Event Topics

Browse events by topic

Please join Shira Dobratz, a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, for “Seeds of Life”.  This talk is for women who want to get pregnant and have either faced challenges in the process, or are wanting to learn how to optimize their reproductive health in preparation for healthy conception. We will explore herbs/supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle supports, as well have time for group discussion.

Chronic digestive upset, pain, and bowel irregularities may be caused by many sources, which will be discussed in detail in this class. Understanding and improving gastrointestinal health is the foundation for overall health. Come learn about the most common reasons one can experience chronic digestive concerns, what can be assessed, and how to get back on the path of good GI health.
Shifting your thoughts to believe in the possibility of amazing health has been demonstrated to have a positive impact on your physical and emotional health. Learning to use simple yet powerful tools, like the power of your own voice and aromatherapy, can be the difference between you changing your health or staying stuck in a state of feeling unwell. Join in for this uplifting experience!
The foods we eat undeniably denote a certain time of year, not only because they're in season, but also because they evoke a feeling—like a crisp apple in the brisk autumn air. A Taste of Fall welcomes you to reconnect with all your fall favorites!
Are you ready to let your taste buds explore foods from Asia? Join Fruit N Veggie Mama for a free vegan food class to learn step by step how to make mouthwatering  Bhel Puri from India and Coconut Ginger soup from Thailand all with a vegan flare! This is a family friendly event everyone can enjoy.  Spread the word and let's have some fun!
Hola amigos! Are you ready to let your taste buds explore foods from South America? Join Fruit N Veggie Mama for a free vegan food class as she teaches you how to make mouthwatering Ceviche from Peru and Empanadas from Argentina all with a vegan flare!  Spread the word and let's have some fun. HASTA PRONTO! Bilingual food class in Spanish and English.
This presentation is designed to educate people on true hydration and to illustrate that water is not simply just water. Learn how water can be therapeutic and healing if used correctly. This presentation will also teach you how to "go green" in your home and/or business using just water.
Discover why vegetables are so good4u and considered the foundation of health! Rich in vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber—we all know we’re supposed to eat the rainbow, but do you know all the varieties out there? Learn how to eat more organic vegetables and we’ll show you quick and easy ways to pack a nutrient-dense punch to your meals.

Why do some people die young who live a very "healthy" lifestyle and others die at an old age with an "unhealthy" lifestyle? What are the true keys to taking care of your body as you age? Gain insight on how to add life to your years and years to your life! We will discuss adaptation as your body encounters chemical, emotional, and physical stress daily, and learn how to increase adaptation as you age! 

Apples are centuries old, but are as delicious today as ever. Learn about our amazing varieties of organic apples and tempt your senses with some of our favorite new, apple-inspired recipes. It's easy to make this healthful fruit a part of your everyday diet. After all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
We will look to the optimization, restoration & maintenance of our bones, muscles, connective tissues, hormones, terrain, movement, inflammatory response, diet, lifestyle, & regenerative response. The why's of this preventable epidemic, physical degeneration,  catastrophic consequences of making all the compromising choices. The goal is to become more resourced, anabolic and generate new tissue, slowing aging.
Join us for local support and sharing of resources. Back by popular demand in 2018, Dr. Janna Jennings, Functional Medicine Pediatrician and mom of 2, will be our guest speaker. Her topics such as  detoxing, diet's role on genetics, and "The Biology of Belief."
Auricular Therapy is a needle free modality that helps the body deal with PTSD, Anxiety, Stress and other emotional issues. Auricular Therapy is also very helpful in working with concussion, whiplash and other injuries. Auricular Therapy is used worldwide to help people. Dr Robbins is certified  and has received additional training at John Hopkins University, where Ralph Nogier Auricular Therapy Training  was held.  
It is estimated by the world health organization that 75% of all chronic illness is due to autoimmune disorders and currently, 1 in 3 women suffer from autoimmunity.  During this comprehensive 60 minute session, Dr. Harrison will explain the causes and symptoms of this detrimental category of diseases so you can manage this condition safely and effectively.  
Come experience a session of knowledge and aromas. Ayurvedic cooking is a powerful way to gain the healing and balancing benefits of food. You will learn how to use spices and prepare some dishes that balance your doshas and improve your digestion. Don’t miss this opportunity to further your knowledge of Ayurveda and learn to make dosha specific meals.
Learn how to make delicious peanut butter and bacon cookies. You don't have to choose between sweet and savory, you can have it all.
Are you experiencing issues with thyroid, menopause, hot flashes, adrenals, weight gain, hair loss, cellulite, fibroids, hot flashes, breast lumps, breast cancers and more? Learn how the digestion, liver and sugar balance control your hormones. Discover what 20 super foods and 20 power herbs can naturally balance hormones.
 
