I am back playing in the dirt again and to start this gardening year I was able to help out with the Master Gardeners Plant Sale.  The weather on this day was very cold in the morning but later on during the day it did get a little warmer around 50 degrees.

I love this time of year where the flowers are starting to bloom and everyone is ready to start planting their newly purchase vegetables, flower, fruits and herbs.  This is also the right time to start joining a community garden.  But what if you do not have one in your neighborhood?  Well, you can start your own by using this 10 basic steps from the American Community Garden Association’s.

1.  Organize a Meeting Of Interested People - Determine whether a garden is really needed and wanted, what kind it should be (vegetable, flower, both, organic?), whom it will involve and who benefits. Invite neighbors, tenants, community organizations, gardening and horticultural societies, building superintendents (if it is at...

Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND discuss the extraordinary benefits of Mint! 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!! So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Freshly Brew Mint Iced Tea

1 teaspoon of dried leaves, or 3 teaspoons of crushed fresh leaves

1 cup of boiling water

For taste add honey or other sweetener

Infuse the dried leaves or crushed fresh leaves in a metal infuser into  1 cup of boiling water or place the loose dried leaves or crushed fresh leaves into the teapot, add boiling water and pour through a st...

     Peptic Ulcers are lesions in the mucosal lining of the stomach (Tamparo & Lewis 2000). Peptic Ulcers represent a breakdown in the balance between acid-pepsin secretion and mucosal defense in the stomach (Tamparo & Lewis 2000).  The causes of this breakdown are not clear but they seem related to chronic over-secretion of gastric juices, stress and hereditary factors (Tamparo & Lewis 2000).  Reactions to drugs such as salicylates and smoking and alcohol may be contributing factors (Tamparo & Lewis 2000).  


    The impact of peptic ulcers for over a century has been one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal surgery, with high morbidity and mortality rates (Sumbul, Aftab Ahm, Mohd, & Mohd, 2011).  In a survey study, it showed the socio-demographic characteristics of peptic ulcers in the United States (Sonnenberg, & Everhart, 1997).  There was a random selection of 41,457 of individuals who were given a special questionnaire on the digestive disease...

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...

Another great episode from the Living Healthy Moment show is explain about the interesting facts of Cloves and where cloves come from! Below this page is a healthy recipe for Cloves. 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!! So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Tasty Sweet Potato Pie

Makes 16 servings (2 pies)

Pastry for 2 single-crust 9-inch pies
3 pounds sweet potatoes
12 ounces 2% milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/4 cup  sugar or you can use any of the other sweeteners – Stevia  or Honey (Check your conversion table)
1/4 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoo...

National Nutrition Month from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Here are the last 6 Healthy Tips.

1.  Banish Brown Bag Boredom

Whether it’s a lunch for work or school, prevent brown bag boredom with easy-to-fix, healthy lunch ideas. Try a whole-wheat pita pocket with veggies and hummus or a low sodium vegetable soup with whole grain crackers or a salad of mixed greens with low-fat dressing and a hard boiled egg.

2.  Drink More Water

Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of sugary drinks. Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water if you are active, live or work in hot conditions, or are an older adult.

3.  Explore New Foods and Flavors

Add more nutrition and eating pleasure by expanding your range of food choices. When shopping, make a point of selecting a fruit, vegetable or whole grain that’s new to you or your family. Try different versions of familiar foods like purple asparagus, Honey crisp apples, broccoli flower or quinoa.

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This National Nutrition Month from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics there are 17 Health Tips for 2017 for the theme of "Put Your Best Fork Forward". Here are 6 of the Health Tips below.  

1.  Get to Know Food Labels

Reading the Nutrition Facts panel can help you shop and eat or drink smarter.

2.  Consult an RDN

Whether you want to eat better to lose weight or lower your risk or manage a chronic disease, consult the experts! Registered dietitian nutritionists can help you by providing sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice.

3. Follow Food Safety Guidelines

Reduce your chances of getting sick by practicing proper food safety. This includes:
regular hand washing, separating raw protein foods from ready-to-eat foods, cooking foods to the appropriate temperature by using a food thermometer, and refrigerating food quickly at a proper temperature to slow bacteria growth.  Learn more about home food safety at www.homefoodsafety.org.

4.  Get C...

I love the month of March!  This is a special time for dietitians because it is National Nutrition Month!  This month's theme from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is "Put Your Best Fork Forward" .  This theme serve us a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices.  Making small changes now will over time, helps improve health now and into the future.  The Academy Nutrition and Dietetics has 17 Health Tips for National Nutrition Month.  Today, I am going to discuss 5 of those health tips.

1.   Eat Breakfast

Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Some breakfast ideas are breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla or a parfait with low-fat plain yogurt, fruit and whole grain cereal.

2.  Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitami...

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) is a small, woody shrub in the Araliaceae family that is native to southeastern Russia, northern China, Korea and Japan. native plant to  the mountains of Europe and cultivated in the north-western United States and Canada. (Natural Medicine 2015).  It is not related to the true ginseng (Panax ginseng) and it has a growing reputation for increasing all kinds of body resistance.  (Hoffman 1996)  Siberian Ginseng usage has been historically dated back over 2,000 years in China. In Russia, the Siberian people originally use Siberian Ginseng to increase performance and quality of life.  The Soviet scholars may have been the first to discover the adaptogenic role of Siberian ginseng.  It has been used by high -level athletes and cosmonauts in the former Soviet Union for its potential ability to increase stamina and endurance. (Natural Medicine 2015).   

Currently, the Russian Federation is the main producing reg...

Today is the first official launch of the Living Healthy Show!  I am so excited about this and it is has been a long time coming. This first fabulous episode Living Healthy Show Moment is showing some fun facts about Asparagus !  Below this page is a healthy recipe for Asparagus. 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!! So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Tasty Asparagus Garlic Recipe

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

Melt butter in a skillet over medi...

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This blog is meant to inform and entertain the general public and other healthcare providers on nutrition and health issues. Information on this blog does not replace that of your own health care provider. The opinions presented on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent that of my employer or associations.  This blog is designed for educational and entertainment purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment. None of the information in these posts are to be mistaken for medical care or recommendations. ALWAYS consult your doctor prior to changing your diet or starting a new supplement or exercise regime. The information in this blog is based in either opinion, life experience, or sometimes hard science. As I am simply sharing what I feel to be the truth in my life, I always urge people to find what they consider to be theirs. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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