It’s the million-dollar question: What’s the secret to happiness?
Come find out! We’ll examine the scientific theory of what contributes to the greatest level of happiness and fulfillment. This is also known as PERMA, an acronym for the 5 elements that have been shown in research to contribute to optimal well-being. They make life worth living!
In this class, we’ll:
1) examine each of these five elements
2) consider the ways you are strong in each area and what is going well
3) consider how you would like to improve, and set one small goal or change for each area.
This is a fun, informal and interactive class, and at each step participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and reflections.
A DIY spice blending class!
Build 3 delicious and nutrient-rich spice blends to help you add excitement and variety to your home cooking. You’ll go home with 3 full-size bottles of spice blends: one spicy, one savory and one sweet. All materials are provided for this hands-on experience.
You’ll also receive take-home information and additional recipes.
With Susan McCandless,Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Deanna Clauson, Board-Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach.
A 5-Day Whole Foods Reset to Help You Have More Energy, Kick Sugar Cravings, and Feed Your Body What It Needs and Loves.
The holidays can be fun and festive, but often we overindulge and then have a hard time breaking out of that habit when the calendar flips to January 1.
But it's simpler than you think to reset using delicious, nutrient-dense whole foods!
I have a tasty and effective solution that can clean up your eating habits, boost your energy, reduce inflammation, and even knock off some extra pounds in less than a week.
This program will give you foundational skills to eat for your health long-term - to help you get OFF the diet roller coaster.
with Dr. Gail Eberharter Rankin and Deanna Clauson, Functional Medicine Health Coach.
Purchase recordings below!
FEMALE HORMONES BEFORE MENOPAUSE:
Saturday, September 24th. 10:30 AM
A must-have resource about female hormones for women who are having problems with their cycles or just want to understand what optimal hormone balance means and how to achieve it. We will discuss recommendations for endometriosis, PMS, polycystic ovaries and how to understand hormonal testing.
FEMALE HORMONES AFTER MENOPAUSE:
Saturday, October 22nd. 10:30 AM
A comprehensive discussion about the functions of your hormones during peri-menopause and menopause, multiple options for managing menopause symptoms and what current literature says about minimizing risks for breast cancer, bone loss and dementia. We look at specific lab tests that are helpful to follow and explore the variations on post menopausal sexual function.
AND - Hot Off The Presses! - we'll discuss a brand-new, still unpublished NIH study showing previously unknown positive results of specific post-menopausal hormone use. We will put this in context of the other great content we learn and how you might apply this personally.
TESTOSTERONE FOR MEN & WOMEN:
Saturday, November 12th. 10:30 AM
We shed some light on this very confusing topic. We discuss what affects your testosterone levels, how to know when your testosterone is not optimal, how to understand testing and when to consider supplementation. Current research on specific treatments as well as diet and lifestyle issues that are relevant are included. For more about why your testosterone matters, see this blog post!
LATEST UPDATES IN LONGEVITY RESEARCH AND CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Saturday, December 10th. 10:30 AM
Exciting new developments in longevity research, the latest information about which supplements are actually worth trying and the new world of the endothelial glycocalyx for cardiovascular prevention and treatment! These are Dr. Gail's favorite new topics for the year.
Do you want to make sure you actually DO something with this information? I am offering a special 3-session coaching package add-on if you register for a workshop! We'll have a laser focus on implementing changes specific to the workshop.
Did you know that the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart?
We can use this to make powerful changes in our physical and emotional states!
With Gail Eberharter Rankin, MD, IFMCP, and
Board-Certified, Functional Medicine Health Coach Deanna Clauson
Would you like more tools for stress and anxiety management, clearer decision making, and a calmer presence?
HeartMath is an evidence-based practice that helps you turn stress into resilience and takes you from depletion to renewal.
Based upon 30+ years of HeartMath’s Institute’s peer-reviewed research into the physiology of heart-brain connection and optimal performance, you will learn concrete practices that you can immediately put to use in your daily life.
We usually think of the brain as the control center for our minds and bodies. But did you know that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart?
Using simple breathing and visualization techniques, you will learn how to utilize this heart-brain connection to regulate your heart rhythms and create “coherence.” This sends signals to your brain that change your stress responses and your emotional state.
It also creates alignment between your heart, mind, body and emotions and returns you to a healing, restorative state
HeartMath has been shown in numerous studies to improve overall baseline health and has also been used to address a number of specific health issues.
In our workshop, you’ll learn:
The science behind the HeartMath techniques
How HeartMath can help you move from depletion to renewal & from stress to resilience
Practices you can put into place immediately, with no extra technology
How to incorporate the HeartMath inner balance tool to further enhance your well-being and your HeartMath practice.
HeartMath has been shown to:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase calm and positive outlook
Improve quality sleep
Enhance focus, problem-solving, and clarity
Boost energy Increase HRV - Heart Rate Variability
Improve overall health
Increase access to your heart’s intuitive guidance
Join us for this powerful workshop!
YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE THE RECORDINGS OF THIS WORKSHOP!
Reasonable Resources for Understanding Your Thyroid and Adrenals
The thyroid and adrenal glands support all of your other hormones...and we cannot live without them, but....
How do they really work and interact?
How could I have more energy and feel better consistently?
How do I know my hormones are in balance?
If you have:
If you take thyroid medication and want to understand optimal dosing and lab work...JOIN US!
If you could use support for the chronic stress of the last two years...JOIN US!
