Event Topics

Browse events by topic

Menopause, what it should be like, symptoms of imbalance. Adrenal Stress, how it affects to Menopause. How hormone imbalance is created and the importance of testing.  
Learn how to make ‘healthy’ sauerkraut in this hands-on demonstration, but not before learning why traditionally fermented foods need to be part of your everyday diet. You’ll go home fueled with knowledge about the benefits fermented foods offer and the confidence and know-how to start fermenting on your own.
Sandy and Anne will talk about the gut-brain connection and the health of the psychobiome being vital to overall health. They will talk about how one effects the other, how dysfunction can occur, what symptoms may be present when there is dysfunction, nutrients  and treatments that can help. Their approach to health are both allopathic and alternative.

Stress is a constant presence in modern life; but people don't realize how much it influences health.  In his workshop, Dr. Hall defines stress in 3 categories: physical, chemical and emotional.  He demonstrates how stress effects us on every level, creating chronic conditions.  Through his 3 Secrets, Dr. Hall shows how to combat everyday stress with simple techniques in order to live healthy, productive lives.    

So you're growing a new life and you want to do what's best for your baby. Mother Nature has everything you're likely to need for the journey to hold your precious little one.

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.
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.
What’s the best diet for me? What supplements should I take? Maybe you’re wondering if there’s any good way to fix kale (there are many!) or maybe you’d like to know the difference between a noonrope and an adaptogen. Dr. White will do his best to help you sort out the hype from the hyperbole and hopefully offer a few keen insights into these vast and ofter confusing topics. Kale chips anyone?
This talk is designed for YOU! There will be a short presentation about what 5 Element (5E)Acupuncture and plant spirit medicine (PSM) are, and what they can do for you. Then we will cover the difference between 5E acupuncture and PSM, and which modality might be best for you. Please come with your specific questions, concerns, confusion, and conditions, and let’s have some fun!
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.
Come learn how Chinese Medicine can be used to determine which foods boost the body's ability to deal with allergens. We will explore foods and recipes that boost immunity and share our own experiences in a open, caring group setting. Learn about the organs that control allergies. You will walk away with useful knowledge to help you and your family feel good outdoors this spring and summer!
Learn about the dangers of being in constant survival mode, repressed emotions and their effect on memory, as well as the effects of sugar on the brain. Find out what your posture is telling you about your stress level and discover easy and effective ways to increase your brain health. 
Join Dr. Patricia Holl and Dr. Tara Barry for a presentation about the benefits of animal chiropractic.  Discover what animal chiropractic is, how it works, and how your dog, cat, horse or any pet will benefit from this care. Come understand the neurology of chiropractic and the importance of joint movement. See how chiropractic can improve your pet's health, performance and overall well-being.    
Learn about DIY and essential oils, common questions and misconceptions about usage and general tips and safety. Have fun trying samples from Aura Cacia and making your own body care products to take home with you!  
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!
Autoimmune Diseases have become an epidemic, affecting  millions of people globally.  What is causing this epidemic?  Come learn the newest information, solutions and treatments that will turn the tide and improve millions of lives.  Learn the risk factors and best ways to prevent autoimmunity from stealing your health in the first place. 

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?

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science on the earth, dating back almost 5,000 years in its verbal form. Ayurveda teaches that stress and diet either alone or together are the cause of all disease. It's not hard to give your body what it needs if you know what that is. Learn the simple principles of Ayurveda and how to apply them to your life in the modern world.
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.  

Did you know there are options beyond botox and plastic surgery?  In this class, we'll learn how to reduce wrinkles, lifting sagging areas, and improving skin tone—effectively and organically.  We'll go deeper and learn how to stop TMJ and nerve pain, and restore facial expression and symmetry lost to Bell's Palsy, muscle atrophy, and more.  Discover proven ways to reveal your true, youthful nature in your face!  