Self-care can seem complicated.  We all have complaints – about our bodies, health, and our energy.  Rather than focusing on the specifics of the complaint, or the symptoms, true improvement of health comes from addressing the HIDDEN stressors in the body.  Learn to be your own health detective by identifying underlying causes and/or conditions and addressing them through nutrition & lifestyle changes.
Introducing the Transcendental Meditation technique, the benefits for better health and well being, and how it works using the natural tendency of the mind. This talk is informal, conversational, quick paces and short. There is plenty of time for questions and answers.
Need ideas for healthy lunches for kids?  Are you tired of the same old sandwich and chips?
Would you like to involve your kids in making lunches that are healthy and want to eat?
Let me introduce you to the Bento Box Healthy Lunch for kids! Bento lunches consist of a balance of food groups, colors, and textures.
 Learn new recipes and ideas that will make lunchtime delicious and fun.
In this class, learn how the body actually burns fat for fuel, what triggers this process, and what inhibits this process. Also discuss the reasons for fat loss plateaus, and how to test for them. The seminar will go into the top modalities and nutrition "hacks" to speed up the process of fat burning, and what culprits will slow it down. Learn how to OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFESTYLE to burn more fat.  
Based on Dr. Peter D'Adamo's book Eat Right for Your Blood Type, Dr. Wolbers will explain the basis behind the blood type diet and which foods are best for your blood type. Learn the 4 blood types and best diet for each type, how blood type relates to stress and disease, and individualized dietary recommendations that best suit your lifestyle. Resources to learn your blood type will be available.
Unfortunately, simply drinking milk is not enough to keep bones healthy. Perhaps that’s why 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Bones are living tissue that respond to bone building care throughout life. Support lifelong bone health by knowing how to get all the nutrients your bones need.
Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon learning how to make scrumptious gluten-free waffles using soybeans and rolled oats—and the benefits! According to Author, Edyth Young Cottrel, one soy-oat waffle has protein equal in quantity and quality to that in a serving of steak. Imagine that!
Ever been told that you have a thyroid condition or even been treated for thyroid and still suffer from the same fatigue, difficulty concentrating or aches? If you're curious and open-minded to seeing the latest research and advances in thyroid, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn and gather action steps for taking control of your own health.    
Throughout history, civilizations that have destroyed their environments have disappeared. Industrial agriculture in the United States is destroying our environment and jeopardizing the American way of life. How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!
Come learn how to cook 100% vegan/gluten-free meals with the vegan guru, Cherice Love! You not only will learn how to cook some of her crowd favorite recipes but you will be able to learn more about the vegan lifestyle, tips on transitioning, mythbusters, and also try her delicious dishes for yourself!
When you combine ghee with spices, the magic happens. Indian cooking uses over forty different spices. In this class, you will learn medicinal benefits of ten spices, and the right way to add these spices to your cooking. You will also learn how to make your own spice blends for easy use in various dishes.
Achieving your healthiest weight is not about dieting or even pure willpower, but rather understanding how certain foods affect blood sugar levels and appetite. Learn how nutrient-dense meals support healthy metabolism and which nutrient supplements support healthy blood sugar levels and appetite control.
Learn about Food & Spirit and the enlightening and transformative Seven Systems of Health. When the elements of the first System of Health, the ROOT, are balanced and healthy, when we have strong connections to community and are comfortable in our own skin, we have the foundation needed to deal effectively with daily stressors.
We’ve all heard horror stories of someone suffering from a chronic illness due to a mold infestation in their home. But, did you know that there are a lot of other toxic compounds found in your home, like constant exposure to electromagnetic frequencies, that may be damaging to your health? Get all the tips and tricks on creating a healthy home environment. .
Have fun mixing and matching Kaelen Harwell's masks, toners, and cleansers!  Whether it's graceful aging, moisture infusing, balancing, or purifying, KH products are designed with you in mind.
What’s for dinner? Vegetables! Discover how to eat more organic vegetables at dinner and we’ll help make all your healthy dreams a reality. Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!  
In this workshop learn techniques and tools that you can do from the comfort of your home that will help you feel better, move better, and possibly fix your chronic pain. The Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach and Travis Perret, owner of Exercise Therapy of Kansas City, have partnered to give you the ultimate DIY in feeling younger and moving better with a cooking demo and exercise therapy tips.    
You can now get genomic counseling for several diseases. However, there is also compelling evidence that what you eat  can directly support your DNA--or tear it down. This lecture will give you an overview of the main nutrients everyone needs for healthy DNA.  You will learn the best ways to prepare foods, what to avoid, and what you really need every day of your healthy life! We always allow time for Q & A.
Want to get the truth about your body, what makes you unique and what you can do about it? Natural Grocers' Nutritional Health Coach will demonstrate a recipe to sample as Dr. Brennan talks about how we can now map our bodies with DNA and epigenetics. Learn what type of nutrients you need to take forever vs. just for now, or at all. Discuss what specifically causes your toxicity and can you do about it.
A common statement Dr. Waters hears from patients is 'I tested negative for celiac disease, so have started to eat gluten again.' This is a discussion on what testing needs to be done to determine whether you are sensitive to gluten, though you do not have celiac disease.  Dr. Waters will also discuss how gluten causes symptoms in some people and how to avoid it, if you are gluten sensitive.
We share the science & the strategies to help you find more happiness & wellbeing in your daily life. You will learn specific skills to help you increase your positive emotions, cultivate gratitude, learn to mindfully savor life's moments, & build happiness habits that will increase your happiness level, & build your optimism. Happiness is an inside job. To upgrade YOUR happiness, please join us!
Pre-planning any event is your secret weapon to making it an event you can enjoy, too! With our tips, recipe demonstrations and ideas for the perfect party foods, you AND your guests will have more time to enjoy and spend together. Hosting is easy when you have a game plan.
Take your party foods to a healthier level. You’ll feel good knowing just how nutritious and easy to prepare these party treats can be. There’s no need to search for completely new recipes or eat unfamiliar food. Prepare your favorite foods, just upgrade them! 
What is Emotional Eating?  Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a bag of chips and just wondered how did I get here? In this class, you will learn how to recognize emotional eating triggers.  Understand why we compulsively eat.  Find ways to feed your feelings and begin the healing process. We will learn how to trade in judgement for curiosity; how stress effects how we eat and what we feels.
Would you like to feel less stressed, have more energy, ease aches and pains, get rid of unwanted baggage, and make your life more enjoyable? Learn about Energy Medicine and experience a set of 10 practical self-help techniques that you can use anywhere, anytime (handout provided). Get suggestions for some energy-boosting nutritional items with simple ingredients that are readily available at the store.
It’s time for a deep cleaning!  In the face of so many unhealthy choices these days, you can still keep your body running at its best. Learn how supplements and diet can detoxify and cleanse, support skin health and support fat metabolism. Let your best you shine this fall! And receive a free book written by Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Naturopathic formulas when you attend.  
Did you know that 90% of the cells in your body are bacteria? Eating fermented, probiotic-rich foods keeps these bacteria—and YOU—healthy. For thousands of years, humans have relied on these superfoods for overall health, but today our diet is often lacking in them. Join us to sample and learn about a variety of living cultured foods, from yogurt and kefir to kimchi. Add some life to your plate!
Organics are becoming more and more popular, and rightly so! There are many reasons to love organics—pesticide-free, non-GMO, nutrient-dense, good4 the planet and… good4u! Join us for this inspiring class, sample 100% organic produce and Fall in Love with Organics!  
Will fasting help me be healthier?  Discuss, at length, the medical and health applications of fasting, the different types of fasting that can be done and how they achieve different results.  Learn what populations may benefit most from fasting and who should think twice before starting a fasting regimen, and common obstacles that come up while fasting.
Is your brain starved for better nutrition? Do you find it hard to concentrate or focus? Do you feel irritable or moody for no discernible reason? Are you absentminded or suffer from periodic brain fog? Then this class is for you. Learn the secrets of a better brain at any age.

Jim will demonstrate how to make a basic batch of kimchi, and discuss ways to serve it in a variety of ways.  He will have samples and recipes available.  He will also be happy to answer your questions.

Come curious, come open-minded, and come prepared for a shift if the direction of your future with fibromyalgia (and chronic pain). We will explore the following: What is fibromyalgia ? What is the current understanding of this conditions? What is the emerging information and can natural care for those that suffer from these conditions really help? 

Learn the many things these illnesses have in common. Learn concrete strategies to bring relief today. There is help, you do not have to continue to suffer!

