Family Picnic
Monday, July 9th, 2017 (5:30pm -7:30pm)

Pack a dinner and bring family members and friends to a playground and splash park for an evening of fun. We will meet at Edmund Lyon Park, 551 Madison Street, East Rochester. Please note the earlier gathering time!

Peaceful Family Connection with Nora Doebrich
Monday, August 13th, 2018 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Bring your children, grandchildren or any special little people in your life for an enjoyable evening. Nora Doebrich will lead our families with yoga to get us into our bodies and breath, then move into an art directive where each family will create a totem pole out of clay. Our evening will conclude with a peaceful guided meditation.

Nora has chosen to focus her yoga studies and instruction on children and women. Nora is certified to teach Kid’s Yoga, Baby and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Along with being a Yoga Instructor, Nora has been an Art Therapist since 2004. In this portion of her career, she has chosen to work with women and children who have been impacted by trauma. Nora has incorporated yoga and mindfulness skills into her therapy to help her clients heal. http://flowercityyoga.com/

Embracing Energetic Sensitivity with Michelle Howe
Monday, September 10th, 2018 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Emotional Empowerment ~ Intuitive Connection ~ Personal Success

Do you struggle with certain people, emotions or anxiety? Would you like to feel better and gain deeper understanding of yourself and your life? Michelle will speak to you about intuition, energy and the energetic dynamics that impact each of us in very real and subtle ways. She will help you understand and navigate the reality of energetic sensitivity and the journey of awakening. In this workshop, Michelle shares unique insights, tools and techniques to strengthen you on a daily basis - that allow you to step into greater levels of confidence, stability and fulfillment into your life.

Life has been Michelle’s school – her will, introspection and experiences have led her to embrace deeper truths that have transformed her life. Once she became aware, she saw more fully the puzzle pieces behind human behavior. She discovered that every single one of us is on a path to healing. She was determined to become her own guru and teach others the same. Michelle is a Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapist (IET) and a Metatronic Healing practitioner. She has also taken many spiritual and intuitive development programs and is a graduate of Orin & DaBen's Awakening your Light Body program. https://www.empathevolution.com

Methylation 101, Dr. Sarah Pace Monday, June 11th, 2018 (6:30 -8:30pm)

What is MTHFR and how is it affecting a majority of the population? This gene, along with others is involved in detoxification, DNA repair and neurotransmitter production. When this gene is turned on it can result in a variety of conditions from heart disease, addictions, fibromyalgia, miscarriages, schizophrenia, depression, cancer and autism, which many Americans are suffering from. Come learn about how to test for this and other gene synps and interpret the results. Learn how alternative therapies and supplements can help turn this gene expression off allowing you and your family to live a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Sarah Pace is the proud owner of Pace Family Chiropractic. She has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in nutrition from the University of Delaware. After graduating from NY Chiropractic College in 2005, she received her certification in Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBP). She received certification from the Academy of Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) to enhance her knowledge regarding the care of infants, children and pregnant women. After becoming interested in neurodevelopmental issues, Dr. Pace received her Intersect 4 Kids 100 hour certification in order to help children and families struggling with these concerns. Her passion is to help all families achieve optimal health naturally! http://pacefamilychiropractic.com/

Holistic Dentistry, Dr. Arlene Messer, DDS Monday, May 14th, 2018 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Dr. Messer from Contemporary Dentistry will address some of the most commonly asked questions in her field. What are safe amalgam removal protocols? What are biocompatible filling materials? What is ozone therapy? What is the confusion with fluoride? Further topics include saliva testing, healing cavities, today’s relevance of Weston A. Price, 3D x-rays and cavitations, prevention for children, the role of candida/yeast overgrowth in cavities and gum disease and root canal therapy.

After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Dr. Messer has studied endodontics (root canals and related procedures) and completed an externship on dental implants. She has been recognized as a Fellow, for having taken a comprehensive selection of courses on cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Among the memberships that she maintains are the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), the Holistic Dental Association, Mercury Free Dentists, and the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). https://www.dentistrywithaheart.com/

Journey of an Acupuncturist, Jeanne Soleille LAc, NCCA Monday, April 9th, 2018 (6:30 -8:30pm)

In twenty-two years of practice, this local acupuncturist has come to understand a great deal about energy healing. In her talk, she will share many ways to find health and thrive including acupuncture, bio-resonance, hands on self care, herbs, books, and music.