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.
By the year 2050, 16% of the US population 65 years and older will have Alzheimer's.  By 2025, Colorado rates will double, and have a 125% increase compared to the year 2000. Recently, science has found some excellent ways to prevent Alzheimer's and help people live longer and healthier. Come learn as Dr. Matt shares some of the latest ways to prevent Alzheimer's and how you can apply them immediately!
Feel like you are constantly in a fog. Difficult to keep a train of thought.  Forgetting words too often. Lets discuss how brain fog can correlate with other imbalances in your body and possible reasons for poor brain health.
It is estimated that 70 million Americans are affected by digestive disorders and many more by food sensitivities.  During this 60 minute presentation, learn the immune boosting and digestive support benefits achieved through consuming fermented foods and supplements.
Come get your brunch on! Learn some tricks and tips from Andrew Curtis Forlines as he teaches cooking techniques in a fun and entertaining fashion. You'll be the toast of the town after you take this class and learn how to dazzle your friends by making brunch for them. Learn how to make Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Brunch Clafoutis! A classic french brunch dish with an allergy free twist!
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!

What is hypothyroidism? What are the common medical treatments? What are my thoughts on the lab testing normal done for your thyroid? What do I do if I'm still convinced it's my thyroid and I'm still suffering?

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!

Dr. Katie Takacs will be discussing the prevalence of these disorders, what the research says behind what's causing such an increase in the number of children affected, as well as how we can help manage these children from a holistic perspective.

We live in a dirty world in which we are constantly being exposed to harmful chemicals and pollutants. Many of us have spring cleaning on our to-do list, but did you think about cleaning up what you're putting in, on and around your body? At Natural Grocers we believe in providing clean options! Join us for a "clean-it-up" day with DIY stations to Greens and Beets class! Enter to win fabulous clean-it-up gifts!
In this class, you will learn all about the top 10 superfoods. Where they come from, why they can enhance your health, and how to incorporate them into your daily diet. This super fun class will give you the necessary tools to be super healthy, eating super foods!  
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!
This fascinating discussion will include a brief history of Craniosacral and Lymphatic Drainage therapies, how they work, and whom they can benefit, including those with head injuries, but also those with compromised immune systems, detoxification concerns, leaky gut syndrome, and more!
The class is designed to give students a basic knowledge of the philosophies behind veganism, the benefits of a plant-based diet, and the environmental impact of animal agriculture. We welcome veg-curious novices interested in plant-based nutrition, animal lovers, omnivores who care about the environment, or long-time vegans.  Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crash-course-in-veganism-tickets-41533254081
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. .
Learn the ins and outs of using stevia, not just in recipes that are designed for it, but understand how to convert most recipes to use stevia, including tricks and adjustments.  We will make a flourless chocolate cake using pure stevia extract, then we will make a strawberry coulis topping using a blended stevia powder.  Finally, we will use a liquid vanilla stevia to make the whipped cream.  

Still wondering what the "zoodle" craze is all about? Join us to learn more about nutrition packed vegetable noodles and sample three tasty dishes!

Humans are the only species on the planet that seems to be confused about what to eat to stay fit and healthy. This class will teach you how to use cues from your own body to guide your eating and food choices to make healthy living simple and natural. Stop eating what you think you should eat, start eating what is the very best for you. 

Learning how to view digestion of food, energy, events and all of life's challenges from the Ayurvedic point of view and from the Western point of view.  An exploration into healthful practices that you can do at home. This event is sponsored by the Gluten Intolerance Group of Eastern Montana.
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!  
Learn the power of breathing and meditation. Experience how effortless meditation is.

