Image Not Found!
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.

Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person. Find out how health coaching stacks up against other health and wellness jobs.
Image Not Found!
Find Us

Michele@rejuvenationandwellness.com
IIN Blog
IIN Blog
(2) "Sweating" (1) About Me (2) ActivewearUSA. www.activewearusa.com (1) allergy-free (1) Alzheimers (1) Ani Phyo (3) Ani Phyo's Marinated Mushrooms (1) apple cider vinegar (1) Aprons Cooking School (1) avacado's (1) avacados (1) Avocado (1) Avocado Soup (1) Baking (1) Beautiful on Raw (1) beauty (1) beets (1) benefirts of beets (1) benefits of honey (1) Benefits of Raw Honey (1) Blender Girl (1) Bonzai Aphrodite (1) Breadman Bread Machine (1) Candied Maple Pecans (1) capers (1) chocolate (1) Chocolate Banana Smoothie (1) Chocolate Cancy Cups (1) Chocolate Coconut Brownie With Creamy Chocolate Fr (1) Cindy's Table (1) Cleanses (1) coconut aminos (1) Coconut Oil (1) Cuisinart (2) Cuisinart Food Processor (2) dairy-free (1) Dehydrator (1) dessert (1) Diana Stobo (4) dinner (1) Dr. Fuhrman (1) Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live Plan (1) Dr. Robert O. Young (1) Dried Fruits (1) easy raw brownies (1) Eating Raw (1) Elana's Pantry (1) Elimination (1) Eva Rawposa (1) Eva Rawposa Uncooking 1010 noteed onions (1) Eva Rawposa's Cooking 101 "noteed" onions (1) Excalibur (2) Excalibur Dehydrator (1) Excalibur Dehydrators (2) Food and Yoga for Life (2) Foods For Long Life Blog (1) frozen fruit (1) Grapefruit/Orange Green Juice (1) guacamole (1) healthy guacamole (1) healthy living (1) Healthy Raw Brownies (1) healthy recipes (1) healthy salad toppers (2) homemade guacamole (2) homemade healthy recipes (1) honey (1) Honeyville Almond Flour (1) how to use honey (1) Jennifer Cornbleet (2) Karen Knowler (1) Kosher for Passover dessert (1) Learning How To Meditate (1) Leslie Sansone (1) Losing That Muffin Top (1) medicinal honey (1) michele gootenberg integrative nutrition health co (1) Nesco (2) Nesco Dehydrator (1) Nesco Dehydrators (1) noteed (sauteed) onions (1) onions (1) Ooie gooey raw brownies (1) Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (1) pros and cons of honey (1) Raw (1) Raw Asian Cole Slaw Recipes (1) raw honey (1) raw living (1) raw marinated mushrooms (2) Raw pickled beets (1) raw recipes (1) raw sauteed onions (1) Rawatarian raw onion bread (1) Recipe (1) rejuvenation and wellness raw onion bread (1) rejuvenation and wellness raw pickled beets (1) Rejuvenation And Wellness What is Honey? (1) rejuvenationandwellness.com (1) the best raw chocolate frosting ever! (1) uses of honey (1) Vegan (1) Vegetarian (1) Vitamix (2) Vitamix Blender (1) Vitamix Blenders (1)
10:04 am

Celebrate Teachers with Office Depot

Real Change

(Click on link above for YouTubeTrailer  video). [caption id="attachment_1723" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Office Depot and Real Change Office Depot and Real Change[/caption] If you're reading this . . . thank a teacher!  If you're making positive changes in your life, most likely you had to learn about those changes you wanted to make.    A teacher taught you to read, write, to gather information, make decisions, and perhaps, to think outside the box!!! There are many causes I believe in and sometimes I will post about them, and other times I will not.  I will be teaching RAW "Uncooking" within this year and realize how difficult it sometimes could be.  I have a total respect for those who teach. Join Office Depot along with a cast of great performers as they celebrate  and pay tribute to TEACHERS tonight at 7:00 EST on CBS and all their nationwide affiliates!   On a personal note -- don't go to the potty.  My daughter Katie stars in one of the commercials that will be shown this evening.  She plays a teacher in a "Pencil School House"!  Watch for her!!! I'll be watching as well!  So make yourself at home, sit back and relax and

Enjoy!