Led by Functional Medicine specialist, Gail Eberharter Rankin, MD, and Deanna Clauson, Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Health Coach.
This 3-part workshop will take a slightly geeky deep dive into the hormones, nutrients that govern them and details on how to monitor them both by tests and observation.
You'll understand your own body's needs and operations and you'll gain confidence in dealing with your labs and talking to your practitioners in the future.
The Secret to Super Energy, a Happy Gut and a Healthy Weight
Did you miss this workshop? You can still purchase the recording!
Your purchase includes the 90-minute workshop plus three handouts, including a one-week sample menu.
Saturday, February 12 • 9-10:30 am on Zoom
Straight talk on carbohydrates and how you may be missing a key nutrient to help you achieve your 2022 health goals.
Discover a secret nutritional superstar that makes eating simpler, improves your digestion, helps you achieve a balance of mind and body, and can truly skyrocket your health.
You’ll walk away with the tools and confidence to make the information work for you in your kitchen and on your plate.
This workshop will also provide you a meal plan, recipes and handouts to help you translate information into action in your daily life.
Susan McCandless is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified as an Integrative and Functional Care Practitioner, LEAP Therapist, and Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Deanna Clauson is a nationally certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
You missed it but you can WATCH THE RECORDING HERE for free
"If only I had more motivation!"
Do you ever feel like something is wrong with you because you don't always feel motivated? Motivation comes and goes (for ALL of us). If you're human, you simply can't rely on motivation all the time.
In order to stick to your goals and habits, you actually need skillpower, not willpower.
This quick, 30-minute free online talk will provide you tools and strategies that make a difference!
This time of year often feels full of new promise. We set new goals and begin new habits. But as soon as motivation wavers a bit, it's easy to fall apart. Learn what you really need to "get it done!"
--> Purchase this workshop for $69!
You'll get access to three 90+-minute recorded workshops on maximizing your blood sugar for all aspects of your health - with Dr. Gail Eberharter Rankin and health coach, Deanna Clauson. You will also receive several informational handouts and articles with each workshop. PURCHASE NOW
(Sorry, you missed my group coaching program but stay updated on future group programs.)
The Metabolic Fitness series will help you:
You'll receive three (3) 90+-minute recorded workshops on Metabolic Fitness, blood sugar, and your health! You will also receive several informational handouts and articles with each workshop.
Workshop #1: We explore how optimizing blood sugar is a critical key to almost every aspect of health: chronic disease prevention (such as dementia and cancer), better sleep, improved energy, healthy body composition and immune function. We will detail the ways that your body tells you blood sugar is elevated and we will detail information about macronutrients and how to combine foods in order to achieve optimal blood sugar.
Workshop #2: We will discuss insights learned from continuous blood sugar monitoring on how to combine foods and time exercise to improve glucose. We will also consider the cyclical nature of stress, sleep and blood sugar. We will look at gut health, nutrient depletion and toxin load (and detox) as hidden factors which continue carbohydrate cravings and slow glucose improvement. Not everyone has all these factors but discovering them can stop unseen sabotage to your plans from within.
Workshop #3: Our third session addresses questions and concerns submitted by participants and includes a discussion of social factors involved in changing dietary routines, especially involving holidays and family gatherings. We will also discuss the effects of exercise and stress on blood sugar as seen on a continuous glucose monitor. We will also share recipes.
Enhance your experience! Sign up for 1-on-1 coaching to support the Metabolic Fitness workshops! Let's talk - sign up for a free consultation.
SO WHAT IS METABOLIC FITNESS ANYWAY?
Our metabolism is the process of our cells producing energy from our food and our environment to power every process in the human body.
Metabolic Fitness is the measurement of where we fall on the spectrum of metabolic health: how well are we generating and processing energy in our body?
When you are metabolically healthy, it means you have ideal measurements of blood sugar, body weight and waist circumference, cholesterol and triglycerides, and blood pressure.
Metabolic fitness can be measured and – more importantly – changed. It's not something that “happens to us” but instead is something we can improve with consistent work and training.
Do something for yourself and your future: purchase today!
Join us for a 3-part book discussion on Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
January 19, January 27, Feb 1
This discussion is part of a larger winter series called Looking Ahead, Conversations on Aging and Dying (all online - join from anywhere!)
This moving and important book is about end-of-life choices, eldercare, and hard, empowering conversations.
This book is a must-read for an
TOP TIPS for Vibrant Health and Positivity in a Pandemic
Join Deanna Clauson, FMCHC and Dr. Irwin Mulnick, DC, for a free 45-minute presentation on many things you can do to keep yourself healthy and resilient in challenging times.
Free online presentation - Wednesday, November 18 @ 7 pm online.
The Fall Reset
Did you miss this class? You can purchase this class for $59! Contact Deanna to purchase.
All sessions have been recorded: three 1.5-our classes plus handouts! A three-week, action-focused workshop with dietician-nutritionist Susan McCandless, RDN, and functional medicine health coach Deanna Clauson. Gain insights and take solid action steps to rev up energy, metabolism and health! T
Does Your Wellness Wheel Roll?
Are you perfectly in balance or do some areas of your wheel need some work? Let's talk about how you can make that happen!
When you're having trouble getting started -- or have gotten off track -- it's helpful to have a few simple but effective ways to regain control and take care of yourself.
Get these four quick and easy hacks that nourish and support your health. You'll be on your way to starting a couple new habits that are too easy to believe!