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.
Do you love to cook, create, and Do It Yourself? Join us for our DIY Extravaganza and let your creative juices flow! We’ve invited vendors from some of our wonderful brands, so you’ll be able to talk to the pros and learn how you can use their products to create your very own recipes! Whether it’s food, body care, or household items that you're interested in, we’ve got you covered!
Join us for a presentation about fungi. Seven important species will be covered and their value in support of our own immune health discussed. Information presented is based on the work of Paul Stamets, D.Sc, mycologist, author of six books, speaker and environmentalist.
Do you miss pliable tortillas since going gluten-free, grain-free or Paleo? These tortillas are unbelievably pliable, easy to make and gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, Paleo and Whole30 compliant! Nut allergy? No problem, I'll also show you a nut-free version of the recipe. Plus, learn how to make three taco recipes that you can make to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation? Our diets have such a big connection to the environment, and it's rarely discussed! We will be making smoothies from foods with zero waste and discussing how to decrease our own waste through the foods we eat. Get prepared for a delicious and informative session!
Learn how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition. You will be armed with a foundation of information to aid you in evaluation food claims and making healthy choices. Topics covered will include creating a grocery list and shopping a grocery store, reading the Nutrition Facts label and using it to compare foods/beverages and make the healthier choice, and how to eat healthy when eating out.
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 o 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.
Learn how to specifically enhance the function of the frontal lobe of the brain.  You can learn easy things to do to improve frontal lobe function and ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. This class is the 8th class in a series on depression and anxiety taught by Dr. Ed Fila.
Have you ever wondered why smelling peppermint or eucalyptus opened up your airways and give you a wonderful tingling sensation? The chemical compounds in plants are what our bodies need to address whatever physical stress the body might be in. Learn how essential oils react with our immune system. Essential oils can provide support to seasonal threats in some ways better than over the counter, but you get to choose.
Are Fats Good for You?  Which Ones? How Much? What foods contain the best Fats? How can I prepare them for myself and my family?  Current research is telling us that we have been wrong about Fat. In her presentation, Dr. Liisa Hall clarifies why Fat is so necessary for health, educates on which Fats are the healthiest and tells how you can prepare meals so you can enjoy these Fats throughout your life.
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.
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.
Candida overgrowth in our bodies wreaks havoc on our health, and unfortunately most people are not even aware of this beast lying within them! In this seminar, discover what Candida is, how it could secretly be affecting you, and how you can modify your diet to affect amazing health change, including overcoming cravings, stubborn weight that won't go away, and enjoying increased energy and vitality!

Stress is implicated in a number of health problems, from obesity and heart disease to digestive complaints, depression, and pain. Learn to manage and alleviate stress and anxiety in this hands on workshop led by Dr. Moser.

Oregonians love local food but finding truly local fish can be hard. We’re now much more aware of ethically grown meat and vegetables, but seafood remains somewhat mysterious. How does that crab get from the ocean to our table, and what’s the true cost of cheap salmon at the grocery store? Join food writer Jennifer Burns Bright to discuss our complex relationship with American seafood and explore ways to apply our food values to the products of the sea.
Are you struggling with mold, candida or fungus?  Do you need more folate in your diet?  In this cooking demonstration you will learn how to cook a beautiful dinner dish that is rich in folate, low in sugar and very easy to cook!
Come join Dr. Patrick Garrett for a life changing exploration on which foods help prevent & reverse chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, ADHD, and even genetic mutations. He’ll discuss evidence based research on nutritional food that prevent and cure disease.

We all love a good dessert, but how about one that is not only scrumptious AND healthy! Welcome and enjoy some fabulous treats and some education! 

This class explores the role of foods in the development of chronic disease and the importance of addressing lifestyle impacts on health. We’ll discuss clinical trials looking at particular nutrients and groups of foods that can prevent, and even reverse many risk factors of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Join local food educator Sapna Von Reich as she shares some tips and tricks on how to plan and prep ahead for the week so that you can have more homemade meals.
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.

Aging without vitality has sadly become the norm in our culture to the point where it's expected to lose mobility, energy, and strength as one grows older. However, your later years can indeed be your greater years. Join our Forever Young Workshop to understand the lifestyles of cultures renowned for their long lifespans and what you can implement to live a longer, healthier, happier life!

Non-profit group, Shaja Yoga Meditation, offers free meditation classes for communities with the sole intent of promoting holistic health and peace by way of meditation.
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!    
Do you desire to learn how to make mouth watering "healthy" recipes that  are creative, fun and will make your taste buds sing in happiness? Are you ready for a new dimension of meal preparing? In this Fun Food Fantastic demo class you will learn how to prepare 3 holistic recipes guaranteed to knock your socks off.  Come join the show as Rino Soriano shares some of his secret holistic recipes.
Become familiar with the 4 simple ways to support thyroid function. 1) Identify stress 2) Gut health 3)Liver function 4) Adrenal support.
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.
Join us as we dive into the microbiotic world of fermented foods. Did you know 90% of the cells in our body are bacteria? Including fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir is often the missing link for optimal gut health and vitality. If you haven’t been brave enough to try these live foods, come taste samples and take part in demos and classes. Nurture your wild side and your bacteria with fabulous ferments.
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.
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!
Sample fabulous gluten-free products—foods, vitamins, body care and so much more.
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.    
Come learn from Flora’s 100 year history of herbal wisdom. We’ll explore the freshest and most vibrant, plant-based omega oils & culinary superfoods on the market. Flora has been leading the way in gluten-free supplements, recipes, and delicious, colorful foods. Join us to try some of our favorites!
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.

