Class topics that are available for private groups:

The Beauty of Traditional Chinese Medicine You’ve heard media snippets about acupuncture, but the snippets leave you wanting more information. In this two hour-long class learn about all that this complete medical system has to offer.

Promoting Breast Health on a Daily Basis It’s time to replace Breast Cancer Awareness with Breast Health Awareness. Learn to identify the issues that adversely affect breast health and steps to take to promote breast health. Comprehensive handout on Breast Health included.

Health and Healing from the Flower Garden Flower gardens have much more to offer than just their beauty. Did you know they also offer up first aid remedies and can give vegetable gardens a bit of competition as far as nutritional powerhouses go? Presented as an hour-long PowerPoint Presentation with many photos, it’s a great class for garden clubs in their off season. 

It’s Not Just What You Eat, But What You Digest!  Learn the Top Ten Tips for improving your digestion to promote health, eliminate or reduce acid reflux, bloating, flatulence, sinus infections and excess mucous production. Even if you eat the best of foods but aren’t digesting them well, you’re not getting all that your food has to offer. Whether you’d like to eliminate uncomfortable digestive sensations or simply optimize your health, this class is for you.

Vitali-tea: Steeping for the Health of It What we eat and drink are investments in our health. A simple cup of green tea relaxes the mind, strengthens the body and soothes the soul. Drinking tea brings us back in touch with nature which is often needed in our technologically-advanced society. This class will discuss green tea at length as well as four different herbal brews for stress relief and optimal health.

Preparing for Winter the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Way Minnesota’s many lakes freeze over when the winter’s wind blows cold. How can one stay healthy and happy with the frigid weather, frenzied holiday season, and frequent stressors of everyday life? The TCM way! This class focuses on the unique perspective of Chinese medicine on preventive medicine.

Improving Your Memory the “Sensual” Way Experience a slightly different take on improving your memory. Rather than relying on mnemonics or puzzle solving, this method uses the senses in novel (and fun) ways that will give your brain a workout. Based on the book, Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D. & Manning Rubin, this approach to brain exercise is founded on the latest research.

Essential Oils for Everyday Use The power of essential oils is immense. This class will cover the basics of using essential oils safely and the many ways of incorporating them into our daily lives – from stress relief to carpet fresheners.

Food for Thought, a Cinema Series This series will feature three documentary films focusing on various aspects of the food industry. If you eat food, these films are a must-see!

The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia The film offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. This film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

Sweet Misery – a Poisoned World by Cori Brackett This film is a compelling documentary that exposes the real dangers of aspartame and how it became FDA approved. Ironically, aspartame complaints now represent 80-85% of all food complaints registered with the FDA. Aspartame is known to erode intelligence and adversely affect short-term memory, yet it is in thousands of commonly ingested food products.

Super Size Me – a Film of Epic Portions by Morgan Spurlock In his Sundance award-winning documentary, Spurlock puts his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month. Spurlock’s film is as entertaining as it is horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.