Embrace fall with nutrition and wellness classes

Sep 1,2013
This fall, Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center in Albany will host a three-part series on diet and healing, presented by Registered Dietitian Barbara George, RD.

Sessions include:  

The anti-inflammatory diet, Sept. 17
There is a strong connection between diet and inflammation and how it can affect your overall health and well-being. Discover how inflammation increases your risk for chronic disease and how to change your diet to lessen the effect. Cost: $10 

Lose the belly fat, Sept. 24
This class looks at how the body responds to carbohydrates and sugars, and how to plan meals that reduce unwanted belly fat. You can improve your energy, decrease waist size, prevent cravings and maximize your overall health. Develop knowledge about the glycemic index/glycemic load (so-called slow and fast carbs) to help you make better decisions for meals and snacks. Not just for people with diabetes, this class benefits every age group. Cost: $10 

Pantry renovations, Oct. 1
Learn how to implement healthy, anti-inflammatory, whole foods into your pantry and lifestyle in an affordable and enjoyable way. Class includes help in planning, preparing and storing your healthy whole foods. Cost: $15 

All classes start at 5:30 p.m. at Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center, 1700 Geary Street SE, Albany. Participants are asked to come early to sign in. Registration required, and space is limited. To register, call 541-812-5656.