The 5 Keys To Staying Young
We have more aging adults alive today than at any other time in history. This is no small feat. With advances in medicine, better access to resources, and improvement in our general quality of life, living well into our 80s and beyond is a realistic expectation to hold.
That being said, there is a general understanding that getting older means developing health complications. Osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline, hearing loss and decreased stamina are often associated with aging. The question that remains is, is this physical decline inevitable? The answer is not necessarily. When it comes to healthy aging, lifestyle plays a role and although we may not be able to change genetics or random chance, a preventive lifestyle can make a big difference.
1 - Lower Your Stress High levels of stress over prolonged periods of time is dangerous at any age, but can be more difficult to recover from as we get older. When we experience stress, the hormone cortisol is released into our system. For instances of short-term stress, this is a good thing, cortisol acts as an internal alarm system and is crucial for keeping us safe. Once the stressful situation has passed, our cortisol level should drop in accordance with our heart rate.
How Stress Makes You Feel Older Long-term stress often keeps our internal alarm system activated. This wreaks havoc on the body affecting our sleep and recovery time, our energy levels, our mental and emotional acuity. Prolonged stress can lead to:
Lifestyle Changes That Help The preventative measures listed below can help minimize your cortisol levels and regain your health:
2 - Manage Your Insulin Insulin may not be something you discuss with your family doctor if you don’t have a diabetes diagnosis, but research tells us that maintaining stable insulin levels is a key to longevity. Meanwhile, insulin resistance due to chronically high insulin has been shown to predict and accelerate the development of age-related diseases including hypertension, coronary heart disease, dementia, stroke, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Ditch Refined Carbohydrates When we eat a steady diet of refined carbohydrates and quickly absorbed sugars, our cells slowly become more insulin resistant, requiring more insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The higher our insulin levels stay, the more resistant our cells become, eventually leading to what is often called metabolic syndrome: A collection of symptoms including fatigue, excess fat around the midsection, increased blood pressure, elevated fasting blood sugar and increased inflammation throughout the body.
Insulin Testing Insulin levels go up long before they develop into issues such as hypoglycemia and prediabetes, and early detection can help change the course of what happens next. Often, we are unaware that our insulin levels have increased and are nearing dangerous levels. Lab testing to determine your levels is important in understanding where you stand now as well as having a measurement to assess your progress.
Lifestyle Changes The actions needed to prevent and reduce insulin resistance in the early stages are fairly simple: reduce your consumption of refined carbohydrates, eat protein at every meal, and stay active. An Integrative/functional nutritionist can help you keep track of your insulin levels and recommend the right supplements for your specific needs.
3 – Keep Your Hormones Balanced
Hormones are messengers that affect everything in our bodies, from our growth and development to reproduction, tissue repair, metabolism, immunity, and inflammation. Keeping our hormones functioning optimally is imperative to staying healthy. As we age however, our hormone secretion becomes less efficient, which leads to imbalances and changes in the effectiveness of our internal systems.
Hormones and AgingThis imbalance can lead to a wide variety of health issues such as:
Hormone TestingIf you are concerned about your hormone levels, your doctor/we/I can run tests to check your levels of testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, cortisol and thyroid hormones and determine your current hormonal status as well as a plan to get your hormones balanced.
A Hormone-Friendly LifestyleBalancing your hormones through diet and lifestyle habits can make a big difference in your overall health and the aging process. Our suggestions include:
4 - Keep Inflammation at BayInflammation is the body’s way of protecting itself. Physical injuries trigger the release of proteins, antibodies and increased blood flow to the area to repair the damage.
What many people are not aware of is that long-term exposure to irritants and toxins, food sensitivities, autoimmune disorders and even stress can cause an inflammatory response too. When this response continues for more than a few days, it’s considered chronic.
How Chronic Inflammation Ages YouChronic inflammation is a major component of accelerated aging and a risk factor for developing atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sinus infections, autoimmune conditions and cancer.
Testing for InflammationYour doctor can run a number of tests to check for inflammatory signals in your blood including the ESR blood test (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) or a CRP blood test (C-reactive protein). Food sensitivity testing can sometimes help get to the root of the problem.
Living an Anti-Inflammatory LifestylePreventive measures for chronic systemic inflammation include:
5 - Keep MovingAnd finally, regular physical activity is crucial to aging well. As we get older we start to lose bone density and muscle mass which impacts not only our physical strength, but more importantly our stability, bone strength and immune system. Keeping active and flexible throughout all stages of life allows us to stay healthy and remain independent in our later years.
