2018 is the year for Living Healthy and Integrative Functional Medicine!  I am so excited about this new year and the incredible information that I am going to share about Integrative Functional Medicine. I am finished with writing an article for Today's Dietitian that discuss about Complementary Alternative Medicine and hopefully will be published in 2018.  I am also very excited about sharing my knowledge about Essential Oils which I am going to be doing a webinar in March with Today's Dietitian and I have collaborate with Young Living as a distributor.  Please check out their website  https://yl.pe/5tqj  for the excellent essential oils and wellness products.  

There are so many new topics that Living Healthy will be covering this year for Integrative Functional Medicine.  This year, in the Living Healthy Movement Newsletter ever wonder what type of anti-inflammatory foods should you add to your meal plan?  This month Living Healthy M...

It was 42 degrees outside, but I knew that I had to get somewhere and the weather was not going to stop me today! This is the time of year and season to give back to those who are in need. Well, I had recently had that opportunity when volunteering at the Atlanta Community Food Bank!. When arriving there, I was not sure what I was going to do. I met with fellow Anthem co-workers and the Marietta East Lions Club who hosted this fantastic event! I was told to be ready to do some work and have some fun!...

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...

I could not believe it that I was here at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 100th anniversary of Food Nutrition Expo Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  There were almost 13,000 registered dietitians and nutrition professionals there for this four-day celebration! There was also more than 130 educational sessions, panel discussions, research forums and culinary demonstrations.  There was so much to see and do in only four days, but I was ready to get started now.     

The first day of the conference was Opening Session and the Keynote speaker the famous neurosurgeon and Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Sanjay Gupta who discussed how media influence health and nutrition.   Dr. Gupta also explained about dietitians and nutritional professional frustrations with negative media messages, and fake nutrition news on social media.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta emphasis that we must show a positive spin of this by educating the public about the truths of food a...

Since 2017 is quickly coming to a close I had the best opportunity this past October in going to the Academy's Food and Nutrition Expo Conference 100th Anniversary in Chicago!  I was so excited to go to Chicago which is the headquarters of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  This year is my first year as Secretary of Dietitians Integrative and Functional Medicine Group (DIFM) so I was also excited to see our symposiums that we were having at the conference also!!  

After 2 days of DIFM Executive Board Meetings and doing secretarial work, I had the chance one night with my fellow DIFM friends to go to this incredible restaurant called True Foods Kitchen run by the famous renowned physician, Dr. Andrew Weil.  I have never heard of this place until we met with our wonderful waiter who explained the concept of the restaurant.   All of the meals that were prepared there was seasonal, anti-Inflammatory, gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerin...

This is month is American Diabetes Month but also this month is World Diabetes Day. World Diabetes Day was being held on November 14th, 2017 and is recognized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).  Alot of people do not know that this day existed. This day is very important because diabetes is not just an American Diabetes problem but a world wide problem.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) (www.idf.org)  is a worldwide alliance of 200 diabetes association’s comprised of 158 countries.  For over 50 years IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy.  Its mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.  IDF is committed to raising global awareness of diabetes by promoting appropriate diabetes care and prevention and encouraging activities towards finding a cure for the different types of diabetes.

It is important to have people to become aware about diabetes and one way to do this is by becoming involved in World Dia...

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...

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 16th which corresponds with Mexican Independence Day which was celebrated on September 16th. This day recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.  On September 15th day is when the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821 and in 1988 the US Congress decided to expanded the week of Hispanic Heritage Independence celebration to a full month.

Every region in the Latin-Americas countries have a different types of cuisines of foods.  In Mexico, there is Nopales which is prickly pear cactus paddles which are a good source of fiber and tend to be sauteed or boiled and consumed as a vegetable.  Also in Mexico, rice is typically eaten before the main course or the beans and chilies which is very common in  a variety of Mexican dishes  was first domesticated in Mexico.

In Central America, the diets of the people there share several commonalities although there can be v...

In September, I would like to reflect on the different diverse cultural religious food practices that had happened this month.  This  month for the Jewish community was Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 4th (sunset) thru Sept 6th (nightfall) ) which is a holiday, recognized in the Jewish New Year.  It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, and is marked by abstinence, prayer, repentance and rest. During this time on the second day, fruits not yet eaten in the new season are served in tandem with a special blessing.  The first meal is consist of round challah, apples dipped in honey, chicken matzo ball soup, gefilte fish with horseradish, tsimmes (sweet orange colored mix of vegetables and fruit starting with carrots and adding either sweet potatoes, prunes, pineapple and sugar)  honey cake; apple cake; strudel; nuts.  The second meal: dates, figs, pomegranates, pumpkin, leeks and beets.

There was Yom Kippur (Sept 13th (sunset) thru Sept 14th(nightfall) ) This holiday is...