Heart pounding, but no idea why? Can’t remember where you left your keys? Gaining belly fat, but eating a healthy diet? If you said yes to any of these, you might be suffering the ill effects of chronic stress. While it’s impossible to remove all stress from your life, incorporating a few specific nutrients into your diet can help you deal with life’s many stressors.

Help people understand that it's never to late to take charge of your brain health. Educate people about the five pillars of brain health and discuss practical, brain-boosting behaviors. The training does not constitute medical advise, diagnosis or treatment.  

Discover how a few simple changes can set you on the path of a life without chronic disease, frequent doctor visits or daily medications.  Learn how to increase your intake of vegetables in simple and tasty ways, decrease the problem-causing foods and make small, lasting changes that your whole family can live with. You’ll also get to taste a quick, easy, delicious—and, believe it or not, healthy—chocolate mousse.
Gaining awareness for how your body likes to move compared to how it's designed to move is the first step toward eliminating pain. Understand what compensatory muscle movement patterns are and gain awareness for which of your movements are drawing in strain or creating imbalance in your body. Start to learn how to quiet them.
We’re as committed to supporting your health and fitness goals as you are to living an active life! This sports nutrition seminar will give you the tools you need to keep you at the top of your game—whatever that may be. Learn how to support your body’s optimal energy levels and improve your fitness and recovery time with food and supplements!    
Join Dr. Mark Riggs, functional medicine practitioner and Board Certified Chiropractic Internist, as he details how embracing functional medicine and a paleo-ancestral diet can help reverse the effects of chronic disease and restore optimal health. From blood sugar dysregulation to high cholesterol, from thyroid dysfunction to gastrointestinal distress, this talk will restore your hope in the future of healthcare!
You might not have included this on your weekly shopping list, but it certainly deserves a spot. Gelatin is an underappreciated superfood that has long been a part of many traditional diets. A few quick cooking tips and you will be an expert at incorporating this nutrient-rich food into your and your family’s diet.
Think of OPCs as the Optimal Protector of Cells—protecting all cells! These powerful phytonutrients support head to toe health, quenching free radicals throughout the body! They really do it all! Give your body some TLC with OPCs today!
The holidays are all about sharing good cheer, good will and good food. Join us for our festive Gluten-Free Holiday Fair and enjoy all the magic of the holidays with seasonal foods, supplements and body care products. Making your holidays gluten free doesn't mean you have to compromise on flavor and quality. In fact, you just might discover gluten-free options that become your new holiday favorites!
Sample fabulous gluten-free products—foods, vitamins, body care and so much more.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become a pervasive part of our food system. While GMO is broadly used term, in general it refers to crops that have been engineered to produce pesticides or can have weed-killer sprayed on them without being harmed. The use of GMOs has resulted in severe and unexpected economic, environmental, and health consequences. Vote with your dollar and say NO to GMOs.
Join us for our good4u, good4your budget store tour and discover how to support you and your family’s optimal health—without breaking the bank! We’ll show you our tips and tools for staying on track, using our Menu Planner, Shopping & Pantry List, Healthy Meal Wheel, and more! Let your Nutritional Health Coach be your guide to following your personal food budget.
Join us for a sampling of ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and other dairy and non-dairy ice cream treats at your new neighborhood Natural Grocers! Discover how your food choices (yes, even ice cream!) can be good4 the planet, good4the economy and good4u. Who knew your favorite indulgence could save the planet? Come celebrate with us in legendairy fashion!  

Learn the pros and cons to green smoothies - why they are healthy and what to watch out for. We'll look at the science, blend up a green smoothie, and sample its goodness!

Come join the doctor to find sure methods to health your gut naturally.
Happiness is not an emotion, it is your very nature but often stress takes away our peace of mind and leaves us physically and mentally exhausted. Join this interactive session to see how we can lead a better quality life by paying attention to different sources of energy, especially the “breath” and becoming aware of the various tendencies of the mind that is preventing us to live to our fullest potential
Headaches are the most common form of pain and a major reason for doctor visits and missed work days. Overall, about 13 percent of Americans suffer from headaches. The good news is there are plenty of natural headache relief strategies. North Americans are shying away from more invasive measures like ibuprofen and aspirin that can cause side effects including stomach ulcers, and other invasive measures.

Feeling more tired than you should? Can’t get through the day without your caffeine? Maybe you are carrying around a few extra pounds that just won't leave no matter what you do?  Or you're not feeling as sharp as you used to?  In this exciting talk, Dr. Kunkel presents the signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and what you can do to get a handle on this common condition. Are you ready to feel better?

Hooray! Chocolate can actually be good for us. Learn how to use quality chocolate to enhance your food ...and your health. Our Nutritional Health Coach will share with you some of the health benefits of chocolate or “food of the gods.” You'll also get recipes and samples of some of our favorites.
Hooray! Chocolate can actually be good for us. Taste the quality and learn how to use chocolate to enhance your food ...and your health.
The fastest growing age group in the United States is 65- to 69-year-olds, and it is currently projected that by 2030 baby-boomers will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. It is important to recognize that people may be living longer, but not necessarily healthier. Discuss some essential (well researched) habits that can be used at any age to improve overall health and wellness.
You'll learn the basics for the healthiest approach to gluten-free living. We will share shopping tips and cooking tips for gluten-free living as well as advice on dietary supplements for nutritional support.
You'll learn the basics for the healthiest approach to gluten-free living. We will share shopping tips and cooking tips for gluten-free living as well as advice on dietary supplements for nutritional support. Come early and join us for a Gluten Free Health Fair with door prizes and free samples!
The holidays don’t have to be a time for stress and worry. Healthy foods and gifts are the perfect way to bring out the best in everyone, and make all those hard-to-shop for people on your list happy. Make the most of this holiday season by creating a celebration that everyone can enjoy… including you!    
Join us for an interactive presentation on skin care ingredients and products to help keep your skin healthy and looking great! Samples are included!
Heart disease has quickly become the leading cause of death in North America. For most people, the first sign of finding out they have an unhealthy heart, is experiencing a heart attack. Join us and learn why heart disease numbers continue to grow each year, the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease and how you can make simple lifestyle changes today to help keep your heart healthy!
Many skin types exist, all react differently, but one thing remains the same: the layers of the skin and what is needed for healthy skin!  Join us as we discuss the many ways CountryLife supports healthy hair, skin & nails.
Join WishGarden Herbs Regional Educator, Danielle Cicak, as she highlights the different herbal formulas that offer support through those stressful times and those that promote restful sleep!
Learn how to make simple, homemade, raw nut/seed milks using Natural Grocers brand bulk nuts and seeds.
Learn about homeopathy: what it is, what’s it’s for and how it’s made. Then learn about some staple homeopathic products for an alternative approach to medicine. And receive a free book about homeopathics when you attend.  

