Food Day inspires Americans to modify their diets and our food policies. Every year on October 24th, thousands of events nationwide bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. Many of our country’s prominent food activists are involved in this annual event, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. These health issues cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With America’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food […]
We celebrate the month of October as “Breast Health Awareness Month” in an effort to shift the focus from curing an illness (breast cancer) to preventing one. We are aligned with the visionary women’s health pioneer, Dr. Christiane Northrup’s belief that “breast health begins with enjoying your life and welcoming pleasurable experiences into it on a daily basis.” Keeping your immune system strong is important because it is set up to recognize and destroy cancer cells in the right environment. We’d like to share some of Dr. Northrup’s health and lifestyle tips recommended for creating healthy breasts:
- Choose thermography over mammography. Thermography is a technology that picks up thermal changes in breast tissue. It can find potential problems years before a mammogram can detect cancerous cells.
- Take iodine – studies have shown iodine […]
The tenth annual Fall Prevention Day is on Sept. 22, 2017, sponsored by the National Council on Aging. Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age, however, they are of particular concern as we get older. Our Dr. Laura Glenn shares some informative stats and helpful strategies to prevent falls:
- 1 out of 4 adults over 65 will fall each year. Injuries due to falls can lead to loss of mobility and independence that can be permanent, long after the injury has healed. More than 27,000 deaths per year are directly attributable to having fallen.
- Maintaining good balance is crucial to preventing falls. Older adults should continue to exercise regularly, and best practices are to engage in exercise that work on balance skills (tai chi, yoga, etc.)
On May 19th, we celebrate Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution Day”! We’d like to bring awareness to the topic of childhood obesity. About one in three children and teens in the United States is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Childhood obesity is the cause of many health problems never previously seen until adulthood. This includes high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. In addition, obese children are also more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression.
Here are some of the risk factors associated with increasing risk for childhood obesity:
Diet: Frequent consumption of high-caloric fast foods, baked goods, soda, candy, chips, and vending machine snacks contribute to weight gain. Snacking more often is also an issue, making up almost 27% of their daily caloric […]
Rejuvena is raising awareness for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day as it fast approaches (this Friday, May 20th). We’ll be posting an informative article on causes of childhood obesity to honor this special day so don’t miss it!
You can feel it in the air — spring has arrived! And with it comes an increase in the amount of pollen and mold floating around in the environment. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), pollen season can begin as early as February and last through October, although weather patterns and your location can alter the start and end dates.
Here are some tips that can help you avoid allergy symptoms:
- Keep windows in home closed and use air conditioning if you are allergic to pollen or outdoor molds; fans can stir up dust so limit use or avoid all together.
- Use a HEPA filter if you have a forced air furnace. Clean air filters frequently and clean air ducts at least once a year).
- Remove laundry from the […]
March is National Nutrition Month! When it comes to following a healthy food plan, there’s no one diet that is right for everyone, so it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that’s packed with delicious foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind. So if you didn’t follow through on any of your dietary New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to regroup!
Here are some helpful tips to consider when implementing an optimal eating plan:
- Focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods (organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw dairy, nuts, etc.) from healthy, sustainable, local sources.
- Include raw foods in your diet (raw veggie salads, raw nuts and seeds, etc.).
- Avoid sugars (especially fructose). When consumed in excess, sugar acts as a toxin and promotes multiple disease processes in your body, including […]
Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. Since 2004, February also has been the signature month for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” campaign and the message that heart disease is not only a man’s problem.
Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes, and in some cases, medication.
We know that family history is a big risk factor you can’t avoid, but there are other risk factors that you can manage like poor […]
National Green Juice Day is observed every year on January 26 to inspire people to thrive by taking small sips toward a healthier way of living. When many people admittedly have already broken their New Year’s resolutions at this point, National Green Juice Day encourages us to take one simple step for our health and wellness by drinking a green juice daily.
So grab a cold-pressed green juice or make your own at home for an easy and enjoyable way to meet your daily veggie goals!
The holidays are upon us and we need to keep our resolve in making the best possible food choices when attending parties and family get togethers. Here are some simple strategies to follow:
Stick with your normal routine – if you know you’ll be attending a holiday party, don’t deviate from your typical dietary routine. Skipping meals or trying to save calories doesn’t work. Before you attend an event, consume a protein and healthy fat snack like celery sticks with nut butter or a protein shake.
Don’t waiver from your goals – if you want to maintain your weight and feel great, don’t indulge in sugar-laden and starchy foods. Stay focused and do your best.
Host your own party – this is an excellent way to control food choices. Or if attending someone else’s party, volunteer to bring a healthy dish.