Since May is National Strawberry Month, we will be highlighting the nutrition and versatility of Strawberries.

June is National Dairy Alternatives Month and we will be highlighting various foods that contain dairy alternatives.

Because April is National Pecan Month, we will be highlighting the nutrition and benefits of Pecans and other nuts.

Kick off the Natural Grocers good4u CHALLENGE with a good4u Nutrition 101 class that gives you all the right tools for total body health—balanced energy, mood, sleep, metabolism, brain function and more! With this first step, you'll be on your way to discovering your pure potential towards a lifestyle that's truly good4u!
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 the proper servings you should be eating? Or the best ways to plan ahead so you can spend more time enjoying and feeling good about each bite? CHALLENGE yourself and learn tips to try out tonight!
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!  
Learning from the past is Lurlene's job in writing historical cookbooks for all ages. The pioneers of Texas "ate what didn't eat them!" Life was SIMPLE and Grandma's Country Cookin' was with lard and bacon fat, but we did learn that bear fat is more nutritious and tastier than butter. So, all is not lost or forbidden...to eat! Try to blend the past with the present for "healthy, wealthy, and wise eating!"
A powerful moment with Jeff Tuttle, Natural Chemist and good guy. Visiting from Orem Utah to share in his 35 years of experience on why Hydration is so important and why he has dedicated his life to this simple mission. The science is sound and useful....    
A relaxed intestine means a relaxed brain. When your body has undergone stress, you will feel your intestine is hardened and the brain is not so clear. Learn about intestine exercises in order to obtain a relaxed intestine. You'll also learn how to make & consume papaya enzyme which is really effective to loosen up tension in the intestine.
Why are so many people suffering from food sensitivities and digestive issues?  We are being assaulted by toxins as never before in mankind's history. Come learn from Chef Robin Jeep how you can enable your body and mind to be the healing machine it was designed to be. She will be joined by Nutritional Health Coach, Erin Bremmerkamp, for a recipe demonstration of Robin's Soothing and Nourishing Plant-Based Cuisine!

How to handle allergies naturally without drugs or shots!

Learn the basics of thyroid function and how proper nutrition and supplementation can be used to improve thyroid health and treat thyroid disorders.

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.
It's important that your little ones have a positive example to model after; however, feeling overwhelmed with your own health minimizes extensively the ability to pass it along to your children.  This workshop will give you the tools and information to help empower you to make better decisions for you and your family.  Whether you're a parent of a toddler or a grandmother of a teenager, this is for everyone.
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!
Are you someone who wants or is thinking about eliminating gluten, dairy and/or sugar? Denise is here to help you find healthy substitutes that are easy to prepare and taste delicious.
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!    
Erika will walk through how to make three breakfast recipes: a peanut butter baked oatmeal, grain-free almond butter banana bread and peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowls.
This lecture by Dr. Meg is about ways to stay healthy during our pregnancy to help have a healthy birth and a healthy baby. Dr. Meg will discuss things that we should be doing and not be doing during pregnancy as well as natural ways to treat common pregnancy issues.

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 Grocer customer, you are already in the process of improving your health. Meditation certainly adds to this effort!

Come join WishGarden Herb's mocktail hour! Whether you are trying to avoid sugar and alcohol or you are just looking for a fun and creative way to entertain and feel great, this class is for you.    
Nature is your best pharmacy! Join Dr. Patrick Garrett and learn why nearly every synthetic medicine came from natural herbs, plants, and roots. Herbal remedies can easily be added to food for prevention or used directly for a medicinal effect. 

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. 

