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 

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...

Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) is a very famous plant particularly in the bible during the dawn of the Christian era.  Remember, gold, frankincense and myrrh were the gifts of the wise men for the birth of Christ.  The aromatic resin of myrrh was valued at least 2,000 years before Christ (Kowalchick, 1987).  There is a Syrian legend, later adopted by the Greeks, associates myrrh with the goddess Myrrha, daughter of Thesis, the king of Syria; she was forced by Aphrodite to commit incest with her father and then escaped being murdered by him when the gods transformed her into a myrrh tree (Kowalchick, 1987).  The drops of gum resin that come from cuts on the tree are said to be Myrrha's tears (Kowalchick, 1987). 

    According to the Bible, Moses was instructed to anoint priests with an oil that used myrrh as an ingredient (Kowalchick, 1987).  The Egyptians employed myrrh in embalming fluids. It also was used as a cure for cancer, leprosy and syphilis (Kowalchick, 1987).  A...

     

     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, improve mood, and reduce stress include bergamot, lemon, clary sage, lavender, Roman chamomile, geranium, rose otto, sandalwood, and jasmine (Butje, Repede, & Shattell 2008).  Olfactory stimulation causes immediate physiological changes in blood pressure, muscle tension, pupil size,skin temperature, skin blood flow, electrodermal activity, heart rate, brain wave patterns, and sleep/arousal states (Butje, Repede, & Shatte...

I am so proud to announce that the Living Healthy Show is finally here!!  I know I have been saying that it was coming for a long time but I finally took the plunge to start doing this.   In February will be the start of videos for the most informative and excited show!  I am so happy to present this to you that I did a promo for the broadcast of the Living Healthy Show!  Please let me know what  healthy living topics you would like to see on the show!  

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Today is a very special day!  My Living Healthy Company promotional video has just been launch on the new Living Healthy Show You-Tube Channel.  So excited about this and make sure you stop by Living Healthy website (www.livinghealthy1.org ) for our excellent services!  Let me know your comments and questions about Living Healthy services. Make sure you become a subscriber of my You-Tube Channel  by click this link: http://www.youtube.com/c/Livinghealthy1Org

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       Tea tree essential oil is an important antibacterial and antifungal agents.  Tea tree Australia (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a clear and colorless to faintly yellow volatile oil, practically insoluble in water and it's odor is spicy-aromatic with the reminiscent of nutmeg (Wichtl, 2004).  Its common name is Melaleuca and it is a small tree that grows up to 15 feet high and has a papery bark (Young 2002).   It's key constituents are gamma terpinene (10-28%), alpha-terpinene (5-13%), 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol) (0-15%),  alpha-terpineol (1.5-8%), para-cymene (0.5-12%), terpineol-4 (30-45%), limonene (0.5-4%), aromadendrene (trace-7%), delta-cadinene (trace -8%), alpha-pinene (1-6%), monoterpenes: a-pinene, ß-pinene, myrcene, sesquiterpenes, monoterpene alcohol (45-50%),terpene oxides and it  has high levels of terpineol (Young 2002).   The therapeutic actions of Melaleuca alternifolia are anti-infectious, antibacterial (large spectum action of gram positive and gram negative bacteria)...