Do you suffer from symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches & pains, memory loss, mental sluggishness, depression, weight gain, hair loss?  These symptoms and more can be caused by an imbalanced thyroid.  Our thyroid is the most misunderstood & misdiagnosed organ in the body & women are much more prone to thyroid disorders.  Learn effective ways to keep your thyroid healthy and get it back on track if its struggling.  

Presentation will go over the proper tests in order to determine if someone is a type 2 diabetic and how to naturally treat this condition with proper diet, lifestyle modification and supplementation.

Learn the tools needed to make lunches fun for adults and kids! We will show you different snack ideas and how to make food fun! We will even show your kiddos how to pack their own lunches!! 

Food today is entirely different than it was in your grandparents’ day. From the way it’s grown to the way it’s processed and packaged (including the nutritional value), everything has changed. Knowing how to choose the highest-quality foods is key to caring for your health.
Join us for this unique and exciting opportunity to learn how to use Homeopathic Remedies for acute conditions. Including must have remedies for travel and first aid emergencies.
Most people know that vitamin C is important for the immune system, but do they know why? And what about the importance of other vitamins? Just like the rest of our body, the immune system requires optimal nutrition to function at its best. Keeping your immune system fed with proper nutrition will ensure that your body is ready to handle whatever comes its way during the winter months. 
Symptoms of Inflammation include swollen joints, puffy face, water retention, chronic pain, intense headaches, exhaustion/fatigue, and inability to lose weight. Join us for a TEACHING workshop to better understand the cause of inflammation & what you can do about it.

Studies have proven that lack of sleep, poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and medical conditions all play a part in why you're tired. Dr. McCall will help educate you on the best ways to be less fatigued. Dr. McCall will also have handouts available.

Many times people hear the word fasting and naturally think that they are going to starve. That isn't always the case, and certainly not when Dr. Ryan teaches about fasting. In fact, when done properly most people find that their hormones balance and that they are able to feel full longer. Join Dr. Ryan, as he helps you navigate the truth and the fiction of intermittent fasting.

Thinking about trying a ketogenic diet? Come and learn about all about the ketogenic approach to eating and health building! Topics include: benefits of going keto, which foods are considered keto, and which foods to avoid, troubleshooting common pitfalls of a keto approach, in addition to resources, recipes, and recommended reading.

This class is designed to share information, experiences & provide support to anyone pursuing or interested in a whole food plant based (WFPB) lifestyle. We follow the guidelines of PlantPure Nation, (www.plantpurecommunities.com) and welcome anyone-no matter where you are on your journey, learn something new, and share your experiences.

Have you been wondering about what essential oils are and what the fuss is all about? Tina Issa will discuss what they are, the three main ways to use them and what some common oils are used for. 

Approximately 1 out of 5 people suffer from runny nose, itchy eyes, and sinus congestion every spring.  These seasonal symptoms are often caused by our immune system reacting to harmless airborne substances like pollen.  Wave goodbye to your problems with pollen by learning what nutrients and foods help support a balanced immune response to airborne irritants.  Breathe Deeply!
Learn about joint health, natural alternatives to support it and how the ingredients in MobiliT, like collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and turmeric specifically work to support heathy joints.
Did you know approximately 91% of Americans don’t meet the recommendations for vegetable consumption? Juicing is an easy way to virtually guarantee that you will reach your daily target for fresh produce. Stop in to learn the latest tips and trends to juicing the rainbow and to Juicing Your Way to Vitality!
Mounting scientific research suggests that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time. Going keto is all the rage, but the diet is laden with conflicting ideas, disastrous oversimplification, and misinformation. In Keto 101 we’ll dive into this trend to understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.
This is a weekly event that teaches people how easy and delicious the Keto Lifestyle can be. Join Shawn and Emily in the kitchen as she recreates your favorites, and shows you new recipes to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, after every cooking segment is a short educational presentation and Q&A.
September is National Recovery Month. How do you Kiss Addiction Goodbye forever? Learn how amino acids, diet and mindfulness can have a positive effect on your brain chemistry, help you become less likely to experience addictive tendencies, and live a healthy and rewarding life!
Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea using a SCOBY. "SCOBY" is actually an acronym for "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast." It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function.  I will go over the kombucha making process. No samples will be given of my batch for liability reasons but we will taste samples of kombucha sold at Natural Grocers.
The ladybug has been deemed a fairy godmother for plants. In their lifetime of about one year, a ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids, that's almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the decline in ladybug populations. Learn how to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By taking our pledge, and showing ladybugs and other insects some love, you can make an impact.
Every 33 minutes, someone in Lane County needs a blood transfusion. Lane Bloodworks has been serving Lane County hospitals since 1961 and looks forward to seeing you at the Eugene Natural Grocers Blood Drive! Bettering our community drop by drop. Open to the public. To schedule your appointment please call 541-484-9111.
Do you struggle eating enough vegetables and fruits and making healthy meals? Join us for this demo on how to make yummy salads in a jar. And get some tips on healthy eating. Please bring ONE pint Mason jar to use to build your salad, and you can eat it during the class. Nelly Holst is a health advocate who works with women looking to take their health back and want to thrive and live an abundant life.
Magnesium helps with occasional anxiety/sleeplessness and is a natural way to support relaxation and calm. Bonus: It can also help relieve occasional aches and pains. Your body can absorb magnesium through your skin with this easy 5 ingredient lotion! Attend this free demo in our kitchen and learn how to DIY!
Stop by and customize the perfect good4u snack with an organic apple no-bake “cookie” and a selection of 100% organic bulk toppings: cinnamon, nuts, dried cranberries, chocolate, and coconut flakes. Taste the organic difference, only at your Organic Month Headquarters!
We’re talkin’ (and tastin’) tacos, folks! Discover fresh and exciting ways to take fiesta to a whole new level using 100% organic produce and organic fillings and toppings. Get your taco fix and lettuce teach you why organics are so avocado this world!
This class is an introduction to help you discover your Ayurvedic body type (dosha).  Knowing your dosha type can help maximize your health through individualizing your diet and lifestyle.  Join us to learn more about balancing your dosha for achieving optimal health.
In the last 100 years, Carbohydrates have increased in American Meals decade after decade. The Average person used to consume less than 3-4 tsp of sugar or glucose a day. Now the average person consumes 15-20 tsp of sugar a day! Learn how to up-regulate your fat burning metabolism. The metabolic machinery can be turned on so that you can burn your own body fat for fuel.
It’s never too early, or too late, to improve muscle health—and overall health! But after age 30, we can lose 3 to 8 percent of our muscle mass each decade! Learn how to maintain muscle mass now, and well into the future, with key foods and supplements all recommended by science-based research. Stay strong and muscle on!

