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.

So, watch, learn and enjoy! MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays 

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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...

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...

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 always love going to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens particular for the spring time.   This time at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens was the Georgia Herbalist Guild monthly meeting.  I had the opportunity to listen to Jen Stovall, RN, Community Herbalist and Health Educator, who spoke about Herbalism on a Food Stamp Budget.  Ms. Stovall hails from New Orleans and runs her herbal store in a low-income community.  She explained about her customers are having difficulty obtaining health care and they come to her for help.  She believes that using kitchen herbs are the best such as fennel seed for digestion, dill seed for cooling, black pepper which is hot invigorating for mucus and chili flakes for stimulating the circulatory system particularly for peripheral neuropathy.  The chili flakes placed in between socks and shoes. Turmeric is another herb for liver support and fat digestion which does give a fresh taste.  Basil that is fresh and dry is antiviral, boost the immune system f...

In June 2017, I will be starting my Secretary position with Dietitian Integrative Functional Medicine and I had a excellent opportunity to go to Seattle, Washington for a very important leadership meeting.  While I was there I had the chance to go the 19th Annual Herb and Food Fair at Bastyr University.  This a free festival that brings thousands of visitors and the theme for this year's event is "Plant as Partners: grow, adapt, transform.”

Some of the festival activities included educational speaker,  workshops, cooking demonstrations from nutrition and botanical medicine experts, nutritious and delicious homemade food, tours of the Medicinal Herb Garden, guided walks through the surrounding woods, plant sale with medicinal and culinary plant starts from Bastyr's organic garden, live music and entertainment.  

This fair is run by student-run fair, local entrepreneurs and experts in health, wellness, farm-to-table food, and natural medicine will offer w...