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...
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.
So, watch, learn and enjoy! MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays !
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Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND gives enlightening knowledge about Raspberries! Click the You-tube link above and check out the delicious Raspberries Recipe below from Eating Well - Apricot-Raspberry Flaxseed Crisp Recipe. So, watch, learn and enjoy!
Let me know your comments, suggestions and thoughts about the Living Healthy Show! The purpose of the Living Healthy Show is for all of us to educate, inform and promote a discussion about what ways that we can start Living Healthy!!
October is the month and time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food!
Farm to School is unique program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. This special program exist in all 50 states, but since Farm to School is a grassroots movement, the programs are as diverse as the communities that build them.
What are the benefits of Farm to School?
Farm to School programs are based on the foundation that students will choose healthier foods. These healthy foods includes more fruits and vegetables, that are fresh, locally grown, and picked at the peak of their flavor. The Farm to School programs provide benefits to the entire community: children, farmers, food service staff, parents, and teachers. Here are some statistics a...
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...
An allergy is an inappropriate response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful (Balch 2006). Food Allergies occurs when a person's immune system generates an antibody response to the ingested food (Balch 2006). In 2012, 5.6% or 4.1 million children reported food allergies in the past 12 months (Bloom, Cohen & Freeman 2011). In order to see what appropriate treatment is helpful for a person who has food allergies it is important to start using different food allergies testing methods. The different food allergy testing methods are the elimination/challenge, skin prick testing, atopy patch test, radioallergosorbent testing, enzyme-link immunosorbent assay, third generation ELISA Assays microarray chip technology and Energetic Methods (Pizzorno & Murray 2013). There are other testing methods that have been used for food sensitivity testing and treatment but systematic scientific studies have either not been done to verify...
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 !
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!
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...