Come and learn how to make this staple of most Keto kitchens- Crack Slaw (aka- egg roll in a bowl, deconstructed egg roll).  Learn how to make our version (and some easy substitutions) so you can make this quick and easy meal for your whole family!

Learn about how hormones (thyroid, adrenal, male and female), spine alignment, allergies/sensitivities, supplements, blood sugar balance, and emotions effect our weight. “Eat to live” instead of “living to eat.” Discuss how to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, blood pressure, and dementia. “Weigh” the options and deal with “weighty” matters. Join us for a fun, “enlightening" class!
Dr Bob Martin - is offering FREE mini-health consultations and personal wellness recommendations. Additionally, for every customer who purchases a copy of his blockbuster book, 'Secret Nerve Cures' Safe, Inexpensive, Effective and Science Based Remedies for Nerve Related Challenges such as neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, shingles, sciatica, neuralgia, numbness etc  - you'll receive a personally autographed copy  
Superfoods are a return to the basics of the food chain. They are a concentrated and potent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, fiber and the essential amino acids. They are believed to add alkalinity to the body, increase energy, improve stamina, sharpen mental activity, and deodorize and cleanse the cells and colon.

Alzheimer's disease is estimated to reach 13 million Americans by 2050. It has been called Type III Diabetes by some researchers. It is a terrible and debilitating disease. Dr. Quinn and Dr. Ariciu will break down the current research and what you can do to prevent this disease. They will also present some strategies that may help halt the progression of the disease and reverse it naturally. 

Autoimmune diseases are complex.  What exactly is going on? Come learn about autoimmune triggers—those things in our environment that can worsen an autoimmune disease, or perhaps cause its appearance earlier in life. We will also be addressing what can be investigated, and natural treatments (including nutrition) to be aware of to optimize health when diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
Do you or your child require a lot of brain power throughout the day but find you’re in need of some “focus pocus”? Come discover how nutrition and lifestyle tweaks can support your attention to help learning and cognition be as easy as pi(e).
While age-related cognitive decline might seem inevitable, it doesn’t have to be! The formula for supporting our brain and our memory is simple. Discover how good nutrition and healthy habits can support our memory throughout our lifespan.
Don’t worry be happy, lose the ‘tude, turn that frown upside down… all easier said than done, until now. Gain a new understanding of the many complexities that play a role in supporting a healthy mood or hindering it. Nutritional, supplemental, environmental, lifestyle and other key factors will be discussed.

Today, pain management is a huge problem. NSAIDs can be risky. Over 100,000 people are hospitalized for GI bleeding and of those 16,500 die every year. Opioid medication alters brain chemistry, and carries a great risk of addiction. Dr. Horton specializes in natural pain management. Join her as she discusses lifestyle modification, diet, and therapy options that can all be combined to make you more comfortable.

Join Dr. Mark Riggs, Board Certified Chiropractic Internist & Functional Medicine practitioner, as he explains how hypertension happens and how simple modifications in our diet and lifestyle can have a profound effect on blood pressure, a leading factor is heart disease risk!

School is starting soon! Instead of expecting you and your child to get sick frequently, learn how to give yourself the best chance of fighting those bad germs. Discover the exact steps you can take today to improve your family's immune system.
No sooner do the kids go back to school than the season for sore throats, runny noses and coughs begins. But it doesn't have to be this way!  Learn about the role of illness in development of healthy immune systems and how homeopathic medicines and other healthy choices can help.
Are you in pain? Have you been trying to get this pain addressed unsuccessfully? Are you looking for effective ways of dealing with and preventing pain? If so, you want to know about fascia. There is a new understanding of how our body operates. Update your understanding of your body in order to see how you can use non-pharmacological, non-surgical solutions to your pain.
We will discuss the body's endocannabinoid system and how to properly nourish the CB1 & CB2 receptors that correlate with our central nervous system and immune systems.  We will also discuss nutritional supplementation using hemp oil and various hemp derived products such as hemp seeds, hemp milk, and the use of beauty products containing hemp.
Ever wonder what makes omega-3's so essential to our quality of life? These unique fats are vital to optimal health and play a key role in brain, heart, weight and joint health. Live with vitality again, no matter your age, by trying these simple, everyday omega-3 rich recipes!
Ever wonder what makes omega-3s so essential to our quality of life? These unique fats found in fish are vital to optimal health and play a key role in brain, heart, weight and joint health. Fortunately, you can begin to live with vitality again at any age, by adding these important fats into your daily routine. We’ll discuss specific foods and supplements to help you live your best life yet!

 6 things you need to know about optimizing gut health that translate over to immune strength, optimal blood sugar regulation, and feeling your best.

 
Learn why nutrient combinations may promote bone strength and flexibility - and may prevent, mitigate or arrest bone density and loss of bone flexibility - and why success is enhanced by a healthy gut. Participants also learn: why isolated nutrients have not been effective; foods that contain the desired nutrients; and, approaches to incorporating essential nutrient combinations in day to day meal planning.
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered the following Thursday’s in September 6, 13, 20 & 27.    
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered the following Thursday’s in October 4, 11, 18 &25.    
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered the following Thursday's in November - 1, 8, 15 & 29.     
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered every Thursday starting October 4, 11, 18 & 25.    
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered every Thursday in September starting September 6, 13, 20 & 27.
Anyone is welcome to join this twelve-step meeting. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. Our primary propose is to abstain and to carry the message to those who still suffer. This meeting is offered the following Thursday’s in November, 1, 8, 15, 29.
Did you know that pancakes can be grain-free, blood sugar friendly and DELICIOUS!? In this cooking demonstration, we will talk about the many ways we can make nutritious pancakes, plus offer ideas for tasty toppings that will balance your mood and energy throughout the day. This weekend favorite is back on the menu!
Smoothies are a great way to start your day or provide nutrition on the go. They can also be used to dramatically increase the nutrient density of your diet, every day. Smoothie recipes are easy and only require four easy steps. Supercharge your smoothie for personalized health benefits!
Did you know a diet containing healthy fats can support a healthy inflammatory balance? Polyunsaturated fats found in bottled salad dressings promote inflammation. Dress your greens with recipes demonstrated at this class and maintain a balanced intake of 0mega 3 and 6 fatty acids which support optimal health!
I am your gut bacteria; you might be shocked to hear this, but I influence how every part of your body works: how easily you lose (or gain) weight, how your immune system functions, even your ability to focus.  Knowing supplements are essential for keeping me (and you!) healthy is easy if you attend this class.

