SUSTAINABLE: Film + Discussion benefiting Tricycle Gardens

 

When

Wednesday, March 29th / 6:00 to 8:00pm in The Beet

What

Join us for a viewing of Sustainable, followed by insightful conversation with the Tricycle Gardens team.  Sustainable delves into industrial agriculture, the rise & reign of big agribusiness, why our reliance on and engagement with farms matters (and just why sustainability is critical)and most importantly, how we can reconnect with our food supply!

About Sustainable

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness.  Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture.  It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

With

Tricycle Gardens’ Executive Director, Sally Schwitters, & Farm Manager Amy Wildermann.  Tricycle Gardens works on a myriad of food issues aligning with that of the filmmakers, including food access, education, outreach and reclaiming and redefining agriculture within our community.  They actively facilitate our community’s ability to reconnect with our farmers, making our lives & local economy healthier in the process.

Admission

$5 minimum donation per guest to Tricycle Garden.  Register in store, over the phone at 359-7525, or online below:


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Questions?

Email trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com.

Reducing the Risk: Colon Cancer Prevention

When

Monday, March 27th | 6:30 to 7:30PM in The Beet

With

Michael P. Jones, MD,  Debbie Dust, MHA, ACSM-cPT, and Blair Caldwell, LCSW of The Well Being.  Read the teams’ bios here.

The Well Being was formed over 25 years of practice, research and education in the study of digestive disorders.  Their belief is that feeling better starts by understanding the whole person, and this is particularly true when it comes to digestive problems.  The brain and the gut aren’t just “connected,” they are part of the same system.  What happens in your gut effects how you feel and how your body works.  This is known as the biopsychosocial model of digestive illness and it’s a model of care that Dr. Jones has spent his career studying and putting into practice.  Why?  Because, compared with standard medical care, it does a much better job getting people better.

Description

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Colorectal Cancer is the number 2 cancer killer in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable, and treatable types of cancer.  The incidence appears to be increasing in younger adults.  Colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy and other screening tests.  Colorectal cancer arises from pre-cancerous growths called polyps that grow in the colon.  When detected early, polyps can be removed, halting their progression to colorectal cancer.  While early detection of any cancer is important, prevention is powerful.

Please join Dr. Mike Jones and the Well Being for an informative, interactive discussion regarding colorectal cancer screening and prevention.  We think you’re really going to find this helpful. The evening’s topics will include:

  • “Rising Incidence of Colon Cancer in Younger Adults: Implications for Screening and Prevention” Michael P. Jones, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
  • “Diet & Colon Cancer: Fact & Fiction” Debbie Dust, MHA, ACSM-cPT
  • “Stress as a Carcinogen” Blair Caldwell, LCSW

Admission

$5 per person. Get your ticket at Customer Service, over the phone at 359-7525, or online below!


Wellness Event w/ Dr. Michael P. Jones & The Well Being team



Questions?

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

The Scoop on Poop with Dr. Marlisa J. Hurt

When

Wednesday, March 22nd / 6:00 to 8:00PM in The Beet

What

It’s time to talk about elimination!

HCB2 loves to talk about consuming restorative nutrients, but what we eliminate, or do not eliminate, may be more important.  The body is constantly detoxing itself through the bowels, urine, skin and what we consume can help or hinder that process.

Join HCB2 and Dr. Marlisa Hurt to learn about the critical nutrients which support a healthy gut so we digest and move waste effectively and efficiently.  You will come away with the revelation that we are what we do not eliminate.

Check out HCB2.org for more information about Hitting Cancer Below the Belt and upcoming events and services.

About the Instructor

Marlisa J. Hurt, PhD in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hurt is a clinical restorative nutritionist who also works in research and development for nutritional supplement providers. She has presented at GI conferences, nutritional conferences, and Dr. Hurt is a Board member as well as the Education Director for the local cancer prevention organization Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2).

Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) is a Richmond-based cancer prevention organization which focuses on providing awareness raising events, prevention education, colorectal cancer early detection services, and support for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Admission

This is a free class, however, we ask that you RSVP here!

Questions?

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

What Antibiotic Has Had Over 2000 Lawsuits Pending And Will Literally Force You To Crawl — If It’s Not Too Late? Hint: It Was The Best Selling Antibiotic in 2010.

