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by jmaloni
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 07:00 am
Ami Patrick and Eileen Hoffman
Ami Patrick and Eileen Hoffman

"Detox: The Healthy Way"

Exposure from the environment, poor nutrition and a sedentary, stressful lifestyle can cause a buildup of toxins within the body. Overtime, this build up of toxins can manifest into many different symptoms, including foggy thinking, headaches, weight gain, joint pain, digestive issues, runny nose, congestion, exhaustion, sugar cravings, acne, irritability and more. By proactively taking action and supporting the body's natural detoxification and elimination systems, individuals can feel and look better, while improving overall health and wellness and preventing long-term illness.

"There are more than six billion pounds of environmental pollutants released into the environment each year," said "Detox: The Healthy Way" workshop co-presenter Ami Patrick. "We are exposed to toxins through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. By embracing low-allergy potential, clean foods rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, we can reduce our body's toxic load and enhance its natural ability to detoxify - all without fads, starvation or expensive, gimmicky products."

Her new series will be offered on Tuesdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St. The first class explores the topic of "Why Detox?". Participants will learn how lifestyle and environment can lead to numerous health problems and how to assess their own level of health. On Jan. 31, the series will focus on "How To Detox." All the tools - menu plans, recipes, shopping lists and samples - will be covered to support a seven-day detox program. The series will conclude on Feb. 7 with "Detox Support And Maintenance Plan." Attendees will benefit from group support during their detox, receive daily emails, and find ways to incorporate detox activities into their lives on a daily basis.

"Class participants will be presented with the tools to detox, but can make it their own experience," Patrick said. "We will encourage detoxers to stretch outside of their comfort zone, while at the same time, making their program manageable and realistic for their life."

The fee for the series is $45 and includes all materials, samples and support. Presenters are Patrick and Eileen Hoffman. Patrick is a holistic health coach, lifestyle educator and owner of Embody Health and Wellness. Hoffman has a Bachelor of Science degree in health and wellness, and is an educator and cooking aficionado. The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown Health and Wellness Committee sponsor the series.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Patrick at 716-523-9965 or[email protected].

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