A monthly event, led by a holistic nutritionist, where nutrition education is provided and eating and living processed-free is discussed. It is a group meeting where anyone can ask questions, exchange information and ideas, and seek help on challenges with eating processed-free. It is a free event and no registration is required. A food demo will follow the discussion. Come join us and bring a friend!

Who doesn’t like spending time in the sun? It makes us happy and gives us Vitamin D. But no one wants sun spots, wrinkles, or damaged skin. It’s never too late. You can have it all: fun in the sun and healthy skin! All it takes is good food, a bit of nutrition savvy, a cloudless day and away you go.
Learn about the many benefits of protein supplementation from weight management to wellness and much more!  Sample tasty ways to get more protein in your diet while learning about Biochem and Country Life Vitamins.
There’s a science to going Paleo, literally! No matter where you are on the spectrum of health and wellness, The Paleo Diet can give you the ancestral “tools” you need to help you reach your goals. Explore the pure science behind The Paleo Diet and discover why what’s old is new again—and just so happens to empower health along the way.  
Look, it’s a vegetable, it’s a nut, no it’s a superfruit! Discover the amazing health benefits of avocado, such as monounsaturated fats, potassium, fiber, B vitamins and other health-supportive compounds. You can experience avocado awesomeness every day!
Do you heart beets as much as we do? Ready to learn more about the infamously staining superfood? Come to our fast class and discover how you can join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!
Despite its name, winter squash is about as fall as you can get. With 11 varieties to choose from—including pumpkin— fall is the perfect time to celebrate squash and its wonderfully delicious flavor profiles and superior health benefits. Roast it, steam it or puree it—come learn all about this favorite fall food and why it’s truly good4u.
What do broccoli, kale, cabbage, and cauliflower have in common? They all belong to the family of nutritious, delicious cruciferous vegetables. Learn the best cooking methods to help maintain their nutrient density and unique flavor profiles. Cheers to an organic Cruciferous Cuisine!
Take your favorite tailgating foods to a new, good4u level and score a win for team healthy! There’s no need to search for completely new recipes—cheer on your team with classics like dips & drinks—just upgrade them! Featuring our “good4u Snack Kebobs.”      
Essential oils are enjoyable, versatile, and natural products with a multitude of uses beyond their scents alone. Discover the basics of how essential oils support health and learn how to build your own essential oil kit.
Come learn all about the tiny, mighty, Extraordinary Cranberry! That’s right, the benefits of America’s original superfruit go beyond bladder health to support the gut, heart, immune system and blood sugar stability—perfect for the season of indulging.
It’s a staple in just about every type of cuisine, and it is a staple of good health. The special sulfur-containing compounds in garlic make it a valuable and potent part of any healthy diet or supplement regime. Whether you’re looking for a cardiovascular superhero, a supplement to support immune function, memory, or even a little everyday detoxification, never fear, garlic is here!
Want to eat more vegetables, but don’t know where to start? Going grain-free but miss your favorite pasta dishes? Find out how to stay satisfied using a spiralizer to eat more vegetables and replace less nutritious grains with more nutrient-dense vegetable “noodles” in your favorite dishes.
Gotta have chocolate? Then you’re one of us! Indulge in a chocolatey daze of delectable sweetness when you discover everything there is to know about the smooth, satisfying richness that is irresistible chocolate! Did someone say samples? We did! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!
Perhaps one of the most versatile vegetables—come find out all there is to know about zucchini! Discover exciting ways to cook with zucchini, sneaking it into and replacing it with common everyday foods! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!
Smoothie bowls are what they sound like, but much more fun than you would think. You can create pretty much any combo of flavors that you want and top it with your favorite goodies. Come experience the easiest and healthiest way to turn a smoothie in to a meal!
Long live the reigning health benefits of sweet potato! A most versatile food—there are so many ways to enjoy this fall favorite: baked, mashed, pureed, or pied. Learn all about what makes sweet potato a reigning champ in the kitchen and in your health.
What’s so nutritious about turmeric, anyway? And why is it called “The Spice of Life?” We’ll answer all your questions and MORE when you attend our terrific turmeric class! It takes just 30 minutes to gain some knowledge and good4u recipe ideas!  
Interested in what all the fermented food fuss is about? Come to our fermented fast class and discover how you can join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!
Love to read about all things health and wellness? Looking for a way to stay engaged in the growing health and food revolution topics? Then we’ve got a book club for you! Join us at our next meeting for refreshments and an enlightened conversation on our featured, health hotline book. Read and be well today! See an employee for more details.  
Imagine a child raised according to the nutritional wisdom of our ancestors. This child grows up free of the common ailments and diseases, has strong, white teeth, free from tooth decay, a strong immune system, does not experience childhood illnesses or allergies, and has a stable, cheerful and optimistic disposition. NOT REALISTIC? Come learn how your child can experience radiant health and wholeness.
Country Life invites you to rethink your supplement regimen to support your daily nutritional needs and so much more!
Join us in our Nutrition Education Center for a mouthwatering muffin sampling! On the menu: sweet, Decadent Raspberry Coconut Muffins. These will surely make your (muffin) tops spin and your taste buds happy!  
We all spend 1/3 of our lives asleep. It is one of the most critical parts of our lives. Conditions affecting sleep increases weight gain, stress hormones, and the risk for other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as sudden death. Medications can worsen outcomes as well. Discuss what things can influence sleep, and learn how you can optimize your sleep practice.
Children’s brains require specialized, smart nutrition. Their daily diet can help support a healthy attention span, give them stable energy levels throughout the day, and provide their body with all foods necessary for a healthy, growing brain. With the recipes and tips you’ll learn at this cooking class, the future is looking bright.
Building big brains requires specialized, smart nutrition. Your child’s daily diet can help support healthy attention spans, give them stable energy levels throughout the day, and provide their body with all the important nutrients necessary for a healthy, growing brain. With the nutrition tips you’ll learn at this smart kids class, the future is looking bright.
Move over crackers, there’s a new snack in town! We’ll teach you tips and tricks for helping you stay on track and achieve your health goals…even when it comes to snacking! We put our best snack-happy, brain-fog busting, energy-packing snacks to the test and we’re ready to share them with you. Discover nutrient-dense, snack-tastic treats and CHALLENGE your snacking habits this week!
We often think of herbs and spices as just a way to make a meal tastier - did you know they are jam-packed full of health benefits?  That's right - your spice rack is a nutritional wonderland and it's high time you took advantage of it.  Join us to learn about and taste the benefits of spices.
All you ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses BEWARE! Enter at your own risk for a screaming good time as we spellebrate Halloween the Natural Grocers Way: with good4u, non-GMO treats, plus make your own Spooky Snack Mix and more. Have a Happy Howl’oween!
Occasional discomfort is part of the body’s natural inflammation response, and can happen after exertion, like walking or running.  Join us for an informative talk about certain herbs and spices for balancing the whole body’s inflammation response.                
This simple, stove-top recipe has no added sugar and uses Nature's Way coconut oil, which is packed with health-promoting medium chain triglycerides (MCTS). They're great for energy and provide fuel to the brain. Learn about other ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet and enjoy a taste of this delightful gluten-free apple dessert!
Chronic stress causes us to gain belly fat, can shrink our brain cells and destroys our immune system. While removing stress from your life may not be entirely possible, there are foods that help support a calm mood and healthy stress response. Delicious recipes taught in this class will show you how to incorporate these foods into your everyday diet.
Stress, anxiety, fatigue and sleep issues are common. One third of Americans average less than 6 hours of sleep per night. Learn about the two types of stress, three stages of adrenal fatigue, root causes for adrenal imbalance, functional lab testing and nutrition, lifestyle and supplement ideas to restore your adrenal health.

