Virtual Guest Presenter Nutrition Education Classes

Natural Grocers Nutrition Education classes are back! You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear experts speak. Please see our list of presentations below.

Guest presenters do not necessarily represent the views of Natural Grocers

 

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Navigating the Holidays

Paul C. Tijerina, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Certified Health Coach, Lifestyle and Personal Trainer

 

You've worked hard for your health. You want to maintain what you've accomplished. The holidays are challenging! What you need is a framework for staying on track :) “Navigating the Holidays" is all about giving you the tools you need to maintain your success and stay on track! We'll discuss strategies for maintaining your health habits, traveling, ordering at restaurants, eating on the road, and so much more

 

Join us Wednesday 12/01 at 6 p.m. MDT

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Upcoming Events

Tinisha Poitier, Fruit and Veggie Mama, Vegan Chef

 

Now is a perfect time to make a fulfilling meal that everyone will love. This Loaded Vegan Holiday Nacho Recipe will have raving fans at your next holiday gathering. Tinisha Poitier will teach you step by step just how fun and easy it is to make while keeping you and your family healthy and feeling great!

Stephanie Velez, Pharm.D, Doctor of Pharmacy, Vegan Chef, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition

 

Learn how to make plant-based cheese from nuts and how to use it in certain dishes such as soups, salads and pastas. We will also go over the nutrition value of each ingredient.

Madison Miller, FNTP, CPT, RWP, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, Restorable Wellness Practitioner

 

In this class, Madi will guide you through how to make an easy home cooked meal that not only tastes delicious but is also packed full of hormone nourishing ingredients. We will walk through the importance of healthy fats and some of the main nutrients to include when it comes to overall hormonal health and which ones are most important to kick to the curb. 

Dr. Audrey Ross, PhD, National Educator for Country Life

 

Why do we sometimes see a dull reflection in the mirror? Learn what the stresses of the holiday’s can do to our skin and the importance of the selecting the right collagen and ceramides to see your best results. Dr. Ross discusses what options are there for skin health for the vegan and vegetarian, who don’t want animal collage and how to protect your skin from the inside out.

Past Events

Presented by Jillian Steele, FNTP, RN, LAc

 

Most people have heard the saying "you are what you eat".  But truth is, if you're digestive function is poor, you are probably causing more harm than good - no matter how great the quality of food is.  In this presentation, I'm going to explain why "you are what you digest and absorb" and how to improve your digestive function.

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Presented by Barbara Swanson, Nutrition Consultant and Author

 

Do you want to think more clearly, focus better and keep your mind active? Join us and learn how nutrients can affect your brain, positively and negatively, and how they do so. You’ll learn some of the specific micronutrients that directly impact brain function—and the foods they are found in.

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Presented by Mary Collette Rogers, Healthy Kitchen Companion & Founder of the New Kitchen

 

No doubt you have plenty of good intentions to eat well. But does it often seem too hard to cook decent meals? Discover how to find convenient but healthy building block foods and quickly assemble them into great-tasting meals, with barely any "cooking!" with Healthy Kitchen Companion Mary Collette shows you how. Watch as she demonstrates Quick Caribbean Skillet and see how you can easily get wholesome meals on the table and make your healthy eating dreams come true.

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Presented by Robin Coarts, MA, BS and Jules Schnedeker, MA, BS, Co-Owners - Plant Based Point

 

We go over the plant-based pantry staples (a show and tell), including their nutrition info and how we incorporate them into every day recipes, weaving in some 'light touch' facts about the benefits of plant-based eating. We'd also include photos of where people can purchase the items at Natural Grocers!

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Presented by Dr. Audrey Ross, PhD, National Educator for Country Life

 

Examine some of the digestive challenges (and causes) we experience during the holidays such as gas and bloating, heartburn, constipation/diarrhea and stomach upset. Learn how to know what products to select for each symptom and how to prevent some of these challenges.

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Presented by Paul C. Tijerina, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Certified Health Coach, Lifestyle and Personal Trainer

 

We all have heard the importance of buying organic and making other food quality choices. But WHY is this so important? Learn how the quality of food impacts your body composition, performance, and overall health. Choosing better quality increases nutritional value, decreases toxic load, and supports a more sustainable food system.

