The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 North Thompson Street Richmond, Virginia 23221


Why live with anxiety and depression? Mental health is not always associated with chronic inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and digestive distress, but they couldn’t be more connected!

In our society, many patients are struggling, not only with their mental health and inflammatory conditions but with the side effects and stigma associated with common medications. Many patients opt to live with these symptoms and side effects, although they intuitively know there is something more that can be done to alleviate symptoms and elevate themselves to a higher threshold of health.

Join Chinese medicine practitioner, Greg Dow, L. Ac. and functional nutrition specialist, Charlotte Christensen, MScN to explore the common physiological causes of anxiety and depression. These holistic health specialists are here to talk ‘systems’ not ‘symptoms’. You will leave with a better understanding of the underlying factors that contribute to your mental health challenges as well as steps you can take TODAY to address the triggers that manifest as anxiety and depression. It’s time to take the steps you really need to free yourself from the grip mental health disorders and discover a lighter, more productive version of yourself.

About the Presenters

Charlotte Christensen, MScN, Founder of RootedRVA

Charlotte is a functional nutrition specialist who believes true health starts in the kitchen. Her philosophy is to help you find your farmers, your community, and your roots -- and there you will find your health!

As a health-supportive culinary expert, gardener, and lifestyle counselor, Charlotte believes food is medicine and that, given the right conditions, our bodies have the remarkable capability of healing themselves.

Charlotte whole-heartedly believes that the food we eat determines our health outcome. Specifically, eating whole foods that are grown and cooked with intention provides a powerful experience and lowers cellular inflammation -- the underlying cause of the chronic diseases that are so prevalent in our society.

Recognizing that no ‘one diet fits all’, she's committed to serving each unique individual’s needs through her practice, Rooted RVA. Charlotte helps her clients explore their own health and determine which foods will support their particular needs.

She received her master’s degree in functional nutrition from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR, to compliment her skills as a health-supportive chef and her background in biology, ecology and agriculture. She returned to Richmond in 2019 to help her community to achieve their ultimate health goals through mindful, sustainable lifestyle choices!

Greg Dow, L. Ac.

Greg Dow, L. Ac. of Centered: Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness completed a four-year masters in acupuncture and herbal medicine at South West Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. He has several years of experience working with leading experts in natural medicine.

Today Greg integrates his experience to solve complex health issues with a holistic approach that corrects the root of the imbalance, not just the symptoms, so that patients not only resolve their health concerns, but also enhance all aspects of health and most importantly, stay healthy. Greg is passionate about helping his patients experience the same level of well-being he has been able to experience. He uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, several types of Asian bodywork, nutrition therapy and lifestyle coaching to achieve this objective.


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