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Archived Events 

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A Year of Anxiety: Managing Anxiety and Stress During 2020 and Covid-19 

November 19, 2020 

2020 and Covid-19 have been some of the most stressful events of recent history. Many of us struggle with fears of the unknown and lack of control. In addition to counseling, and in some cases medication, there is research that shows that lifestyle and nutrition can profoundly affect how we manage anxiety and stress. Additionally, lifestyle and nutrition can help improve the effectiveness of counseling and medication. This presentation will focus on simple lifestyle and nutrition tips for improving mental health for anyone.

Presenter:  Annalee Wilson is a practicing family nurse practitioner who has a keen interest in how lifestyle and nutrition impact health, including mental health. She is board certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, a certification body for medical professionals.

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Boost Your Immunity:  Simple and Effective Ways to Naturally Improve Your Immunity 

January 28, 2021 

You have more control over your immune system than you might think. With Covid-19, and cold & flu season here, it's time to take charge of your health. Valerie will present evidence-based research for how you can improve your immunity. She will also demonstrate some simple recipes for foods that naturally fight illness.  Join us for this live-stream event and learn how to boost your immunity

Presenter:  Valerie Scrafford has worked as a staff nurse, preceptor and charge nurse as well as an adjunct nursing instructor.  Valerie completed the Certificate program for Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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Breast Cancer:

Reduce Your Risk

Sunday October 22, 2023

Breast Cancer Seminar and Dinner

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, or around 250 sisters, mothers, wives and daughters in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region this year.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are excited to team up with local cancer care experts to bring our community scientific information about how you can decrease your risk of breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence. You will learn practical, science-based lifestyle steps you can start taking today.  This seminar includes presentations by medical experts, a three-course meal prepared by local chefs that incorporates the strongest cancer-fighting foods (no animal products), and a cooking demonstration. 

 - Presentation video links and presenter notes available by clicking the link on the left


Check out Additional Resources for:
  • Helpful websites and videos 
  • Recipe Resources
  • Inland Northwest events such as monthly potlucks and presentations
  • Contact information for local healthcare providers who are knowledgeable and supportive of a plant-based lifestyle.
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