Writing for the Health of It

Louise headshot by Cliff Roles sqThis discussion will explore the value of writing therapy for optimal health or for those recovering from serious illness. It will be a variation of the ground-breaking work by James Pennebaker whose research showed the relationship between natural language use and one’s health.

Participants will explore various forms of writing including expressive, transactional. poetic, affirmative and legacy writing. This will be a gentle, guided process where no writing skills are required and participants share only that which they wish to contribute.

Presented by

Louise Bruderle
West Coast Woman Magazine

When: 6:30-8 pm on Tuesday March 4, 2014

Where: Florida Blue Center
285 N. Cattleman Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Off University Parkway (Exit 213)
1/2 mile west of I-75
NOTE: Do NOT follow GPS directions. They will take you south of Fruitville.

Cost: FREE
Seating is Limited. To reserve your seat RSVP to Bree at Florida Blue at 941-308-2046

About our speaker:
Louise Bruderle has over 25 years’ experience in writing, publishing and editing. In addition, she has taught creative writing locally and this past spring attended Duke University’s Integrative Medicine workshop on writing to heal. She will employ some of the healthful and helpful ways writing can help you to learn to address your health in a positive and constructive manner for you to take with you as you move forward in your life.

How to Lose Weight and Recover Our Health

Join us as we discuss How to Lose Weight and Recover our Health- with supplements and the appropriate nutrition. Nurse Jacquie Eubanks will discuss sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease. She will also inform us about diagnostic tools for managing digestive disorders, obesity and more. She’ll discuss how micronutrient testing measures deficits in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can prevent us from optimizing our health and our weight.

Presented by

Jacquie Eubanks, BSN,RN
Professional Supplement Center

When: 6:30-8 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014

Where: Florida Blue Center
285 N. Cattleman Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Off University Parkway (Exit 213)
1/2 mile west of I-75
NOTE: Do NOT follow GPS directions. They will take you south of Fruitville.

Cost: FREE
Seating is Limited. To reserve your seat RSVP to Bree at Florida Blue at 941-308-2046

Detoxing the Body…Naturally

dr_jessica_lipham 1Come and learn how to detox your body gently so there will be little to no side effects.  The keys to gentle detox have to do with our understanding of how our bodies work.  By knowing these key secrets you will be able to apply what you learn in the class for yourself for your future cleanses or just to feel better overall!

Presented by

Dr. Jessica Lipham
Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist

When: 6:30-8 pm on Tuesday January 7, 2013

Where: Florida Blue Center
285 N. Cattleman Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Off University Parkway (Exit 213)
1/2 mile west of I-75
NOTE: Do NOT follow GPS directions. They will take you south of Fruitville.

Cost: FREE
Seating is Limited. To reserve your seat RSVP to Bree at Florida Blue at 941-308-2046

About Dr. Jessica Lipham:

Dr. Jessica Lipham is Florida board certified and licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and is a winner of the “Nattie” or Natural Choice Award for 2012 in three separate catagories.

Holistic Practitioner of the Year
Natural Woman’s Health Specialist
Acupuncture/TCM Practitioners

Dr. J has led 14 group cleanse and juice fasts every spring and fall over the past 6 years for the Sarasota Area. Please feel free to go to sarasotahealingarts.com for more information about Dr. J and her upcoming group cleanse dates.

Posture Impact on Your Health

Dr. Leigh Treco

Dr. Leigh Treco

Do you suffer from back pain, headaches, TMJ, or stiff neck and shoulders?
If so, then our next Girl Talk on Health is for you. Our body*s natural framework is designed to allow for our body to function properly. When our framework breaks down, so does our body’s ability to function, thus allowing pain, illness and disease to develop. Join us as Dr. Leigh Treco teaches us proper sitting positions at work, along with excercises and stretches to combat the cumulative stress of poor seated posture and repetitive motions.

Presented by
Dr. Leigh Treco, Chiropractor
Maximized Living of Venice

When: 6:30-8 pm on November 6, 2013

Where: Florida Blue Center
285 N. Cattleman Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Off University Parkway (Exit 213)
1/2 mile west of I-75

Cost: FREE

RSVP to info@breastinvestigators.com or call Bree at Florida Blue at 941-308-2046

Basic Tips for Growing Your Own Food

As awareness of the health and environmental threats posed by our modern food production system grows, we find ourselves thinking about where our food comes from and wondering just what we are eating. One way of knowing exactly what you are eating is to grow your own food, but where to start? Here in Sarasota, we are fortunate that we can grow food year-round. Join us for a presentation by Michelle Stears on the basics of starting a home garden. From container gardening to raised beds, Michelle will cover some tips and options for getting started, which foods to plant when, and what basic tools or supplies you need to get started. Michelle’s advice is to start out as simple as might be necessary to make home-gardening a sustainable part of your life. You don’t need to be a seasoned farmer to successfully grow and reap your own vegetables and you don’t need to grow all of your fruits and vegetables in order to reap the benefits of homegrown goodness. So bring your questions, your gardening enthusiasm and stories, while we dig into the topic of home gardening.

