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June 2024 Newsletter

Welcome June and welcome you!

I am so excited to welcome in this beautiful month here in sunny southern Florida and to welcome each of you to my table!

What to Anticipate

Welcome to my table! Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and take a moment to sit and visit with me as I chat a bit about what will be happening this month! 💙

God’s Nourishment

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 1:2 [Life Application Study Bible])

The apostle John was writing to his good friend and fellow believer, Gaius, who lived in the city of Ephesus. John was concerned for both the physical and spiritual well-being of Gaius.

Just like people during the apostle John’s time, people today often separate physical health from spiritual health. Yet, God is concerned about both.

Our spiritual health is the core of our beliefs and from them we base our decisions. However, God reminds us that we are not to neglect or overindulge our physical desires and well-being. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Step Into Amazing

Temple Wellness: Nourishing the Body, Honoring God 

Join me June 10th at 6:00 p.m. for an enlightening 1.5 hours seminar that demystifies healthy eating by adopting the 90/10 philosophy. This approach encourages the flexible lifestyle God designed while prioritizing nutrient-rich foods. Learn how to strike a harmonious balance between nourishing our temples and enjoying a treat or two.

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Unlock the Secrets to Managing Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes!

Join me on June 11th for this fantastic 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn session or June 27th at 6:00 p.m. as I break down the three conditions. You will be empowered to take control of your health through well informed nutrition and lifestyle management. In addition, you will receive practical tips to lowering your A1C.

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Harvest of Abundance: Faith, Flavor, and the Mediterranean Diet

Another fantastic Lunch and Learn session! Join me June 12th at 12:00 p.m. as we explore the Mediterranean diet, an eating pattern inspired by the traditional foods of the Bible. This diet is designed to help us thrive and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases!

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Grace on the Plate

Do you struggle with portion sizing for the family? Unsure about how much is too much? Do you find yourself standing in the grocery aisle trying to figure out fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables? Are you struggling to find balance? At the end of the day are you finding fast-food less stressful?

You don’t want to miss this informative, easy to follow, engaging seminar where I dispel myths, debunk half-truths, and set the record straight from kiddos to grandparents we all need a little help.  Sign up today for this June 20th class!

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Soulful Summer Soirees: Balancing Fun, Faith, and Wellness

Join me June 26th at 6:00 p.m. for an inspiring seminar that celebrates the vibrant flavors of creation while promoting health and wellness. Learn how to host memorable gatherings without compromising on taste or nutrition. I will share practical tips, recipes, and creative ideas for hosting delightful summer parties. Key topics include selecting seasonal fruits and vegetables, appetizers, grilling goodness, beverages, and desserts! You won’t want to miss this summer splash!

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On-Demand Classes

Joy Rising Nutrition recognizes not everyone is able to plug in during our Lunch and Learns or evening classes, so we also have a growing library of On-Demand classes! Once you register for an On-Demand class you will have access to the class for 14 full days, that’ a bargain at any price!

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Recipe Corner: Watermelon Cooler

June is the month for pool parties, gradations, and summer vacation celebrations! Let’s kick it off with this kidney friendly recipe from DaVita.

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 small watermelon wedges for garnish

Directions: Place all ingredients, except garnish wedges, in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Pour into two 6 oz. glasses and garnish.
This quenching summer splash is gluten-free, heart friendly, suitable for diabetics, non-dialysis kidney patients and people on dialysis.

Source: DaVita dietitian MaryAnn from North Carolina. (2024). Watermelon summer cooler.

For complete nutritional analysis go to: DaVita.com. https://ckd.patient.davita.com/patient/nutrition/recipe-details/f41080f5-cb6a-4842-891e-9f39b36e14b7

Quips & Tips

Hydration, many people believe that only water counts as hydration. While water is generally the best source of hydration and fluid for the body it is not our only option. 

Any food source that is liquid at room temperature is considered a fluid. That means, popsicles, gelatins, brothy soups, milks, and even fruits with a high water content such as watermelon contribute to our overall hydration status.  

Did you know our urine is a good indicator of our hydration? It sure it!  This handy chart is a great tool to teach children hydration status:

Fun Facts About Water

Here are some great fun facts about this delicious natural sugar.

  • According to the Life Application Study Bible, water is symbolic of blessings!
  • It is estimated that the King James version of the Bible mentions water 722 times in varying references.
  • God created the seas on the third day (Genesis 1:9)
  • Jesus refers to himself as the living water (John 4:10-14)
  • 71% of the planet is covered by water
  • According to National Geographic only 1% of the planet’s water is drinkable.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates drinking water
  • The Federal Dept. of Agriculture (FDA) regulates bottled water
  • Pauline loves unflavored carbonated water because of the bubbles!

Family Nutrition Tip

Try to incorporate more meals at home this summer. Slow down, step back, don’t over commit. Instead, really tuck into old fashion family time.

Research has shown that families who eat at least three home cooked meals a week together have lower rates of teenagers experimenting with drugs and alcohol, reduced rates of teen pregnancies, reduced rates of childhood obesity, and fewer trips to local fast-food restaurants. 

Check out the FamilyDinnerProject.org website for recipes, conversation starters, and more!


Let’s Gather Together This Month!

Let’s gather together, whether it’s through a virtual class, a live event at your location, Facebook, or Instagram, let’s stay connected!

Remember, there is always room at the time for one more! 

I would love to hear from you so don’t be shy!

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