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Presented by Cherice Love, Chef, Certified Vegan Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach

 

Come learn how to cook 100% Vegan & Gluten-Free "Crab" Cakes & Dill Sauce with Cherice Love, a self-taught, passionate Vegan/GF Chef, Coach, & Blogger! Made from Heart of Palm, these are super easy to make, are insanely delicious, & are a HIT with everyone, vegan or not! BONUS: Cherice will also show you how you can use them for other "crab" dishes too! 

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Presented by Karlene Karst, Nutritionist, National Health Expert with Natural Factors

 

In this class, nutritionist and author Karlene Karst shows us how to practically apply the science of gut health to our daily lives through the use of fermented foods. She takes us through how to feed, nurture, and love your gut and how it’s all related to the mighty microbiome.

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Presented by Bethel Wagner, CINHC, Health Coach

 

There is a silent epidemic of women who are stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted. All that stress is damaging their mental, emotional, and physical health. But what if it doesn't have to be that way? What if it's actually possible for women to enjoy abundant energy, great moods, and confidence in their bodies? Join me and learn some of my favorite tools for living a life that's healthy, lively, happy, and whole!

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Presented by Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN Functional Nutritionist & Clinical Herbalist

 

Everyone is tired and stressed out! Join Sarah Outlaw, Clinical Nutritionist & Herbalist at Natural Health Improvement Centers of South Jersey & Des Moines as we unravel the adrenal glands as the root cause of stress and fatigue and how to handle it naturally. 

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Presented by Grace Ventura, Founder of Grace Goodness Organics

 

A simple four step program including support for mind, body& spirit based on loving kindness to yourself. Learn to listen more deeply to your body and to navigate stress more effectively. Grace will introduce Grace's Goodness Organic Broths and their usage for supporting health, wellness & beyond!

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Presented by Emily Baxter, Kalona SuperNatural Brand Ambassador

 

Why is it so important to consume organic, grass-fed dairy products? We have to start at the foundation of all dairy products- the farmers. We’ll explore why our farmers are committed to grass feed their pasture-grazed cows. Their commitment to never use antibiotics or chemicals. We’ll also discuss how we minimally process dairy products in order to retain the natural enzymes and probiotics. Lastly, we’ll consider the health benefits of grass-fed dairy along with how probiotics assist in digestion. 

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Presented by Liza Boone, PhD, Solgar National Educator, PhD

 

New normal is a term we are all familiar with and it means something different to everyone, but there are some common issues that we share. This discussion will be on the many ways we can support our overall health by boosting our immune system, relieving stress, improving our sleep, and engaging in a healthy routine with the help of Solgar®.

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Mary Collette Rogers, Healthy Kitchen Companion & Founder of the New Kitchen

 

Wondering how to take advantage of summer’s bountiful supply of zucchini? Veteran cooking Instructor Mary Collette Rogers will make Curried Zucchini Soup, a quick and healthy way to use up summer squash without heating up the kitchen. You’ll also learn about her versatile “Soup System® so you can get creative and make soup lots of different ways. Have fun with summer squash.

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Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN Functional Nutritionist & Clinical Herbalist

 

Join Functional Nutritionist and Herbalist Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN as we navigate through Thyroid Health - Symptoms, Root Causes of Dysfunction, and Natural Help.

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Michele Swaczyna, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

 

Learn how to make this quick  homemade yet wholesome and healthy Vegan Alfredo Pizza. A perfect treat for vegans and non vegans alike. 

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Barbara Swanson, Nutrition Consultant and Author

 

There is a ton of information about 'detox and cleansing'. A lot of it isn't true or even safe to try. Learn what detox really means  for a healthy life, and easy ways to support it.

