On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, is a very special for Registered Dietitians!  This is a day where RDN's are recognizing for all of their hard work and expertise in nutrition.  


How was this day created?  Below are quotes from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about this extraordinary day!  


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

The History of Registered Dietitian Day 


  • The first Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated in 2008. Wednesday, Mar...


Cayenne has been known to bring blood and body heat to the surface, stimulating sweating and cooling of the body. It also acts as an energy stimulant, slightly encouraging the adrenals to produce cortisone (Keville, 1996). Research has shown that Capsaicin blocks the transmission of pain and itching by nerve fibers in the skin. When Capsaicin applied in the form of a tropical cream helps to relieve pain by depleting local supplies of a neurotransmitter called substance P. (Hoffman 1996). Clinical trials showed that 75% of the people who applied a capsaicin cream on their shingle disease experienced substantial pain relief, with only occasional burning sensation. A small amount of cayenne stabilizes blood pressure and reduces excessive bleeding anywhere in the body. Scientific literature review also shown that ulcer patients in a New Delhi, India Hospital experienced the same rate of healing after 4 weeks of eating 3 grams (1/2 teaspoon) a day as those who abstained (Keville, 1996).



Every year the International Herb Association (http://www.iherb.org/117-2/) celebrates the herb.  The purpose of the herb of the year is to develop and coordinate national attention on herbs, herbal uses, herb businesses, and the IHA.  This year's herb is the very popular Capsicum annuum pepper plant.  You maybe familiar of Capsicum annuum plant in hot sauce if you from the South or in Pepper Spray if you are in Law Enforcement.  The interesting thing about this herb is its powerful ingredients and its verstility particularly in cooking.  


Capsicum annuum otherwise known as the Cayenne plant has a very rich history since the time of Columbus coming to the new world.  Capsicum annuum (Cayenne) plant was first introduced to Europe with the return of Christopher Columbus from the New World. The cayenne pepper plant is a hot biting taste of a fruit and has been cultivated for hundreds, even thousands of years in the tropical regions of the world such as t...


February is the American Heart Association “Go Wear Red” campaign where the organization raises heart disease awareness for women.  A lot of us ladies will be wearing out lovely red suits and red dress pins but do we really know how it is important to prevent and fight against this deadly disease.


It is estimated that 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease unfortunately only one in five women believe heart disease is a great health problem.  Is it due to the lack of  education about heart disease or is it still being known as a Man’s Disease?


Unfortunately, African American women are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and nearly half (49 percent) of all non-Hispanic African-American females have some form of heart disease, stroke or other CVD.  


American Heart Association states that estimates that the Go Red for Women campaign has already raised awareness and saved more than 627,000 lives since its inception but there is still a grim statistical side o...

A person once told me that there is no way you can have a healthy heart valentine’s day. When you are out with the one you love you can’t but splurge on chocolate rich assortments of candies, you usually skip your exercise plan to get ready for the valentine’s day evening date and eating out at a fine highly fat tasting restaurant where you top of the meal with a luscious unhealthy dessert.  The person continued to say that the only healthy thing during that day are the roses!


I had to agree and disagree this statement that this person told me.  The part I do agree with is yes that it can be a unhealthy eating day but I also disagree that it has to be like this on Valentine’s Day.  We all have a choice on how we are going to eat and how we are going to spend time together on this day but we can make a choice in doing this in a heart healthy way.


First, we can decide on what types chocolates candies that can be given as a gift.  There has been research that dark chocolate candy tha...



I read this very interesting article from NBC News Online that was saying that Americans are starting to get healthy this year.  (Here is the link to the article by clicking here ) It was interesting that alot of the studies that were sited from this article said and I quote " studies showed a decline in the number of new diabetes cases; sugary soda consumption dropped off; and Americans were actually starting to eat more healthfully."  It also explained that the quote "Messages about the dangers of eating too much and exercising too little may have finally started to resonate with Americans."  


I started to wonder if alot of these PSAs (Public Service Announcements) are really working.  What motivates us to change and make a positive start to our lives?  Is it a near death experience? Is it becoming frustrated with doing the same thing over, over and over again with no results? Or is it a new year and new beginning of doing something that will improve the quality of your l...

I have been meditating for a while and I love it!  But I am having a challenge of meditating for 20 minutes and doing this 2 times a day!  I have a very busy life schedule, like most people do and it seems harder to fit let only 5 minutes of meditation.  I have been starting recently to realize that this 20 minutes - two times per week of meditation can be done.  What we all need to do is make time for ourselves!  Instead of watching a hour television or looking at your social media sites, why not crave as a start 10 or 15 minutes of meditation.  


There are so many benefits you can get from meditation such a clearing the mind, sense of awareness and it eases many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.  There is a study that show that meditation can make you have a creative mind.  Click  here for the article. With all of these benefits that meditation can give you, why not start doing meditation today...



This may sound like you.  Every year, I decide to make some resolutions goals to only find out by June that I have  drop out or gave up in doing them.  The problem was that I focused on the resolution (losing weight) but I was not finding out what was the solution  (changing emotional eating habits) to make a positive changes with my life.  That is why it is important to not only find what you want to change in your life but how you are going to do it and keep the momentum going.  


The Living Healthy Movement is focused on finding solutions not doing resolutions!  Come and be a part of this movement by clicking here and sign up for the Living Healthy Movement Newsletter.  You may ask yourself well what would I like to change in my life this year. Here is an excellent article from my favorite college - American College of Health Science (www.ACHS.edu).  (In this article, I would have called the resolutions to solutions but the concepts ideas of chang...

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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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