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.

CELEBRATE

Use #CeliacDiseaseAwarenessMonth to post on social media.

 

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http://www.exquisitedish.com/my-blog/celiac-news/

 

 

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!

 

Better Beyond 50 Webinar

Please join our nutritionist, Judy Nicassio, today as one of the guest speakers at the “Better Beyond 50” webinar.  Just go to:  https://transactions.sendowl.com/stores/4865/30545.   You can also check out the many other health expert speakers to find out how to feel your best beyond age 50!

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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:

 https://transactions.sendowl.com/stores/4865/30475

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 […]

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day – September 13th

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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 Sept. 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.

Stay tuned as we’ll be posting a few of our favorite delicious gluten-free recipes this week!

 

Source:

http://www.beyondceliac.org/161/vobid–3693/

Photo source:

http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/you-have-a-disease-called-noassatol-actually-it-was-celiac-disease/

 

 

Tips for Healthy Aging

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While our genes may influence our lives in various ways, it’s also true that certain lifestyle choices we make can also impact our genes and quality of life.  Research has shown that there are some habits we can adopt to slow the aging process, such as:

Eat fruits and veggies:  Consuming plenty of veggies and fruits may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.  One caveat here would be that if you already are experiencing blood sugar problems, limit your fruit intake and focus more on low starch veggie consumption (like broccoli, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, etc.).  Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.  Choose whole fruits and veggies in a variety of colors to get the […]

Pretty Foods

What exactly are “pretty foods”?  Well, it’s simple really.  The foods you eat directly affect your health, your appearance and play a significant role in how well you age.  Find out how incorporating these recommended foods regularly into your diet can make a positive difference in all aspects of your life.

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Cocoa

Cocoa contains high levels of flavonols, a powerful antioxidant.  It’s not only very hydrating to your skin, but it can improve memory, increase your sense of well-being, reduce heart disease, help shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.

Wild Salmon, Walnuts, & Flax Seeds

Foods rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids improves elasticity of skin and prevents dry skin and acne.  In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to prevent heart disease and stroke, promote brain health, including memory enhancement and prevention of depression, […]

Maintaining Microbiome Health

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The system of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa living on your skin and in your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, gut, and urogenital tract, is referred to as the “human microbiome.”  Our gut health is directly related to our microbiome and varies from person to person based on factors such as diet, health history, geographic location, and even ancestry.

We need to strive to keep our microbiome in balance or otherwise we become ill.  The organisms that make up your microbiome perform many functions in the body, including supplying critical vitamins to fighting pathogens and modulating weight and metabolism.

Here are some tips on how to maintain a healthy gut:
  1. Eat a healthy diet – a diet rich in nutrients will help you to feel vibrant and alive because your microbiome is thriving.  A healthy diet includes:
    • Consuming fresh, organic, […]