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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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!!

Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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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...

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...


     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...

        This week from October 1st - October 7th, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness and their participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness. Each year they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.  So join the fight click on this link to their website - https://www.nami.org/miaw

     Individuals with psychiatric disorders are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents drugs, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for treatment of psychiatric disorders are aromatherapy. Specific essential oils when applied dermally or inhaled enters the blood stream exerts measurable psychological effects (Perry &  Perry 2006). Aromatherapy can provide treatment for psychiatric disorders that is free of the adverse effects associated with conventional drugs (Perry &  Perry 2006).  Essential oils used to reduce anxiety, impro...


     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...

    Psychoneuroimmunology is a study that investigates the interactions between behavior and the immune system, mediated by the endocrine and nervous systems (Ziemssen & Kern 2007).  Psychoneuroimmunology main interests are the interactions between the nervous and immune systems and the relationships between mental processes and health. Psychoneuroimmunology studies the connections or links between our "state" of mind and our "state" of health (Dohms 2016).   Psychoneuroimmunology research demonstrates that emotions influence immunological functioning and that too much stress has a negative impact on the functioning of the body’s immune system. Recent research suggests that the immune system can be enhanced or suppressed by external stimuli and that the brain reacts to external stimuli at an
unconscious level (Malkin, 2003). 

    Essential oils have been shown to have significant effects on mood states and these effects are believed to arise from stimulation of the...

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


  • 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


  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 

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