What’s With Wheat? Film Screening + Discussion with Guerrilla Wellness

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When

Wednesday, September 28th / 6:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Why have we become so wheat intolerant?

‘What’s With Wheat?’ documentary investigates the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance and why after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems.

Join Kelly as she breaks down the newest food documentary, What’s With Wheat, that covers all things, you guessed it, wheat.  From it’s early beginnings to it’s nearly unrecognizable modern form and everything in between, this film features industry experts that help us understand the rise of wheat, sensitivities, celiac disease, health implications, myths and more.

Kelly will offer her unique perspective through her & her family’s personal trials and tribulations with gluten.  She’ll empower you to make small, manageable changes in your life that will have you feeling better and more prepared to take ownership of your health like never before.

With

Kelly Nentwich, CHC, CN, AADP | Owner/Founder/Health Coach Guerrilla-Wellness, LLC

Kelly Nentwich is a nutritionist and certified health coach and founder + owner of Guerrilla-Wellness, LLC (www.guerrilla-wellness.com).

After successfully changing her own health and her family’s health she is on a mission to educate and inspire other women to take back their own health too.

Kelly’s education and real world experience, over the last twelve years, has equipped her with extensive knowledge in nutrition, holistic wellness and preventative health.  Drawing on these skills and knowledge she works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

When she’s not passionately creating change in her community you can find her enjoying yoga, hiking, running, biking and cooking.  She enjoys these activities with her amazing husband and three teenagers.

Admission

FREE!

Questions

Email The Beet Cafe Manager, Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com

Visit to the Farnsworth Museum

When I was in Rockland, Maine recently I toured the Farnsworth Museum there. Even though it’s known for its collection of Andrew Wyeth paintings, I was drawn to an exhibit by a Japanese photographer named Kurita. He recently had created a project called Beyond Spheres w/ photography focused around the idea “What if Henry David Thoreau was a photographer?” He describes the spheres that he’s trying to capture as land, water and air. In his book, “Walden”, Thoreau describes living life close to one’s natural environment.

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Sense of place

The Farnsworth exhibit w/ photography and writings was beautifully executed. I love what was quoted on one panel.

“In a sense everything is connected in a relationship. Our current social environment is a competition for producing and circulating many products, while stripping the world of its resources. Our relationship to society and environment should not be a competition but a complimentary one, giving importance to harmony, and to a quiet and “simple shared habitat”. 

I was surprised to realize how close this describes what I believe. And that I found it unexpectedly in a museum on a lazy day walking in a little seaport town in Maine.

– Rick

Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Seminar

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When

Tuesday, September 27th / 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Hyperthyroidism is a little understood disorder which results in symptoms that stems from hormone dysregulation. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 27 million suffer from a thyroid condition and 50% are undiagnosed. Surprisingly, 90% of women over 40 suffer from subclinical hypothyroid.  Although there are 27 known forms of Hyperthyroidism, conventional medicine treats them all the same way- by prescribing various medications that either have no effect or further irritate the system. Doctors are conducting the wrong tests and asking the wrong questions when it comes to your endocrine (hormonal) health. Too often, we treat the symptoms without understanding the underlying cause for a disorder, and often, the cause can be alleviated through diet and lifestyle change.

Thyroid symptoms can be extremely varied and difficult to diagnose. Common symptoms include extreme weight gain or loss, brittle hair, flaky skin, flimsy nails, feeling cold, regular joint pain, frequent headaches, IBS, difficulty sleeping, premature aging, unexpected mood swings, irritability, depression, trouble concentrating and high blood pressure. Needless to say, a thyroid condition can leave a huge impact on your life, affecting your relationships, family, goals, job performance and self-esteem. This can lead to feelings of depression, desperation, inadequacy, and uncertainty.

