Monthly Newsletter from Aiken Augusta Holistic Health 

Check back here regularly to keep up with integrative medicine updates and valuable health information.

June 2018 - Avoid Hidden Dangers! (Part 1)

 

The prevalence of processed foods has created some landmines in our dietary choices.  If all of our foods came straight from nature most of these hazards would not exist. However, industrialization of food makes shelf life, convenience, and cost top priorities. My hope is we can all become quicker to spot these dangers.  Today I want to focus on fructose. Read More

May 2018 - Happy Spring! Do You Know The 3 Fs?

 

Spring is here. You have been thinking about improving your health but not sure you have the time. Simple works, so here are three quick things you can add to your day that will immediately improve your health! . Read More

January 2018 - Focus on BEING! 

 

Carey Fisher said it well when she quipped, “These days even instant gratification is too slow.”What is the answer we hear so much when we ask “how are you?”  “Busy” is the response.  Is it the new four letter word?   We are all about getting things done. Often this results in our lives having disconnected relationships, reduced time for self-care, and careless eating.  “Busy” can crowd out any time we have to stop to consider if we are living on purpose and according to our highest values. Read More

October 2017 - What is the Importance of Dietary Fiber?

 

In the last newsletter, I began to outline some ways to keep the mind sharp as we grow older.  I assume you are all a little older now than when the last letter came along (no wizards in this group right?) Read More

September 2017 - How Do You Keep Your Mind Sharp? (Part 2)

 

In the last newsletter, I began to outline some ways to keep the mind sharp as we grow older.  I assume you are all a little older now than when the last letter came along (no wizards in this group right?) Read More

September 2017 - How Do You Keep Your Mind Sharp? (Part 1)

 

All of us from time to time forget things.  Wait… where did I put my keys?  Ooohh, I know you but I’m embarassed to say your name has escaped me.  Or even, Why did I just walk in this room?. Read More

March 2017 - Reducing Spring Allergies

 

Happy Spring!
Welcome to warm breezes, green leaves, flowers blooming, and allergies! While we love spring, sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes are definitely a downside. In Georgia, all the cars turn yellow for weeks of a pine pollen coating. So while we love to be outdoors when the temperature is moderate, for many the allergens take away from our full enjoyment. What are a few things that can help without having to take medication. Read More

November 2016: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Return to AAHH!

 

From our very beginning, Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health has been promoting the effectiveness of acupuncture to promote health and relieve discomfort.  And we have been fortunate to have excellent acupuncturists sharing our space over time, but have been missing that service for a while.  But now, we are happy to announce our association with Dr. Lianying He, who has opened her acupuncture practice at Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health. Read More

September 2016 (Part 2) Fall is Coming! Pumpkin Smoothie time and check out these two events!

 

The smell of fall is in the air-Okay, maybe that is just my wishful thinking, it is actually still pretty hot out there. However just as fall is around the corner so is “pumpkin season”. Of course pumpkin flavored items are not all that great nutritionally speaking. However when it comes to actual pumpkin there are many reasons to be thankful; pumpkin is a great source of antioxidant carotenoids, fiber and vitamin C. Read More

September 2016 (Part 1) Fall Cooking - What about some Pears?

 

I am a registered dietitian and am delighted to be part of the team at Aiken-Augusta Holistic Health. I am originally from the great state of Virginia, and got both my undergraduate and graduate degree from James Madison University.  I moved to the CSRA for a job and met my husband, and the rest they say is – history. For the past ten years I have been and continue to be the producer and co-host of University Health Care System’s culinary nutrition segment Eating Well with Kim which airs on WRDW. Read More

August 2016 - Creating a More Organized and Purposeful Life

 

Here are a few tips or reminders for organizing life as school is back in session and traveling ends.  Some of you who have worked with me one on one may find this familiar. I hope you find these helpful whether a reminder or a new thought for the fall. Read More

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