True Cellular Detox with Dr. Wild

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When

Wednesday, November 30th  /  7:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

What is Cellular Inflammation and how does it affect your health?

What are the top 3 causes of Cellular Inflammation?

What is the True Cellular Detox program for healing inflamed cells?

How is True Cellular Detox vastly different than any other detox method available?

Join Dr. Wild to find out why you should embrace True Cellular Detox today to live disease-free for life!

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 TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

It’s A Wonderful Life Fundraiser benefiting ChildSavers

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Ellwood’s is collecting monetary donations for ChildSavers in-store at the Customer Service desk. Ellwood’s and C&F Bank will match contributions the week before Christmas!

A local bank and business partnering to help children at Christmas.

ChildSavers guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.

DATES: Thursday, December 1st – The week before Christmas

5 Helpful Supplements for a Healthy Holiday Season

I’ve worked in the supplement world for several years in the past, and have seen a huge array of products, brands, quality, ingredients and claims from hundreds (maybe thousands?) of different products. It’s extremely easy to get overwhelmed about what we think we need and how to make an informed choice about supplements in general. My most common advice: Don’t just buy supplements willy-nilly because someone on TV or a magazine says you “need” it. Supplements, like people, are very individual. Here I am, writing a blog post about helpful supplements, but I also want to stress that none of these are absolutely essential for everyone. They’re supportive, not required. These are some of the highest quality supplements I’ve ever used, and they’re helpful on so many levels – not just for one thing. Always do your own research when it comes to supplements, and seek professional advice if you’re wary about trying something. I have listed below 5 of my go-to supportive supplements for this time of year specifically, when our digestive system and immune system and overall diet can use support. They’re excellent quality, small batch made and certified organic / non-GMO.

Organic Herbal Bitters

I’ve sung the praises of herbal bitters over and over again, and the Holiday season is when they really have their time to shine. Just a tiny taste of bitter on the tongue stimulates the stomach and pancreas to start secreting digestive enzymes. These enzymes help to break down our macro molecules (like proteins, fats and carbs) into small, more absorbable pieces. If we’re over-eating, the entire digestive system can become strained and digestive bitters can significantly help with the overall digestive process every time. Not that I’m encouraging overeating…but if this is something you know you’re not going to avoid, I would strongly suggest you try some herbal bitters to help you along. Take just a few drops 10 minutes before a meal.

Probiotics

Much like bitters, probiotics help to enhance your digestion without forcing it to work harder than it should, We all have a couple of trillion probiotics in our digestive tracts (mainly in our small and large intestines and colon), and if our diets are out of the norm for any reason, be it with travel or extra sugars or savory foods or illness, our probiotics can become dysregulated and out of balance, leading to symptoms like gas, bloating, irregular bowel movements or even reflux. Taking a comprehensive probiotic every day can greatly assist in maintaining the balance of our gut flora, and replenishing / re-populating our natural supply of probiotics.

Greens Powders

I can’t tell you how many times I talk to folks this time of year who tell me that make it to the end of the day and realize they haven't had a single vegetable (I shudder to think). I know – lots of foods are being shared this time for year, and treats of all sorts of just lying around everywhere we go. Thats why I always suggest taking a greens powder every single morning with your breakfast. I’m never huge fan of replacing any essential food with a supplement (supplements should never be a replacement for a good diet), and a greens powder can just ensure that you’re getting at least 1-2 servings of veggies during a time when you’re intake may be abnormally low.

Elderberry Syrup

Yes – it’s the time of year where colds and flu’s run rampant. Keeping your immune system boosted is a really good idea as we mingle more and more with the common cold, colder weather, and gatherings of folks not staying home with their “non contagious coughs”. I love elderberry syrup because of it’s anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities that can be taken for a solid month or two to slightly boost the immune system while scavenging for viruses lingering in body to fight them off right at the onset. I have my own recipe for elderberry syrup that I make every month from December – March, and you can also purchase a high quality elderberry syrup through Gaia as well with minimal sugars added. 1 tsp daily should do the trick.

B-complex

Many people assume a B-complex is only for vegetarians or vegans not eating meat, but a comprehensive B-complex is used for so much more. Not only do B-vitamins provide extra support for your adrenal glands (energy support!), they play a major role in your liver’s ability to go through both phases of liver detoxification, phase I and phase II. The liver has to process every single thing you put in your mouth, from foods to medicines to alcohols and sugary drinks. It’s important to help it out this time of year when it may be feeling sluggish and overwhelmed with not-so great food options. Just 1-2 tablets daily can help tremendously with this process.

