Food Revolution Day is Here!

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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 […]

Food Revolution Day is Coming!

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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!

Environmental Allergies/Sensitivities

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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

 

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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 […]

February is Heart Health Month

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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 […]

It’s National Green Juice Day!

 

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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!

Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies

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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.

Begin […]

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month!

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Food will always be our best medicine, and this is particularly the case with diabetes.  Early intervention can stop this potentially debilitating disease in its tracks by making only a few changes in an individual’s eating and lifestyle habits.  It is important to note that diabetes is not, in fact, a disease of blood sugar, but it’s actually a disorder of insulin and leptin signaling.

Insulin regulation plays such as an integral role in your health and longevity, that elevated levels are not only symptoms of diabetes, but other diseases as well (heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, obesity, and cancer).

Foods to Avoid:  Sweets, sodas, juices, breads, pasta, cereals, rice, potatoes, and corn.  You may also want to avoid or restrict fruit consumption until your blood sugar gets under control.

 Top Foods […]

Better Beyond 50 Webinar

Please join us for the ultimate “Better Beyond 50” Webinar with Melissa Koerner, which runs from Sunday, November 6-20, 2016.  FREE access from November 6-15!!

This event features our nutritionist, Judy Nicassio (November 14th), and other health experts who collectively give you a plan to defy the ageist stereotype that you’re supposed to become sick, overweight and tired after 50.  Judy will be talking about how a woman’s dietary needs change after age 50, key foods to include in your diet to look and feel your best, foods to avoid or limit, how a woman’s diet impacts her hormone levels, and so much more!

Just click on this link to sign up:

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Here is a list of the amazing health experts who will be joining Judy for the Summit:

  • Sunday, November 6th: Susan Peirce Thompson (Food Addiction & Sustainable Weight Loss) and David Getoff (Cholesterol Myths)
  • Monday, […]

Healthy Recipes to Celebrate Food Day!

Super Green Power Smoothie

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Serves 1

1 large handful roughly chopped spinach

1 frozen peeled banana, cut into several pieces

1 cup unsweetened coconut water

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 tablespoon flax oil

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely uniform in color and all the bits of green are pulverized. Serve immediately.

Raw Kale Avocado Salad

Serve this salad alone as a super food meal or with cooked quinoa.

Salad:

1 bunch curly kale, chopped (about 8 to 10 cups)

2 avocados, diced

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 6 to 8 hours

Dressing:

3 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

Chop the kale into small pieces and add it to a large bowl. In a smaller, separate bowl whisk together the […]