Start the New Year off right with FREE store health tours where we will walk the store and discuss topics like gut health, brain health, the immune system, and the endocrine system, sampling products along the way. These tours happen every Tuesday morning and evening in January. No need to sign up. Just show up! Bring a friend!
Brain Health and Body-Talk: Understanding & Eating for the Nervous System Walking Class
Tuesday, January 14, 10am & 6pm
Tastings: chia pudding, turmeric tea, and fermented foods
The nervous system is a key player in what we do every day. From digesting foods and other involuntary actions to emergencies and how we deal with stress, our nervous system rarely gets a break. In our tour and microclass, we will focus on foods that promote anti-aging in the brain and that maintain and heal the nervous system. Includes a stop in the Wellness Department for some supplements that aid in the health of this precious system.
Exploring the Immune and Lymphatic System: Foods and Practices for Health Walking Class
Tuesday, January 21, 10am & 6pm
Tastings: elderberry syrup, acai berries, kale salad
We will walk and talk about eating for optimal health of your immune system and lymphatic system,
which is in large part responsible for removing waste and toxins from tissues, including excess fat. Getting the lymphatic system healthy and functional can help it better remove the toxic sources of aches, pains, fatty deposits, and cellulite. We’ll learn about treating our lymphatic systems better by avoiding toxins, chemicals, and foods that are hard to digest and discuss nourishing foods to fortify your healthy, vibrant self. We also plan on sharing some simple techniques like dry brushing and tapping for lymphatic drainage.
Understanding the Endocrine System: Eating for Hormone Balance & Vitality Walking Class
Tuesday, January 28, 10am & 6pm
Tastings: devilish lentil salad, herbal tea
The endocrine system is deeply entrenched in the functions of the body. You expect the pineal gland, hypothalamus, adrenal glands, thyroid, pancreas, and reproductive organs to be involved with hormones, but the liver, kidneys, heart, fat tissues, and even skin produce and release important hormones as well. This oft forgotten system influences every cell, organ, and function of the body as it regulates mood, growth, metabolism, reproduction, and more. We’ll be walking, talking, and snacking our way through the co-op while focusing on how food influences your endocrine system, especially adrenal, thyroid, and sexual health.