Choose Activities that Suit YouRegular activity doesn’t have to mean team sports (although there is no harm in that.) Find a form of exercise that suits your lifestyle and level of fitness, and stick to it: Taking a walk, a Yoga or Pilates practice, swimming or cycling are all great lifelong habits. Make sure to include an element of weight resistance which helps strengthen your bones and joints as well as improving heart health.
Getting Your Body Some Help
Although aging isn’t a choice, aging well is. There is a lot you can do to optimise your version of the aging process by identifying problem areas and adopting a preventive lifestyle. It’s never too late to make a difference.
Working with a Functional / Integrative/Nutritionist is a great place to start. Together we can run labs to identify and target your specific imbalances and begin your path to better long term health.
Callor email us at 904-687-0720, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/ydrextvy/ to book an appointment.
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul LLC
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There Are Plenty of Great Classes for this Summer!
I am pleased to share with you the classes on the roster for
Summer 2021 at Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul
Class Schedule Here
I hope this finds you well. I can only imagine that you are enjoying all of the joys of Summer. Swimming, Traveling Holidays- It is a wonderful time to consider your gift to yourself to make a difference in your world. Why not sign yourself or someone you love up for one of our amazing Healing Classes- Usui Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy or Universal Rays Training next month?
Take a look at the many new classes added to the roster that can be taken from the comfort of your home.
Healing Classes are not a commitment to give up your day job- it is a gift you can bring home to yourself and your family.
When I first learned Reiki in 2001 it was only to be able to offer this to myself and my family. I remained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and offered this at home and then many years later to others. I never thought that almost 20 years later it would become a passion of mine to teach and offer to clients and students.-but here we are. What a wonderful experience this has been.
Why not see what difference this work makes in your own life first? It is an investment in yourself.
The Class calendar at Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul is full of classes and healing courses to bring you into a world of self exploration. Take a look at our Class offerings here.
What is the difference between Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy and Universal Rays Healing?
Reiki is a hands on Japanese technique that has been around for almost 100 years- it is soothing and calming and creates a sense of balance for those who learn and receive it.
Integrated Energy Therapy is similar to Reiki however it works with an Angelic Frequency and allows one to clear emotions stored in the cells of the body for better performance and e-motional balance.
It is clear, crisp and relaxing as well.
Universal Rays Healing is a combination of Four Types of Healing- it brings through 12 Healing Rays, Angelic Energy, Pranic Healing and also works with the 14 Meridians the same ones used in Chinese Acupuncture. It is a bigger process than the other two- you can read about it here. This course is 4 days and is sure to be a gigantic gift to you and all who come to meet you.
Dates for Classes at Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul
We are pleased to present the upcoming classes for July, August and September 2021
Integrated Energy Therapy Classes: ( Healing With The Angels)
Basic Level IET
and September 18th both10 am - 430 pm
$205 Basic Level IET Training
ask about special pricing for Basic and Intermediate combination)
Classes Open Again for In-Person Space is limited
Intermediate Level IET
Sunday July 11th and
Sunday September 19th both 10 am -430 pm
$230 Intermediate Level IET Training
Advanced Level IET
Saturday July 24th 10 am- 430 pm
in person Space is Limited
$230 Advanced Level IET Training
IET For PETS
online or in person- must have taken Basic IET
Sunday July 25th10 am -430 pm
online available $135
Mediumship Practice Circle Online- limited to 12-
Wednesday July 21st 7:30- 9:30 pm EST Come learn and practice your Mediumship Skills with Nancy and a group of other beginners. Cost $22 Upon payment you will receive link to the closed room in Go To Meeting.
Usui Reiki Training Online Class
Level One Class
Wednesday August 4th 3 pm- 830pm
Saint Augustine- Online Class
Class will include instruction, Reiki 1 Attunement,
Manual and Certificate. $205
Level Two Reiki
August 25th 3 pm- 830 pm
Usui Reiki Training Level Two-$205
Class will include Level Two Attunement, Manual and Certificate and Training
The Universal Rays Training Class Level One
The Universal Rays healing program is now being taught in Northern Florida. This four day workshop will teach you the unique and magnificent system of Universal Ray Healing. Nancy is one of a handful of teachers authorized to teach the Universal Rays Healing process. You will learn the methods, the teachers, the rays and more and have an attunement to bring through the 12 Healing Rays. Cost for the 4 day workshop: $550 plus shipping US. We are now teaching the course over two weekends online from the comfort of your home.
