True Cellular Detox with Dr. Michael Wild

When

Tuesday, May 30th  /  7:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Dr. Wild is a staple instructor at Ellwood’s and for good reason — his information is relevant, transformational, and needed in our community.

In this lecture, you will discover how toxic chemicals in our environment contribute to chronic cellular inflammation.  Learn the top three causes of cellular inflammation, the detrimental effects it has on your health, and Dr. Wild’s cutting-edge detox program designed to heal inflamed cells.  Find out why you should embrace True Cellular Detox today and gain the tools 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 or call 359-7525 and ask for Charlotte or Taylor!

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Harness Your Fat-Burning Hormones

When

Wednesday, May 30th / 6:30 to 7:30pm in The Beet

What

Dr. Kranski specializes in helping people with resistant belly fat.  He explains particular body shape characteristics and how your metabolic rate is controlled by hormones, which are influenced by what you eat and how a person exercises.  His approach to weight loss is very different from most of the other thoughts on losing weight.  The problem is not the weight, it is health – specifically, hormone health.  Fat is lost or gained in direct relation to the healthiness of your hormones And hormones control metabolism, which then cause fat-burning effects.  Each of the six fat-burning hormones has specific triggers to burn fat.
This seminar will give you essential insights into the nature of and strategies for handling the different body types and how each one stores and burns fat.
Registered participants will learn:

  1. The main reason why most people have a difficult time getting into fat-burning mode, despite diet & exercise efforts
  2. The “four body types” and how they indicate various hormone dysfunctions
  3. Strategies to get rid of belly fat, including a full understanding of the activation-recovery cycles of exercise
  4. What potential imbalances a body could have based on particular cravings and how to reduce cravings for unhealthy things
  5. How to avoid a weight plateau within the first two weeks of any weight loss program
  6. Three foods to avoid that nullify fat-burning hormones
  7. The single biggest mistake people make while exercising, which slows the fat-burning process
  8. The menopausal connection to weight loss

With

Dr. Klinton J. Kranski, DC, ACN is a chiropractor and applied clinical nutritionist who has extensive training in weight loss through nutritional supplementation and natural methods.  He has delivered over 400 seminars in the past seven years to a wide variety of groups.  His private practice includes high-level executives, scientists, doctors, engineers, professors, and others from all walks of life.  He has treated thousands of patients dealing with weight, restless sleep and chronic pain.

Admission

FREE, we simply ask that you RSVP here!

Questions?

Email TheBeet@EllwoodThompsons.com, or call the customer service desk at 359-7525 and ask for Taylor or Charlotte.

Under the Awning: 2nd Annual Steward Art Show!

When

Thursday, May 25th / 5:00 to 8:00PM

Location

The Patio at Ellwood’s

Description

We have an awesome bunch of crafty stewards (aka employees) here at Ellwood’s, many of whom support their passion projects outside of ET through their work here.  Some moonlight as artists, students, potters, painters, musicians, jewelry makers, screen printers, and more!  Born from an idea from one of our stewards, we’re giving them a platform to showcase their talents and share their work with our customers and community!

At our second annual Under the Awning Steward Art Show, you’ll browse our stewards’ selection of hand-made goods, art, pottery, prints, paintings, bath and body products, and more.  Make a purchase or just to learn more about some of our favorite stewards and their pursuits outside of Ellwood’s!

Grab a friend and a happy hour beverage to enjoy on the patio as you peruse the selection.  We’ll have live music from one of our favs, Brian Caperton, to complete the mood for an artful evening at Ellwood’s!

Admission

Free!  Want to let us know you’re coming?  Do that here!

Questions?

Email us at thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com.

Hands Off My Food! with Dr. Sina McCullough

When

Wednesday, May 24th / 6:30 to 8:00pm / The Beet at Ellwood’s

What

A discussion with author and advocate, Dr. Sina McCullough, on her new book, Hands Off My Food! How government & industry have corrupted our food & easy ways to fight back

Join Dr. McCullough for a talk based on the principles in her new book, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

All attendees will receive:

  • free companion guide (electronic version) that provides easy tips on how to “feed the good and starve the bad” whether you are at a grocery store, restaurant, or cooking at home.
  • free cookbook (electronic version), containing 14 grain-free dessert recipes, with product comparisons and ingredient sources.  Dr. McCullough and her 6-year old son created this cookbook after learning about the hidden chemicals in our foods.

Dr. McCullough will also offer signed copies of Hands Off My Food! at a discounted price of $10.   It is also available for purchase in advance on Amazon for $14.99.

Book Description

Americans have stopped being watchdogs over their food supply. Roughly 100 years ago, with the birth of the FDA, we handed that responsibility to the government and the food industry.  They, in turn, have fundamentally transformed our food supply and it’s making us sick, including our children.  Not only are we losing our health to food-related illnesses like cancer and heart disease, we are losing our freedom.  Did you know that the government and the food industry have already chosen your dinner for you?  In fact, the government nudges you to pick the foods they want you to eat.  They’ve been doing it your whole life.

In Hands Off My Food! Dr. McCullough, an expert in Nutrition, walks you through the truth behind what’s currently in our food and how it got there.  You may be surprised to learn that our food system is not designed to protect our long-term health.  Both the food industry and the government have played a major role in the demise of our food supply, but they are not the root of the problem.  Dr. McCullough reveals who is ultimately responsible for the adulteration of our food and how each of us has the power to restore the integrity of the food we eat by taking back our consent.  Together we can reclaim our voice by becoming the watchdogs we were meant to be.  It’s easier than you might think!

