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Enjoy a sampling of ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and other dairy and non-dairy ice cream treats with your friendly Natural Grocers “soda shop” cool cats. You may even find yourself be-bopping to the hip sound of the ‘50s as the music takes you back in time. It’s the coolest bash around!
A monthly seminar series focusing on the most important health and nutrition topics of the day.
In celebration of our 63rd Anniversary and the birthday of co-founder Margaret Isely, we’re going to party like it’s 1955! On Thursday, August 16th receive a free reusable bag, and from 4 – 6 pm come have a scoop of ice cream on us! Enter for a chance to win our grand prize trip for two to Thailand, and other fabulous prizes. Thank you for shopping with us and we’ll see you there!
Let us change the way people, animals and the earth are being treated right now! The active compassion practiced in being vegan is a gift to ourselves and this world. Learn over the next 2 days how to embrace these values through stories that will be shared, and how to make 2 different cheeze sauces from plants and seeds to maintain a beautiful and satisfying life that effects all beings.
Neurofeedback is an exciting therapy that teaches the brain to change itself and can help improve attention, elevate mood, change behavior, increase cognition, and more. In simple terms, neurofeedback is positive reinforcement for the brain. In November 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics approved neurofeedback as a Level 1 or “best support” treatment option for children suffering from ADHD.
The sound and smell of a sizzling grill are now upon us—and with it, all the wonderfully delicious summertime favorites like juicy watermelon, dark ripe cherries, creamy pasture-based ice cream and more! Sample the likes of these iconic summer foods during this healthier version of a traditional backyard barbecue. Yours too can be as healthy and delicious this summer!

Our bodies are constantly under tremendous stress! Whether from psychological stress or environmental toxins, our bodies are built to adapt. If these adaptations fail, we are left with manifestations of illness. Adaptogens are special herbs that assist in maintaining homeostasis and fighting the wear and tear of chronic stress. Learn how adaptogens can help you achieve maximum wellness and combat chronic stress!

This Health Talk  will uncover the details of the adrenal system, how it works, and what happens when it fails.  The attendee will learn how to recognize the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, as well as how to get it turned around.
Adrenal Fatigue has been named the disease of the 21st century. During this intense 60 minute session, Dr. Harrison will explain what Adrenal Fatigue is, introduce the specific anatomy and hormones involved as well as provide clinical insight on this common chronic detrimental condition.
Your body is like a bucket. With each daily toxic exposure, drop-by-drop your bucket becomes fuller. At some point the bucket begins to overflow. It may take years before your bucket spills over, but once it does inflammation is triggered and diseases manifests. We will discuss ways to reduce your toxic burden by living a clean life, eating organic, using nontoxic products, safe water, and safe detox protocols.    
Learn from the communities who live to 100 years of age and beyond!! Learn why good posture is the fountain of youth. Learn several helpful tips for longevity and graceful aging. Dr. Joanne Haupert, with Inspired Healing, will use her unique gifts to help you find your purpose in life to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life!
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!
Did you know that some of the daily ingredients you cook with are also used in Chinese Medicine? During this class, you will learn about nutrition from Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.  You will also learn how to turn regular ingredients into an herbal tea to treat various ailments.  
We want to optimize our bodies response to stress, balance hormones, brain & body chemistry. Looking to diet, movement, sleeping, lifestyle habits, family epigenetics, and other influential factors. Which affect our metabolism & impact the nature of our BodyMind wellness & weight.
We will look to the makeup of our resources, nature of our BodyMind, internal healing processes, hormone balancing, circulation, lymph drainage, posture, optimize our inflammation response, enhance our natural healing regeneration from workouts, trauma's & create our new movement program.                                                

This class will outline the most common causes of anxiety and depression, including many physical causes that physicians often overlook. You will learn about natural and alternative treatments for mood disorders from a naturopathic physician who specializes in mental health. 

Are you using your technology to work for you and help you achieve your health goals? There are many free or low-cost apps for your phone or smart watch that really can help you. We will focus on time management & organization, increasing productivity & brain energy, DIY exercise and sleep monitoring.  
Dr Robbins has had his clinic in Billings since 2010. He has an alternative look at what allergies are and what the body will tend to do with allergens as it responds to them. He has an Alternative approach blended with Technology that he uses in his clinic. Giving people a little hope in a drug free and needle free option. Come and listen to some of his case files to see if you also have had similar reactions!
Now is your chance to spend 15 minutes in a brief session with our in-store nutrition professional. Look for the “Ask the Expert” table and pop in for your impromptu “sneak peek” at what a coaching session might look like! Be sure to bring those burning nutrition questions or feel free to take your designated 15 minutes to “Shop with the Expert” and get help with product selections or this week's dinner!
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 about the natural healing properties of all 38 Bach Flower remedies for yourself and your families. Dr. Bach's philosophy, the history, preparation, usage and how to effectively integrate the Bach Flower Essences into your self-healing efforts.
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.
It’s time for indulgence! Almond flour is a high-protein, low-carb flour alternative with a smooth buttery flavor that’s perfect for your gluten-free and grain-free baking. Enjoy this baking demonstration with an accompanying antioxidant rich tea, the drink of longevity.  
According to Chinese medical theory, each season is linked to a natural element. Summer is the season of fire, and late summer is the season of earth. Learn to eat in a way that helps your body find harmony with natural environmental changes. We’ll explore simple foods that can help keep you cool in summer and neutralize the effects of overheating and humidity. We’ll also talk about why these foods are so helpful.
This recipe will be demonstrated using Bella Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix to create a wonderful shortcake and also we will use Bella Gluten-Free Cup-To-Table in Minutes Tender Flaky Biscuit mix to show the fun of baking delicious biscuits that are superbly delicious and amazingly easy for anyone to do!  
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.
Get tools to regulate emotional response and rewrite limiting beliefs. Learn to identify signs of stress and reprogram conditioned stress responses. Learn how foods can benefit brain function and experience a 5-step Neurosculpting process.
Real solutions and real results. During this groundbreaking seminar you will discover why most detoxification programs don't work, how toxins effect hormones and weight loss, how to know your toxicity levels, what is true cellular detox, and how toxins may be the reason you don't feel well.
Breath is connected to our emotions and Mind. It contains the secret for a Happy life. While everything we do in life is for happiness, we keep looking for happiness elsewhere. There is a strong relationship between breath, stress, Mind and Emotions. By breathing well, we can tap into the inner being we are. This is an Open secret. Come learn more about this connection and how our breath can transform our life.
Breath is connected to our emotions and Mind. It contains the secret for a Happy life. While everything we do in life is for happiness, we keep looking for happiness elsewhere. There is a strong relationship between breath, stress, Mind and Emotions.By breathing well,we can tap into the inner being we are.This is an Open secret.Come learn more about this connection and how our breath can heal the  deep wounds in life
Learn about the dangers of constant stress, excess sugar, repressed emotions, and what to do about it.  Easy and effective ways to increase brain health, and also the secrets to a strong immune system and increased energy!
Let’s get back to the basics! Discover the importance of getting off the blood sugar roller coaster using high-quality proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to build healthy & delicious meals. Together we'll make meal planning easy!
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!