August 14, 15, 21 and 22 2021
Four day training- two weekends in a row
online only and in person
Space is limited
Universal Rays Training Class Level Two Workshop
Come and learn the second level of Universal Rays healing. Learn the process to release karmic agreements from your clients. Materials, Level Two Manual, Training and certification upon completion of the work. Two day workshop. $350 US Contact Nancy for details and location. St. Augustine Florida
10 am - 5pm
Universal Rays Training Class Level Three Workshop
Come and learn the third level of Universal Rays healing. Learn the process to release karmic agreements from your clients. Materials, Level Three Manual, Training and certification upon completion of the work. Two day workshop. $350 plus shipping for materials US Contact Nancy for details and location. St. Augustine Florida
10 am - 5pm
Whatever you choose- you will be in a position of loving, healing, relaxing energy that will support you on your path.
I hope you will join me sometime in the next few months - if not then next year!
Nancy Cohen, RDN, LDN
Feeding the Body Feeding the Soul
St. Augustine, Florida
Nationwide and Around The Globe
It's me Nancy. I am writing to invite you to take part in a The Master's Way course- The Path of Light. Once again I will be offering this class via an internet format. This will proudly be my seventh year
This class is for you if:
-You are deeply interested in evolving spiritually.
- You want to study about the Ascended Masters or learn more about your light and how to expand it
-You do not know a group of people in your area to connect with.
If this sounds right for you then please join me on this amazing journey!
I am offering The Path of Light Class on MONDAY evenings at 700 pm EST/ 500 pm MT/400 pm PDT just for you starting JUNE 21ST 2021 The Path of Light class is 33 weeks, rich with material Path of Light Lessons but this way you can participate from home in your jammies or in your own personal space. We will be able to speak by video and exchange ideas and communications just as if we were sitting together in an intimate circle.
The only requirement is that you make the same time commitment and personal commitment to the work and the group as a whole. Also, you must be able to be in a private room or mute yourself so that we are still in a sanctuary of peacefulness and classroom setting. So no dogs, interruptions, phonecalls- it is a distance class with the same respect for your fellow light travelers as you would ask for yourself. If you know someone who would like to join us please feel welcome to forward this information on to them.
If you or someone you know would like to take the Path of Light Class with me- then please read on and contact me as soon as possible! Registration will close the first week of JUNE 2021- but you need 4-8 weeks to order your manual so the best time to take care of this is now before the month of June begins.
Here is the information on the Path of Light Class below. THE MASTERS’ WAY
You are a shining star that is connected to the whole, yet you hold individual keys within that are waiting to unfold and manifest on the Earth.
Choose to Become All that You Are….
Would you like to enhance and grow your spiritual connection? Are you open to receive new energy and insights into your soul? Do you want to come into your Mastery on the Earth? If you answered yes to these questions then consider choosing The Master’s Way. It is a self-mastery program that teaches you how to master your life and become self empowered through the knowledge, wisdom and mystery of the Universe. It teaches you about who you are and how to connect with the light and knowledge of your soul. This self-mastery program is taught over three levels and activates the Threefold Flame with your consciousness. This first level is the Path of Light, which shows you how to work with the energy of the Universe and focus this energy to manifest and create the life your soul wishes to live.
During this course you learn how to work with the chakras, the energetic bodies, Karma, Universal Laws, light rays of energy, the soul, the light body and much more.
How will it improve your life?
· Create a deeper connection to your soul
· Assist you to receive guidance more easily
Learn how energy flows and how you can create with it and much more
· Open your unique gifts
· Find techniques to release fear and limitations
· Resolve parts of you that hold beliefs and patterns that do not serve you
· Improve your relationship with others
· Come into your mastery of self
The Masters’ Way is filled with channelled wisdom teachings and energy attunements from the Ascended Masters and comes with a 332-page manual and audio recordings. To find out more visit:http://www.ishtarmasterchannel.com/masters-way-course-path-of-light/
WHEN: Mondays Starting June 21st 2021- February 2022
TIME: 700- 900 pm EST / 500-700 pm MT 400-600 PDT pm
WHERE: Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul- via "Go To Meeting" only
COST: $185 ( Australian)plus shipping- for manual(see link above for ordering- make sure you order as international since you are not in Australia ), $18per class ($594)
So there you have it. I would love to include you in this intimate group of Light Seekers who are striving to open themselves up to more. I bill you for the monthly classes or you send in the payments. It has been on an honor system and my students have absolutely thrived. Last years group is now moving onto Path of Love- the second level that starts in February 2022 as well. I hope you will too next year!