It seems like the U.S. human population is one big guinea pig for pharmaceutical companies to test their drugs on without fully understanding a drug’s implications.  It further seems that more risks are taken with the idea that any harmful effects on human are better dealt with lawsuits after the fact. Maybe that is an unfair perception. Perhaps. In all fairness, there is a constant debate about the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process and whether or not the FDA’s approval process actually permits drugs that prove to provide greater benefit than risk to society.

However, there is one antibiotic that fell through the cracks of the FDA’s safety net (aka its approval process) and that antibiotic is causing serious irreparable harm to people.  It is a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. The best known are Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin) nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”. According to The New York Times, in 2010, Levaquin was the best-selling antibiotic in the United States.  According to the FDA, which last year issued a warning for this class of drugs, fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed for patients with acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

Fluoroquinolone based drugs, according to one estimate, has been prescribed to millions of Americans.

While there is great concern now in modern medicine about the extreme overuse of antibiotics, as the New York Times reports, Mahyar Etminan, a pharmacological epidemiologist at the University of British Columbia, said the drugs were overused “by lazy doctors who are trying to kill a fly with an automatic weapon.”

Here are the dangers, some appearing to be irreversible, that have been documented by the use of fluoroquinolones:

*retnial detachment   *acute kidney failure  *central nervous system damage

*psychotic hallucinations  *disfiguring rashes  *decreased immune system

*Tendinitis and Tendon Rupture

The author of the “Mountains and Mustard Seeds” blog writes a heart wrenching account of her journey with this drug and her extensive research.

Her advice:

“I am writing this in hopes that you will educate yourself and your families. Don’t take that antibiotic in ignorance one more time. Don’t take your chances. Don’t be afraid to demand an alternative.”

And avoid lazy doctors.

DIY Organic Lawn Care

 

When

Tuesday, March 21st | 6:30 to 7:30PM in The Beet

With

Project Green RVA | Project Green RVA is an organic-based lawn care  company in Richmond, VA with a dedication to sustainability, community, and quality.  They feel it is their duty to create a great looking lawn without harming our planet!

Description

In a traditional lawn care program the grass is fed by synthetic fertilizers. Using synthetic fertilizers reduces the soil pH making nutrients unavailable to the plant. What these traditional programs are missing is the key to a healthy lawn is a healthy soil. With a healthy soil we reduce the amount of synthetic products needed to naturally achieve a healthy, lush lawn.

Join us in The Beet with green ambassadors Alex Kepner and Mark Tavares to learn about the 18 essential organic components that add and create a healthy soil. This brings Mother Nature back to the soil, creating a strong healthy plant. In return we get more drought and disease resistant plants with fewer weeds!

Admission

This class is FREE, but we ask that you register here!

Questions?

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

Date Night in the Kitchen with Michelle Kabler

When

Wednesday, March 15th / 6:30 to 8:00PM in The Beet

What

Join Michelle Kabler, Natural Foods Chef & Food Coach, as she dishes out the perfect recipe for Date Night in the Kitchen. Learn how cooking with your partner can strengthen your relationship, get the best cooking strategies to turn up the heat at home, and leave with tons of date night ideas and recipes for your next night in. You’ll even sample healthy bites and have a chance to create your own date night apps. Singles and couples welcome!

About Michelle Kabler

Michelle Kabler is a Certified Natural Foods Chef and Food Coach on a mission to support busy professionals in learning how to cook healthy meals for themselves. After years of bingeing, dieting, and a stressful career, she embarked on a quest to heal her own health struggles. Her turning point? Learning to cook for herself. Since completing the Chef’s Training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, she continues helping burned out women nourish themselves daily. Her message is simple: healthy starts in the kitchen, cooking for yourself is essential to becoming healthy, and batch cooking is the solution to making it work. Michelle can be found dishing healthy tips in her YouTube series, Michelle’s Minutes, coaching one-on-one clients, providing healthy meal delivery, and on www.michellekabler.com.

Whats on the Menu

  • Sexy summer rolls with spicy dipping sauce
  • Shaved vegetable crostini
  • Maple-roasted veggie skewers

Michelle’s Favorite Date Night Idea:

“Buying a totally new ingredient at the store, and figuring it out with my husband. We’ll open a bottle of wine, put on some old jazz, and experience something new together. Our latest exploration was smoked pork chops, and let’s just say there were no leftovers.”

