Postpartum Nutrition: for Mamas, Mamas-To-Be & Partners!

When

Wednesday, August 30th / 6:30 to 7:30PM

What

Join Alex of Mama in the Makin’ for a fun and informational evening where she will chat all about the “super” foods that you likely already have in your kitchen that are wonderful for the postpartum period and beyond.  It is essential that women, especially mothers, nourish themselves with quality nutrition and self-care in order to feel their best and care for their families.  Wellness is a journey, not a destination!  Alex will answer your questions about postpartum nutrition and provide simple, actionable tips for living a healthier lifestyle with your family.

While the class was created with mamas in mind, we invite anyone to attend these sessions – all are welcome, partners too!

With

Alexandra Cenname, CHC | Holistic Health Coach

Alexandra is a Certified Health Coach, specializing in personal health coaching for pregnant women as well as those trying to conceive and women postpartum.

She believes in an individualized approach to health and wellness and recognizes that what works best for one client may not work for another.  She founded Mama In The Makin’ in 2016 because she believes every woman can have a healthy pregnancy and achieve the birth experience that she wants with the proper education, encouragement, and empowerment.  Her goal is to support you on your journey and transformation into motherhood with the right tools and resources, support and all the love.

Have a particular question for Alex?  Email her at mamainthemakin@outlook.com!

Admission

$5 (includes partner) | RSVP in advance here!

Questions?

Shoot us an email at TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com! We love questions, ideas, mamas, nutrition & good vibes.

Harness Your Fat-Burning Hormones with Dr. Kranski

When

Tuesday, August 29th / 6:30 to 7:30pm in The Beet

What

Dr. Kranski specializes in helping people with resistant belly fat.  He explains particular body shape characteristics and how your metabolic rate is controlled by hormones, which are influenced by what you eat and how a person exercises.  His approach to weight loss is very different from most other schools of thought on losing weight and believes the problem is not the weight, it is health – specifically, hormone healthFat is lost or gained in direct relation to the healthiness of your hormones And hormones control metabolism, which then cause fat-burning effects.  Each of the six fat-burning hormones has specific triggers that tell it how to function.  Dr. Kranski will explain each,  give you essential insights into the nature of and strategies for handling the different body types, and how each one stores and burns fat.

Registered participants will learn:

  1. The main reason why most people have a difficult time getting into fat-burning mode, despite diet & exercise efforts
  2. The “four body types” and how they indicate various hormone dysfunctions
  3. Strategies to get rid of belly fat, including a full understanding of the activation-recovery cycles of exercise
  4. What potential imbalances a body could have based on particular cravings and how to reduce cravings for unhealthy things
  5. How to avoid a weight plateau within the first two weeks of any weight loss program
  6. Three foods to avoid that nullify fat-burning hormones
  7. The single biggest mistake people make while exercising, which slows the fat-burning process
  8. The menopausal connection to weight loss

With

Dr. Klinton J. Kranski, DC, ACN is a chiropractor and applied clinical nutritionist who has extensive training in weight loss through nutritional supplementation and natural methods.  He has delivered over 400 seminars in the past seven years to a wide variety of groups.  His private practice includes high-level executives, scientists, doctors, engineers, professors, and others from all walks of life.  He has treated thousands of patients dealing with weight, restless sleep and chronic pain.

Admission

FREE, we simply ask that you RSVP here!

Questions?

Email TheBeet@EllwoodThompsons.com, or call the customer service desk at 359-7525.

Brew Yourself Well!

When

Monday, August 28th / 6:30 to 7:30PM

Where

The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

What

Our bodies are literally trillions of microbes, the majority of which exist in our gut.  And our gut is also home to more than 70% of our immune system.  So, keep your microbes happy, keep your system happy!  But how do you do this?  Join us as fermented foodie Emma Moyer of Brewed Well explains which foods foster happy gut bugs and which hinder, how lifestyle plays a role and what you can start doing yourself at home to brew health!  She will also have her living water kefir available to sample and purchase!

With

Emma Moyer, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, is the founder of Richmond’s Brewed Well.  She naturally brews probiotic-rich, living water kefir and educates her consumers on a lost tradition- fermented foods.  She’s also a wife and mother of two young daughters that always provide helpful feedback on new water kefir flavors!

Admission

$5  |  Reserve your seat here!

Questions

Email us at TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com

Garden Variety Anti-Anxiety

When

Wednesday, August 23rd / 6:00 to 7:00PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

Description

Join Georgianne Ginder, practitioner of holistic medicine, to investigate how illness (including chronic) involving stress & strain, anxiousness & imbalance of the garden-variety, can be addressed by nutritional changes, meditation, conversation, & awareness.

Taking care of one’s health using common sense, wisdom & adjusting to ‘all the information’ is imperative, as is remembering that ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.

This talk will touch on the history of stress & anxiety in our culture, different culturally-appropriate strategies, the important role of nutrition in alleviating chronic stress, & much more.  You will leave with a deeper understanding of the root cause of anxiety as well as tools to improve your mind-body connection, including a guided meditation.

With

Georgianne S. Ginder, MSc | Certified Health & Wellness Counselor with the Department of Arts and Healthcare at VCU | Educator | Owner of Your Best Medicine

Georgianne is a practitioner of  Jin Shin Jyutsu (Japanese Acupressure), Energy work provider, Qigong practitioner, writer, poet and lecturer, whose major interests include the amalgam of spirit, mind, emotions and body.  She is a member of the American Association of Bioethics and Humanities, American Holistic Nurses Association and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and is a long-time practitioner of holistic medicine.  and believes “to nourish is to flourish”. Her mission is nutrition, and she believes it is important to understand what we consume and why.