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Neil Levin, CCN, DANLA (NOW Foods), Senior Nutrition Education Manager, Product Formulator for NOW Foods

 

The safe and appropriate use of Essential Oils is an important concern for many people, who ask what determines their quality and how to use them properly. This class will focus on the important factors that should be considered when selecting Essential Oils and deciding how to use them. We will discuss how oils are processed, industry-wide quality standards and grades, what makes some EOs food grade, how much concern we should have for potential pesticide residues, how much is typically used to diffuse or to scent products, and what’s known regarding their safety around children and pets. Join us to learn how to navigate the often-conflicting claims about Essential Oils’ quality and uses.

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Presented by Dr. Andrew Hall, DC, Doctor of Chiropractic and Owner/Doctor of Wellsping KC

 

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 affects 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.

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Dr. Kevin Fox, Chiropractic Physician & Sean Neff, Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach

 

Dr Kevin and Coach Sean discuss Fad Diets. They will define "What is a Fad Diet" They will discuss the many problems and issues with these types of diets. They will also bring to your attention "What to look out for" when choosing these types of diets. This is a great informative video and a much watch for anyone considering a "Diet" for weight loss

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Presented by Paul C. Tijerina, BS, MFT, CPT, NLP

 

Our digestive systems are very flexible and adaptive. We can eat a lot of different things, as evidenced in what we see all around us! But the question is - what optimal for us to consume? Using Nutritional Vitality, a concept we created in the SHT, we now know how to answer this question!

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Presented by Dr. Audrey Ross, PhD

 

Dr. Audrey Ross, PhD discusses what functions B Vitamins have in the body. Learn about the foods that are high in B’s, when and why it is important to consider adding B vitamin supplements and what to look for when choosing a B vitamin whether a B-complex or individual B. 

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Presented by Juliet Welsh, CHC, Certified Health Coach

 

Learn what your cravings are telling you and how to kick the sugar habit. We will explore the 3 main challenges that most people have when they go to kick the habit once and for all

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Jaime Rotner, BA, MS, Certified Life Coach

 

In this virtual presentation, Jaime Rotner will provide you with one of the major reasons many busy adults feel depleted and robbed of energy that you can implement right away! Don't miss it!

 

Mary Collette Rogers - Founder of The New Kitchen and The New Kitchen Cooking School

 

Feel trapped by a sincere desire to make meals both healthy and good tasting--especially on a limited time, money and energy budget. The Skillet Method® is the solution you need! See how this almost magical formula works as Healthy Kitchen Companion Mary Collette Rogers makes Asian Hamburger Skillet (with vegetarian option.) Learn how to jazz up inexpensive vegetables with Thai flavors and fun cutting techniques to make a surprisingly flavorful dish that's perfect even on busy week.

 

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 Dr. Alyssa Arms, PT, DPT, OCS

 

It's not unusual to experience back pain at some point in life. This past year of working from home, having fewer activities to keep us moving, and the increased stresses of the year have all changed how our bodies feel and react. Join Dr. Alyssa Arms as she shares easy ways to manage or even prevent back pain, even at home.

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Presented by Barbara Swanson, Nutrition Consultant and Author

 

This presentation begins with a brief explanation of Functional Health and the importance of your microbiome. Then we’ll get right into simple daily diet and lifestyle hacks you can use to reboot your gut health. 

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Presented by Molly Luzbetak, Special Project Coordinator, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa

 

Learn how to support local businesses every season through CSAs, Farmers' Markets, U-Pick Farms, and more. Learn how to make your very own beeswax wraps, a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.

Alejandro Gomez Torres, CEO and Owner of Buf Creamery of Colombia, South America and Alexa Bell, Director of Business Development for Buf Creamery

 

From Ancient Animals, A Healthier Milk Buf Creamery: Colombia, South America

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Erin Stokes- Medical Director with MegaFood, Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Bethany Davis - Director of Social Impact and Advocacy for Megafood

 

Join Bethany Davis and Erin Stokes, ND as for this interactive discussion on regenerative agriculture. Learn the specifics of how soil health connects to your food and supplements.

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Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D., Senior Writer and Educator with Primal Kitchen

 

The Keto Reset Diet is designed to help people reach their ultimate genetic potential through metabolic flexibility. This sensible approach to keto emphasizes delicious, nutrient-dense foods and personal experimentation to find the version of keto that works for each individual. Discover what it means to be metabolically flexible and why it's a goal we should all strive to attain.