Join health and wellness coaches, Aryn Doll, RDN and Kelly Haugh for a fun and interactive class on fermentation! This dynamic duo will teach you the basics of vegetable fermentation, how to do it at home, and how these probiotic rich foods can support gut, immune, and brain health.  
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.
Knowing how food works with your body (or doesn’t) makes it easier to understand what to eat and why. (A 2 part class to be taken in any order. See Why TAKE THAT). WARNING: Attendees may experience side effects such as weight loss, decreased aches and pains, balanced hormones and real energy.
If your motivation is low and you are in need of inspiration to start getting, being, and staying healthier? YOU are in LUCK! Come learn to ease those cravings and quiet the hunger monsters by using essential oils in an easy manner. All attendees will receive a sample to get you started.
Come join fitness enthusiasts for an educational & empowering evening about cooking quick nutritious meals for you and your family. We'll be cooking a meal based on the Ideal Plate and include superfoods as well. Learn to mix n' match delicious & nutritious food items for balanced meals with variety. Join us on the journey to the optimal health you desire & deserve!
Hormone Imbalances? Inflammation? Chronic Pain? Memory Loss? Weight Gain? Low energy? Hair loss? Depression? Brain Fog? Anxiety? Trouble sleeping? Discover the #1 most common, easy to address, cause to most health conditions. Discover affordable and simple tests to measure your baseline and progress. Discover how addressing your Cells and DNA properly is the secret to getting your health, energy and hormones on track
Learn about the usual reasons people come to a chiropractor, what Chiropractic actually does and how often one would need it.

Come experience the power of breathing, meditation, happiness!

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!
Should you use glucosamine sulfate or glucosamine hydrochloride? What about all the other nutritional products for proper joint health? Join us to learn about the nutritional options for proper joint health.
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!
What do you do with all that leftover pulp from juicing a green drink?  Come join and try my delicious and healthy pulp muffin recipe.  While they are they are baking, I will be presenting "A Biblical View of Nutrition" to demonstrate how nutrition is both a tangible and intangible food source for our physical, mental and spiritual health.
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.
Many people voice their concerns with serving Ketogenic nutrition to their children. They say it is not "fun" or that food prep "takes too long."  Participants will see how quickly Mary and Josh are able to prepare and serve a meal that not only satisfies keto macro requirements, but has the entire family looking forward to dinner time!  Come to this free demo and taste keto Sloppy Joe's and low carb Scotcheroos

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about a ketogenic diet – how you can apply it to your lifestyle and what positives you can reap from it! 

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.
As a beloved member of the family, our pets deserve the very best to keep them active, happy, and doing what they do best—being great companions! This pet nutrition health fair features many of the brands and flavors they love, as well as some soon-to-be new favorites. Take a “doggy bag” of samples home, along with a few new recipes they will surely devour! Sorry, no pets allowed in the store.
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!
Pain is a symptom, not a disease, Light Therapy doesn't just numb the pain, it increases circulation to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms. Light therapy helps to relieve pain associated with chronic conditions such as back and neck pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, wrist pain, neuropathy, sprains, broken bones, tennis elbow, plus so much more.
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.
Come enjoy this Food Truck serving: Polish Sausage with Homemade Red and Green Sauerkraut, Traditional Fish and Chips and Scotch Egg (made with Natural Grocers Free-Range/Organic Eggs!).
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!
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!
We've got a challenge for you. Starting today, can you make your next plate great—meaning healthy, delicious, easy and affordable? Sounds like a piece of organic gluten-free cake, right? But when the dog won't even touch those crumbs, maybe it's time for a meal intervention. Come learn the basics of healthy meal building, from protein to fiber and everything in between.
Mini-workshops designed to share knowledge on being mindful, staying healthy and managing everyday stressors so that participants can take their wellness to a higher level and THRIVE!
Mindful Stretch is a simple awareness practice that is suitable for all body types and abilities. In this class we will play with a variety of stretches, posture-enhancing poses, and gentle breathing exercises. Designed to help you reconnect with your mind and body, you will leave feeling a renewed sense of peace and vitality!
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!
Attention Kids and Husbands: Mother's Day will be here soon as it's time to show thanks and reward our mothers! Come create your own gift in our aromatherapy do-it yourself table. You will get to choose to make mom a body scrub, roll-on perfume, or body spray featuring a variety of essential oils that is sure to last all year long!
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).
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.
Learn natural, drug-free ways to protect your joints and decrease inflammation. The modern world is a quagmire of stress and despite our best efforts, inflammation from diet and stress wears down joint tissue. This leads to pain and utterly destroys your mobility over time! If this describes you or a loved one, you need to come to this short talk about how to decrease pain and improve your life.
Nature has provided us with an abundance of foods and other nutrients that promote normal function for folks, young and old suffering from Arthritis.  This class will focus on common Signs and Symptoms - Possible Causes - Nutritional Support as well as Diet and Life Style Applications you can begin to apply right away to see lasting improvement for Arthritic Concerns!  Mark your calendar and Join us - July 11th!
Learn how to read food labels and shop for healthy and nutritious food while on a tour of the store with Dr. Brent Cameron.
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!
Come learn how to prepare healthy, fulfilling meals that taste delicious.
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. Acknowledging  the pain and the loss and learn how to continue to function in spite of difficult circumstances.
Does your child refuse to eat anything but their five favorite foods? Do you wonder if your child’s upset stomach, rashes, and behavioral issues are related to food? In this presentation you'll learn why we have picky kids—the physiology behind the pickiness, the mindset and traits of successful parents who change their kids’ eating habits, and three methods you can use to change your kid’s eating habits.
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 May starting May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, May 28th.   
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 June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 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 Monday in May starting May 7, May 14, May 21.  
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!

