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Toss the Resolutions and Begin Permanent New You Solutions!


The Living Healthy Movement

Welcome to the new HEPSA Living Healthy Online Blog!  We are starting this New Year off right with a new look, new blog and new mission!  HEPSA Living Healthy wants to help you change your life for the better by joining the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement!  So sign up for this new blog today by clicking – www.livinghealthyonline.org

I am Denine Rogers, a registered licensed dietitian nutritionist and holistic practitioner who have a passion to change people’s lives for the better.  I have decided to start the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement because of the constant problems and complaints that I have received from my clients about making New Year’s Resolutions not New Year Solutions.  Too often we do not keep our resolutions and by the time the end of the year comes we feel like we have failed through the whole year. A resolution is a temporary hopeful fix but a solution is a permanent change!  The HEPSA Living Healthy Movement is on a mission to get you to discover what is holding you back from losing weight, stopping smoking, continuing an exercise plan, changing your relationships with food, etc. Check out joining the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement by signing up at the HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter – www.livinghealthy1.org where we are making solutions for 2015, not resolutions!

This year 2015 the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement are providing ways to change your life for the better by learning about 12 different topics.  The monthly topics will be:

  1. Eating healthy with whole food nutrition
  2. Cooking healthy meals and snacks
  3. Herbal Medicine and Botanicals
  4. Exercising
  5. Meditation, Tia chi, Yoga and Qi Gong
  6. Aromatherapy
  7. Mind, Body and Spiritual Relationships
  8. Gardening
  9. Integrative Nutrition and Medicine
  10. Complementary Alternative Medicine
  11. Vitamins and Supplements
  12. Homeopathy

So for this whole year, the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement is focusing on making positive changes with your life.  I am asking you to join, the HEPSA Living Healthy Movement by clicking here today.

Thank you so much and start Living Healthy today!


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Check out HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter Today

Living Healthy Logo part 2

Today is the day, that I have launch my HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter for the first edition.  2014 is the year to make a change of your life, health and spirituality.  What is your change that you would like to make this year?

This new HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter is going to feature  an article about Healthy Eating with the Family.  Is one of your goals this New Year is to have healthy sit down  meals with your family but you do not know where to start ?  Well,  in this article we are going to learn how everyone in family can start eating healthy!

Ever wonder if yoga is effective with those who have problems with Fibromyoalgia.  This article in the HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter will explain how powerful doing yoga can be for your lifestyle.

Also this issue of the HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter will include recipes, holistic health and nutritional tips, wellness articles, healthy product of the month, motivational tip, seminar events, health surveys, and many more.

Click here to read the current issue of the HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter. Pass this great HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter along to your friends, colleagues, family and co-workers.

Check out and sign up to receive  future the HEPSA Living Healthy Newsletter today.  Click here to sign up through the HEPSA Living Healthy website.

Always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas so please let me know your comments and opinions.  So this week make sure you are Living Healthy !

What are you going to do this New Year?


Happy New Year Everyone!!  Every year, millions of people decide that they are going to start their new set of new year resolutions but only to give up on them by less than a month later.  Why does this happen?  There are many reasons why but what I am finding is that resolutions  are only a temporary fix but not a solution to the problem.  This year, I am focusing not on new year resolutions but instead looking for new year solutions!  That is why I am launching the Living Healthy Movement where I am looking at solutions to the problems that we all have with health, nutrition and lifestyle.  Look out for my free webinar from the Living Healthy Movement coming up on February 20th, 2014 at 2:00pm EST where we are going to focus on eating healthy.

So how are you going to start the new year off right?  Well, maybe this below give you a idea to make a positive new start for 2014.  (This acronym quote is from my fellow buddy RD – Carol Braizer.  Love You Girl!!)

Nutritious Food:  Regular meals, High fiber- fruits, vegetables, whole      grains, Moderate sodium intake and Minimal animal foods.

Exercise:  Weight control, More energy, Less depression, Improved digestion and regularity, Healthy Skin, Improved blood sugar and Blood pressure.

WaterTransport energy to cells and muscles and Removes impurities from body.