Have trouble sleeping? Are you tired and uninterested in everything? Learn about how stress and hormones effect your health. Stress and hormone imbalances can lead to persistent belly fat, fatigue, poor sleep and mental distress. This is an exciting class for both men and women. Dr. Gengler will teach you about some nutritional interventions and supplements to assist you on the road to an energetic vibrant life.

Come and learn how to make healthy dessert options with superfood ingredients! In this class you’ll learn how to make sweet treats that have superfood powers. Join us for a bit of nutrition education and a fun cooking demo! This class is appropriate for all dietary styles

 
Whether necessity or choice led you to eat grain free, this eating style is helping many experience the health benefits: less bloating, less brain fog and better sleep. This doesn’t mean depriving yourself of your favorite meals. Learn easy, sweet and savory grain-free recipes that will allow you to take gluten free to the next level.

Join us for a walk on the sweet side!  First stop at our dark chocolate fountain with organic fruit and other treats for dipping, then sample amazing products throughout the store from our top-notch vendors, plus we’ll be giving out free Natural Grocers bags with purchase all day and 25 lucky customers will find a $10 gift card inside. Don’t forget to sign up for {N}Power before you come in to get a FREE chocolate bar! Text organic to: 41411 and follow the link to join {N}Power.

Whether necessity or choice led you to eat gluten free, this eating style is helping many experience the health benefits: less bloating, less brain fog and better sleep because of it. What if you could take gluten free eating to the next level? Eating Grain Free may bring you the health benefits you’re seeking.
You are what you digest.  Join us as we discuss the importance of digestion and learn how to tame tummy troubles with Country Life.
Pop into our gluten-free kitchen and find out what makes our dairy standards so legendairyTaste pasture-based dairy products and discover new, delicious recipes! good4u, good4 the planet, good4 farmers and, at Natural Grocers, Always Affordable.
Join us for tea time! From the ooo’s of an oolong to a gregarious green—learn what makes each cup of tea so unique in taste and so beneficial to our health. Sample year-round favorites and unlock the power that comes from freshly brewed tea.
Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving or your fiftieth, one thing remains the same—it’s all about the turkey! But not all turkeys are created equal. In fact, many are raised using GMO-containing feed, antibiotics and other chemicals. Learn what makes our non-GMO turkeys different and make your Thanksgiving feast GMO free this year!
The TK scramble originated out of the desire to create tasty and sometimes unique breakfast scrambles to help fuel me and my friends for the vigorous hikes, skiing and overall life in Summit County. Join me in a fun hour of cooking up and tasting a couple TK scramble variations as we talk up some of our favorite hikes in Summit.
There is so much amazing new information about these frustrating conditions. Come discover a new hope while you learn: What does autoimmune really mean? What are autoimmune diseases? What causes autoimmune conditions? What is the standard medical approach to these illnesses? What other options are there?
Maybe you’ve heard of bone broth, or have seen some of the latest collagen supplements at the health food store. You may have even tried some of these trendy products without knowing what makes them so great. Find out why these products have become so popular, what they are, and how to use them to support optimal health.
Stress less, live better might very well be the motto for this class! With everyday stressors from work, the home, our environment and just living in our modern, hectic world—it’s no wonder we’re stressed to the max. And, our health is paying the price. Take the CHALLENGE to live the good4u Lifestyle and learn tips for cleaning up your perspective on stress and your surroundings.
Discover the power of Advanced Stem Cell Procedures as an alternative to surgery and medication. Learn safe and natural ways accelerate the healing process. Have your questions answered,  you will leave with the information you need to make an educated decision about alternative options for treating your joint pain and chronic illness.
The ketogenic diet has taken the world by storm, and for good reason. When it is performed properly, it is one of the most effective diets out there, especially when it comes to weight loss. However, did you know it can be used in many other chronic conditions such as autoimmune and neurological disease, diabetes and even cancer? If you’ve been wondering if this might be a diet for you, then it’s time to find out!
Add some life to your plate and join us to sample and learn about the variety of living cultured foods that are available – from yogurt and kefir to kimchi. Eating fermented, probiotic-rich foods keeps your gut—and YOU—healthy. For thousands of years, humans have relied on these superfoods for overall health, but today our diet is often lacking in them.
Smoothies are a great way to start your day or provide nutrition on the go.  They can also be used to dramatically increase the nutrient density of your daily diet. We will show you just how easy smoothies are to make (they only require four easy steps!). Supercharge your smoothie for personalized health benefits!
Haley Cloud, of Living Raw By Grace, describes her journey toward health and shares her amazing transformation, while serving three delicious samples: RAVIOLI with MARINARA sauce, STRAWBERRY APPLE COBBLER, and a VERY BERRY SMOOTHIE.  Haley will demonstrate how to make the RAVIOLI, so to leave you with a recipe, knowledge, and motivation toward eating healthier, one baby step at a time!
Sick of taking medications with nasty side effects? Confused by conflicting information regarding Diabetes? Imagine a life full of joy, freedom, and PURE HEALTH. Join us as we discuss a remarkable, TESTED regimen that has been shown to balance blood sugar levels within week FOR GOOD.
Food has changed more in the last 100 years than the last 10,000, especially animal products.  Natural, Free Range, Grass-Fed – what do these labels really mean and which is best?  We’ll help you understand the rules and loopholes so you can shop with confidence and find the products you’re actually looking for.  
Janeen will discuss  possible causes and considerations of thyroid and adrenal fatigue including homeopathic solutions, diet, supplements and lifestyle. Please join us for a fun discussion, drawings, and complimentary samples!