Water is the single most important component of life making up over 70% of the human body. Water is part of all body fluids and is vital to properly function the bodies organ system. The quality of water you drink is extremely important for optimal health and longevity! 

Throughout your pregnancy a Chiropractor can perform a specific, low-force adjustment and gentle muscle work, known as the Webster Technique. This technique assesses and corrects sacral and vertebral misalignment, thus preventing torsion of the uterus, pain in the low back and abdomen, and undue stress during labor and delivery. Our ultimate goal is to guide you and your baby to your best possible birth outcome.
Need an energizing afternoon boost? Looking for a new go-to snack this summer? Stop in to try our signature Chocolate Powerhouse Pudding recipe that is loaded with good4u ingredients, including Natural Grocers organic canned pumpkin, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and bananas.
Please join us for a fun and informational time at Natural Grocers. We will be presenting about choices in maternity care, as well as taking your questions about midwifery care with the Peak Midwife Collective. We will have snacks for everyone and activities for the kids. We look forward to seeing you!
What is high cholesterol? Healthy cholesterol? Learn all about cholesterol, it's sources and supplements that support healthy cholesterol levels.  
Chronic disease is escalating around the world. We have been sicker than we have ever been. The majority of the top 10 causes of death in the US are chronic diseases. Dr. Ariciu and Dr. Quinn will be discussing the underlying causes to the majority of these diseases and what to do about them naturally. Come check it out!
Studies show that nearly 20% of the US population suffer from chronic pain.  This event will cover theories and known reasons for chronic pain and will offer alternative solutions for pain alleviation.
Western medicine is excellent at acute care. Traditional Chinese medicine is excellent at some acute care but strong in chronic care. It is smart to get acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for rehabilitation and for chronic conditions. Although drugs are important in acute care they have side effects. In most cases Chinese herbal medicine can ease the elimination of and be a healthy replacement for drugs.
Do you realize that your childhood food choices along with your environment and lifestyle have an impact on your health today? Dr. Brian J. Rodgers, a functional medicine physician, will discuss how our nutrition. lifestyle, and environment beginning at conception can affect our health still today and what you can do to make changes for the better. Join us for this informative event!
Join us to learn more about Colorado's school and daycare vaccine requirements, exemptions, Colorado’s vaccine registry data-sharing policies, and federal educational privacy protections. This educational opportunity is presented by the National Vaccine Information Center’s Executive Director, Theresa Wrangham.

Learn How Food Affects The Brain.

Nearly half of the American population has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or is a pre-diabetic. Chef Celine will help you understand and overcome the challenges of living with diabetes. Learn how to manage a diet adapted to diabetes, how to implement healthy choices and be successful at maintaining those choices in your life as you get your numbers on track. Try our healthy samples too!  
Whether you love cooking or hate it, Jeffery will walk you step-by-step through a few of his favorite recipes to help you on your journey to healing your insulin resistance. If you have type 2 diabetes, are pre-diabetic, or your loved one is, then this class is for you. Jeffery has and continues to heal himself and will show you how food can heal you and your loved ones too!
Don’t get dizzy, vegan cooking is easy!  Learn simple, everyday, vegan cooking for everyone.  We will not only demonstrate a dish but will also give you some insights and hacks for easy vegan cooking. In this demonstration, learn how to make a Vegan Chicken Fried Rice!
Flat screen TVs produce it. Smart phones make it. Fluorescent light bulbs too. You may not realize it, but you are constantly being exposed to blue light which can damage an important part of our eye known as the retina. Learn how lutein, a powerful phytonutrient can protect you from the damaging effects of blue light and more!
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.
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. .
Taste the delicious vanilla bean and chocolate fudge vegan protein powder during the demo from 10 am to 2 pm. Buy two tubs and receive a FREE shaker bottle (value $11).
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!
Come experience how powerful our breaths are in balancing the body and the mind. Find out how effortless meditation is.
Easy, inexpensive and good for the environment as well as your health. Come make this toxic free, great smelling gentle hand soap. It is so easy and inexpensive, you will wonder why anyone goes out to buy hand soap!  

Join us for our Self Care Sunday Health Fair DIY aromatherapy station.  Come experience how fun and simple it is to make your own, personal roll on essential oil stick.  Limit one per customer, while supplies last.  

You eat organic and read labels to avoid chemicals, but what about your body care products? The average American uses 9 products a day for a total of 126 different ingredients -many of which are hormone disruptors, neurotoxins and skin irritants. But not ours! Scrub goodbye to skin care chemicals and learn fun, easy do-it-yourself body care using oils, foods and everyday ingredients at home.
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.
Learn how to grow sprouts in your very own kitchen!
How to eat the right foods to boost your energy.
Do you love tomatoes? If not, after hearing about the incredible antioxidant capabilities of lycopene, you will. Lycopene is cancer-preventative phytonutrient — an antioxidant with a laundry list of amazing benefits. It’s most commonly found in tomato nutrition, but you can consume it in a number of common fruits and veggies.
How does  "fasting" sound to you? "Not fun! I do not want it." Fasting has amazing health benefits and it is not a catastrophe if you eat right. Come and learn benefits, principles and variations of ketogenic lifestyle for cases of low energy, insomnia, cravings, weight issues, brain fog, moodiness. Find your way of getting energy for life you want. Healthy dessert is promised!
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! 
Are you trying to eliminate gluten, dairy and sugar from your diet, but you're wondering what you can eat instead?  Join me as I share my favorite healthy substitutes that are easy to prepare and taste delicious.    Enjoy a delicious superfood parfait following the lecture.
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.
Gone but never forgotten, how do you keep going? Overcoming loss, although difficult, can be done. There are several varieties of loss, there are also several things to support you through difficult times. Acknowledge the pain and loss and find new paths to continue to function and still honor who or what was lost.

Come and learn how essential oils impact our bodies and ways to support your mood using these natural products! 