Sunlight:  Lift spirits and Vitamin D

Temperature Living:  Keep mind clear

Air:  Fresh air invigorating

Rest:  “Change of occupation”, Hobbies, Vacation and Meditation

Trust in GODPeace of mind.

So what are you going to do this new year?  Let me know.  Want to join the Living Healthy Movement!  Click here.

Recognizing Jewish Food Cultural Religious Practices

Table Set for Seder

Since today is the last day of September, I would like to reflect on the different diverse cultural religious food practices that had happened this month.  This  month for the Jewish community was Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 4th (sunset) thru Sept 6th (nightfall) ) which is a holiday, recognized in the Jewish New Year.  It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, and is marked by abstinence, prayer, repentance and rest. During this time on the second day, fruits not yet eaten in the new season are served in tandem with a special blessing.  The first meal is consist of round challah, apples dipped in honey, chicken matzo ball soup, gefilte fish with horseradaish, tsimmes (sweet orange colored mix of vegetables and fruit starting with carrots and adding either sweet potatoes, prunes, pineapple and sugar)  honey cake; apple cake; strudel; nuts.  The second meal: dates, figs, pomegranates, pumpkin, leeks and beets.

Then there was Yom Kippur (Sept 13th (sunset) thru  Sept 14th(nightfall) ) This holiday is the holiest day on the Jewish Calendar and is a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.  This is a large, festive, high-carbohydrate, low-sodium meal is recommended before a 25-hour fast.  the fast is followed by meat, chicken, or dairy meals. (Choices vary depending on the family’s place of origin).  In America the meal is usually similar to a brunch with bagels, lox, cream cheese, herring and other fish, and sweet kugels (Jewish pudding made from potatoes, eggs, onions and vegetables).

Then last was the Jewish Holiday Sukkot.  The 7-day festival of the Tabernacle is celebrated 5 days after fasting on Yom Kippur.  It is a time of remembrance of the fragile tabernacles that Israelites lived in as they wandered the wilderness for 40 years.  The first day of the holiday is celebrated with prayers and special meats such as Kreplach which is small triangular pieces of dough filled with meat in soup.  The fall harvest is celebrated by eating fruits, vegetables, and sweets in outdoor boothe called sukkot.  Interesting to note that the Pomegranates (also called the Chinese apples) – eaten at this holiday because of the number of pits in each fruit symbolizes the 613 commandments in the Torah.

Alot of this wonderful information about cultural diverse food and nutrition practices were taken from the book of:  Cultural Food Practices – Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group – Cynthia M. Goody, PhD, MBA, RD and Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Editors.  It is truly amazing how much food has such a impact with our own cultural religious practices.

Next week I will be discussing about food and nutrition impact with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate the New Year with Healthful Food Options

Happy New Year

Say good-bye to 2011 and ring in the New Year-healthfully! Since New Year’s Eve parties often last for hours, serve food three to four hours apart from each other, making it easier for your guests to eat less.

For 2012, do yourself a favor and make your resolutions realistic. Resolve to do something you really can carry out.

Don’t resolve to completely give up certain foods that you enjoy or vow to achieve unrealistic levels of exercise. If you fall short of unreasonable goals, you’ll feel like you’ve failed when that’s not actually the case.

Resolve to develop an eating and exercise plan that you can follow. Assess your eating habits, including what and how much you eat.

Then, make a plan that involves one small change per week: Switch from whole milk to 2 percent or add one serving of fruit or vegetables to your diet each day, gradually working up to at least five a day.

For your New Year’s party create some fireworks with new dips and desserts for your guests at tonight’s celebration.

  • Try fat-free yogurt mixed with salsa and spinach served with low-fat crackers
  • Mix salsa with black beans, baby white corn and cilantro with baked tortilla chips
  • Serve hummus on flatbread or vegetable sticks.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, try.

  •  Fruit kabobs with powdered sugar
  •  Fruit with fat-free yogurt served in parfait glasses
  •  Cocoa in place of chocolate for less fat and calories.

Plan and make achievable changes in your eating plan and levels of physical activity, and you’ll have a much better chance of keeping your resolutions.

Happy New Year!

For more information on healthy eating check out the Living Healthy website: www.livinghealthy1.org