About Dr. McCullough

Despite receiving her Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of California at Davis, she developed an autoimmune disease from eating food.  Fortunately, Dr. McCullough was able to not only reverse her disease but to also launch a near 5-year investigation into our food supply.  Hands Off My Food! reveals what she discovered i.e. the truth about what’s really in our food, how it got there, and what we can do about it.  It provides easy, free market solutions for how we can restore the integrity of the food we eat and reclaim the freedoms we have lost. All we have to do is take back our consent!

Admission

Free! However, this event is fully booked! Email TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com if you wish to be added to the wait list or receive more information about future events!

Questions?

Email TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

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Doggie Dip!

Join us on the patio for another fido-friendly event!  We’ll have you covered for all your pup-bathing needs, including pools and shampoo.  All you need to bring is your four-legged friend who’s in need of a bath (or just social time with other pups!)

Richmond Animal Care & Control will be joining us with adoptable dogs, as well as River City Dog Excursions.  And if you’re not all dogged-out, we will be grilling and serving hot dogs for your enjoyment! Continue reading

Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight-Loss Solutions

 

When

Tuesday, May 23rd / 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Hyperthyroidism, a little understood disorder, results in symptoms that stem 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 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 every cell that makes 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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5 Nutrients to Support Your Sleep Cycle

Quite often around the beginning of summer and the beginning of winter, there’s an uptick in sleep disturbances for many people. If you’ve ever had difficulty sleeping (for several nights in a row or chronically), then you know how frustrating not being able to sleep can be. It’s a difficult task to determine what may be actually causing the sleep issues for each person, but some of the common influencers are elevated stress / anxiety (i.e cortisol imbalance), increased systemic inflammation, poor diet (or general digestive dysfunction), and of course a host of lifestyle factors that force the body to ignore essential environmental cues to entrain their natural circadian rhythm. Usually folks don’t start to have trouble sleeping out of the blue – there’s an underlying cause that’s contributing to it. Each person may have a different cause for their sleep troubles, but there are several nutrients that everyone needs to support their sleep cycle, and they may be worth trying if you have trouble sleeping yourself. Continue reading

Healing Leaky Gut: Find & Fix Your Food Sensitivities

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When

Tuesday, May 16tth  /  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 by emailing thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com

Questions

Email TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

The Best Apps For Decoding Food Label Ingredients

By Kirk Schroder, Food Advocate

Do you know what Rennet is?  Do you know what Castoreum is? The former is commonly used in making cheeses and is an enzyme extracted from the inner mucosa of a young calve’s fourth stomach. The latter is literally beaver secretion.  Both are found in food label ingredients.  Did you know that Sodium Nitrate is not only a popular food preservative but is also used in smoke bombs and pyrotechnics?

Even though federal laws have improved to require certain levels of transparency in food labeling,  let’s face it:  we still can’t figure out and understand food labels because of complex ingredient names and misleading information.  Below are several top smartphone apps and a website to help you understand food label ingredients:

  1. Healthy Food – Smart choices in the grocery store Healthy Food is an application created for people who want to check the composition of a product easily and intelligibly. Before you fill your shopping basket, take a photo of the product, recognize (OCR) its ingredients and check what’s in it. The scanned products will be saved in the history creating an unique product base.
  2. Clueat –Food Indications  This bar scanning app provides key information about your food including nutrition information and warnings at a glance. Check your food for GMO containment. The product database is crowdsourced so you can contribute in building it and making it the most accurate product database in the world.
  3. ShopWell – Healthy Diet & Grocery Food Scanner Recommended by CNN, NBC, The Today Show, Cooking Light, EatingWell and USA Today, ShopWell scans any item in the grocery store and gives you all of the information about that product.
  4. Sift Food Labels  Sift Food Labels has a bar scanner with a database of over 400, 000 products. It not only translates ingredients but identifies ingredients banned in other countries or which pose a risk to your health.

And for those who don’t use smartphones but have access to the internet:

  1. Chemical Cuisine  is a website page maintained by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSPI ranks the safety of food additives—from acetic acid to yellow prussiate of soda—in this definitive glossary of the chemicals used to flavor and preserve our foods

So empower yourself at the grocery store and use these apps to bring transparency to your food choices.

Pups & Pints benefiting Sanctuary Rescue!

When

The 2nd Thursday every month / May 11th, 5 – 7pm

Where

The Patio & The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

What

Our dog-friendly happy hour season is in full swing!  This month, we’re partnering with Sanctuary Rescue as our non-profit beneficiary!  Bring your furbaby and friends to enjoy some sunshine on our patio and foot-stamping tunes by Ivan Appelrouth.  Take advantage of happy hour prices at the bar in The Beet and give back to animals in need in our community.

Who is Sanctuary Rescue?

Sanctuary Rescue is a small, foster-based animal rescue that specializes in pregnant and nursing pup moms, orphans and neonates who are especially vulnerable in shelters.  As a result, they often have lots of adorable puppies for adoption.  All of their dogs are fostered in a home environment, many times with other dogs and children.  They strive to teach them all what it is like to be loved, to learn good doggie manners, and to become well-socialized canine members of the community.  Their goal is to take the hopeless dogs sitting on death row and not only give them a chance at life, but to give them a chance at the best life.

They’ll be here – with a couple ambassador pups, of course – to talk, hang, and share their passion with you over a pint!  And speaking of pints, $1 from each pint sold during the event will be donated to Sanctuary Rescue as well?  Win win win.

Cost

Although this event is free,  you’re welcome to RSVP ahead of time here!

Questions?

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com or call Customer Service at 359-7527!

*Mother Nature has a way of surprising us, so please note this is weather permitting! Check our social media for the most up-to-date information*

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