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...

   

     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...

Thanksgiving is a chance eat home cooked meals and desserts with the people we love.  But this is also a time that some persons go through a series of gluttony problems.  Can we change our relationship with food during this time? Yes, we can.  
 

For most people, food means many things besides simple nutrition. How we relate to food can help or hinder our efforts to achieve good health and reasonable body weight. People can learn a great deal about their relationship to food by keeping a daily food diary or by simple thinking about their motives every time they eat. A pattern may emerge of eating to relieve boredom, guilt or tension or to please others. For some, food has always been a reward for good behavior.  Others eat when they need to feel comforted.

Breaking the Pattern

Once the pattern is recognized, it can be broken. One way is to change some food related activities. This may involve setting a different time for eating and sticking to new time; eating onl...

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...

        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...