Learn to live better with Integrated Nutrition
GRINNELL – Discover ways to live better now! Integrated Nutrition is a unique nutrition philosophy that takes a holistic approach to wellness, asking people to consider not only food but relationships, work, exercise, and spirituality as essential to building good health. Rather than advocating fad diets, Integrated Nutrition recognizes that there is no one way to wellness but there are a number of fundamental principles that underlie good health.
The Integrated Nutrition series is being offered this spring by Iowa Valley Continuing Education. The instructor is certified health coach Melissa Berman, who trained with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. These two-hour workshops can help start participants on their own path to sustainable holistic health. Berman’s goal is to give people insight into their own health and wellness basic needs, so they can lead lives that are happier, healthier and more sustainable.
“When we start taking care of ourselves better, our whole world becomes a better place too,” explains Berman. “Become a part of the movement for more sustainable health and wellness, and find out how to navigate the misinformation surrounding trendy diets, exercise fads, and so much of our culture when it comes to food and wellbeing! Find out what is missing and why.”
Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering four different Integrated Nutrition workshops. Participants can sign up for all four workshops in the series (course number HEH 1023 001) and receive the discounted rate of $30. Otherwise, each individual session is $9. All workshops are held 6 – 8 pm.
The first workshop, offered on Tuesday, Jan. 29, is “Sugar Blues”, HEH 1024 001. This workshop goes in depth about sugar: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Participants will learn about how sugar is a natural craving for energy for the body and find out how sugar is in practically everything people eat or drink. Berman elaborates: “We will talk about simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. The discussion will also lead us into talking about the adverse effects of getting too much sugar in our diet. Participants will find out more about natural sugar alternatives and sugar substitutes. You’ll walk out of class knowing more about the sugars your body should have instead of the sugars we think we need. If you are concerned about your health or know someone who should be, come and participate in this wellness class to gain a further understanding of crazy sugar cravings.”
Future workshops include: “Eat for Energy,” HEH 1025 001 on Feb. 26; “Women’s Health,” HEH 1026 001 on March 26; and “Weigh Less, Live More,” HEH 1027 001 on April 23.
All workshops will be held at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Avenue West, Grinnell, room 209. To register, contact Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. For more information check out the IVCE website at www.IowaValley.com.