Learn how to make some really delicious Paleo snacks including; Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Collagen Bars and more!  All of these delicious snacks are low in Mycotoxins and very little to no sugar.  This is great for folks on a candida, mold or fungus diet.

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!
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!
Learn strategies aimed to slow aging.  Using evidence based medicine, come explore familiar micronutrient and lifestyle interventions shown to effect the genome and prevent DNA damage.  We will explore folate, vitamin D, and magnesium.  Lifestyle interventions such as exercise, sauna use, and intermittent fasting will be reviewed,

Join us as Dr. Edith Pena, General Family Dentist, educates us on preventing tooth decay in babies and children while breastfeeding, and not breastfeeding, as well as how to remineralize teeth when decay is just beginning.

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.

Join us for a tour of the Natural Grocers led by nutritionists Lynn Tandler and Christina Berg. Samples will be handed out, as well as, helpful information on reading labels and shopping to eat for health. Join us for this informative and educational night! 

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.
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.  
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!
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!
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!
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!

In our world it's becoming more and more important to pay attention to what we put in and on our bodies. Foods and products marketed to children are among the very worst out there. As a mom, this can feel super over whelming, because what are we going to feed these kids?! I'll help you find ways to know how to give your baby the very best start nutritionally with practical tips and a focus on gut health.

It's important that your little ones have a positive example to model after; however, feeling overwhelmed with your own health minimizes extensively the ability to pass it along to your children. This workshop will give you the tools and information to help empower you to make better decisions for you and your family. Whether you're a parent of a toddler or a grandmother of a teenager, this workshop is for everyone.
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.  
Country Life invites you to rethink your supplement regimen to support your daily nutritional needs and so much more!
Heart disease is not plaque deposits. The real heart disease is underneath the plaque deposits - damaged artery walls weakened to the point where there is a danger of breakthrough bleeding. Plaque deposits are not pathological. They are adaptive because they are "nature's perfect band-aid" to shore up the weakened artery walls and prevent breakthrough bleeding.
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!  
Join Craig Wood, the Solid Waste Management Coordinator from Johnson County Department of Health to learn all about the Save the Food Campaign! He’ll also discuss tips for composting and different ways you can help eliminate food waste at home!
Join our Nutritional Health Coach for a class that will feature easy meal prep steps and healthy food choices to keep you from throwing away food and money at the end of the week. She’ll also demo a few recipes using foods that you might have otherwise sent to the landfill.
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.
Gut health is the center of our health. Eating organic is a great step but you might be eating foods that exasperate micro-biome imbalance which can lead to leaky gut, autoimmune disease, and inflammation throughout the body. Learn how to make bone broth, ferment your own sauerkraut, and learn basic cooking techniques that promote gut healing. You will learn simple methods and easy dietary choices for your kitchen.
Simply Smoothies is a class designed for anyone who is looking to shake up their smoothie routine with organic, whole food 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. Each class attendee will be entered to win a "Garden of Life Super Charge Your Smoothie Gift Basket Giveaway" with featured smoothie class ingredients valued at $120.
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!
This is all about Soil Probiotics that are like “Tea and Cake” for your plants.  Why toss those food scraps when you can turn them into amazing liquid and solid soil nutrients,  that are so vital to healthy soils and healthy plants.  The Bokashi fermentation method produces the vital liquid soil nutrients in 15 days and rich, black organic soil in 60 days.   Did you ever think food scraps could turn into Tea & Cake?  
This class gives an introduction to the basics of sourdough bread making. It will contain some of the history, nutrition benefits, and how this product differs from other bread options. We plan to discuss the art and craft of this tradition cooking method and hope to encourage you to start this enjoyable process on your own at home.  
