 500 entries creating a vision for all visitors to enjoy. There are also...

I had the lucky opportunity to experience my first Aromatherapy Massage, and I love it! Special thanks to my lovely sister Dori, I was able to receive a gift certificate to a local spa for my birthday gift! I always wanted to try an aromatherapy massage since I did take a class in aromatherapy and enjoy it! I decide to go to the Elements Massage in Buckhead to try the Aromatherapy Massage.

When I came into the spa, I smelled hints of lavender essential oil diffused in the air along with the soft, soothing music in the background. I decided to try tangerine essential oil called Vitality which has a slight floral scent of blended essential oils. The blended oils of Vitality are calming and can help improve your mood. I was so excited about trying this to relieve my stress that I have been feeling lately.

When I met with my masseur Cantrella, I told her this was the first time had an aromatherapy massage and she understood how anxious I was about it. She was very open and friendly and asked...

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