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Dan Chapman - Founder Redd Remedies Supplement

 

We’re all guilty of saying “It’s no big deal - I’m just a little stressed.” But stress IS a big deal, and it could be affecting your life in ways you aren’t even aware of. In this lecture, you will learn 5 ways chronic stress shows up and how you can get your health back on track.

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 Amanda Elise Love - Registered Holistic Nutritionist  

 

Several ways to get back that restorative sleep. So, you don't wake up feeling like a truck has hit you!

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Dr. Chris LoRang, DC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Owner Capitol Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center

 

Several ways to get back that restorative sleep. So, you don't wake up feeling like a truck has hit you!

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Sarah Outlaw MH, MSACN, Functional Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist

 

Symptoms are not normal. Each symptom means there is something going on in the body causing that symptom. Join Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN as she dives into what the root causes of symptoms really are and how to handle them with nutrition.

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Michele Ciancimino - Certified Holistic Coach & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

 

Skincare includes more than what you wash your face with or what kind of fancy creams you use. Skincare also includes your food choices, and what you eat is reflected by the condition of your skin. We all want to put our best face forward, so in this class you will discover what the skin does and what it needs to work better, what foods and supplements will give you beautiful, glowing skin, how digestion, sleep and stress impact the skin, your next steps to healthier, younger looking skin.

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Presented by Judith Scwartz, Author, Journalist

 

Environmental news can be dispiriting. Behind the headlines, however, people are restoring landscapes—including in some of the most challenging parts of the world. The key is to work with natural ecological processes, since nature strives toward greater complexity and function. Here Judith shares stories of ecosystem repair that she’s found in her reporting and highlights lessons that can be applies in our own homes and communities.

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Wendi Michelle, Holistic Health Coach, Holistic Health and Nutrition Specialist, Author

A holistic approach to take your health to the next level: Nutrition, Brain Health, Weight, Sleep and Stress are just a few of the topics covered as we dive in to discover the power of the human body and the energy created when wholeness is the goal!

 

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Presented by Dr. Harrison, DC, BSc

 

Your immune system is the most dynamic and complex system in your body; where conventional medicine has yet to even scratch the surface of it. This system can either be enhanced or depleted by multiple factors including organ system function, environmental factors, social interactions, and mental/emotional health. In this thirty-minute presentation, Dr. Harrison will explain what is required to enhance your immune function and how to do it. Topics discussed in this presentation include: Correcting leaky gut syndrome, sleep pattern improvement, managing autoimmune disorders, enhancing energy for immune function and overcoming immune "Distractions"

 

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Learn the nitty gritty details and how to navigate obstacles along your keto journey. We will discuss the top three keto hacks, as well as ideas for eating out and traveling.

 

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NED Keto Reset Series - Dial in exercise, sleep, and stress to maximize keto success

Take a deep dive into ketogenic eating and learn all the tips and tricks for keto success. We’ll cover the basics including keto meal plans, key food groups, and macronutrient ratios so you can do it butter with keto!

 

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NED Keto Reset Series - Dial in exercise, sleep, and stress to maximize keto success

 

It’s not just a diet, it’s a way of life! Delve into the importance of exercise, sleep, stress management, and SMART goals to launch into keto success.        

 

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NED Keto Reset Series - Kickstart your keto journey with Natural Grocers’ 4-week virtual Keto Reset series and discover how to reset your metabolism.

 

Eating a ketogenic diet may be 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. We’ll dive into this trend and start off by retraining our metabolism to use fat for energy, feel great, and support a healthy weight.

 

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Presented by Dr. Christopher Grier, DC and Elanie Welch, MS Human Nutrition Bright Future Chiropractic

 

The workshop is focused on removing issues and habits that interfere with quality sleep. We will share tips and tricks to help viewers discover the habits necessary to optimize the universal thing that is necessary for success: Sleep! The objectives of the class are that viewers:

  1. Finish with an appreciation of the fundamental importance of sleep;
  2. Begin to assess the quality of their sleep;
  3. Know the primary Thieves of Sleep;
  4. Leave with tools to allow them to build habits that allow them to optimize their sleep.