You deserve the real luxury of quality, affordable nourishment for your skin and body every day. At this health fair, learn how to nourish your skin with plant extracts and oils, not harsh chemicals. Boost your energy and your body’s normal repair and rejuvenation processes with core supplements.
In this workshop, we're going to discover what 10 foods we can incorporate for spring that wake up our body, preparing it for summer and shedding off winter chills and sluggishness. Also included are a few Qigong movements for activating the spring energy for cleansing and toning gallbladder and liver. Most of us can use a little bit of practical guidance in how to shake off anxiety, stress, depression.
Did your New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside? Looking for ways to jumpstart your health this spring, but aren't sure how? Join us for a taste of the good4u life, as we showcase our high-quality foods, supplements & body care products. With the right items, you'll find exciting ways to reinvigorate, get back on track and...Spring Into Health—just in time for summer!
Many of us do a spring cleaning of our house, but have you ever expanded this cleaning to your mind or the environment? Spring Renewal will be a day focused on just that—being mindful of barriers that clutter our minds, minimizing food waste, and eliminating eating habits that drain our wallets. This event will feature three presentations, vendors, prizes, and samples! Join us and start your very own Spring Renewal!
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.

Get all of the benefits from your favorite superfoods in chocolate- now you have a great reason to indulge!

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.

We crave only certain foods. What are they and why do we crave them? Food demonstration on a healthy snack and a dessert or two! Samples and recipes included. All information is fact-based by doctors, scientists and whole food plant-based experts! Join in on this FREE, fast, fun, informative and delicious program!
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.
Come try our NEW innovative, alcohol-free mocktails made using the ancient elixir – kombucha. It’s probiotic-rich, flavorful and good4u!
Sample products made locally and those made with local ingredients. Meet the creative geniuses behind them. 

At times it seems like you are doing everything right and you still can't lose your last 5-10 pounds or more.  It's frustrating, overwhelming, and just seems hard.  This workshop will explain the most common reasons weight loss is so hard and what to do about it.  You will walk away with specific action steps to take that will get you started.

Learn about the chemical and physiological imbalances associated with common disorders like ADD and ADHD. Discuss why current methods have been ineffective and get action steps for a more effective, natural and drug-free approach to these rising diagnosis. Use this knowledge to take control of your health and ensure optimal healing and well-being for you and your family.

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.

Learn to make your own Kombucha and other delicious fermented treats as we explore the art of fermentation. Born as a preservation method and used for millennia, fermentation is one of the most essential practices for increased health and happiness. From Korean kimchi and Indian chutneys, to saurkraut and kombucha. We will learn to heal our guts, explore our tastebuds and make some of these delicious old world recipes.
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.
While we can’t answer the philosophical question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, we can tell you that eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition from protein, vitamins, and minerals, to unique nutrients such as choline and lecithin. Eggs can help meet your health goals at any age and any meal of the day!
This is the moment every month creating a new life is possible. Let's talk about fertility, ovulation, a mothers health, and all the wonderful things Mother Nature has to offer for this important moment in time.
There's a new way to shop that's sweeping the nation and it's all good4u! Natural Grocers is your one-stop shop for top quality products that are second to none. We take the guesswork out of your shopping experience with our strict quality standards. Don't settle for less, experience the best!
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!
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.
Keeping a healthy gut microbiome is a challenge for everyone today! Antibiotic overuse, pesticides in non organic foods, heavy metals in municipal water & etc. are daily destroying gut probiotics. This talk will be a clinic on how to achieve gut microbe health, including the best foods, supplements to provide prebiotics & probiotics. Traditionally fermented foods are the best option to achieve optimal gut health.
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!
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.

