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A Holistic Approach to Managing Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Fibromyalgia:  This seminar examines the multiple causes of chronic pain and fatigue including neurogenic pain, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  Current research is provided and natural approaches to managing these conditions will be discussed.

Becoming a Heart-Wise Woman: Women are working harder than ever at jobs, childcare, housework, and taking more than their share of the burden of elder care.  At the same time, rates of cardiac disease, the #1 killer of women, are rising, sometimes for reasons no one understands. Lynette Crane, a stress expert and cardiac survivor, provides the most recent information about how to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of cardiac distress, and what women can do to take care of themselves, including some of the stress- handling processes she has developed for what she calls “harried women” since her own episode.

Blood Pressure – Stop, Drop & Control:  According to research studies, 50 million Americans have high blood pressure.  Many people are not aware that they have the condition or how it will affect their health.  Left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and internal organs.  The detection, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure will be discussed in this seminar.

Cholesterol – What you Need to Know: Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in your blood and in all your body’s cells.  A certain amount of cholesterol is necessary for good health, but too much cholesterol in your blood can lead to clogged arteries and potential heart disease.  This seminar will cover the basics of “good” and “bad” cholesterol, what your cholesterol numbers mean and what you can do to improve your cholesterol profile.

Diabetes – Prevention & Detection: This seminar defines diabetes, symptoms, how it affects the body, and how it relates to living a healthy lifestyle.  Individuals will understand the importance of managing nutrition, glucose, exercise and other related risk factors.

Diet and Chronic Disease: Many of the chronic diseases prevalent in our community today are directly associated with our diet and lifestyles.  This seminar shows you how your diet affects your risk for disease and gives you the tools to get started on making your lifestyle healthier to prevent disease.

Healthy Living for Women:  Our bodies continue to change throughout life – from early adulthood through peri-menopause and menopause.  In this class you will learn what you can do during the stages of your life to prevent disease and promote healthy living.

Heart Disease – Prevention is the Key: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., with over half a million Americans dying of heart attacks caused by CHD each year.  The fact is that many of these deaths could be prevented because CHD is related to changeable lifestyle risk factors like smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.  This seminar will focus on the causes, detection, prevention and treatment of CHD.

Hormones Naturally – A Holistic Approach to Women’s Health: This seminar covers hormone-related problems associated with PMS and menopause.  Background information is presented on these topics, and a natural drug-free approach to management is discussed.  The discussion also includes proper diagnosis of hormone-based problems, and diet and herbal supplements as alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy.

IBS, Fibromyalgia and Migraines – Food Sensitivities and Chronic Ill Health: Do you regularly experience extreme fatigue, joint pain, headaches, and/or digestive distress? Does the medical community tell you there is nothing wrong and it must be in your head? Food sensitivities affect 20-30% of the populations and may be a cause for many inflammatory conditions including IBS, Fibromyalgia and Migraines. In this class you will learn the difference between food allergy and food sensitivities and if food sensitivities may be impacting your health.

Living Longer, Healthier and Better!:  This seminar will cover time tested tips and habits that will not guarantee a longer, healthier life, but will certainly increase your chances!

Managing Bone and Joint Health Naturally: This seminar examines the common causes of bone density and joint problems.  Conditions discussed include osteopenia/osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other auto immune join disorders.  Dr. Kriva then presents natural methods to manage these conditions, including the use of dietary supplements.

Managing Migraine Headaches Naturally: This talk focuses on new understandings of the cause of migraine headaches based upon the latest research using upright MRI imaging.  The new understandings gained from this cutting edge research yield insight into managing migraine headaches naturally, without the use of medications. These methods as well as research in support of these methods are explored and discussed with the audience.

Natural Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This seminar discusses the causes and diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Natural treatment options are presented as alternatives to medication and surgery.

Natural Solutions to Managing Arthritis: This workshop will talk about the causes and symptoms of arthritis.   Non-drug and non-surgical treatment alternatives will be presented.

Natural Solutions to Managing Asthma: This workshop will focus on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of asthma and other breathing disorders. The Buteyko Breathing Method, a revolutionary non-drug approach to asthma management will be introduced.

Preventing Cancer – The Powerful Link Between Cancer and the Immune System: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. It’s specific cause and the impact of lifestyle on disease risk is not as clear as for other chronic disease conditions. In this class you will learn the enormous power of the immune system, its connection to cancer and choices you can make to reduce your risk.

Putting You First – Taking Care of Your Health Before, During and After Menopause: Our body’s needs change throughout life – from early adulthood through peri-menopause and menopause. In this class, you will learn some of the physical changes that occur during menopause and what you can do to promote good health, prevent disease and feel your very best.

Smoke-Free for Life: This seminar caters to all stages of smokers – from the precontemplators to those who are currently in the maintenance stage.  Several topics will be covered including: thinking about quitting, preparing to quit, quitting and staying quit. Special focus will be placed on triggers, talking to your doctor about quitting, withdrawal symptoms, dealing with relapse and local/national resources to assist smokers with the quitting process. Participants will walk away with a wide variety of information on quitting options, strategies and the motivation to quit smoking.

Stop The Inflammation! – Healthy choices to reduce inflammation that causes aging and disease: Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, infection or what it sees as a foreign invader. Though acute inflammation is short lived, chronic inflammation is a continual response of the immune system and can lead to degeneration – aging the body and creating disease conditions. In this class you will learn what lifestyle choices you can make to prevent inflammation and promote good health and a long life.

Strengthening Men’s Health: A Guide to Healthy Living: Men – Did you know that the single most important way you can take care of yourself and those you love is to take care of your health.   In this seminar you will learn the diseases common for men, what tests you should get regularly and health tips that will add years to your life and life to your years.  Join us!

Strengthening Your Immune System: Your immune system keeps you healthy during cold and flu season as well as preventing chronic illness. When it is weak you are more likely to get sick, as simple as that. But is there anything you can do to promote a healthy immune system? Yes! In this class you will learn how the choices you make each day can make it harder to fight that cold, or help you to reduce your risk for disease.

Substance Abuse in the Family – Roles and Recovery: This presentation reviews common family roles that occur in families when substance abuse is present. Positive coping skills, community support and recovery are emphasized.

The Secrets for Living Longer: Based on bestselling author, Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, this seminar will identify the four places in the world where people live amazingly long, healthy and productive lives.  Discuss what has been learned about these ‘blue zones’ and how we too can add years to life and life to years!

Treating Acid Reflux and Hiatal Hernia Naturally: This seminar focuses on the symptoms and causes of Acid Reflux, Hiatal Hernia and other common digestive disorders.  Non-drug approaches to treatment including diet modifications and herbal supplements are presented.

Women’s Health: Women often spend much of their energy caring for others but may neglect their own health.  In this seminar you will learn the diseases most common for women, what tests you should get regularly for early detection, and how to prevent chronic disease and improve your quality of life through diet and exercise.