All of these high quality supplements can be found in the Nourish Department at Ellwood Thompson’s, where their helpful stewards can help guide you to the right products and explain the difference between brands, ingredients and similar products! If you need individualized guidance about which supplements you may want to try, schedule a free health coaching appointment with me by emailing healthcoach@ellwoodthompsons.com to get up a meeting!

 

Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN | HealthCoach@EllwoodThompsons.com

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!

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When

Wednesday, November 23th / 12:00pm and on!

Description

You have a turkey to roast, table to set, and we’re guessing a few family & friends to feed tomorrow.  But amidst the hustle and bustle before our day of thanks, let us treat you to a classic!  As you stop by to pick up your catering orders, ingredients & sweet treats, take a moment to be nostalgic and get your seasonal dose of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang! We’ll be showing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving all day, starting at noon, to get you in the holiday spirit.

Slow down, catch your breath, and remember that we are thankful for YOU!

Admission

FREE! Bring your lunch or a friend and come on in…

Questions?

Give us a shout at thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Seminar

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When

Tuesday, November 22nd / 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!

ACHOO! Cold & Flu Prevention Work

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When

Wednesday, November 16th | 6 to 7PM

Free spine & posture screenings | 5 to 6PM | No appointment necessary

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

With

River City Chiropractic Wellness

What to Expect

When you are under any kind of stress, life threatening or just irritating, your body is stimulated.  Organs and glands change gears, speeding up or slowing down activity as needed. Body functions, or physiology, prepare for defense.  Your adrenal glands are activated, and increased amounts of energy are ready to be used.  Blood pressure goes up, digestion slows, muscles tense, and your overall physiology prepares to help you survive.  Join us to learn about ways to alleviate physical, chemical, and emotional stress.  Enjoy this holiday season by learning strategies that reduce your stress and improve the quality of your life and health.

Did we mention you enjoy a complimentary dinner during the workshop?

Prior to the class, join the River City Chiropractic team for a FREE Posture Analysis and learn how much the results can reveal about your overall health, not just that of your spine! It’s quick, painless way to transform your health and learn how chiropractic care can improve your posture, remove stress to your spine and nervous system, and bring your body back into balance!

Cost

FREE class AND screenings!

Availability

For dinner headcount purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend the class!

Screenings are come first serve & take about 10-15 minutes.

Questions?

Email info@rivercitychiropractor.com or thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com for assistance.

A Doula, A Midwife, A Doctor, oh my!

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Date

Wednesday, November 15th | 6:00 to 7:00PM

With

Corina Hossle | Founder, Clinical Director & Midwife | Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center

Embrace encourages, educates & empowers women to embrace a healthy pregnancy, a safe & gentle birth, & a peaceful transition to confident mothering.

Description

Join Senior Midwife Corina Hossle, owner of Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center, for “A doula, a midwife, a doctor…Oh MY!”

One of the most critical decisions you’ll make in your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey is your care provider.  This is the person (or team) that will encourage you, educate you, and ultimately, empower and support you during the birth  of your new baby.  Each provider has a very specific scope of practice, a special skill set, and a standard of care.  Each provider has fundamental beliefs about important items on your birth plan.  When you envision your pregnancy and birth, who is standing beside you? Come join Corina Hossle, Senior Midwife and Founder of Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center as she dissects each providers pros and cons, and teaches you how to interview potential providers so you get the answers and information you need.  Learn how to choose the right one for your journey to parenthood!

Partners are welcome!

About The Instructor

CorinaCorina Hossle | Founder, Clinical Director & Midwife

Corina ordered her first “How to Become a Midwife” book in 1992, but raising three children, homeschooling, and running several businesses got in the way of her dream.  At 42, with her kids leaving home and her life shifting, she decided to make the leap!

Corina doula’d her way through midwifery school, serving high risk mothers who were provided doulas for support.  She attended National Midwifery Institute, which is accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Counsel.  She passed her North American Registry of Midwives test in 2012, and became a Certified Professional Midwife.

Since beginning her journey, she has worked with 13 different midwives at over 300 birth center or home births.   She spent months assisting Hispanic women on the border of Mexico who spoke no English, has witnessed Amish women give birth by lamplight, has attended doctor’s wives who chose home birth and placenta encapsulation, and has sat with hippy mamas singing to their babies under full moons.  Corina even spent 18 months as a staff midwife at the only freestanding birth center in the Caribbean, working with island families in Trinidad and Tobago.

After teaching at an accredited midwifery school in Florida for several months, Corina decided that Richmond VA was the place to open her birth center, and she came to RVA on a mission!  Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center (and Embrace Wellness Collective!) is her dream come true.

“The truth is, all women birth in similar ways and they all know how to do it. It’s Intuitive.  My vision is to create space and support so that women can access that intuition and birth with joy.”

Cost

FREE!

Register for this class

Planning to come? Let us know how many we can expect by RSVP-ing here!

Questions?

Email Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com.

Kitchen Staples for Holiday Months

Mid-November is when things start to get crazy for folks. There’s lots of traveling, lots of cooking, lots of busy nights, and lots of panicky moment when you don’t feel prepared for a meal. All of a sudden dinners and breakfast just sneak up on people, and eating out, on the go or skipping meals altogether becomes the go-to. If you start now – you can stock your kitchen well to handle these moments, and keep things on hand that can work for quick meals and meal prep if you’re in a pinch. Here are some of my favorite healthy ingredients and products to keep on hand and keep you on track with your nutrition plan through the end of the year:

Whole grains: Quinoa, brown rice, barley, cous cous, oats

Proteins: Black beans, garbanzo beans, cashews, walnuts, white beans, hemp seeds

  • Beans (either dried or canned) make high protein additions to quick soups and stews and nuts/seeds are an excellent protein source for snacking, adding to hot cereals or salads.

Vegetables: Broccoli, beets, carrots, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, turnips, kale

  • Keep at least 2-3 fresh veggies on hand to chop, steam and add to meals. Squashes have a long shelf life and keep for weeks.

Quick Meals: Pacific soups, Kitchari, organic pasta

Fridge & Freezer: Evol frozen organic meals, high protein yogurts, hummus (high protein snacking), seasonal fruits for snacking (apples, pears, oranges), frozen veggies to quickly steam (peas, beans, corn, broccoli, mixed veggies)

Local Options for Healthy meals:

  1. Daily Jars
  2. Ellwood Thompson’s hot bar
  3. Relay Foods

My best suggestion: Make a meal plan for the upcoming week, or batch cook at least 1-2 meals on a weekend to keep on hand for busy nights, even if they’re unexpectedly busy nights. Having a meal plan means you also stock your pantry beforehand to have ingredients on hand. If you keep a few of these staples in your kitchen, you’ll likely have the basics covered. All of the above ingredients and products are available at Ellwood Thompsons local market.

 

Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN | HealthCoach@EllwoodThompsons.com

Managing Stress and Cortisol with Dr. Mary Colfer

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When

Monday, November 14th / 6:00 to 7:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

With

Mary Frazier Colfer, MD, FMNM  |  Dr. Colfer graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a double major in biology and animal sciences.  She attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU.  After completing her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, she practiced emergency medicine for 14 years.  She also spent two years serving as the medical director for the Fan Free Clinic.  She recently completed a Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine offered in partnership between The George Washington University and the University of South Florida. Dr. Colfer sees men and women. She is an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and has training and experience in trans-health.

Description

Come join Mary Colfer MD, of Revitalize, for an informative evening.  Dr. Mary Colfer is fellowship-trained in functional medicine with a focus on hormone balancing. Learn about the effect of cortisol on our bodies, how to have your cortisol levels tested, and how to treat adrenal dysfunction.

Cost

$5.00

Register for this tasting class

Seating is limited for this class so register in advance to reserve you & your party’s seats. Pay below or at Customer Service.


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Questions?

Email Taylor at thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com.

Entertaining: Inspiration for Your Wine & Cheese Pairings

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Date

Wednesday, November 9th | 6:30 to 7:30PM

With

Over the last decade and a half, Dany Schutte’s culinary journey has taken her through Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA and back home to Richmond, VA. Working for places like HEB’s Central Market, Whole Foods Market, Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market and Southern Season. Dany tested for and achieved her Certified Cheese Professional Certification in 2013, placing her into an elite but growing set within the cheese industry. She has taught yearly at the Virginia Wine Expo for the past four years along with a dozen or so venues over the same course of time. She brings passion for cheese, adventurous pairings, and the spirit of being a Virginian to everything she does.

Description

Join Dany Schutte, Certified Cheese Professional for an hour of sampling & discussion of Wine and Cheese designed to inspire your own events for the Holidays. We will discuss ways to spice up your cheese tray or course, talk about what to look for in flavor pairings. Expect to taste 5 paired combinations of wine and cheese, with accompaniments.

Cost

$30

Register for this class

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Questions?

Email Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com or cchristensen@ellwoodthompsons.com!