A native of Rochester, New York, Jeanne received her BA in psychology at Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jeanne attended the California Institute of Integral Studies and studied for three years in the East West Psychology MA/PhD program before going on to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from this four year program earning a Masters Degree in TCOM. https://jeansoleille.com/

The Hero Within, Jessica Cary, MA Counseling, Certified Birthing Educator Monday, March 12th, 2018 (6:30 -8:30pm)

PictureJessica utilizes a holistic model based on the Hero’s Journey for labor and delivery. In her talk she will also address how to apply the model as a base for parenting, integrating mind, body and spirit.

Jessica is the owner and founder of Sacred Pathways Birthing Education and Family Wellness Center. She received her BA in psychology and attained her MA in counseling focusing on the experience of grief, trauma and loss. She then gained an experiential education in working with people in a strength based and holistic manner where she learned the true power of mindful and loving awareness. Jessica's most current endeavor lies in birthing education. She assists other women in working through sources of anxiety and fear and helps to educate women in their natural ability to give birth. Jessica received her training and certificate through Birth Arts International. http://www.sacredpathwaysholisticbirth.com/

Homeopathic ‘Dr. Mom’ Monday February 12th, 2018 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Learn practical ways to handle most of the acute childhood illnesses right on the spot, especially when they happen at a time when Dr.’s Office or Hospital visit is practically impossible. Those complaints can be at the middle of the night, “mom, I can’t sleep”, because the child may have intolerable ear ache, upset stomach, diarrhea, colic, cold & flu, sore throat, inflamed tonsils, headaches, asthma attacks, croup, sinus pain, high fever, nightmares, insomnia or anything similar. Dr. Peechatt will demonstrate a few of the most important Homeopathic medicines used for common illnesses. These medicines are 100% safe, natural and effective without any known side effects.

Gregory Peechatt HMD (Homeopathic Medicine’s Doctor-UK), Ph.D. N.D, is a practitioner of Homeopathic Medicine for over three decades He is also a Certified (by The National Board & by NYS) School Psychologist. He has worked with children, adolescents and young adults for the past 33 years in NYC and in Rochester. After defending his DHM Thesis on Homeopathic Treatment of ADHD, he has given several workshops to teachers, psychologists, health care professionals, parents of children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, OCD, ODD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, etc. Dr. Peechatt integrates Classical & Modern Homeopathy, with Psychotherapy, Naturopathy, Acu-points stimulation, Japanese Shiatsu, Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Relief etc. http://homeopathyweb.org/

Film: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe Monday, January 8th, 2018 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.

Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.

Chocolate Making Workshop with Laughing Gull Chocolates Monday, December 11, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Ready to try something new? Roll up your sleeves and learn the secret to making great tasting chocolate with Laughing Gull Chocolates' owner and Chief Chocolatier, Lindsay Tarnoff. During this hands on session, participants will practice the art of truffle-making from ganache to dipping while engaging in a conversation about the history of chocolate. You will go home with a small assortment of truffles and endless bragging rights as a chocolate connoisseur! We kindly ask each attendee to bring $10 to cover the cost of the truffles you will be making to take home.

Laughing Gull Chocolates was conceived out of a long-standing love affair with chocolate, a fascination with the story of chocolate, and a desire to use chocolate as a vehicle for social change. Lindsay has devoted time and passion in developing a meaningful mission, delicious recipes, and a strong business, first in her native Rhode Island, then in her adopted home of Rochester, NY. In addition to sharing her love of chocolate with the community, Lindsay ensures that each and every ingredient in Laughing Gull products are ethically and locally produced. Throughout the process, Lindsay uses chocolate as a catalyst to make a difference in the community and around the world. This fall, she is opening a brick and mortar shop in the North Winton Village neighborhood!http://www.laughinggullchocolates.com/

Holidays: We’ve Got This! Monday, November 13th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Let’s put our creative minds together and discuss ways to tackle the challenges of the holidays and other celebrations your family shares together. What traditions do you have? What do you do to save money? What gift ideas (for teachers, family members and kids) do you have? What are your biggest challenges? Come discuss these topics and more with like-minded parents!
Bring your favorite tea to share if you’d like and a recipe you love (and have tried) to exchange with the group. In November and December, we’ll also be collecting new or used bras, new panties and feminine products to donate to the I Support the Girls Organization (http://isupportthegirls.org/)

Thriving (Not Just Surviving) in Motherhood and Life, Jessica Fowler, LCSW Monday, October 9th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Is Motherhood exactly what you thought it would be? Chances are it is not. Would you like it to be a little different? Maybe a bit more peaceful? Jessica Fowler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice who will address how to find a little more joy in motherhood. Jessica will introduce ways to reduce stress as well as share tools on coping with balancing a life with children, work, and all the excitement life throws at you as a parent.