Selecting the right probiotic supplement can be overwhelming. Join probiotic expert, Phillip Snyder, for a fun and informative class aimed at teaching you everything you need to know about probiotics. Together, we will delve into the fascinating world of our bodies’ microbiome. Learn for yourself the complex interactions of bacteria that keep us healthy, happy, and alive!  
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!  
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.
Demo of fermentation processes and helpful information on fermenting vegetables.  
Learn how to prepare  home made fermented vegetables the easy way!  Learn the amazing health benefits of fermented vegetables and a streamlined recipe for delicious sauerkraut. Join our guest presenter, Julianne and our Nutritional Health Coach, Jordan for a fun class full of great information on gut health and how to support our gut with fermented foods.
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.
How to fight fatigue with plant based supplements.  Learn about Iron Supplement "Floradix" Red Beet Crystals and Our Green Blend.
Join us for our FIRST Annual Vegan Fest We'll be showcasing our vegan products and companies, sampling food, and sharing recipes. Our goal for this event is to provide an encouraging, positive, and supportive environment to foster an open mind and exploratory palate. Try something new! We're here for you wherever you are on your journey, whether it's Meatless Mondays, going dairy free, or a 100% vegan lifestyle!  
WongWayVeg is a Denver-based food truck serving scratch made vegan comfort food. Their menu is a twist on plant based food inspired by local seasonal produce and cuisine around the world. Stop by to enjoy their delicious offerings!
Ever wonder why some foods help you go the extra mile, while others seem to hold you back? Learn which foods best support your active body and discover new recipes to help you fuel up before, during and after exercise.
No-fail sprouts in your kitchen with only a mason jar and a pack of sprouting seeds. You can't fail at growing your own sprouts with this method, even if you don't have a "green thumb". Come see the way to grow these nutrient dense little plants. They are great for sandwiches, salads, or to eat by the handful. Yum!

The Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach is hosting a friendly diabetic support group led by a retired RN.  Learn about each stage of diabetes and understand what the doctor may be telling you about diabetes.  Learn some diabetic friendly recipes that taste great and help keep your glucose level in check!

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!
Are you wondering why you are so tired all the time? Functional Medicine expert Dr. Brian J. Rodgers DO is going to share with you the facts behind adrenal fatigue, the impact stress, diet, nutrition and lifestyle have on our adrenals, and what you can do to naturally improve your energy levels. We hope you will join us for this class packed with great information that can help you improve your health.
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.
Learn how to make your own delicious kombucha mocktail! The first 20 people to attend this demo will receive a free mason jar, perfect for quenching your thirst.
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!
Could gluten be holding you back from summer fun? Try a GF summer. It could be your ticket to increased energy, fewer aches & pains, and less brain fog! Sample delicious gluten-free foods, supplements, body care products and more! Make your summer GF and stay active, healthy and inspired all season long.    
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.
We will be demonstrating a cool soup, salad, and dessert. Also the nutritional benefits of these foods.
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.

GO NUTS over Intuitive Chef Gail’s mind-blowing, mouth-watering renditions of your favorite “cookie dough” flavors. That’s right!  These truffles taste just like cookie dough.  What kid (and kids at heart) doesn’t like cookie dough?  And, so simple to make with just a food processor.  The kids will have a ball rolling them into balls.  Flavors:  Coconut Macaroons and Oatmeal Raisin.

Your life has been tough, may be tougher than you realize! If you are not a 10 out of 10 in every department (energy, excitement, feeling great, joy), then a version of stress if holding you back! Join the workshop and learn the different types of stress, & the real impact this stress has on your body! Then learn some amazing tips to tap into your innate ability to heal & maximize it!
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!  
Living chemical-free doesn't mean living without smelling great! Learn how to fill your home with natural aromas in your everyday life. You can still have great smelling laundry, hand soap, body wash, and cleaning supplies. Learn how to make your own scented household products using dried herbs and essential oils.  

Have you been experiencing digestive discomfort, allergies, asthma, brain fog, inability to lose weight, joint pain? These symptoms indicate poor gut function. Come learn how to help support and heal your gut with food, herbs, and lifestyle changes. 

Nearly the entire immune system is located in the gut, making gut health a critical concern in achieving optimal health. Join Carley Smith, AKA the Fairy Gutmother®,  to learn more about the foundations of gut health including a food as medicine approach towards healing the gut.
Did you know your coffee can hold the key to unlocking your health potential? Find out how to ‘Hack Your Coffee’ (and coffee alternatives) with energizing and health-boosting ingredients like MCT oil, pasture-based butter, spices, and sweeteners. Our Nutritional Health Coach will be brewing up samples in the store. Come sip & savor the health benefits today!

Ayurveda is the healing side of Yoga. It's aim is toward the maintenance of health and longevity in one's body. Learn the causes of disease according to Ayurveda. See how this ancient healing system uses the five elements to determine one's unique constitution. Discuss basic signs and symptoms of imbalance within each body type. Explore tools used to bring one back into balance and optimal thrive. 

Food really can be used as medicine, and a healthy diet is essential for happy, balanced hormones! Karmen will be showing you how to make hormone-supportive recipes that can assist in balancing your hormones no matter your age!