Please decide if you would like to be on this journey as soon as possible since it takes four weeks for your manual to arrive from Australia with a personal channel from Ishtar and assignment of three Ascended Masters and a mission for your growth for 2021.
Please contact me today by email or telephone to discuss any of your questions or concerns. I hope you will join us on this personal journey in "The Path of Light". Time is of the essence, if you are interested in joining us on this journey please order your manual today. What a wonderful gift to yourself in 2021!
Blessings To You,
Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
IET Master Teacher, UR Healer Teacher
Usui Reiki Master, Intuitive- Medium
Adults, Children, Animals
Can Fat Make You Fat and other Myths
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
I hope this finds you well. As this Mother’s Day weekend approaches I am reminded of mothers, college graduations and good health. I am reminded that I chose to study Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Florida- College of Health Related Professions and have been in my field of Nutrition and Health for 39 years- never skipping a year, a day or a beat.
Did you know that to be a Licensed Dietitian you must keep up your continuing education continuously to do the work you love? Well I do – and I do know my Nutrition.
So this week I was sitting with another beautiful client straightening out myths. She was having anxiety over eating fat. Does fat make you fat? Absolutely not!
Do carbs make you fat? Not if you eat them correctly.
Does protein make you have muscle? Not the way I see it. You have to work for that- but you CAN maintain it's integrity through GOOD NUTRITION.
There are so many fallacies in the world of Nutrition- somehow we are sold a lot of information in order to promote someone else’s sales and push products. There are tons of great food products on the market- but we still must work with Knowledge and Science.
At Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul- we base our Nutrition Counseling on Science and Research. It is not fad related- and the counseling you receive is oriented to you at your age, your medical profile and your interest and ability to cook and feed yourself. I have been counseling children through adults for 39 years and love every moment of it. From health and wellness to Medical Nutrition I hope I will offer you some sound, sage wisdom that has worked for a long time.
If you do sit down and eat an entire box of fried chicken chased by a carton of donuts with a gallon of whole milk- we might have to face the fact that these calories have the potential to make you fat- but that is what you get in a one on one discussion with a Licensed Registered Dietitian like me.
Check in with me if you would like to review your Nutrition Habits and find out if you are meeting your Nutrient Needs to be the Best You Can Be!
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
I hope this finds you well. With Spring blowing around all sorts of allergens and activities it is a great time to look at the Line of Products designed for
Your Health and Wellness for this season of the year.
At Designs For Health a few of my favorites include:
Write to me and ask me about any supplement you like- I can provide you with information. Additionally as a reminder- you can use the code FIRST25 if it is your first time ordering or
DFH10% if you are a returning guest to my Designs For Health Supplement Page for these products or any others.
Wishing you a joy-filled Spring and Holiday weekend.
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
Weight Loss - Magic 10%
We so often focus on the outside when we talk about losing weight. Let’s look at some amazing things that can happen on the inside. Here’s what losing 10% of your body weight could do for your body!
Your blood vessels supply the heart with the blood it needs to pump optimally. A 10% loss reduces your heart’s workload. By losing weight, you are reducing the fat that can form plaque and clog your coronary arteries. Clogged arteries can cause a heart attack. Lower that risk by lowering your weight.
Your weight and your blood pressure have a connection. If you are at a healthy weight you are more likely to maintain a healthy blood pressure. With a 10% weight loss, you may be able to reduce or possibly eliminate your blood pressure medications.
By lowering your body weight by 10%, you lower your risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent. Research has also shown that 10% weight-loss can decrease your A1C by half a point on average. That is very close to the effect that some anti-diabetic pills can have on blood sugar. A 10% weight-loss can also improve sleep apnea, or even make the use of a CPAP machine unnecessary.
