Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth

Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth
Sugar in the Bodies and Brains of Our Children
We all know that food affects how the body functions. Now it's time to take a closer look at how our diet affects the brain, and the mental health and behavior of our developing children. Studies show that sugar intake, in particular, corresponds to mood swings, diabetes and compromised immunity. This eventually increases the risk for depression, certain kinds of cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Yet sugar is more prevalent in our children's diets now than ever before. It's hidden in their morning cereals, pasta sauces, and snack foods. This class demystifies what sugar is, why it's a problem, and gives parents of school-age children the steps to make dietary changes, reduce or eliminate sugar intake, and lean more toward healthy alternatives. Children and the entire family will benefit!
March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
15 person maximum
*note: this class is not at Nurture*
April 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
15 person maximum
*note: this is class is not at Nurture*
Taught and hosted by Andrea Nakayama,
a Certified Nutrition Educator
at ReplenishPDX in Portland, OR
About Andrea
What you put on your plate impacts how you feel. In fact, food is even your best medicine when it comes to depression, anxiety, autism, ADD and ADHD, memory loss, fatigue, and the psychological affects of eating disorders. These conditions affect more of us than ever before. Statistics show that you or someone in your family suffers from the effects of one of these neurological conditions. I can help you decipher your unique nutritional path toward recovery.
I am a Certified Nutrition Educator and am also earning certifications as a Nutrition Counselor and Holistic Health Counselor. I consult with adults, children, and entire families to illuminate the connection between food and mental health in order to activate the body's innate healing potential. My work and studies focus on the link between food, mood, and energy--how what we eat, digest and absorb are an integral part of our ability to flourish.
I rely on a whole foods diet to support my clients through various treatments and to help them realize their greatest potential for health, happiness, and vitality. My love of, and expertise in cooking enable me to teach clients to easily translate my nutritional recommendations into tasteful, beautiful and nourishing meals. This is the essential change you've been waiting for.

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