About Michelle Stears:

Michelle Stears has an M.S. in International Agricultural Development from UC-Davis and dual BS degrees in Ecology and Agricultural Journalism from UW-Madison. She has worked with small-scale farming households from Madagascar, to California, and Mexico. Michelle and her family eat from their home garden year-round, thanks largely to Michelle’s husband, who is dedicated to turning their entire yard into an organic fruit and vegetable oasis.  Michelle has also acted as lead parent for her son’s school garden, planning and planting the class plots with students and teachers, and conducting weekly garden lessons on everything from “The Grasses  that Feed Us,” to identifying plant parts, to distinguishing high-nutrient from nutrient-void foods, to the biogeography of school garden plants.

Cancer Prevention and Defense Strategies for Women

Please join us for an overview and discussion of prevention strategies we women can use to boost our defenses against common cancers. In addition to prevention strategies, we’ll learn about physical signs and changes that warrant medical screening, as well as which screenings are available and important for different age groups. Dr. Mary Koshy, a board certified Radiation Oncologist who treats all kinds of cancers, will discuss signs and symptoms we should all be looking out for. Prevention is ideal and is our first goal, while early detection is a necessary part of our strategy for ensuring that cancer never steals our lives!

When:  August 7, 2013

Where: Florida Blue Center
285 N. Cattleman Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Off University Parkway (Exit 213)
1/2 mile west of I-75

RSVP to info@breastinvestigators.com or call Bree at Florida Blue at 941-308-2046

Girl Talk on the Beach

We work harder than ever to promote and protect our health, often forgetting that do-nothing time is just as important for our health.  There’s nothing like a beautiful Siesta Beach sunset to help us stop and simply appreciate the moment.  This month we’ll appreciate a Siesta sunset together.

Please bring your own beverage and if you like, a healthy appetizer to share.  When you RSVP, I will send specific details about our location, as you will need an access code to attend.

RSVP to angela@breastinvestigators.com

Healthy Cooking with Chef Nancy Waldeck

Join us on May 1, 2013 as Chef Nancy Waldeck translates ordinary food into extraordinary delicious healthy fare.

Chef  Nancy Waldeck is passionate about eating better, enjoying an active lifestyle and cooking delicious food. She combines a corporate training
background with solid culinary education and diverse experience in the food world. Her skills and enthusiasm have taken her from monthly appearances on national TV to the kitchen crew at the TBS cooking show Home Plate, then all the way to Africa where she has served as Chef Instructor at the United States Embassy in Burundi. She believes that food should be fast, fun, healthy AND taste great!

Her unique perspective from big business combined with gourmet savvy make Nancy’s classes fun and creative!! Her enthusiasm for food and wine is evident in her cookbook, TASTE and SAVOR Delicious Healthy Recipes and Tasty Wine Tips and every week in The Friday Four, an unique e-newsletter containing a mouthwatering recipe, smart wine suggestion and 2 valuable kitchen tips. Check out her better food and smart wine philosophy at www.tasteandsavor.com

Coping with Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

This month we will be discussing ways of coping with anxiety, stress and depression in the different life stages of a woman’s life  with a focus on issues during pre-menstrual, pregnancy, post partum and peri-menopausal periods.  We will address medications, treatments,  &  life style changes available to bring about the optimum positive response.

Guest Speakers

Elizabeth John, M.D.
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist
&
Mary Koshy, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist, Manatee Cancer Center

 

This month is a Women Only Event.

Rich Food, Poor Food

Rich Food, Poor FoodCome hear the Caltons speak on their new book, RICH FOOD, POOR FOOD – The Ultimate GPS or Grocery Purchasing System. In their first book, NAKED CALORIES, the Caltons revealed the importance of choosing the most micronutrient RICH FOODs. Now they make these foods even easier to identify, making sure you leave the checkout with a cart full of health enhancing essential vitamins and minerals. This indispensable grocery store guide takes you aisle by aisle, from the produce section to the pasta aisle, visiting …every department in between, teaching you how to identify potentially problematic ingredients including synthetic hormones, pesticides and GMOs, as well as sharing tips on how to lock in a food’s nutritional value during preservation and preparation. Regardless of age, dietary preference or current health, RICH FOOD, POOR FOOD turns the grocery store and farmers market into a micronutrient pharmacy—filling your shopping cart with a natural prescription for better health and longevity.

The Caltons will share:
· How to define a Rich Food. Is it the same as a real food? Is real food enough any more?

· How to conquer food packaging. Learn the lay of the label and divide and conquer to identify Rich Foods.

· Discover 5 ways your food is making you fat and sick. Learn what to avoid in order to remain healthy and thin.

· Identify the Banned Bad Boys. Which ingredients are banned in other countries but allowed in the USA? Keep them out of your cart for safety.

· Numerous tools to help you shop smart. Where to locate, free downloads etc.