Blood fats, or blood lipids, in your bloodstream can also change with weight loss. Your triglycerides goes down, your LDL (the bad kind) cholesterol goes down, and your HDL (the good kind) cholesterol goes up. A 10% weight-loss can result in a five point increase in HDL cholesterol. Getting and staying at a healthy weight and lowering your blood pressure usually means fewer blood clots that can break away and cause havoc with your brain, heart and/or lungs. A 10% loss can decrease the levels of inflammatory substances circulating in your blood thereby reducing the risk of vascular damage.
Work with your local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist today and work magic on your insides!
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
So happy to be here with you again. As we wrap up 2020 I wanted to give you my short Bakers Dozen list of favorite supplements to enhance your health and wellness.
Some are for Stress. Others are for Sleep. Many are for Overall Nutrition, and others are to support your Immune System. While I have also included only a few for Digestive health I just had to add in my favorites for Weight Management with our Detox Protocol and Detox kit.
I am always available to you to meet for a discussion of what would suit you best. This consultation comes at no charge.
Please know I am always thankful to you for choosing these highly regarded products from Designs For Health at Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul. I have been working with this company since 2014 and regards their formulations with great respect. I started working with them after I had my own Food Sensitivity Panel done in 2013 and wanted to use products to heal my gut and correct micronutrient deficiencies. I have been so very pleased ever since. So many of you, of my clients have been onboard with these clean, well priced, and specifically selected protocols. I never want you to get anything that does not suit you- so always ask me my opinion and we can hand choose them just for you.
Of course as an added idea, you could always do Micronutrient Testing or Food Sensitivity testing with me to see if you have any food issues or depletions- but that is a topic for another day. Reach out if you would like more information. I can send you the information.
Here is my Bakers Dozen list- from me to you to start 2021 off right.
My top favorite products-
Truly the list could go on and on for pages- but it is a great starting point. Pick one- pick many! Ask me my thoughts as a Licensed and Registered Dietitian of 38 years.
Please use these two gift codes to make your purchasing a pleasure. If you have never ordered before use: FIRST25 and if you are a repeat client then use DFH10%.
Wishing you good health and happiness in all you do in 2021!
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
Alcat Food Sensitivity Testing
Spectracell Micronutrient Testing
Thank you for being a part of our Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul Family. Whether you use our services, products or platform for good health and inspiration, it is a joy and honor to connect with you all the year through. For those who celebrated like I did, I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah this past week. Remember to always shine your light.
I wish you all the best as you celebrate the Joy of Christmas. I wish you love for this special time and gleeful anticipation of the upcoming New Year with hopes for the best year in 2021 filled with wonderful health, healing and happiness for you and your loved ones.
Whether you celebrate one holiday, two, none or every single one- the most important celebration is of your presence here in this beautiful world. Your presence is the present. You have been a gift to me in some way, from a question to a class, to improving your health for yourself or to support a beloved family member.
I wish you all the best the season of giving has to offer. You can find all of our services and classes on our website- this email is a heartfelt greeting to send warm regards to you from now until the New Year.
May you be filled with happiness, peace and joy during this holiday season.
Nancy Cohen,RDN LDN
Nutritionist, Usui Reiki Master, IET Master Teacher
Universal Rays Teacher/Practitioner
Evidential Medium, Food Sensitivity Testing,
Point of View-
Hi everyone, I hope this finds you well. There are so many sayings about point of view, which side of the bed you get out on and more.
I could share the story of how I ended up in Sunflower Park yesterday sharing a sandwich with my dogs and being pulled towards squirrels and such, or I could share that I found myself in a park with my favorite flower as it's name. Everything is in your point of view.
So I invite you this Monday to see if you can adjust your eyes to what you choose to see today. Do you see that you have a cold with a runny nose? Or do you see that you have soup and tea to drink in your favorite mug with amazing white blood cells that cheer you on in great support?
It's all in your Point of View. Be sure I am not PollyAnna, but finding the good or better in each open opportunity brings you into greater harmony and less separation from being loved. You are always loved.
So have another great, blessed Monday on this earth- and remember all the things you GET to do today rather than HAVE
I look forward to hearing about how you changed your point of view today and shared that gift with another.
Angel Blessings to you all,
Nancy Ann Cohen
Nancy Cohen,RDN, LDN
Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
IET Master Teacher, UR Healer Teacher
Usui Reiki Master, Intuitive- Medium
Adults, Children, Animals
To book an appointment with Nancy for Energy Healing or a Private Mediumship session or any of the work she does go here: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/ydrextvy/
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker