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Not Your Average Joe's, Dartmouth location, has chose Grow Education as it's May Cause of the Month. What does this mean for Grow Education? Every Wednesday in May, Grow Education receives 15% of all purchases made by anyone who presents the certificate below to their server. It's that easy. So when dining out in May, consider Not Your Average Joe's on a Tuesday, your purchase will help Grow Education to further envision, cultivate and support edible school gardens in New Bedford Public Schools!
Save the date for an extraordinary & exclusive experience.
Limited to only 25 participants!
Dr. Thomas Rau and the Paracelsus Academy warmly invite you to join us for an immersive experience in Switzerland, France & Germany
October 26th – November 2nd 2015.
Fly into Zurich airport on the morning of October 26th and spend two days at the Paracelsus Clinic personally learning from Dr. Rau and his team. Increase your knowledge as a physician and become well versed in the latest and the greatest cutting edge techniques that are being used with patients.
From there travel to the Ceres factory where some of the world’s finest botanicals are cultivated. We will have a private tour and witness the beauty and the magic of the plants.
We will then have a wonderful overnight in the charming town of Strausbourg, France.
Next we head to Baden-Baden for three nights and the famous medicine week congress. Here you will meet the top leaders in the field of European biological medicine as well as the top distributors of remedies and diagnostic tools. When your mind is so full of new information we will take breaks and enjoy the famous baths at Caracalla Therme as well as fine dining at the beautiful Schloss Eberstein castle and if you’re feeling lucky a trip to the black-tie only casino.
The tour will then head back to Switzerland via the lovely town of Basel finally ending up back in Zurich where our journey began. Flights can be booked home from Zurich airport in the afternoon of November 2nd at 2pm and later.
The tour will be personally guided by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to act as your guide and take you on an experience that she has taken herself which in her opinion is what transformed her understanding and practice of medicine and contributed to her extremely successful medical practice here in the states. “The connections I have made in Europe have set me apart from other physicians allowing me to offer unique treatments that very few are offering here in the states enabling me to get results with patients when other physicians are stuck”.
The tour includes all your hotel rooms, all transportation costs and tips from the afternoon of October 26th until the morning of November 2nd, most meals, guided tour at Ceres, entrance fees to medicine week, the Caracalla Therme, the Schloss Castle, walking tour in Strausbourg and all lectures.
The price is $4889 per single occupancy, $4689 per double occupancy. Price is subject to change according to dollar devaluation against the Euro. The tour does not include your airfare or any associated costs with flight, beverages, entrance fee to casino or gambling money. This price is also contingent on at least 10 participants signing up.
If you are willing to take your medical knowledge and practice to the next level please contact Dr. Sharon Stills at 520-308-5040 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot or ask any questions you may have. This trip will be a once in a lifetime experience to learn from Dr. Thomas Rau, the top European Biological Medicine physician as well as meet like-minded physicians from all over the world and make connections that will last long after the trip is finished. Join us for a unique European holiday while growing your knowledge and capacity as a practitioner – a winning combination and a tax write off too!!!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Keynote Speech: Inflammation: A Women’s Health Approach
Workshop I: Calming Inflammation: Changing the Microbiome with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Pamela Ferro, RN ASN, and Raman Prasad, authors of The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet will explain how dietary change can decrease inflammation, not only for serious digestive issues, but also conditions such as eczema, autism, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. This workshop will explain the diet and demonstrate how these food changes can be implemented even into the busiest of schedules.
Pamela Ferro is a co-founder of Hopewell Associates, a nurse-run practice in southern Massachusetts. For over a decade, Pam has treated hundreds of children using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Dairy Free™ (SCD-DF) – most of whom have made tremendous strides forward in their cognition, behavior, and overall health. She has worked in collaboration with The Johnson Center for Child Health and
Raman Prasad founded scdrecipe.com in 1998, after regaining his health through the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™. It includes hundreds of SCD recipes, news items, and other relevant information about this dietary protocol. Prasad is the author of the memoir Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery (2003) that chronicles his life with crippling ulcerative colitis from ages 17 to 24, and how he ultimately found the SCD. Additionally, he has written two cookbooks: Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (Fair Winds Press, 2008) and Adventures in the Family Kitchen (2005).
Workshop II: An Osteopath’s Approach to Inflammation
Dr. Athina Giovanis owner of Ocean State Osteopathic Medicine in Providence will guide workshop attendees through the philosophy and science of osteopathy and explore how understanding the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system, drainage and exercise influence inflammation.
Workshop III: Treating Inflammation with Herbal Medicine
Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Herbalist (AHG), Certified Life Coach, and owner of Sweet Birch Herbals, will present on the use of herbs for inflammation. She will discuss Chinese, Western, and First Nations herbal medicines used to address joint pain, Lyme disease, digestive issues, mood disorders, cancer, and more.