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.
Join us as we share several delectable, yet healthy dessert recipes. Each recipe is simple to make, using quality ingredients from Natural Grocers, and tastes Great! Help yourself and your family enjoy the best of both worlds. Printed handouts will be available.
Athlete's or parents of an athlete, this class is for you! Lead by certified personal trainer and nutritionist, MJ, who specializes in working with young athletes to optimize his/her performance. Covering proper diet before practice/game, after practice/game, on rest days, during off-season. Examples and additional resources will be available! Come for a fun-filled, tasty, and educational evening!
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!
Leaky Gut What Does It Mean? Learn the gut brain connection and how pro-biotics, pre -biotics and label reading is very important. Come learn the importance of gut health testing and health gut food tasting.  
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!    
Meditation is part of a holistic lifestyle. The practice of meditation increases awareness for making better life choices for healthy body, mind and spirit. It may help lower blood pressure, anxiety and stress. It is a natural way to energize and relax, thus improving overall health. As a Natural Grocers customer, you are already in the process of improving your health. Meditation certainly adds to this effort!
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.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine with a natural and holistic approach to health and well being.  Appreciating the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection, and as the sister science of Yoga, Ayurveda provides medicinal solutions to common sickness and diseases.  Ayurveda incorporates herbalism into its repertoire of treatment options.  Come learn about 10 great herbs commonly used in Ayurveda.
An interactive class introducing kids and parents to safe botanicals that gently address common childhood ailments. Hands-on class where kiddos can touch, smell, taste plants and make their own "medicine."
Learn how to use food products for our skin care regimen. Discuss the effects of high altitude and sun damage to the skin and ways we can protect and care for our skin using products from our own pantry. Maureen will discuss mineral based sunscreens, proper hydration, and consuming healthy fats. Receive recipes for facials, and learn how to use scrub gloves for skin polishing and improving circulation.
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.  
WyldeThyme Herbarium presents: Homesteading,  A series of classes focusing on raising the next generation of eco-conscious, self-sustainable gardeners, farmers, and homesteaders... Join us for an informal interview and Q & A with familiar faces from the store and a special guest from the local farming industry as we discuss best practices to ensure great crops while protecting and enriching the land we steward.
Join us for a discussion and demonstration of the various ways to help you determine which supplements you should be taking and which ones are simply not what your body needs.  We'll look at the ever popular "Trail and Error" method used by so many to the use of Symptom Survey Questionnaires, to Muscle Testing Protocols to Laboratory Testing of blood and tissue minerals and discuss the pros and cons of each approach.
This talk explores the hard science on what ages people, how to measure aging, and how to slow down the aging process.
Stem cells are naturally occurring in out body. Adult stem cells renew themselves or proliferate many times to differentiate into specialized cells like bone, cartilage, blood vessels, nerve and other tissues.  There are many things you can do to naturally increase cell activation.
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.
Come learn why most detoxification approaches don't work and how they could be dangerous. Discover how toxins can affect hormones, how hormones may be the reason you don't feel well, and cause weight loss problems. Learn about 2 simple tests that can reveal toxicity levels. Find out how you need to "fix the cell to get well!" Discover the correct approach to cellular detoxification!
Did you know that your diet can be influencing your pain level? Learn tips on what foods to eat, and what foods to avoid in order to assist your body in the healing process. I'll also discuss other natural ways to relieve pain and dysfunction. Your body is designed to heal itself. Are you providing the proper fuel to allow it to function properly?
KC Wellness Institute and PT Solutions Team Up on this wonderful discussion. Learn the differences between PT and Chiropractic and learn about the importance of nutrition in the healing process. Discuss nutritious foods and learn how to heal your body naturally!
This will be an informative talk about the benefits of meditation and the practice of the Art of Ascension. This practice allows the mind and body to release stress and simultaneously expands our level of consciousness beyond limitations and personal belief systems.  As we use the practice, we connect to the present moment and live our lives seated in Truth and stability.  Come and find out more!
Curious about the paleo diet? Come and learn about all about the Paleo approach to eating and health building! Topics include: benefits of going Paleo, which foods are considered Paleo, and which foods to avoid, troubleshooting common pitfalls of a Paleo approach, in addition to resources, recipes, and recommended reading.
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!
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!

We will be preparing Keto friendly meals with healthy ingredients all found at Natural Grocers. 

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.
Going keto is all the rage right now! Spend an afternoon learning more about this popular diet, taste a variety of keto-friendly foods, and speak with our Nutritional Health Coach and local Tulsa-area health enthusiasts about how to successfully plan YOUR ketogenic diet!

This class is designed for families with children who struggle with finding recipes that are
nutrient-dense AND kid-approved (and food allergy friendly). We’ll share simple, easy to prepare gluten-free, dairy-free recipes that are loaded with nutrients both parents and kids will love to enjoy. We will go over a one day meal plan with them and share ways kids can get involved in the kitchen, too!

Kids on Bikes mission is to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active, and happy lives through bicycling.  Our priority is to provide access to rideable bikes, to empower children in bike safety and to encourage kids and families to ride more frequently.  Stop by and visit us 4-6 pm!
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.

There are over 200 auto immune diseases where the body attacks itself. Most if not all can be reversed with diet and avoiding specific medications and toxins that confuse the body's immune system and lead to diseases like arthritis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) thyroid disorders and many, many more.

5-2-1-0 Let's Move! is a daily recipe for healthy, happy living. Enjoy 5 servings of fruits or vegetables. Limit fun screen time to 2 hours or less a day. Get at least 1 hour of physical activity - such as walking, biking to work or playing at the park. Aim for 0 sugar sweetened drinks. Choose water or milk instead. Learn how you and your family can incorporate these simple steps to guide a healthy lifestyle.