If you suffer from a thyroid disorder, you should know, you are not irrational! You are not inadequate! And you are not alone! Join us in The Beet for Dr. Wild’s Riveting discussion to learn more about the underlying cause of most autoimmune diseases, Cellular Inflammation and the detrimental effects this can have on our organs, brain, endocrine system, and the very cells that make up our body. Learn what you can do daily to reduce inflammation and how to reduce stress on your system by avoiding various toxins and irritants. Dr. Wild offers a “Seminar Special” for those interested in a substantial reduction in cost for initial tests that may change what you thought you understood about your own body! You might just find the answers you are looking for…

With

Dr. Michael Wild | GetN2Balance

Dr. Wild graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Boston College with a BA in Psychology (concentration in Psycho-Physiology), and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1991.

Dr. Wild is a board certified Chiropractic Physician licensed by the Medical Board of Virginia. He has been freeing people from pain and helping them live healthier more productive lives since 1991, and has focused on the needs of his neighbors in Richmond’s West End since 1993.

Dr. Wild uses a “whole person approach” when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on healing techniques, state-of-the-art diagnostic & treatment procedures, and providing the newest and best natural whole-food vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Wild is able to help you to accelerate your journey to good health. His mission is to help people realize that “health comes from within, and ultimately, maintaining your health is superior to the treatment of disease.”

Admission

FREE! We just ask that you RSVP here

Questions

Email The Beet Cafe Coordinator, Charlotte, at cchristensen@ellwoodthompsons.com!

NEW ITEM // Vegtabowl Foods

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Ebony & Harry Wyatt started Vegtabowl Foods a little over a year ago in June of 2015. They have been developing reciepes with family and friends for about six years. The idea behind Vegtabowls is to help folks reduce meat consumption in a healthy, DELICIOUS way. Ebony is a vegetarian and Harry is a flexitarian.  A semi-vegetarian or flexitarian diet is one that is plant-based with the occasional inclusion of meat products. Flavors come in Moroccan Vegetable, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Vegan White Chixen Chili and more!

The containers come in sizes that can feed the whole family, so come enjoy some plant-based eating!

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How The Sugar Industry Has Manipulated Scientific Research And Why It’s Time To End The U.S. Sugar Industry Subsidy Program.

In the 1960s, according to the JAMA Internal Medicine, the Sugar Industry became aware of possible links of sugar to coronary heart disease and worried about what such news would do to the sugar business. According to NPR, internal documents show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The rebuttable research — blaming heart disease on carbohydrates instead of sugar — was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry’s funding. Subsequently, as NPR notes, various studies linking high rates of sugar consumption to heart disease that otherwise had legitimacy were rejected by Harvard scientists with the help of the U.S. Sugar Industry.

As Eric Scott Pickard notes, the study’s authors also establish a timeline which they claim shows premeditation and motive for the Sugar Research Foundation, namely, to increase profits. In 1954, the then president of the Sugar Research Foundation pointed out that by encouraging the American public to cut fats from their diet, they would replace those lost carbohydrates with sugar. He estimated that American sugar consumption would rise by as much as one-third.

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Last year,  an article in the New York Times, revealed that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity. In June, The Associated Press reported that candy makers were funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.

Our Taxpayer Dollars Subsidize The Sugar Industry 

Since the 1930s, the U.S. government has provided very lucrative financial subsidies and support to the U.S. Sugar Industry. According to The National Review:

“The federal sugar program, which consists of price supports, import quotas, loan guarantees, and other anti-market contrivances, costs $1.9 billion annually, according to an estimate by the GAO. The Coalition for Sugar Reform, which advocates the repeal of sugar subsidies, says the program has cost $15 billion since 2008. American consumers must bear these costs for the privilege of buying sugar at more than twice the world rate. The benefits, meanwhile, accrue to the fewer than 4,500 domestic sugar producers.”

Many people are now calling for an end of the U.S. Sugar Program, even conservative groups like Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), according to ATR, the current U.S. Sugar Program:

  1. Has cost taxpayers billions of dollar.
  2. Makes American consumers pay an artificially higher price for sugar.
  3. Supports “Crony Capitalism” at its worst.
  4. Destroys thousands of American jobs annually.
  5. Harms U.S. businesses.