Michele ♥


Tags:
11:51 am

Natural Beauty

Glow

I must admit that I've been lucky in the complexion department.  I never really suffered from acne and only still get an occasional pimple.  I used to call those breakouts "my barometers" because they signal to me that something was up.  Either my hormones were acting up or my gut was out of balance. My first job out of school was for Revlon -- the make-up and beauty product company.  My tenure there was not long.  That's okay!  Leaving was my choice.  However, one of the benefits of working there was their Discount Employee Store that they had below ground level.  I got to shop and try all the products that Revlon was selling.  I found many facial cleansing products that were not soap but were more like "cold-creams".  Those seemed better for my dry skin.  I  used those products for years when cleansing my face.  For some reason -- those products that I loved back then have been discontinued.  I wonder what I would think if I checked the ingredients in them now - knowing what I now know! Fast forward 30 years when I started selling Arbonne Products.  Touted as "all natural", I loved those products.  But they cost a fortune and I couldn't sell them for anything!  So back to over the counter products for me.  But something wasn't right!  I didn't like putting those chemicals on my face or body and even though they were over the counter, those products can still add up.  Plus my body was changing, my needs were different, my skin was dryer.  I needed to address my issues for myself - - not for the general populous.
Going Raw
When I started going RAW -- EVERYTHING changed for me in my life!  First of all, without eating processed foods and not cooking the essential nutrients out of my food, I started to glow and my hair got really thick and healthy.  I started to read all kinds of articles and found that the simplest natural ingredients are those that serve double duty.  I found recipes for making my own body lotion, body bars, tooth paste, deodorant, make-up, etc.  I had to try it!  I was on a mission!  And so I did.  Below are the links, recipes, hints and tips  that I use in addition to good clean eating that I use every day!  Hopefully, these will work for you as well.
Face
When I wash my face, I only use Castille Soap.  It's all natural with no added ingredients and a medium-size bottle lasts me months.  You can choose from a variety of scents.  Keep in mind -- it can be very drying to the skin -- but that's where moisturizer's come in.  At least once a week (or if I have stubborn make-up on), I like to exfoliate by combining a nickle size portion of Baking Soda with my soap and clean my face!  Careful not to get this in your eyes, however! [gallery ids="1685,1684"]
Teeth
Before I get into talking about teeth -- we really should talk about our gums!  Taking care of your gums results in good oral health!  I was the Queen of flossing, yet on every other visit to the Hygienist -- she would tell me I wasn't reaching back far enough!  And I floss 2-3 times a day!!  So I purchased a Water Pik!! waterpik Best thing I ever did!  I love it!  I may have to buy a portable Water Pik to bring to the office with me. The second thing I do is a use a Natural Aryuvedic toothpaste called "Vicco".  viccoIt's hard to find -- even on-line.  If you're fortunate enough to have an Indian Grocery Store near where you live, most likely they will carry Vicco toothpaste.  Otherwise, check Amazon.com.  However, when I ordered this from Amazon, it was only a 3 oz. tube which is so small. I drink a lot of tea and what I'll do to whiten and brighten my teeth is, once again, add Baking Soda to my toothpaste.  It gives it a little more abrasive power and I feel it helps get tea stains off my teeth.  Rinse well after brushing!
Moisturizer
Okay -- here it is!  My secret to healthy glowing skin from top to bottom!  People are SHOCKED when I tell them what I use as a moisturizer as well as a hair "tamer".   Drum-roll please . . . . . . . . . my go-to, all-over hair to toe moisturizer that I already have in the house is . . . . . . . . . . . . COCONUT OIL - tropical traditions coconut oil pure and simple!!!  Yup!  That's right!!!  Plain ole' coconut oil!!!  After washing my face, I put a little coconut oil between my hands and  massage it into my face (watch out for the eyes).  It's also very important to use on one's Décolletage (chest), especially as we age.  I use it as a body lotion as well. Living in Southeast Florida -- humidity can do a number on your hair.  Also, as you age, your hair can dry out.  Since I usually have some coconut oil left on my hands, I will run that through my hair from root to tip and it smooths down the frizz. If you want to learn how to make your own make-up, moisturizing bars, soaps, lotions, tinctures, bug sprays, deodorants and more, I suggest you check out one of the best websites ever www.wellnessmama.com.  Katie is a young mother of who knows how many children, I've lost count, but somehow finds the time to write this wonderful blog.  Katie thrives on living clean and green and is on a mission to raise her family that way.  This website is where I find a lot of my recipes for all natural beauty/cleaning products.  She has a wonderful, simple recipe for natural face bronzer as well!  Look for that on her website as well!   That's another way I get a great, natural glow! Nothing is complicated when going clean and green.  It is actually quite affordable, especially when products double or triple as something other than they're intended to do.  Feel free to look around Katie's website and my website, for that matter and try something a little different and new.  What ever you do, whatever you try . . . . just