A traditional Japanese breakfast consists of a compelling  array of small dishes.  Most are plant based, and many contain fermented foods, such as miso, natto, and lacto-fermented vegetables, known as "tsukemono." In this class we will talk about the health benefits of these traditional Japanese fermented foods- and how to make them from scratch. 

Toxic homes is one the leading causes of illness. The indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor air due to the enormous amounts of cleaning products, fresheners, paints, EMF, etc. that is used day in and day out. This seminar is about transforming a toxic home into a safe haven for the family, so that all the measures we take to be healthy finally start working.
This wonderful yellow spice has been consumed for its health benefits for thousands of years. Combining turmeric with certain spices or healthy fats can help your body absorb and use curcumin—the active component of turmeric. Spice up your life and your health by learning how to use turmeric in more than just curry.
In this four part series we are going to explore as many aspects of a ketogenic diet as we can.  This will take us into some anatomy and physiology (what the body is doing), a better grasp of the terms and key phrases, what to expect during the diet, and most importantly what are the effects of eating this way. Dr. Ryan will do his best to break this down into a meaningful, useful, endeavor.
All foods, real foods, have a signature which helps you in choosing what your body is in need of. Isn't it time to have a clearer understanding of the amazing gifts that nature has to offer us? Especially when it comes to our health? I love this topic and I know you will too!

The brain is essentially the regulator of human function. It provides the lens through which we view the world. To promote optimal brain function one must take into account many other components of physiology. The goal of this presentation is to provide each attendee with evidence based tools to enhance brain function and reduce risk factors associated with brain degeneration. 

By understanding how your body is communicating with you, you no longer have to guess as to why you are not feeling your best. Jisele will show you how!  
Meet Jackie Buffaloe of Hands on Grains for a brief cooking demo. She'll be demonstrating her signature Pecan Promise Gluten-Free Granola and her non-dairy cashew cheddar cheese substitute. These are great basics for any plant-based diet, and they're tasty too!
It's HOT here in Phoenix. You don't want to cook, and we don't either! Hang out with some Vegan Foodies to get some new summertime snack ideas that are simple, delicious, and refreshing! Kid-friendly, too! Join the Vegan Foodie Kitchen as we continue our FREE Summertime Cooking Class Series around the valley!
We all need to eat healthy fats to support a healthy inflammatory balance in our bodies. Many polyunsaturated fats found in most bottled salad dressings promote inflammation. Dress your veggies with recipes taught at this class and maintain a balanced intake of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and support optimal health!
Fruit N Veggie Mama is excited to teach you how to make some booootiful and spooky treats that you can learn to make on your own! The next treat that you prepare will finally have you feeling guilt-free. Its all vegan, gluten, and dairy free. Your friends and family will love it and it's kid friendly, so spread the word! Follow Fruit N Veggie Mama on Facebook and Instagram for more details.
Happy Holidays! Fruit 'n Veggie Mama has created the most mouthwatering vegan feast you can imagine. It’s a vegan food party with all the fixings you don’t want to miss! Free for the community. See you there!
Chef James will entertain you and walk you through the steps of creating a satisfying plant based taco. Learn James' special recipe to creating a meaty, umami flavor and texture with mushrooms. Pickled carrots, guacamole, cashew sour creme, and pico de gallo will complete the dish. Recipes provided. Get some insight from James with Q & A and food tasting to finish the class.
Vegan Healthy Living Education and Tips From A World-Renowned Chef & Naturopathic Doctor. Join Chef Mark Reinfeld and Dr. Ashley Boudet, the husband and wife team of The Doctor & The Chef, as they offer a complete learning experience through a brief cooking demo with recipes. We'll be making Citrus Cleanse and Tofu Rancheros. Stay for an informative Q&A session!
Start your day off right with… you guessed it—vegetables! We’ll show you quick and easy ways to pack a nutrient-dense punch in the morning. Let’s put the fast (and healthy) back in breakfast! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!

Come join us for a quick class on the Fruiting Bodies of Mushrooms. We will cover all you need to know about Mushrooms and the benefits of using Mushrooms. Whether you are completely new to Mushrooms or a Mushroom connoisseur there will be plenty of information for you to take home with you. Look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more about how to read your personal care and home care ingredient labels so you know what's really in them. Learn how to purchase products that are free of potentially troubling substances. If you decide you want alternatives to purchasing products, you'll also find out how to make your own products using simple ingredients. 

There is so much information coming to us in the media on the latest in health and nutrition. It can be  hard to sort through it all and make sense of it. Functional Medicine expert Dr. Brian J. Rodgers will answer any questions that you might have regarding health, wellness, and nutrition. Join us for this informational class and bring your questions with you!
Taking care of your heart doesn’t have to be complicated. Start by uncovering some common heart care myths, and then begin your journey toward heart health with three simple dietary strategies and three supplements that will pump up your heart health.

Montana Glenn, LAc, DOM MSOM is passionate about helping people to find food as their first medicine but in the MOST FUNCTIONAL way possible. She is a Mother and a lifelong food enthusiast. Come learn WHO you are and how to eat properly to maximize your everyday health and wellness.


Dr. Tyler will discuss the processes of detoxing not only for your body, but all aspects of life. Learn easy and effect ways that will allow people to start detoxing that day. Whole body detox is designed for long-term results, focuses on the whole self, addresses life issues, personalized, and teaches individuals what to put in, no just what to remove. Stop by and learn how your tomorrow can be better than today.
We all have two types of DNA in every cell. There is evidence that your mitochondrial DNA is more vulnerable to mutations than your cellular (normal) DNA. Learn what mitochondrial DNA is; what it does; and how to keep it healthy and protected from damage.
This fun, interactive class will teach & give you practice in communication strategies to heal & empower all relationships (professional & personal). Research shows that quality relationships enliven & heal our lives but loneliness is extremely harmful to your mental & physical health. You'll learn about the World's Loneliness Epidemic & personally overcome it through empowering relationships.
Tristina will be teaching the recipe for living a healthy lifestyle and giving hope to those who suffer from Epstein-Barr Virus. This information would easily help anyone with any autoimmune disease live a life full of vitality.
Modern processed foods (grains, legumes, dairy, oils, sugar, etc.) affect our health by activating the gut immune system. They increase the production of inflammatory molecules, accelerating aging and poor health. I’ll offer concrete strategies to reverse years of poor diet and help you achieve optimal health. 
Our memory makes us who we are; it helps us stay connected to the present and helps us hold onto our favorite parts of the past. Losing the ability to access these memories and remember our loved ones faces is a scary part of aging. As diseases that rob us of our valuable memories become more and more common, we need to do everything we can to protect our memory.