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!
Dr. Sauer will teach on recovering from harsh treatments of cancer, how to take back your life,  and how to take action and escape to a better version of yourself for the rest of your life.
Come join us create four dishes that allow food to be thy medicine! We will maximize the nutrition in our fruits and vegetables while eliminating fats and oils in our diets. This class will be an engaging, fun, and dynamic class and whatever stage of eating healthy that you are, you are welcome to join us engage with food!
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.
The Egoscue Method® is simple and the results are remarkable. It is a unique and very effective program designed to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs, surgery, or manipulation. The Egoscue Method is a postural alignment therapy system comprised of a series of personalized stretches and gentle egoscuecises ("e-cises") designed specifically for each person to live pain free.
Flat screen TVs produce it. Smart phones make it. Fluorescent light bulbs too. You may not realize it, but you are constantly being exposed to blue light which can damage an important part of our eye known as the retina. Learn how lutein, a powerful phytonutrient, can protect you from the damaging effects of blue light, UV light and more!
Dr Joan Waters, naturopathic doctor in Fargo will speak about Lyme disease and coinfections, how they may affect your health and how to protect yourselves from infections as you enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector born disease in the United States, affecting at least 300,000 new people each year. Yet Lyme is not the only tick-borne illness. Learn about these various tick-borne illnesses, how best to reduce your risk of infection, the signs and symptoms of both acute and chronic Lyme, where to seek help, and the various treatment options.
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!
This class will explore the methods for making sausage in the Middle Ages and the adaptations that we have made with the development of modern equipment. We will discuss a few different medieval recipes and then make two different types of sausage, a beef / pork and a chicken. The sausage will be prepared at the class time, but will not be ready for consumption. They will still need to be smoked before eating.
Join Dr. Sasha Houseman to learn about identifying the root causes of pain and inflammation. Functional & integrative health approaches to diet, supplementation, and lifestyle will be addressed.
The impact of methylation on dopamine and other neurotransmitters has a profound impact on how fluid and stable our mental states are. Although B12 and folate are the best-known nutrients to support methylation, many others are just as critical. This talk outlines nutritional strategies to balance methylation with foods and supplements and looks at how bloodwork can be used to monitor the results.
Recharge your mind and unlock the freedom within. Calm the mind with a 2-minute breathing exercise, enjoy effortless meditation for deep rest, and explore the remarkable body-breath-mind connection. Discover the Power of Breath and Get a Taste of the Happiness Program.
Come join your Mission Trace good4u crew on June 23rd from 1-4pm for our annual summer block party. We'll have vendors grilling, active and passive demo's in the store and we will be having various giveaways throughout the day! Several stores and businesses in the Mission Trace shopping center will be participating. See you on June 23rd!
Learn how to make the traditional Galettes de Bretagne, a savory French crepe that is made with buckwheat flour and is gluten free and vegan. The Galettes are a staple food in the west region of France. The chef will also teach you how to make a cashew bechamel sauce that will be served as a filling with sauteed mushrooms and spinach.
Come get a taste of what Natural Grocers has to offer with samples from all our highest quality departments, including grocery, dairy, frozen, produce, body care and supplements.    
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.
Dr. Joan Waters provides practical tips to help you help your child succeed in school-from nutrition to sleep to after-school activities.  She will offer time-saving tips to help busy parents provide the environment most conducive to physical, mental, spiritual and social health while providing for optimal cognitive function.
Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Do you wake up earlier than you would like to  or wake up feeling  like you haven't rested?  Dr. Joan Waters, a local naturopathic doctor, will discuss the most common causes of insomnia and poor sleep quality, and will share some practical tips for improving sleep quality and duration.
Neurosculpting is a 5 Step meditation process that can help individuals release the grip of old habits and patterns and train their brain to create new and more supportive patterns habits and behaviors. Begin with a discussion about the brain, what it's preferences are for optimal health, including foods that are beneficial we will touch on the brain/gut connection and end with a Neurosculpting grounding meditation.
  Osteoporosis is second only to heart disease as a global healthcare problem. Hip fracture is equivalent to breast cancer in risk of death. Usually asymptomatic until a fracture occurs, 93% of women acknowledge the seriousness, but 8 of 10 deny personal risk. Learn your personal risk and what you can do to maintain healthy bone mass and support overall bone health.  
Learn how to read food labels and shop for healthy and nutritious food while on a tour of the store with Dr. Brent Cameron.
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.
CHOCOLATE, But not just any chocolate, no! This is low glycemic, nourishing chocolate that will keep you satisfied and keep your blood sugars from spiking. This will take care of any chocolate craving, guaranteed without ANY artificial sweeteners! I'll sample a variety of healthy chocolates, AND I'll do cooking demo's on how to make nutritious chocolate treats to suit your tastebuds!
Join this interactive session to learn how we can use "Breath" as a tool to live a happier and healthier life. We will discuss how our emotions affect our mind and body.
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!
Join us for a talk on Joint Health! Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas would like to invite you to talk about natural ways to take care of and heal your joint pain. Like many of you, we want medications to be a last resort for our patients. We offer natural ways to relieve pain through different types of breakthrough treatments that are 100% natural. Our bodies are made to heal themselves, so let's have a conversation about how your joints can benefit from that!
This seminar covers nutrition, exercise, and total bioidentical hormone balance. Learn why this is safe and essential to your health, as well as the 4 major things that push us into the chronic degenerative diseases of aging.  Dr Lee will give you the keys to avoiding them with common supplements.  
Gone but never forgotten, how do you keep going? Overcoming loss, although difficult, can be done. There are several varieties of loss, there are also several things to support you through difficult times. Acknowledge the pain and loss and find new paths to continue to function and still honor who or what was lost.
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 July starting July 5, 12, 19 and 26.  
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 Monday in starting July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30th.
The path to optimal health starts with eating the way your body was designed to eat, the way of our primal ancestors! Come taste the best of Paleo and primal with in-store samples and product demos. Go Primal!
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!
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, like fresh strawberries, coconut and blueberries. These signature red, white and blueberry pancakes will help balance your mood and energy throughout the day!  
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!
Are you stuck in your lunch-time rut? Break the bread habit by learning how to make a delicious Paleo lettuce wrap instead. Cooking healthy Paleo dishes doesn’t need to be complicated or time consuming, it’s actually quite simple!  Even better, Paleo Wraps help boost your intake of healthy foods.
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!
Food Demo on Making a Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Veggeroni (non-meat sausage) Pizza Sauce (Oil Free) Gooey Cheez (dairy free, oil free) with lots of High nutrient veggies and super foods for more toppings! Recipes for all, prize for a lucky drawing winner, and lots of pizza to eat! Fun and informative food demonstrations. Sponsored by Natural Grocers and Nutritious Way (Barbara J Mathison, CHC)
Italian Flavors (Plant-Based Red Pepper Pasta with Roasted Garlic Parmesan Summer Veggies)
Join us to gain some green knowledge on how to live a healthy lifestyle. In this class we offer valuable information such as: what it means to live plant-based, how to do it, and the benefits. We also bust some myths! BONUS! We will have a chef on-site to demonstrate and delicious Earthy food to share. Don't miss out!
Do you want to live a healthier life, but feel you do not have the time?  If so, come to this fun and informative class!  You  will learn to make a delicious salad mix that will be full of nutrients and antioxidants that will help your body thrive.  Learn how to pre pack a delicious salad mix for the busy person on the go and make your own dressing!  Learn, enjoy and eat!  Paleo, Keto, Primal, Vegeterian
Do you want to to have more energy, sleep better, reduce inflammation, and have healthier weight? Learn practical and affordable ways to achieve the above by making simple changes in your life style. It's time to thrive and take your health back! Invite your friends and spread the word please.

We take more than 674,000,000 breaths in a life time and rarely think about the life it gives. We will talk about gross nutrition and subtle nutrition and the differences between the two. The most subtle workings in the body have the most impact, let me show you how.