 

Presented by Jerry Angelini, MS, Host Defense Education Director

 

 

Encouraging a strong yet balanced immune system is trickier than previously thought. It is crucial that we know how the immune system works so that we can support immunity for health and longevity. Review the basics of immunity, how it becomes active, as well as how it resolves. We will also look at recent scientific research which indicates that using both the mushroom mycelium and its fermented growth medium (substrate) can support optimal immune functioning.

Support winter wellness with mushroom mycelium to ensure your immune response functions within the Goldilocks Zone…not too much, not too little, but just right.

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Presented by Carina Toledo, Nutrition Educator with New Chapter, Certified Nutrition Counselor, Master Herbalist New Chapter

 

The Holidays can be stressful, but this year, stress doesn't have to get the best of you! In this workshop, we will talk about the 3 pillars of stress - physical, chemical, and emotional, and what an individual can do to be their healthiest self through the Holiday Season.

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Presented by Carina Toledo, Nutrition Educator with New Chapter, Certified Nutrition Counselor, Master Herbalist New Chapter

 

Come join our virtual learning series as we explore how different forms of calcium affect how well you can use this essential mineral. Please join Carina Toledo from New Chapter to discuss the importance of bone health, the role of calcium, and some surprising risks of supplementation.

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Presented by Christen Scofield, Certified Health & Life Coach

 

Do you listen to your hunger?. Do you know that hunger has a lot to say to you and your body? Learn how to listen and identify the most common types of hunger and how to answer it at the right moment, with the right answer. This seminar will detail and explain these types of hunger, and what they reveal about you.

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Presented by Sara Lewis Nutrition Health Coach, Baker/Cake Artist

 

Do you listen to your hunger?. Do you know that hunger has a lot to say to you and your body? Learn how to listen and identify the most common types of hunger and how to answer it at the right moment, with the right answer. This seminar will detail and explain these types of hunger, and what they reveal about you.

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Presented by Barbara Swanson

 

The world is in flux right now and you need to be on the top of your game for the winter season. This short presentation will provide tips and tools, with simple nutritional and lifestyle hacks, to keep yourself as healthy as possible.

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Presented by Michele Ciancimino, Certified Holistic Health Coach, DNA Integrative Nutrition Specialist

 

Four ways your can incorporate nutrient density in your diet to eat like a "nutrivore." Applying a nutrient- dense approach to healing often accelerates and expands the healing process. You won’t want to miss this overview of how to implement a nutrient-dense approach to the Autoimmune Protocol.

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Presented by Michele Ciancimino, Certified Holistic Health Coach, DNA Integrative Nutrition Specialist

 

Did you know that the strength of your immune system depends on the health of your gut? Learn about the connection between your immune and digestive systems and discover simple and effective strategies to boost your immunity by enhancing your digestion.

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Presented by Amber Lynn Vitale, National Educator for Garden of Life

 

Establish the foundations of immune health while understanding the connection between one’s lifestyle choices and their immune system responses.

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Presented by Sally Fallon Morell, Founding President of The Weston A. Price Foundation

 

Confused about how to eat? The pioneering studies of Dr. Weston Price provide answers to the principles of nourishing traditional diets. Learn about the importance of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2, and consuming pastured animal products. Other topics include proper preparation of grains, the health benefits of bone broth and lacto-fermented foods, and the importance of dietary salt.

 

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Presented by Lesly Baesens, Food Waste Recovery Program Administrator, Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment

 

Discover practical tips to save money on grocery bills and learn why reducing food waste helps combat global warming, along with a host of other environmental and economic implications.

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Presented by Barbara Swanson

 

Socially, economically and in ways we don't yet realize, our world has been brought to its knees by one of the smallest threats known to humans: a virus. Viruses have always had the ability to bypass our normal immune responses. Yet your body was created to co-exist in a world filled with viruses, microbes and bacteria!

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