Jessica believes that having support during parenthood is important and essential. In her practice, she focuses on supporting individuals and couples during this exciting, yet overwhelming time. Jessica also specializes in working with women struggling with a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders, helping couples reconnect during early parenthood and parent coaching.http://www.jlfcounselingservices.com/

Vision Board Workshop, Nora Doebrich, Art Therapist Monday, Sept 11th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

Life can become so busy and we can often find ourselves running from one thing to the other. This can lead us to feel burnt out, overwhelmed and exhausted. This workshop is intended to help you slow down and focus on what is really important in your life. We will begin with a short seated meditation to shift your focus inward and to explore what it is that you want in your life. Then we will move to the art making process and you will have the opportunity to create your unique Vision Board based on your intentions. We will have collage materials available for you to create your masterpiece and we encourage you to have fun with this!

Nora has chosen to focus her yoga studies and instruction on children and women. Nora is certified to teach Kid’s Yoga, Baby and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Along with being a Yoga Instructor, Nora has been an Art Therapist since 2004. In this portion of her career, she has chosen to work with women and children who have been impacted by trauma. Nora has incorporated yoga and mindfulness skills into her therapy to help her clients heal. http://flowercityyoga.com/

Mindful Parenting, Usha Shah Monday, August 14th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

How do we increase our children's awareness or mindfulness and help them concentrate on relaxation and peace instead of drama, pain and suffering? Join us, as we learn from local mindfulness instructor, Usha Shah about how to lead our children in finding peace and joy in all their experiences.

Usha Shah has studied metaphysics for the past thirty two years and feels that self-realization can be achieved by anyone through practice of daily meditation and awareness. She has in depth knowledge of both the Eastern and Western spiritual teachings and how this knowledge can be integrated in our daily lives so that we can achieve greater balance, harmony, abundance and profound joy in all our experiences. She teaches classes in Sound Meditation, Mindfulness, Qigong and Course in Miracles at various local institutions. http://www.theawakenedlife.net

Family Picnic
Monday, July 10th, 2017 (5pm -7pm)

Pack a dinner and bring family members to a playground and splash park for an evening of fun. We will meet at Edmund Lyon Park, 551 Madison Street, East Rochester. Please note the earlier gathering time!

Nutrition Response Technique, Dr. Rachel Meegan-Iacchetta
Monday, June 12th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Have you ever wondered if you could finally beat that afternoon fatigue? Or just be able to get a full night's sleep? Maybe you wish your child could concentrate better at school, have less accidents at night, or avoid another cold. Dr. Rachel shares the amazing health benefits of NRT. Learn the secrets of Nutrition Response Technique as Dr. Rachel explains how to connect nutrition and your family's well being through this non-invasive system.

Dr. Rachel E. Meegan-Iacchetta from Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic has always been excited about serving others. It is important to her that everyone has the opportunity to be able to perform the activities they love most! Dr. Iacchetta has a unique whole body approach and uses a combination of chiropractic techniques, soft tissue work, clinical nutrition, NRT, cold laser therapy, and applied kinesiology (to name a few!) to help her patients feel their best. It is never too late to experience health! https://m.facebook.com/LifetimeWellnessPremierRochesterChiropractor/

May Meeting Mingle
Monday, May 8th, 2017 (6:30 -8:30pm)

If you could have a super power what would it be? Describe an unusual or humorous moment during one of your births. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? What was your first job? We will reflect and get to know one another through several picked at random questions. Answer the ones that inspire you and share your thoughts and experiences with the group.

We will also be making whipped body butter to try and take home. Come join us for a fun social evening!

Restore Your Pelvic Floor
with Wendy Featherstone and Jennifer Morin
Monday, April 10th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Wendy and Jennifer will discuss pelvic health conditions common with pregnancy as well as postpartum. They will present what physical therapy options are available to address these concerns which also includes information on incontinence and core rehabilitation.

Wendy M. Featherstone has over 35 years of experience. She has been an active member of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1988, and has served the Section on Women’s Health. Jennifer Morin is a board certified orthopedic specialist who has over 13 years of clinical physical therapy experience specializing in orthopedics and the female athlete, pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women, and pre-natal and post-partum care. Visit www.specialtyphystherapy.com.

Grow Your Own Food with Erin Hegeman Monday, March 13th, 2017 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Want to learn more about how to make your garden flourish? Horticulturist, Erin Hegeman, will teach us how to attract beneficial insects for agriculture, when to plant, how to rotate crops, pest management, how to compost and how to incorporate compost into our gardens.

Erin has been passionate about horticulture ever since she worked at a greenhouse when she was fourteen years of age. She obtained a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and her love for nature and children lead her to take courses in both Sustainable Agriculture and Child Development. Erin is a mother of three who lives in Macedon and works locally as a Birth Doula http://www.erinhegeman.com/

Chronic Lyme: a Naturopathic Approach Monday, Feb 13th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Lyme disease is more common than one would think with an increase in people suffering with chronic symptoms attributed to Lyme. Learn about the best way to identify Lyme, current research, and naturopathic approaches to chronic Lyme, including botanical, homeopathic, nutritional, acupuncture, and Asian medicine approaches.

Les Moore, a naturopath and acupuncturist, has been treating Lyme since 1988 with natural approaches. He practices in Pittsford, NY, and pastors Wellspring Church in Clifton Springs, NY, where he served as the director of integrative medicine at Clifton Springs Hospital for twelve years.

Fourth Annual White Elephant Party! Monday, January 9th, 2017 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Here ye, Here ye! Come one, come all and join in on the fun of the Rochester Chapter Holistic Moms Network’s Fourth Annual White Elephant Exchange! Wrap a gently pre-loved or new item that could be loved and appreciated by another and pick one especially for you! It’s a new year and a time to recycle, repurpose and relax.

Bring a warm smile and a great gift to exchange!

Relax, Restore, Release, Recharge!Monday December 12, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season. Join us as we create eye pillows then use them in a session of restorative yoga led by Angela Brown. We’ll make bath salts, essential oil inhalers and each member will go home with a bottle of homemade vanilla. Best of all, we’ll have the opportunity to mingle and connect with other like minded people!

Keep Your Memories, Let Go of the Clutter!
Monday, November 14, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Overwhelmed with clutter but don't know how to begin the process of clearing out? Get inspired to de-clutter your home this fall with fresh ideas on how to keep your memories but “let go” of the stuff. This fun and lively program will include a list of local resources for donations plus creative tips to get you going. Diane Zielinski, the owner of Gentle DeCluttering (gentledecluttering.wordpress.com) is a “reformed clutterbug” who started her business after she went through the painful process of getting rid of the clutter in her own home.

CranioSacral Therapy with Molly Deutschbein Monday, October 10, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Molly Deutschbein is a NYS licensed massage therapist and an Advanced CranioSacral Therapist with both Upledger Institute Certification (2006) and Biodynamic Certification (2015). CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The craniosacral system (a physiological system like the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) provides the physical environment in which the brain and spinal cord develop and function. The light-touch technique works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems. More information can be found at spiritorganic.net

Anxiety Help For Kids and Parents with Jodi Aman Monday, September 12, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us for an Interactive Talk and Anxiety Recovery Training with Jodi Aman. Jodi has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She not only has helped clients recover from every problem in the book; she’s also experienced and has clawed her way out of her own anxiety and depression. Jodi shares her own story of transformation and that of many, many clients in her best selling book You 1 Anxiety 0 Win your freedom back from fear and panic. In it, she helps you make sense of life’s chaos, teaching you how to keep calm, feel peace and master happiness in your life. Through her popular blog and YouTube Channel, she has shared her message to thousands of followers all over the world. Her website is jodiaman.com

Art Therapy with Karla Weidman, MS, CASAC, LCAT
Monday, August 8, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us to learn more about this unique method of therapy that helps individuals express themselves through the element of art and writing with New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Karla Weidman, MS, CASAC, LCAT. You can learn more about Karla at her website: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/225172

We plan to do an activity with magazines. Please bring a set of scissors and two magazines. There will be some magazines and scissors to share with the group too.

Film Screening and Group Discussion of Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of our Lives Monday, July 11, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Join us to watch and discuss the film Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of our Lives which won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide.

Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Trailer available at: http://geneticroulettemovie.com/

Emotional Freedom Technique with Eleanor Celentani Monday, June 13, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a technique which can be used for stress relief and other healing purposes. EFT is sometimes referred to as "tapping" and is beneficial for adults and children. [Rev.] Eleanor Celentani will give a presentation and lead the group through exercises.

Eleanor Celentani has been a New Thought minister for over 25 years, and was pastor of Unity Church of Greater Rochester for over nine years. She is now retired from church ministry. Since the 1980's Eleanor has been exploring alternative healing methods to augment her spiritual healing ministry, with special study of rebirthing [breathwork], flower essences and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]. A native of East Rochester, she graduated with a B.A. from Nazareth College and has an MLA degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Pamper Yourself! An Evening of Fun and Relaxation with the Holistic Moms Network Rochester Chapter Monday, May 9, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Enjoy time for yourself this month! Meet local practitioners and experience first hand the healing they can provide. Angela Brown will perform Reiki. Patrick Boswell will provide Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. Patrick is a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and a DONA trained birth doula. He is the owner and operator of A New Life Acupuncture (a traditional Chinese Medicine practice specializing in the care of women's health, fertility, pregnancy, labor/delivery, postpartum and pediatric patients). You will also bring a little relaxation home by creating an herbal bath mix and an aromatherapy inhaler. Inhalers will be generously donated by Marvy Moms’ Certified Aromatherapist, Emily Carpenter (see marvymoms.com for a free Introduction to Aromatherapy Mini Course).