Enjoy!

Michele ♥


Tags:
3:32 pm

Workout Wednesday -- Walk At Home w/ Leslie Sanson

Walk at Home | #1 Walk Fitness by Leslie Sansone

Way before I started changing my life by eliminating the foods that caused inflammation in my gut and joints -- exercise ALWAYS played an important part of my daily routine!  Even when I was chunky and in pain -- I always felt that "moving" and "sweating" was a major part of my life.  Even during two pregnancies -- I always worked out!   Both my parents were diagnosed with very different debilitating health conditions at relatively young ages, and I was determined to change my gene pool, if that was possible. Back in 2008, with my hectic schedule, I found Leslie Sansone and her Walk at Home Program.  The convenience of having DVD's in your home allows you to work out whenever you have some extra time.   I ordered a 2-mile "senior" walk, figuring that if "seniors" could do it . . . so could I!  Well -- I was wrong.  Even though walking was my general form of exercise up-to-that point, Leslie used different steps, moves and muscles which added to the intensity of the workout!  Within 10 minutes, I was huffing and puffing and sweating.  It took me some time and some diligence, but I worked my way up to a 5-mile walk with weights and workout bands! Not everyone can find the time to get to a gym or can  afford a gym membership.  Maybe classes don't coincide with your schedule.  Or maybe you just want to work out in ripped shorts and an over-sized tee shirt!  Whatever the reason is -- I find at home DVD's are a great way to get your body off the couch and get moving and sweating! Working out -- even lightly for 20 minutes, kicks your endorphin's into gear and makes you feel so much better, healthy, positive and light,  PLUS sweating aids in detoxing the body.  However, before starting any workout program, make sure to discuss it with your doctor for approval.   Make sure the program you choose is fun for you so you don't get bored and once you do, the only thing left to do is . . .

Enjoy!

Michele ♥


Tags:
6:40 pm

The Best Lentil Salad EVER

[caption id="attachment_1649" align="aligncenter" width="150"]The Best Lentil Salad Ever The Best Lentil Salad Ever[/caption] The Best Lentil Salad EVER Okay, okay, okay -- so this is not a RAW recipe.  But it is vegan and vegetarian!  However, the kids were hungry and I needed to make something that satisfies the one daughter who's is gluten and dairy intolerant and the other who is a Pescetarian (vegetarian who will eat fish -- but no other protein).  So lentils will do!  This is my go-to lentil recipe.  I've made it often and shared this recipe many times with others as well.  It comes from the website http://mynewroots.org/site/ and honestly . . . . IT IS THE BEST LENTIL SALAD EVER!!! If you want a dish that's sure to please, this is it.  And once you taste it, you're going to want more (and more and more and more)!  Easy to make, delicious to eat . . .

Enjoy!

Michele 


Tags: