Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight-Loss Seminar

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When

Tuesday, January 31th / 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!

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Beyond the Soil: Bionutrient Seminar with Dan Kittredge

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When

Monday, January 30th | 6:30 to 8:30PM

Where

The Beet at Ellwood’s

What

We’re honored to welcome Bionutrient Farming Association’s Founder & Executive Director Dan Kittredge to The Beet.  Dan travels throughout the country, connecting with growers – farmers, gardeners, and those generally interested (we all eat food!) – to explain the process and benefits of growing crops with higher bionutrient levels.

In this introductory lecture, Dan will share with you the importance of bionutrient-rich foods and the exciting form of biological and energetic farming that integrates scientific principles in simple, common sense ways.  These principles empower growers to significantly improve their crops.  Explains Dan, “For me, it’s about looking at food and plants in a new way – providing the ideal environment for a plant’s genetic potential to manifest itself.”

About the Instructor

Dan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association.  Raised by parents who are prominent leaders in the organic food movement, Dan has been an organic farmer since childhood.  His experience managing organic farms and developing sustainable agriculture techniques has connected him to farmers in Central America, Russia, India and the U.S.

Learn more about Dan and view his grower profile here.

Cost

FREE! (It may be free but seating is limited to 45 so please register in advance)

Register for class

Register online for the class here!

Questions?

Email trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com!

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Blue Ridge Bucha: Now on Tap!

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Our friends formerly known as Barefoot have announced their new crowd sourced name as Blue Ridge Bucha! Owners Kate and Ethan recently rebranded as a result of a trademark dispute. What hasn’t changed: their commitment to their community and their craft. Come check out their new branding and flavors!

We are now serving Blue Ridge Bucha on tap at the Green & Grind juice and coffee bar.

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Healing Leaky Gut: How to Find & Fix Your Food Sensitivities

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When

Wednesday, January 25  /  7:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Do you just not feel well after eating certain foods? Are you often fatigued or foggy headed shortly after a meal? Are you having a tough time losing excess weight? Or are you simply not sure why you have symptoms that seem to come and go without explanation, like headaches or skin rashes?

If you answered YES to any of these, you are most likely suffering from Food Sensitivities related to “Leaky Gut”…and can be helped quickly!

Join us to learn:

  • What’s the difference food sensitivities, intolerances, & allergies and why your doctor may not detect them.
  • What exactly is “Leaky Gut”, how can you tell if you have it, and exactly what can you do to FIX it so you feel better, fast!

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!

Get to Know: Alexandra Cenname, CHC, Holistic Health Coach

Over the course of this year, I’d like to put the spotlight on some of the amazing health team members that are involved with the Ellwood Thompson’s health Team. This is a carefully curated list of specialized holistic health care providers in the Richmond area that offer expert care in a variety of areas and who also resonate with the Ellwoods mission of community, education and a commitment to sustainable and organic foods.

First up – the newest member of our health team, Alexandra Cenname! She’s a 2016 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and specializes in personal health coaching for pregnant women as well as those trying to conceive and postpartum. She founded Mama In The Makin’ in 2016 because she believes every woman can have a healthy pregnancy and achieve the birth experience that she wants with the proper education, encouragement and empowerment. Her goal is to support you on your journey and transformation into motherhood with the right tools and resources, support and all the love.

Tell us a bit about your health journey. How/why did you decide to enter the health and wellness field professionally?

It was my senior year of college that I really started to develop a strong interest and passion for the health and wellness field. I started to become more aware of the foods I was eating, how they were affecting my body and also taking note of how they were being produced and the ingredients in my products. As I started to research a more toxic free and holistic lifestyle and incorporate small changes in my environment, I also started to realize that I had a voice that I wanted to share with others. Nothing brings me greater joy than cooking a healthy meal for family and friends or answering questions that someone has about a health product. As I transitioned to a holistic health lifestyle, the schooling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition seemed like a perfect fit for me. I decided to enter the health and wellness field as a health coach 5 years after graduating from college because I am passionate about helping others live a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time. I get such joy in joining a client on her journey to a healthier lifestyle and seeing all of the cascading positive outcomes in her life with simple changes.

Who are your favorite people to work with?

My favorite ladies to work with are women who are trying to boost their fertility, conceive or are expectant moms. Age is not a factor in my practice, and I work with women who may not be considered low-risk either. In conjunction with a high-risk woman’s health care provider, I work with her to implement small, sustainable changes that naturally boost fertility and lend themselves to a healthy pregnancy and lifestyle that every woman can benefit from regardless of age or risk-factors. When a client is able to come to a session with an open-mind, a willingness to try and the ability to completely open herself up to the possibilities, I find that she has the most success.

What are some of the most important things you consider when working with clients and their health goals?

One of the most important things that I consider is what I like to call “primary foods.” What we are eating on our plates is secondary to what is actually showing up in our lives: how are our relationships with our loved ones; did we exercise or move today; do we love waking up and going to work – or does that feel like work; and, do we have a spiritual practice. When working with my clients, I consider these four non-conventional “foods,” and we work to achieve balance in these areas as they take steps towards their health goals because these are ultimately what lead to a lifetime of health and happiness.

One of the other major considerations in working with a client is making sure that she has the appropriate and factual resources and education for her health journey. Each one of my client’s is a highly individualized and unique person and what works for one client may make another one sick. My intention is to provide the client with the information so that she can make the most informed and empowered decision that she feels is right for her and her body.

What can people expect from their first appointment with you?

First and foremost, a client can expect a warm and comfortable atmosphere in a safe space that she can feel free to speak in and be heard. In a client’s initial health consultation, we will discuss her current health and lifestyle in addition to the health goals she would like to work towards. I don’t provide any recommendations in the first session. Rather, I listen intently on what the client is sharing with me. I’ll then share my approach to coaching, and as we get to know one another better throughout the session, we will determine together if working together is a good fit.

How do your offerings fit in with conventional health care?

My goal is to provide education, encouragement, support and empowerment as a client makes informed decisions along her journey to conceive or birth her beautiful baby. Conception and birth are natural human processes that can at times be complicated and “medicalized” by conventional health care. My 1:1 health coaching strives to help women understand and celebrate the changes that are occurring in their body and offer practical, straightforward resources and solutions towards natural conception and a healthy pregnancy that might otherwise be ignored or overlooked in conventional prenatal care.

How do you nourish yourself holistically and what do you do for self care?

I love this question because we often talk about health in terms of what we are eating, but our food is a small part of a much larger picture. I nourish myself holistically by tuning in to other areas of my life outside of the kitchen: am I getting movement in each day; am I getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night; am I connecting with my husband; and what is my stress level like? When I focus on other aspects of health outside of the conventional thought-pattern of “must eat healthy food”, I find the food I should be eating easily makes it way to my plate, and I feel well-rounded and nourished. My body, mind and soul.

Self-care is something that I fell in love with in 2016 and plan to prioritize even more in 2017. The thing I love about self-care is that it looks different for everyone, and it really forces me to look internally and recharge my batteries so that I can keep giving externally. Some of my favorite self care practices are dry brushing, essential oils Epsom salt bath, taking a long hike, hot yoga, reading a good book and watching television with my husband.

Do you have a favorite recipe??

Oh, gosh what a tough question! I love food so choosing my favorite recipe is kind of like trying to choose your favorite kid. 😉 If I had to pick one of my absolute favorites, it would be Brittany of Eating Bird Food’s Shredded Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad. It is so versatile, the flavor is incredible, and I have found that even the pickiest of eaters and people who thought that they hated Brussel sprouts love this salad.

To learn more, and to get in touch with Alexandra, email mamainthemakin@outlook.com

 

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

Anxiety & Depression: Natural Solutions for a Modern Epidemic

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When

Tuesday, January 24th | 6:30 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

Instructor

2016-6-10-dr-smithhead-shots-large-cropped-version11Mark S. Smith, DC, DABCN has been in practice for 40 years.  He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and practitioner of Functional Medicine with a special interest in nutrition and neurologic disorders.  His passion is to find the underlying health issues that may be causing the condition rather than simply masking the problems.  While controlling symptoms is important, finding out why you have them is even more fundamental to long term health improvement.  Thus, emphasis is on the body as an integrated system and the mind-body-spirit connection.  This holistic and integrated approach is at the heart of brain health optimization and restoration.

Description

There are many beliefs, rumors, stigmas, and sources of misinformation around anxiety and depression. But there is one thing that we can agree upon: it is a modern day health epidemic.   Through Dr. Smith’s talk, you’ll learn how depression and anxiety can actually be a form of physical illness that results in brain inflammation and functional alterations in the brain’s ability to work correctly, which can then manifest as myriad of brain symptoms.  Join us to learn the causes of brain inflammation and what to do about it!