In between stations, you can enjoy a cup of tea, a sweet treat, and discussion with other fabulous members and visitors. Join us for a relaxing evening!

The Healing Power of Lavender with Les Moore, ND, MSOM, DHANP, CCH, RH, LAc.Monday, April 11, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Do you love lavender? Join us as we learn all about the healing power of this fantastic plant from Les Moore, ND, MSOM, DHANP, CCH, RH, Lac. The lecture will examine the history, research, and uses of lavender for healing. We will examine its role in healing including its uses for pain, fatigue, stress, insomnia, migraines, nausea, and many other uses.

Les Moore is a pioneer and one of the world’s leaders of Integrative Medicine, being the only Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, and Licensed Acupuncturist to have served as Director of two Integrative Medicine Centers and be employed in two hospitals. He has authored two leading books on healing and continues to write and lecture internationally. Dr. Moore received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and a Certificate of Homeopathy from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moore is a Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and is a Certified Classical Homeopath of the Council on Homeopathic Certification. He is also a Registered Herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild. He is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has also earned a Master of Arts in Applied Theology and a Graduate Certificate in Interfaith Pastoral and Spiritual Care from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon. You can learn more about Dr. Moore at http://drlesmoore.com/

Benefits of Rough Play with Early Childhood Educator and Specialist, Drew Beeman of Progressive Early Learning Monday, March 14, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Come listen to Early Childhood Educator and Specialist, Drew Beeman, speak about the power of play for children, specifically focusing on the benefits of rough and tumble play. Drew will explain how learning is taking place when children roughhouse and give some advice and ideas about roughhousing with your children.

Drew Beeman, Founder and Director of Progressive Early Learning, is an Early Childhood Educator and Specialist with over twelve years experience working in child care and preschool classrooms. He believes very strongly in the power of play, and is an advocate for play based learning. His training presentations are fun, interactive, and informational, with the intent to include evidence based practice as new information becomes available. He provides services to children and families as well as services to child care and preschool programs in the Rochester area. For more information about learning through play and about Progressive Early Learning, visit www.ProgressiveEarlyLearning.com.

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy – How to Find Your Keys to Vibrant Health with Laura Villanti, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner Monday, February 8, 2016 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Do you ever ponder the following?
  • How come there is so much conflicting information out there on diet and nutrition? 
  • What foods are really best for me? 
  • What comprises nutrient dense properly prepared foods? 
  • How come I am challenged with losing weight even with a great diet and sufficient exercise? 
  • What are some simple steps I can take for myself and my family that will get us on a better path to health? 
  • What are the most important food and nutritional foundations to focus on to attain more vibrant health? 
  • How do the core nutritional foundations affect my sleep, energy, brain sharpness, memory, mood, metabolism, skin, learning and attention, endocrine (thyroid, adrenals, female hormones), immune system strength and more? 
  • How to know what nutrients are lacking in your diet? 
If so, then you will love learning about Nutritional Therapy. Nutritional Therapy uses many tools - health and lifestyle review, food journals, Nutritional Health Assessment, Functional Evaluation, Lingual Neuro Testing and more. All of this is built upon the most important aspect of all… a nutrient dense, properly prepared whole food diet.

Join us as we learn the nutritional foundations for vibrant health with Laura Villanti. Laura is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Certified GAPS Practitioner. She is active in the community as a volunteer chapter leader for the Weston A Price Foundation, an international, non-profit nutritional foundation. Her practice is At Home With Wellness, LLC which provides nutritional therapy, digestive health and optimal wellness consulting and education.

Laura has spent the past decade teaching and sharing with others the importance of nutrition for our health. She attends multiple conferences each year on the subject of nutrition, optimal health, natural health and organic food production. Her focus is on the use of nutrient dense whole foods and optimizing digestive health so as to aid clients in achieving vibrant health. She has trained with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol and has taught this protocol to hundreds over the past 8 years. Most recently, Laura became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Her work ties together the important elements of a properly prepared, nutrient dense diet along with the primary nutritional foundations for vibrant health and the roadmap for improved and optimal digestion. It really all comes together. You can learn more about Laura and her practice at www.athomewithwellness.com