Come learn: what natural methods have been proven to work to protect from bug bites, natural ways to treat bug bites and what bug sprays and bite treatments our local store carries.  
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.
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 form 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.  
Homeopathy is natural, safe, and proven for both acute and chronic illness. Learn how to use homeopathy for common complaints such as injury, cold, acute grief, menstrual cramps, cough, joint pain, stomach upset, burns, stings....and more more! Isabel Frankel, CCH, will introduce you to homeopathy and teach you how to build your own home remedy kit.
Learn about the groundbreaking 45 year history of Natures Plus and where they are headed; their three main category lines within Natural Grocers and their specialty formulas; and the importance of using only high quality ingredients. Based on scientific studies and using clinical doses, Nature's Plus develops cutting edge formulas for results you can feel. Enjoy samples of great tasting SOL Liquids and Spirutein, along with full size product giveaways.
Feel the power of almond flour! High in protein, fiber, iron, potassium, and magnesium—this grain-free, low glycemic alternative is a healthier choice for all your fall baking endeavors. In just 30 minutes you’ll discover almond flour power.
Apple cider vinegar provides a laundry list of health benefits… heck, you can even do your laundry with it! Learn how to use apple cider vinegar to support blood sugar regulation, a healthy body weight, heart health, and more.
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!
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!
Which came first the chicken or the egg? While the adage may never be answered, our selection of eggcellent free range & new, NG These Came First pasture-raised eggs are as delicious and nutritious as ever! Eggs—it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!
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.
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!
Learn how to make gluten free Quinoa avocado bread with non dairy Basil Cream Cheese spread.
As your body’s largest organ, your skin deserves to be as nurtured and protected as much as any other part of the body—with a healthy diet tailored to its unique needs. Unlock your skin’s innate ability to defend itself from the inside out against harmful UV rays and other AGE accelerating factors. Graceful aging of the skin begins within!
Learn how diet affects childhood issues such as bed-wetting, anger, aggressiveness, depression, allergies and ADHD.  Learn strategies for improving their diet through unprocessed and organic food, vitamins and supplements.
Country Life invites you to rethink your supplement regimen to support your daily nutritional needs and so much more!
With the epidemic of obesity and metabolic disease on the rise, type 2 diabetes is sky rocketing amongst our American population. What is type 2 diabetes? How does it happen? Is there an alternative to medications and insulin? There is hope for those struggling with blood sugar roller coasters. Come and learn how specific nutrition modalities are neutralizing and even reversing type 2 diabetes.
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!  

Stop by any time to taste the difference in quality food that you will find here! Your favorite vendors will actively be here:  the Gluten-Free Explorer will be outside 10-noon.  You can also enjoy samples from Natural Factors, Garden of Life, Bark Thins, Republic of Tea, Rhythm Superfoods, Nature's Way, Health Force, Nordic and Enduro Bites to name a few!  There will also be many passive demos as well!

Did you know that you can create delicious savory meals using coffee as a key ingredient. Come and learn how!
The majority of overweight people have been on a variety of diets and regimens. Unfortunately, the good results are usually temporary and eventually spiral into the same or a higher weight than we were at prior to the diet. Learn about how nutritional insufficiencies, poor food choices, and other potential imbalances contribute to weight gain and how Designed Clinical Nutrition can help you shed the pounds for good!
You deserve the real luxury of quality, affordable nourishment for your skin and body every day but especially today! At this Self Care Sunday Health Fair, sample and learn how to use different products to nourish your body and mind – including a DIY aromatherapy station from 12-1pm and other recipes the whole family will love.
Learn how to shop on a budget, read labels, and get all the necessities to keep you on track with your health goals!
Want to cook healthy, tasty meals using real, whole foods but overwhelmed by the entire process? Learn how to cook black bean & quinoa veggie patties from the Easy Peasy Veggie meal plan, and see how the same ingredients work for vegan tacos. We’ll demonstrate how to schedule a weeks’ worth of lunches and dinners in 5 minutes and view the automated shopping list and high performance meal plans.
Simply Smoothies is a class designed for anyone who is looking to shake up their smoothie routine with organic, whole nutrition. Learn about the science behind making a balanced smoothie that will keep you full, energetic and satisfied. Enjoy a smoothie tasting with complimentary recipe cards, for refreshing smoothie ideas designed to nourish your body and delight your palate.

Need help in the kitchen this summer?  Let your teenagers "get cooking" with several single pan meal ideas.  From pizza to stir fry, learn how your family can incorporate seasonal local produce into your summer lifestyle that keeps the kitchen cool and the taste buds happy. 

Sleep deprivation (less than 7 hrs. per night) or poor sleep quality plays a significant role in weight gain and many chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease, Type II diabetes and some cancers?  I will be discussing the consequences of sleep deprivation with my special guest, sleep medicine Dr. Joseph Magness.  Learn how to get the best quality sleep with a few changes anyone can do.    
Modern Life continues to become more and more stressful. It is no wonder that around 88 million people report not sleeping enough at night. Join us to learn about sleep, circadian rhythm, stress, and how they are all connected. By the end of the talk you will better understand the influence of stress on sleep and some great strategies to promote a good night's sleep.
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.
Join as "Z" shares recipes and techniques to use common foods and select supplements to create delicious and potent smoothies! In this 90 minute workshop, you will sample four different smoothies blended LIVE with real food! Topics include managing a body’s healthy Detoxification, Inflammation, Immune Health and Energy. Come taste and learn how to easily add fruits & veggies to your daily diet!
In this class, you’ll learn how to pair botanical ingredients with complimentary flavors for a health-enhancing AND delicious drink, perfect for purposeful fueling on the go.  Power up for activities by adding beet concentrate. Heat up the gut with aloe to soothe any digestive woes.  Speed up recovery with turmeric extract and spice up with ginger and cayenne for a metabolism boost.   -  
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!
Learn about supplements to take and drinks you can make to optimize your performance. Learn to effectively incorporate sport nutrition supplements to prepare, sustain and recover. Product samplings and coupons to take home!
Have you set goals only to break them later? Why do some people stay with their lifestyle changes and others do not? This class will teach you how to be consistent on your journey to permanent lifestyle changes and are uplifting and support overall happiness.
Occasional discomfort is part of the body’s natural inflammation response, and can happen after exertion, like walking or running.  Join Sara Robertson for an informative talk about certain herbs and spices for balancing the whole body’s inflammation response.                
Join your Nutritional Health Coach for a store tour highlighting the top ten nutrition trends in 2018! You won’t want to miss this fun opportunity that can make a big difference in your year and keep you ahead of the crowd. Shake up those old and worn out nutrition habits, add some spice to your life, and discover what’s really new and good4u in 2018!
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.
Do you feel your stress levels rising and affecting your life? There are numerous stressful experiences in life. Do not become distressed. This class will teach you the tools needed to make friends with stress to support a long, healthy and happy life.

Dr. Lee will tell you about the latest scientific breakthroughs and methods that help you permanently and safely remove unwanted belly fat while quickly reclaiming your health, your youth, and your life! Learn how Hormone Imbalances can affect your weight, sleep cycles, cravings, fat burning and more. Learn What Really Works for permanent loss of belly fat and bulges.

