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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
The key to keeping any New Year’s resolutions is to be realistic and have a sustainable action plan. We not only need to feel inspired, but we have to also prepare. Here’s a list of some suggested resolutions and tips on how to successfully implement them.
Take small steps to improving your overall health – avoid feeling overwhelmed from the get-go by taking “baby steps” to move closer to optimal health. For example, choose drinking water over a soda. This small action will move you in the right direction to better health in the long run. By making these smarter health choices every day, you’ll be well on your way to better overall health.
Move and stay active daily – for example, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog back and forth to the mailbox instead of leaning out […]
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.
We have more Holiday Glow from Kimberly! Today, it’s a recipe for Sugar Plum Shower Gel. Kimberly says shower gels are great ways to de-stress from holiday shopping. By making your own, you know it is natural and organic. No harm – and so good for both our skin and mental health!
Sugar Plum Shower Gel
- 1 bottle of organic fragrance-free liquid soap (8 oz)
- 1 tsp Sugar plum dust**
- 2 Tbsp Organic plum juice, can also use apple juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste or powder
Get a big mixing bowl and combine all ingredients well. Place in measuring cup to pour easily. Place in canning jar and decorate as you wish. Make sure to let the recipient of this gift know it needs to be shaken before use.
**To make the Sugar Plum Dust grind sugar plum tea into […]
Are you ready for another great skin care recipe from our Kimberly Smith? This one is so easy: Cranberry Tea Toner.
Kimberly recommends keeping this in a spray bottle in the refrigerator, then refresh your skin after a nice long bath. As always, if you have questions about these recipes, just post a comment and Kimberly will respond.
Cranberry Tea Toner
- 1-2 organic cranberry tea bags (or other you would prefer)
- 1 bottle organic low alcohol witch hazel
Just drop a good quality organic teabag with no spicy ingredients into a bottle of organic witch hazel. Steep it overnight and the next day, you get a great toner. Incredibly simple!
It’s the Catch 22 of the holidays – everyone wants to take a picture, but the stress is wreaking havoc with our skin. Welcome to the social media equivalent of the advent calendar … for your skin. Starting today, Rejuvena’s own Kimberly Smith will unveil her “Holiday Glow” – daily skin care recipes and tips revealed on our Facebook page. Each product is an easy DIY recipe created by Kimberly.
Before you roll your eyes thinking “not another thing to make!” realize that most of these 2-4 ingredient treatments use things we already have in our cupboards. “With a little mixing, we can use the natural and organic foods and spices in our kitchen directly on our skin,” Kimberly says.
Products will be unveiled on our Facebook page and will include recipes, recommendations and tips. If you have a question, just post it in the comments and Kimberly will respond.
To kick […]