National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

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On September 13th, we celebrate “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet.  Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on September 13, 1839.  A senate resolution calling for the commemoration gained unanimous approval on Aug. 3, 2010.  In marking the awareness day, the Senate “recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease,” the resolution stated.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks and damages the digestive tract in response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.  It’s a challenging disease because gluten can be hidden in many foods and products (including cosmetics).  If you have celiac disease, avoiding gluten is the only way to […]

Healthy Aging – Strong Bones & Good Balance Help to Prevent Falls

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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.)
  • It is important […]

Celiac Awareness Month

 

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In May, Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated.  Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease. It is triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye (bread, pasta, cereals, cookies, etc.).  When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.

Left untreated, people with celiac disease are at-risk for serious health consequences, like other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and even certain cancers.

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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 […]

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 […]

Last Chance to Check Out the “Better Beyond 50” Webinar for Free!

Just wanted to let you know that if you missed any of the presentations from the “Better Beyond 50” Women’s Health Summit, you still have the chance to watch them all!

All 23 expert interviews are available to watch for free until midnight tonight (Wednesday, November 16th).

Watch the videos by clicking here: https://transactions.sendowl.com/stores/4865/3047

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these speakers and have learned so much!!

Don’t forget, your chance to watch these videos for free ends tonight (that’s Wednesday, November 16th) at midnight.  Watch them now!

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I truly hope you have enjoyed the “Better Beyond 50” Summit. There is such valuable information in every interview and I have seen some of the bonus’s the speakers are giving away. Its great stuff…you won’t want to miss it!

 

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, […]

October is Breast Cancer Prevention Month

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Breast cancer is caused by hereditary factors and lifestyle.  Specifically, the primary causes of breast cancer are nutritional deficiencies, exposure to environmental toxicity, inflammation, and estrogen dominance and the resultant breakdown in genetic integrity and immune surveillance.   Eating whole and unprocessed foods can decrease inflammation in the body and reduce the chances of developing breast cancer. Also, synthetic hormone replacement therapy has been indicated as causing elevated estrogen levels that are correlated with increased chance of breast cancer.

Signs to watch for:

  • Changes in breast tissue – it is important to check your breast tissue to identify any thickening or lumps
  • Nipple discharge or nipple inversion
  • Dimpling or indentation of the breast tissue
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits
  • Redness of the breast tissue

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As naturopathic physicians at Rejuvena, we’d prefer to focus on breast health and ways to […]

Tips on How to Participate in National Women’s Day

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Wondering what to do to participate in this special day?  Here are some ideas:

  • Try a new workout or sport – how about a spin class in the pool or a fun Zumba class?  It’s always best to “change it up” for best results.
  • Get your thyroid checked – more common is a sluggish or hypothyroid functioning thyroid gland, but either way, this can negatively impact your concentration, mood, and weight.
  • Consume some “superfoods”!  Broccoli, kale, apples, turnips – and other healthy foods you can find at your local farmer’s market.
  • Ask a friend to workout – working out with a pal can help you stay motivated and lose more weight than going solo.
  • Take a short nap – grab a power nap for 20 minutes as research indicates that proper rest and sleep is beneficial for your […]