Do you have a sweet tooth you can't control? Does your energy level crash in the afternoon? You might be experiencing the sugar blues! Come learn about hidden sugars, what sugar does to the body, and how to crowd out those sugar cravings. Workshop will include a recipe demonstration of 5 ingredient peanut butter bites! Bring your friends and family!
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 summer! And receive a free book written by Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Naturopathic formulas when you attend.  

Learn how to make a clean and simple pesto -- it’s easier than you think! This delicious topping is perfect on a grain free-pizza crust for a simple summer meal.

If you like salsa, you'll love gazpacho. Join us to learn to make this classic chilled soup chock full of fresh vegetables! For a delicious first course, refreshing lunch, or simple dinner, gazpacho makes an excellent choice.

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


A nutrient packed dish that will have you wishing you’d learned how to make it sooner! In this class you’ll be learning how incorporating superfoods can improve your health while also seeing how simple it is to prepare this versatile dish. This class is appropriate for all dietary styles.

Dr. Jacqueline will educate you on superfoods and why they are so important to add to your diet. She will have samples and great recipes to get you trying these new foods!  
Join us for this class on the health benefits of pairing Wishgarden Herbs herbal formulas with kombuchas for a delicious Mocktail beverage.
We must understand how we live, travel, spend our money, invest, what we eat and our relationship to nature impacts every living being and future generations. This class will chronicle my evolutionary/revolutionary transformational journey to align my life with my passions. Learn to connect the dots between our consumer/Wall Street culture and the destruction of our community, prosperity, health and environment.
Come see and taste how simple and nutrient diverse superfoods can be! In this class you’ll learn the health benefits of several breakfast superfoods along with multiple ways to prepare them in a fun and easy way. This class is appropriate for all dietary styles.

Join us for a walk on the sweet side!  First stop at our dark chocolate fountain from 12-2pm, with organic fruit and other treats for dipping, then sample amazing products throughout the store from our top-notch vendors from 12-4pm.

Come learn about methods to manage allergy symptoms naturally and cool off with some sweet herbal beverages. Try a some Kick Ass Allergy Sweet Tea and Mo Betta Belly Lemonade to soothe allergies and calm an upset tummy.
Students at their studio understand that dance, artistic expression, and education is about so much more than steps, and ignites progress mentally, physically, and emotionally for oneself and others. Stop by to talk with Liz from Synergy Dance Academy from 4-5 pm.
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.
Come try our NEW innovative, alcohol-free mocktails made using the ancient elixir – kombucha. It’s probiotic-rich, flavorful and good4u!

Have you tried a cleanse or detox without success? We will show you how to do a thorough whole body detox the safe and effective way.  

Tired of trying every diet, cleanse, and fast on the market just to lose weight? Still struggling to keep the extra pounds off? There may be a reason for that!Come learn as we break down the principles to healthy eating. It's not another fad diet! You'll also walk away understanding the 3-factors that affect your body's ability to lose weight.
Over 37 Million Americans suffer with Migraines. That's not just adults either, about 10% of school-age children suffer from this terrible problem as well. It is unacceptable that so many people are suffering from a health condition that can be prevented. Join us and you'll learn how to reduce and eliminate Migraines naturally  without medications or surgery, so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

The root of many debilitating health conditions is inflammation that could be prevented by making better decisions regarding diet. The challenge is that processed foods are laced with inflammation producing ingredients. The right plan is necessary in order to change. Come learn how you can incorporate the Anti-Inflammatory Diet into a daily routine with the goal of improving the quality of life and even longevity.

Having a poor diet is putting people at a higher risk of heart disease. Building a healthy diet will create a good foundation for the prevention of heart disease. Dr. McCall will help build a healthy diet with you! Dr. McCall will also have handouts available.

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?
The 2 most common symptoms people enter my office with are brain fog and fatigue.  Most of the time they go hand in hand.  But what's the source?  Is it a brain issue?  Is it a body issue?  It's not a black and white issue, but rather a problem with many roots.  Let's have a dialogue about the root system under the surface of your brain fog and fatigue issues AND a systematic approach to resolution.
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.
Exclusion diets provide unique challenges, especially when undertaken to fight disease and regain good health. To many this path is an unknown. This seminar focuses on the challenges of embarking on exclusion diets to regain and maintain good health,  and how to prepare a new diet in appealing and exciting ways.
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.
Navigating the world of nutritional information can be extremely confusing. Join us for free, hour-long presentation from a licensed professional specializing in customized clinical nutrition as she addresses common nutritional myths that have been guiding the way we consume food and make choices regarding our health. This will be an enlightening hour for all!

Linking gut bacteria to mood, the importance of probiotics,  and the affects of fermented foods.

It is hard to believe, but for every human cell in your body there are 10 microbial cells! Most live in your gut in a marvelously complex ecosystem. In this seminar we will discuss this garden of microbes and dive into the many ways it keeps us healthy. We will also touch on some of my own research into what happens when this garden is disrupted leading to disease.
Learn the life cycle of mushrooms and their intricate role in the lives of people and planet.  People have used mushrooms for food and medicine for thousands of years. We will focus in on several specific species of medicinal mushrooms and explore what they do in our bodies.  The talk will be geared towards beginners, but even advanced mycologists may walk away with some great new tidbits.  Be well!    
Discuss basic nutrition and the missing component of health which is the mind/body/spirit connection.  This is made of up three areas—our awareness of limiting beliefs which hold us in a state of dis-ease, our self-talk which can be quite damaging, and our actual relationship with our body. Each area has action steps suggested.
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!
Explore the mind/body connection regarding healing and illness. Learn about the connection between stress/trauma and physiological responses that can over time lead to chronic illness. Discuss basic mindfulness practices to reduce the stress response in the body and encourage a healing response. Work on the powerful practice of imagery for healing to help  develop your personal healing imagery.
Fed up? Frustrated? Tired of being tired? You deserve to know the real causes behind the way you feel. This talk is dedicated helping people just like you, who are at the “end of their rope”  to find new, scientific approaches to freeing themselves from the symptoms of thyroid disease that hold them back. In this talk, we will outline and debunk the three most common myths associated with thyroid health!
Soda, pop, cola -- whatever you want to call it -- contains a mishmash of chemicals and enough sugar to ruin your good health. Sugar consumption in the United States has reached unreal levels and its rise is mirrored by the rise in many of the chronic health problems that plague Americans. Use tips learned in this class to break the sugar addiction and improve your health and the health of your family.
Yes, there are specific nutrients that feed the brain and support overall mental wellness. Learn about nutrients to support your neurotransmitters which can offer lifelong health benefits to your brain and mood function.