She creates high quality, custom blended formulas and provides specifically tailored protocols that include nutritional guidance and lifestyle suggestions. All of her plant medicines are sustainably wild crafted and cultivated to ensure abundance for future generations.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
*all registrations are non-refundable
About the Connector Series:
The Connector Series is a new initiative to connect Marion Institute programs, conference topics, and local interest and ideas into a workshop and lecture series throughout the year.
by Zoe Hansen-DiBello - Grow Education Coordinator
Did you know that Carney Academy public school in the heart of New Bedford had a greenhouse? It hasn't been used by students in over 20 years but that will all change next month. The greenhouse has been gaining support and excitement among teachers, families and the community these last few months. The renovation started with a beautiful new floor, donated and installed by CertaPro Painters of Fairhaven. Teachers are eagerly signing up their students to start seedlings and a team of this year's Leadership SouthCoast cohort has chosen Carney's greenhouse revival as their community project and the support keeps growing!
To make the revitalization even more exciting, Grow Education would like to help beautify the space with some local art. Just a month ago I met Tracy Silva Barbosa, a native New Bedford Artist whose paintings and glass sculptures are collected world wide. Tracy has also fallen in love with the potential in Carney's Greenhouse Project and wants to contribute her gift to create an original illuminated mural. This would be a benchmark work of true art and its beauty will reverberate far wider than just the school walls - a first of its kind in New Bedford.
To complete this magical community-inspired project, we need your help. Visit the project's Go Fund Me website for more information about the Carney Greenhouse Project, Tracy and support her efforts in any way you can. All contributors over $250 will have the option to have their name sandblasted on a glass panel of the greenhouse wall and join us for the grand opening in June! Help us make reach our goal with a gift today!
by Dr. Kurt Tischhauser | Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland
You have surely heard controversial statements regarding the necessary or even unnecessary intake (supplementation) of vitamins. Is there ever really a shortage? Or why do we need more vitamins now than in the past? After all, we eat enough "vitamin-rich" foods! The answer is very clear: "Yes - we need them!"
What are vitamins and what effect do they have?
Vitamins translated is "life substances", which makes it abundantly clear that we cannot survive without them.
Vitamins cannot be produced by the body itself, we have to rely directly on the intake from food - provided that it contains enough! The exception is vitamin D3, which is formed in the skin by the sun's rays from cholesterol, stored transiently in the liver and then activated in the kidneys. There are no cells and no metabolic processes which do not rely on vitamins.
Here is an overview in brief:
· Vitamin A
Contained in carrots, potatoes, milk, eggs and liver.
Important for vision, bone growth, skin and mucosal protection, production of immune system antibodies
· Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12)
Found in animal products (applies especially to B12), but also in nuts, lentils and yeast.
Our nerves only work properly with vitamin B, it promotes detoxification and is essential for blood and hormone production
· Vitamin C
Contained primarily in citrus fruits, green vegetables and salads. Arguably the most powerful detoxifying agent for liver and kidney, enormously important for strengthening the immune system, protects endogenous substances against damage and "aging" (antioxidant effect)
· Vitamin D
About 90% of the demand is (or rather should be) formed via UV radiation in the skin, and only 10% comes from food (fish, eggs, liver and cheese). Who does not remember cod liver oil in the winter time ...
D3 is important for bone formation, activation of the immune system, muscles and brain
· Vitamin E
Particularly found in sunflower seeds, wheat germ, safflower oil and potatoes.
Prevents the formation of thrombi (blood clots), protects blood, nerve, and muscle cells (= antioxidant), necessary for preserving fertility
· Vitamin K
There is a vitamin K from plant (spinach, cabbage, broccoli, green tea) sources and one derived from animal (liver) sources. Our intestine bacteria can synthesize a large part of one´s daily needs.
K1 is primarily responsible for blood clotting; a deficiency leads to an increased tendency to bleeding. K2 is important for bone metabolism.
We have been determining the vitamin content in blood for years and have primarily measured an increasing deficiency of vitamins D3 and B12!
The reasons for this are complex:
- for D3 due to insufficient tanning of the skin (one protects oneself against skin cancer with a high skin protection factor) and the skin's decreased synthesis capacity caused by environmental toxins
- for B12 due to the reduced content in animal products (in livestock itself and through storage and cooling), the generally reduced meat consumption and the lowered absorption in the intestine (our intestines suffer from the effects of pollution).
Measurably, we rarely find a deficiency of the other vitamins ... but we still recommend a moderate intake. Since our organism is increasingly burdened with environmental toxins, this leads to increased formation of body-damaging oxidative degradation products and free radicals. We can reduce these using vitamins, wich are "antioxidants" and also support the body.
Do we need thus additional vitamins, even if we eat well, because the need for "antioxidants" for "detoxification" has increased? Again, as always ... do not exaggerate, more is not always better ... but for those questions you've indeed to come to the right place!
If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a patient, please contact: Barbara Christian, Patient Coordinator at email@example.com or 774-553-5324.
Last spring the Paracelsus Clinic broke ground for an urgently needed addition to accommodate its growth. The addition will be able to accommodate 20% more patients. Things are moving along in a very positive direction. On July 11th, they will move into their new building and an official hoping will take place in August. Very exciting!!
To learn more about the Paracelsus Clinic or if you are interested in becoming a patient, please contact Barbara Christian, Patient Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (774) 553-5324.
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