Admission

$5 donation benefiting ChildSavers

Capacity

45

Register for class

Due to high interest in this topic, this event is full!  Add yourself to the wait-list by emailing CChristensen@ellwoodthompsons.com

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

How to Build a Better Body & Brain on a Low-Oxalate Diet

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When

Tuesday, January 18th | 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

In The Beet at Ellwood’s

Instructor

sallynortonheadshotSally K. Norton, MPH, is a health consultant with decades of public health experience presenting nutrition and wellness topics.  Currently, she is self-employed and leads a monthly educational support group for people using the low-oxalate diet to alleviate chronic health problems.  Her “lectures are almost perfection” says 90-year-old Bill Shada.  Sally also writes a blog at www.sallyknorton.com.

Sally’s career history includes designing research studies, grant proposal writing, research administration at VCU Medical School; educating health professions faculty and students about holistic, alternative, and integrative healing practices at UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School; creating a guide for buying meats from local grass-based farms; health promotion in the inner city; research on health issues and health programs for elderly people in rural communities in North Carolina; and teaching a variety of health and nutrition classes.

Additional information and testimonials are available on Sally’s website at www.sallyknorton.com.

Description

Come hear an ironic and unexpected nutrition story– that popular solutions to health problems may be dangerous to our health.  Prevailing dietary wisdom from every camp (vegan to paleo) promotes high-oxalate foods as healthy despite the well-documented role oxalates play in kidney disease, in neurotoxicity, and in pain or inflammatory syndromes.  By changing what you eat you can reverse pain, prevent kidney stones, improve your digestion, heal old injuries, improve your brain function, sleep better, and age more gracefully.  Come learn how you can build a better body and brain with the low-oxalate diet, and finally feel good.

This presentation will raise awareness of the toxic effects of dietary oxalates, their power to cause many common and mysterious health problems, and the therapeutic benefits of a low oxalate diet. Speaker Sally K. Norton, MPH draws on personal experience, case studies, and extensive medical research to educate the audience with a captivating and entertaining delivery that is both information-packed and well-paced. The fact that many of today’s heavily promoted “health foods” contain high levels of this naturally occurring toxin puts many more people at risk now for oxalate toxicity. Yet, the significance of dietary oxalate poisoning has thus far escaped the attention of medical science and the healing arts. Norton’s call for dietary change, and the help she can provide to those who suffer, are vital and timely.

A rich set of visual aids will be used to convey the story and the science, and to expedite understanding and retention. The first half of the session is about dietary oxalates and health: what oxalates are, how they can affect your cells and accumulate in your body, and what foods naturally contain them. The second half of the session offers a brief overview of the steps needed to successfully shift food choices to reduce their exposure to toxic oxalate. Samples of low-oxalate foods will be provided.

This program will introduce participants to a powerful, although generally ignored, dietary tool for reclaiming our natural ability to alleviate a wide variety of health problems that are prevalent today.

In addition to these programs, Sally also offers a monthly Support & Study Group for those that adopt the low-oxalate diet.  Here is the invite, if you’re interested in joining.

Admission

$16 after Jan 15th.

Capacity

45

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes so we encourage you must register ahead of time to reserve your seat!


Build a Better Body & Brain on a Low-Oxalate Diet



Questions?

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Wellness-Oriented Weight Loss: How to Finally Lose Fat, Fast & Forever

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When

Tuesday, January 17th / 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Let’s face it, while fad diets and popular diet programs may help you lose weight initially, the pounds typically come right back…and usually with a vengeance, packing on more fat than you lost.  Why? Because these types of diet plans don’t really correct the underlying CAUSE of excess fat… a FIXABLE problem with your biochemistry.  Join us to find out the real reason behind yo-yo weight issues, and learn how to lose fat fast and for good…all naturally!

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! Just RSVP here

Questions

Email TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

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PURE: Purification Seminar

 

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When

Monday, January 16th | 6 to 7PM

FREE Posture Analysis screenings prior, from 5 to 6PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

With

Dr. Franklin Luke of River City Chiropractic Wellness

What to Expect

Did you know that naturally occurring toxins can contribute to mental fog, insomnia, fatigue, digestive challenges, unhealthy food cravings, and weight gain

During this free workshop, Dr. Franklin Luke from River City Chiropractic Wellness will lead you through the importance and benefits of participating in a purification program.  Cleanses are gaining popularity for many reasons, but not all are created equal.  Let Dr. Luke help you to understand how a cleanse can rid your body of toxins and allow you to feel healthier in a natural, safe way.  Enjoy a complimentary dinner & chance to win a gift card to the store!

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 HERE.

Screenings are come first serve & take about 10-15 minutes, but feel free to let us know you’ll be stopping by!

Questions?

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

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