Are you experiencing fatigue, weight gain, hair loss and concerned that your symptoms may be related to your thyroid?  Join Dr. Frega as she delves into the function of the thyroid and its effect on health.  She'll go through the importance of functional lab tests and causes of thyroid dysfunction.  Come learn about role of functional medicine and its importance in healing your thyroid.

Feel stressed or overwhelmed by what to feed your kids? Do you strive to cook healthy meals but feel you have no time? Are you looking for ideas to help get your kids on board with healthy eating? If this sounds like you, please come learn some proven strategies on how to simplify meal planning.

Dr. Mark Riggs, Functional Medicine practitioner and Board Certified Chiropractic Internist explores the most common causes of and natural solutions to symptom of chronic fatigue. 

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.
By understanding how your body is communicating with you, you no longer have to guess as to why you are not feeling your best. Let me show you how.  
What is the most current evidence in medical literature for or against vaccines? This presentation will present evidence that - in a wide swath of biomedical journal articles - allow the audience to make a more informed decision in this area.
This class will leave you feeling nourished and inspired. Chef James Ray will walk you through the steps to make a black bean brownie and coconut milk based ice cream with printed recipes provided. We will finish by making our own sundaes and James will be available for Q&A.

Casa Alvarez Spinach Enchiladas were awarded the Healthy and Tasty award by the Boulder County Health Dept. along with the Judges and People's Choice. They are Diabetic Friendly, Vegan and absolutely delicious.  Best of all, they are easy to prepare. We will prepare and taste these as well as calabacitas (zuchini, corn and green chile).  All recipes are Vegan and Gluten Free.

It's HOT! You don't want to cook!  Join us to get some new SEXY ideas to make SMOOTHIES that would replace any meal of the day. You will learn how to get all of the nutrients you need for one meal, in one glass. Join the Vegan Foodie Kitchen as we start off our Summertime Cooking Class Series!!
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!
Make it a fun, family outing!  Join us for a Vegan Fair with door prizes and fabulous vegan samples–foods, vitamins, body care.  Special classes featuring local Vegan chefs and experts.  And fun kid's activities, too!
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 Strawberry Delight & MAc N CHeeZ! 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!
Supplements, testing, sources... what if there was something missing? What if we missed a really important factor in maintaining healthy vitamin D levels? Let's look at things from a perspective that you may not have seen before. We ALL need vitamin D, so let's make sure we look at how we get it, from many different angles.
A look at natural realistic approach to weight management.  Discussion of highly processed foods and their contribution to obesity and diabetes.  Whole food recommendations and outline different approaches to exercise and how to safely participate.
Discuss pertinent and current findings in prenatal and perinatal psychology that can help families better understand how to support healing in their own lives. This will open space for new dialogue on mom and baby health. From conception on, babies are sentient beings and what they experience in their early life affects the rest of their life.  
We all know we’re supposed to eat our vegetables, but do you know why they’re so good4u? Are you finding it hard to get them in at every meal? You’re not alone. More than 90% of Americans miss the mark. Discover the greatness of greens (and beets!) for overall health and learn how to sneak in extra servings today. It can be easy being green.
Autoimmune disease is a chronic illness that has been estimated to affect 30-50 million people in the US alone.  Over 100 different autoimmune diseases have been classified.  Our lifestyles play a huge role in the development of autoimmune diseases.  In this event, I will define autoimmune disease, what causes it and how you can improve the way you live with it.  
Grass fed beef has become incredibly popular, and for a good reason: It's better for you, better for the planet, and better for farmers. However, with the rising popularity of grass fed beef there has been an increase in "grass fed" products that aren't what they seem to be. Don't be fooled, learn how to spot these imposters, and discover what terms to look for when shopping for a grass fed product.
Is it legal?  What's it good for???  Am I gonna get high from using it??  Will I get the munchies??? Come to this class for all these answers and more.  All attendees will receive a free sample of hemp lotion.
How we love to hate them. You go to the store with perfectly good intentions to buy healthy food only to find yourself speeding toward the candy. I repeatedly hear from people “but I just can’t control my sweet tooth.” A sugar craving is your body’s way of telling you something. Join us to find what that something what your sugar craving is telling you about your health and what you can do about it.
Independence Day the Natural Grocers Way with GRASSFED BURGER SAMPLES!!!! Grass fed beef has become incredibly popular, and for a good reason: It's better for you, better for the planet, and better for farmers. However, with the rising popularity of grass fed beef there has been an increase in "grass fed" products that aren't what they seem to be. Don't be fooled, learn how to spot these imposters, and discover what terms to look for when shopping for a grass-fed product.
In this dynamic and interactive cooking demonstration we will engage in a lively discussion of select antioxidants and essential fatty acids we have in our cupboards. We will briefly discuss the brain healthiness of these items. I will then prepare brain healthy dishes to sample, highlighting cooking techniques during preparation.  There will be time for questions and answers.
Avocados vs. Fried Foods, saturated vs. unsaturated, trans-fats, what is the big difference? Are you processing your fats correctly? Are you missing the key essential fats? Is your body providing you with signs and symptoms of such nutrient deprivation? Learn the breakdown of fat metabolism, ketogenesis, how and why fat accumulates within the body, and how ingesting essential fats are also necessary for function!
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.
During this 60 minute seminar Dr. Harrison will introduce the prevalence, causes and effects of thyroid dysfunction and why it is an "epidemic" in the western world. He will discuss how and why it is commonly misdiagnosed and explain ways for you to identify and manage this condition.

Let Sharon inspire you to more movement by stopping by to talk with her about  the benefits of Zumba from 10-10:30 am!

Not only are you aging, but your cells are aging, too! Did you know, energy, heart health, healthy aging and more—all require CoQ10 at the cellular level? Learn how to support your cells by adding CoQ10 to your daily regimen. 
Learn to heal yourself and others with Pranic Healing®. Pranic Healing is an effective and powerful ‘no-touch’ healing modality developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that uses ‘Life Force’ or ‘Prana’ (Chi or Ki) to heal physical and emotional ailments. This experiential talk will demonstrate how prana can be applied for healing and enhance your knowledge of the chakras and the energy bodies.
A simple way to sprout and turn this seeds into fresh very nutritious  food. people learn the science behind sprouting and juicing. Will be preparing juices like carrot apple juice and green juices. Showing how breakfast is an important meal of the day and how to make a quick fresh healthy food on the go (will be making smoothies)