Sugar is harmful to humans. It is a major contributing factor to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, among others. That the Sugar Industry is funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars is a prime example of how U.S. food policy is misguided to the point that it harms our citizens for the economic interests of a few.

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The Blessing of Yessing

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Give yourself permission to make small yet powerful changes for a better well being!

When

Wednesday, September 14th / 6:00 to 7:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

Description

The more we are aware of the importance of our choices and the sense of accomplishment and control we gain from taking care of our health, the more enjoyable and less stressful your journey to well-being will be. It’s not uncommon to feel alone on life’s journey, especially when it comes to your health & well-being.  When faced with a chronic illness or new diagnosis, the feeling of being lost or not knowing where to begin can be overwhelming.  Georgianne knows this feeling very well and has made it her life’s mission to help and heal others on their varying paths to wellness.

Starting with a brief poetry reading and meditation, Georgianne will share her struggles with chronic disease and invite others to share theirs as well, in a comfortable and safe environment.  Beyond sharing and listening, she will provide you will a simple mantra — the blessing of yessing — and how saying yes to small, manageable opportunities in your life & nutrition are not just feasible, but rewarding and powerful tools to a better well-being.

With

Georgianne S. Ginder, MSc | Certified Health & Wellness Counselor with the Department of Arts and Healthcare at VCU | Educator | Owner of Your Best Medicine

Georgianne is a practitioner of  Jin Shin Jyutsu (Japanese Acupressure), Energy work provider, Qigong practitioner, writer, poet and lecturer, whose major interests include the amalgam of spirit, mind, emotions and body.  She is a member of the American Association of Bioethics and Humanities, American Holistic Nurses Association and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and is a long-time practitioner of holistic medicine.  and believes “to nourish is to flourish”. Her mission is nutrition, and she believes it is important to understand what we consume and why.

Admission

FREE! We just ask that you RSVP here

Questions

Email The Beet Cafe Manager, Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com

Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Seminar

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When

Tuesday, September 13th / 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 27 million suffer from a thyroid condition and 50% are undiagnosed. Surprisingly, 90% of women over 40 suffer from subclinical hypothyroid, which results in symptoms stemming from hormone dysregulation.

Thyroid symptoms can be extremely varied and difficult to diagnose. Common symptoms include extreme weight gain or loss, brittle hair, flaky skin, flimsy nails, feeling cold, regular joint pain, frequent headaches, IBS, difficulty sleeping, premature aging, unexpected mood swings, irritability, depression, trouble concentrating and high blood pressure.

Needless to say, a thyroid condition can leave a huge impact on your life, affecting your relationships, family, goals, job performance and self-esteem. This can lead to feelings of depression, desperation, inadequacy, and uncertainty.

If you suffer from a thyroid disorder, you should know, you are not irrational! You are not inadequate! And you are not alone! Join us in learning about a simple yet comprehensive personalized 3 Step System that gets results safely and naturally. You might just find the answers you are looking for!

With

Dr. Michael Wild | GetN2Balance

Dr. Wild graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Boston College with a BA in Psychology (concentration in Psycho-Physiology), and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1991.

Dr. Wild is a board certified Chiropractic Physician licensed by the Medical Board of Virginia. He has been freeing people from pain and helping them live healthier more productive lives since 1991, and has focused on the needs of his neighbors in Richmond’s West End since 1993.

Admission

FREE! We just ask that you RSVP here

Questions

Email The Beet Cafe Manager, Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com

Pups and Pints on the Patio

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 Happy Hour becomes Yappy Hour for a good cause!
Our monthly pup and people social is back & the forecast couldn’t look better!* Round up your fur-babies & friends and enjoy a drink on our patio with live music and treat samples for your dogs. This month, your donations will benefit local partner & animal lovers, the Richmond SPCA.
We’ll have treat samples for each pup,  happy hour prices at our bar in The Beet, plus live music on the patio from 5 to 7pm. That’s something you & your dog can both wag your tails about.
*weather permitting