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 […]

Dr. Glenn is now at Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics!

The Ketogenic Diet Do’s and Don’ts

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The ketogenic diet is becoming a trend among people looking for quick, dramatic weight loss.  The diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate food plan that shifts the body to burn fats as opposed to carbohydrates.  Ketosis occurs when the body is burning fat for fuel and producing ketones (in the liver).  The ketogenic diet is not for everyone, and you should check with your physician before starting it.

Here are some ground rules when following the diet:

DO eat real food. Veggies that grow above ground, beef (organic, grass fed), chicken (organic, pastured), salmon (wild-caught), butter, heavy cream (organic is a must, raw dairy is even better!).

DO replace your electrolytes, but not with diet Gatorade or sugary energy type drinks. Drink bone broth or chicken broth. Think sea salt. Make sure you get at least 2 tsp per […]

It’s the “March Against Monsanto – Music, Art, & Food Festival”!

 

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ALL DAY EVENT!!!
SINGH MEADOWS
1490 E Weber Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

What’s Happening in Phoenix this weekend?  It’s the “March Against Monsanto  Music, Art, and Food Festival” in Tempe!  This year’s theme is “Food is Our Medicine”.  There will be  keynote speakers to educate the public about how and why Food is Our Medicine.  Plus the FUN STUFF includes musical guest artists to entertain you all day, an art exhibit, raffles/prizes, and delicious non-GMO food, too!

 

GET YOUR MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO UPDATES HERE! 😀
Official MAM Website:
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

 

Photo source:

http://calendar.resistancecalendar.org/resistance.calendar/detail/22/1495328400000

 

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!

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.

 

Photo source:

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

 

 

A Special Mother’s Day Facial!

 

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Mom deserves special treatment every day, but at Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics, we’re making it easy to pamper her on Mother’s Day with our special facial we’re featuring during the month of May.

This facial is a blend of raw cocoa, pearl powder, coconut sugar, vanilla bean powder, raspberry, and additional Ayurvedic and organic ingredients that will firm, brighten and tighten the skin of all of those hard-working moms.   Also, a microdermabrasion, extractions and a hand-mixed take-home mask made especially for their specific skin issues will be included along with a complimentary consultation.

Cost:  $125 for 1 hour

 

Photo source:

http://www.crosscards.com/cards/holidays/mothers-day/

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 […]

Happy Easter Carrot Smoothie Recipe!

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The Easter Bunny will soon be here munching on his delicious and nutritious carrots!  Carrots are one of the most common and favorite vegetables in the world.  They are a root vegetable that has been cultivated for hundreds of years.  Carrots come in a variety of colors, and are now grown all over, although their native roots are in Asia.  The best part is these root veggies are jam-packed with  many nutrients!

The health benefits of carrots are plentiful:

  • Rich source of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and more
  • Good source of potassium, which can help maintain healthy sodium levels in the body, helping to reduce elevated blood pressure
  • Contain many beneficial phytochemicals, including falcarinol, which may reduce the risk of colon cancer and help promote overall colon […]