This transition and new season bring new thinking and challenges. For many this time is anything but a joy, instead bringing much discomfort and health concerns. Mother Nature has much to offer to feel great, transition smoothly, and to be confident in your health.

Discuss thyroid disease including Hashimoto's. Uncover the 6 overlooked causes of Thyroid disease. Review lifestyle changes, proper diet and the right Functional Medicine tests to uncover possible Thyroid disease triggers, and what you can do about it today. Learn how modern day stress can exacerbate Thyroid disease and how these conditions usually don't occur in isolation.
Hypothyroidism and symptoms of low thyroid function are extremely common. They can cause fatigue, weight gain and depression among many other symptoms. Learn what the thyroid does when it is working well (and when it isn't) as well as options for checking its function. Learn what foods and supplements can be used to support thyroid function, and what should be avoided for those with hypothyroidism.
Dr. Brennan will discuss, step by step, how to match diet, exercise and nutrition to the unique needs of your thyroid. 1. What labs should you expect to have ran? Are you missing any? 2. What do all these numbers and tests mean? Dr Brennan will walk you through the process of how the thyroid works, and then will point on common breakdowns and which nutrition to match them.
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.

Hypothyroidism is a common and complex disease. In this hour-long workshop, Dr. Moser will take an integrative approach and discuss both conventional and natural treatments.

Genetic mutations can be a confusing and scary terrain. MTHFR has been a buzz word recently. Katelyn would like to help you understand what it is, some frequently observed signs that you may have it, options to get tested for it, and nutritional and supplement considerations to observe if you find yourself positive for this genetic defect.
A holistic approach to changing the neural-pathways in the brain that cause pain, anxiety & depression.
From ancient Mayans to modern day crème brulee, vanilla has a little-known, long and rich history. Learn why this essential flavor, with over 200 identified flavor compounds, is anything but “plain”. This educational seminar may also turn out to be the best smelling talk you have ever attended!
Whether you’re just curious about plant-based nutrition or are a long-time starchivore, join us for this health fair to try delicious vegetarian foods, enter for giveaways, and get all the information you need to successfully follow this healthy lifestyle option! Some of our best veg-friendly vendors will be here, serving up some tasty samples, while you shop the unparalleled variety of plant-based products we carry!
Chili is a great year round food. It's fantastic on a cold winter night and great on a hot summer day. It can be a full meal, accompany a dish, or taken to a pot luck picnic. However and whenever you enjoy chili it's always satisfying. Join us as we make a delicious 3 bean chili with mushrooms that is so hearty you will forget there's no meat.
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!
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!
Dr. Mark W. Riggs discusses strategies for those looking to lose weight using a functional medicine approach, which seeks to treat the underlying cause of dysfunction in the body. Topics being discussed will be common underlying conditions that may be contributing to the inability to lose weight, how to eat to effectively detoxify, and exercise strategies specific for your weight loss goals.
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 Maca Pepita Elixir & Fruit Compote with Aquafaba! Stay for an informative Q&A session!
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.
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.
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.
Learn ways to make healthy-chocolate desserts! Learn what chocolate to buy and why, desserts that won't throw you off track with health goals and sample delicious desserts. -
Dr. Hall will take you on a journey learning the pitfalls many are experiencing in their health care.  You will learn what you can do to get your health back, as well as your energy and vitality.
Have you ever tried a diet that didn't work? Join Nicole to learn why those traditional diets may not be producing the results you are looking for. Health is about more than just food! The workshop will be approximately 30 minutes long with time for questions afterwards. Bring your friends and family!
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.

Audubon Rockies and Boulder County People and Pollinators Action Network is partnering to provide a workshop on how to create wildlife and polinator friendly gardens and how to create habitat in your own backyard.

With so many preaching, "heal the gut," shouldn't we know what we're working with in the first place?  Gain insights in your gas, bloating, inability to lose weight, autoimmune condition, and even diabetes by learning about the intricacies of your stool.  From digestion to pathogens, learn what your poo says about you. 

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.