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:
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 […]
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.)
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.
Use #CeliacDiseaseAwarenessMonth to post on social media.
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!
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!
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 […]
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:
Here is a list of the amazing health experts who will be joining Judy for the Summit:
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
As naturopathic physicians at Rejuvena, we’d prefer to focus on breast health and ways to […]
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!