Admission

$10 each or 2 for $15. Register Here!

Questions?

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

True Cellular Detox with Dr. Michael Wild

When

Tuesday, March 14th  /  7:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

What actually 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!

Happy Hour: The Intersection of Science + Spirit + Happiness!

Date

Tuesday, March 14th | 5:15 to 6:15PM

Each Happy Hour Chrysalis offers stands alone, but together they provide more comprehensive conversation! Come to one or all!

Description

Have a glass of wine after work and be a part of the conversation. Join our diverse teaching team at the intersection of science and spirit for a 3-part look at the major correlates of happiness! Come straight from work to enjoy a beverage and explore a particular practice that is known to increase our positive moods. Together for the first time, Christopher, Tammy and Susan will teach participants how strong relationships, gratitude and kindness can help us live happier lives – come for one or all three.

A mixture of lecture, experiential exercise and open conversation. Let the end of your work day build you up for the next work day with one, or all three, of our Happy Hour.

Facilitators

Tammy Jackson is an Organizational Culture Administrator at VCU and the owner of Positive Impact Consulting. She’s pleased to be working on the HR Redesign, making VCU a Great Place to Work and to be facilitating for Chrysalis. A skilled facilitator, Tammy has been the Instructor of the Year for Nonprofit Learning Point and is known for her use of humor, creativity and engaging style.

Christopher Reina is an Assistant Professor of Management at VCU. A popular teacher and workshop leader, Christopher has expertise in the areas of mindfulness, leadership, and emotions. Christopher is also a co-founder of the nonprofit HEROES (Helping Educators Revive Our Economic Success) for students, a standards-based classroom curriculum. A new faculty member at Chrysalis, Christopher brings a strong background in the research behind the positive psychology movement and mindfulness.

Susan Brock Wilkes, is a psychologist, university professor, and award-winning instructor. A certified spiritual director, Susan has presented nationally and internationally as well as for a variety of local nonprofit and faith-based organizations. She is also a past President of Chrysalis and co-editor of the Words for the Journey. As a Chrysalis faculty member, Susan teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self Compassion

Cost

$10 members | $20 non-members

REGISTER HERE

 Are you a member of Chrysalis already? Joining is a great way to stay in touch with all the happenings at Chrysalis and you can save up to 50% on courses.  Become a member here!

Cleansing vs. Building: Transition into Spring with Ayurveda

As the season begins to change from winter to spring, it is an ideal time to gently transition your diet, daily routine, exercise patterns and even supplement intake to match and flow with the new season.  This of course doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul, but subtle, simple shifts in your health routine can help you maintain a healthy relationship with the world around you and support your diurnal and circannual rhythm.  I think the most common way people try to do this is by doing a “cleanse” around this time of year to “re-set” their body for the new season.  Now, there are some great ways to do this, however in many circumstances cleansing can be a very depleting process, and cleansing well takes some time, forethought and guidance to do it in a therapeutic and sustainable way. Continue reading

Eat Yourself Pregnant: Cooking Demo & Class

 

When

Wednesday, March 8th / 6:30 to 7:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

This four part Mama In The Makin’ Nutrition Series for pregnancy is designed to provide nutritional information as well as holistic health and wellness resources to women who are thinking of conceiving, are currently trying to conceive or are pregnant at present.  While the series was created with these women in mind, Alexandra invites anyone to attend these sessions – all are welcome, partners too!

About “Eat Yourself Pregnant”

Join Alex for a fun and interactive evening in The Beet — she’ll demonstrate three easy-to-make recipes that have been carefully curated and specifically tailored to help women boost their fertility naturally.  Afterwards, sample the dishes and learn about the key nutrients in each dish that have been hand-selected to promote a healthy body for conception.

With

Alexandra Cenname, CHC | Holistic Health Coach

Alexandra is a Certified Health Coach, specializing in personal health coaching for pregnant women as well as those trying to conceive and women postpartum.

She believes in an individualized approach to health and wellness and recognizes that what works best for one client may not work for another.  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.

Admission

$10 | Space is limited, so please RSVP here to guarantee your spot! Partners welcome!


Eat Yourself Pregnant



Questions

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

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