Admission

$5 | Reserve your seat here!

Questions

Email us at TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com

Natural Thyroid, Hormone & Weight-Loss Solutions

 

When

Tuesday, August 22nd / 6:30 to 8:30PM

Location

The Beet at Ellwood’s

Description

Hyperthyroidism, a little understood disorder, results in symptoms that stem from hormone dysregulation.  According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 27 million suffer from a thyroid condition and 50% are undiagnosed.  Surprisingly, 90% of women over 40 suffer from subclinical hypothyroid.  Although there are 27 known forms of Hyperthyroidism, conventional medicine treats them all the same way- by prescribing various medications that either have no effect or further irritate the system.  Doctors are conducting the wrong tests and asking the wrong questions when it comes to your endocrine (hormonal) health.  Too often, we treat the symptoms without understanding the underlying cause for a disorder, and often, the cause can be alleviated through diet and lifestyle change.

Thyroid symptoms can be extremely varied and difficult to diagnose.  Common symptoms include extreme weight gain or loss, brittle hair, flaky skin, flimsy nails, feeling cold, regular joint pain, frequent headaches, IBS, difficulty sleeping, premature aging, unexpected mood swings, irritability, depression, trouble concentrating and high blood pressure.  Needless to say, a thyroid condition can leave a huge impact on your life, affecting your relationships, family, goals, job performance and self-esteem.  This can lead to feelings of depression, desperation, inadequacy, and uncertainty.

If you suffer from a thyroid disorder, you should know, you are not irrational!  You are not inadequate!  And you are not alone!  Join us in The Beet for Dr. Wild’s discussion to learn more about the underlying cause of most autoimmune diseases, cellular inflammation and the detrimental effects this can have on our organs, brain, endocrine system, and the every cell that makes up our body.  Learn what you can do daily to reduce inflammation and how to reduce stress on your system by avoiding various toxins and irritants.  Dr. Wild offers a “Seminar Special” for those interested in a substantial reduction in cost for initial tests that may change what you thought you understood about your own body!  You might just find the answers you are looking for…

With

Dr. Michael Wild | GetN2Balance

Dr. Wild graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Boston College with a BA in Psychology (concentration in Psycho-Physiology), and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1991.

Dr. Wild is a board certified Chiropractic Physician licensed by the Medical Board of Virginia. He has been freeing people from pain and helping them live healthier more productive lives since 1991, and has focused on the needs of his neighbors in Richmond’s West End since 1993.

Dr. Wild uses a “whole person approach” when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on healing techniques, state-of-the-art diagnostic & treatment procedures, and providing the newest and best natural whole-food vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Wild is able to help you to accelerate your journey to good health. His mission is to help people realize that “health comes from within, and ultimately, maintaining your health is superior to the treatment of disease.”

Admission

Please RSVP here.

Questions

Email TheBeet@ellwoodthompsons.com!

Documentary Screening: The Human Experiment

When

Monday, August 21st / 6:00 to 7:30PM

What

The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us.  Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise.  From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry.  These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers… until now.

Bring your dinner and a friend, grab a craft beverage from the bar in The Beet, and join us for a screening followed by a brief discussion!

Admission

Free! Simply RSVP here

Questions

Drop us a line at 359-7525, or email us thebeet@ellwoodthompson.com!

Bluegrass Brunch!

Sunday | August 20th | 11AM to 2PM
Just as it sounds!  Now on the third Sunday of the month, join us for a special bluegrass brunch to hang, chat and chill to the banjo-pickin’ tunes of Josh Bearman and Friends.
To top it off, 5% of all sales this Bluegrass Brunch Sunday will go directly to our friends at Sportable, a local non-profit providing adaptive sports and recreation opportunities in RVA!
 

Get Strapped Stay Strapped with David Robinson

Discover efficient nutritional, training, and bio-hacking techniques for optimal performance from elite athlete David Robinson of Get Strapped Stay Strapped.

 

When

August 16th | 6:30 to 7:30PM | The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s

About the Instructor

David Robinson is an elite Spartan Obstacle Course Racer and fitness consultant that founded his inspirational, life-changing company Get Strapped Stay Strapped in late 2016.  Making waves in the fitness industry with his deep passion for nutrition, exercise, and wellness, Dave is constantly pushing himself as well as others to realize their maximum potential.  Dave’s philosophy derives from his tag line “Grind On” where incorporating hard work and dedication to your daily grind yields positive results in all aspects of one’s life.

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Admission

Free!  We just ask that you RSVP here, as seats are limited.

Questions?

Drop us a line at 359-7525, or just shoot us an email at thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com.

The Great American Solar Eclipse: It’s Astrological Meaning for You!

When

Tuesday, August 15th / 7:00 to 8:30PM

What

Join Nick Lasky to learn…

  • the astrological significance of THIS particular eclipse for the United States and why it’s different than all previous.
  • how this eclipse will affect you personally.
  • how to use the energy of the eclipse to create something new!

Nick’s presentation will be followed by Q&A session on all things astrology.

About the Presenter

Nick Lasky is an astrologer, psychic, and Food Advocate for Ellwood Thompson’s.  He is the founder of the Society of Awakening Souls, an organization at the University of Virginia for students seeking spiritual awakening.  He writes an astrology column in Awareness, a statewide spiritual magazine.  You can see the past issues at http://exploreawareness.com/past-issues/.

Admission 

$5 register HERE

Questions? 

Email thebeet@ellwoodthompsons.com or call us at 359-7525.