Overfed Yet Undernourished

Are you feeling rundown, anxious, depressed or just plain not yourself? We live in a nation where food is bountiful yet we’re lacking in some basic vitamins and minerals. We see nutrient deficiencies every day. Why? We eat 3 meals a day plus snacks yet as a nation we are undernourished.

With everyone’s New Year’s resolutions fresh on our minds, EcoWomen will kick off our new “season” of programming – improving our lives, relationships, jobs, and communities.  We’ll start with a workshop focused health using a holistic mind body approach, but with a specific focus on improving our diet and learning more about the food we eat. Dr. Melissa Windsor and Dr. Karen Threlkel of the Restorative Health Center for Integrative Medicine will walk us through:

1) Why we’re malnourished
2) What the common deficiencies are
3) How simple changes in your food choices can make a difference

When: January 31st, 6:30-7:30

Where: Restorative Health Center for integrative Medicine, 4801 Wisconsin Ave NW

Closest Metro: Tenleytown (red line, 5 min walk down Wisconsin)

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Speaker Bios:

Dr. Melissa Windsor D.C., M.A.
Dr. Windsor has a Master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore. She completed her chiropractic training at the Palmer West Chiropractic College in 2006. Her first chiropractic practice was in Palo Alto, California and she returned to her East Coast native home in 2007.
Dr. Windsor’s interest in natural healing began as a teenager when she suffered with food sensitivities and abdominal discomfort. After years of conventional medical evaluation and care, no medical cause could be identified. She was simply told to “live with the pain”. Thus, her personal journey introduced her to several alternative medical practitioners who guided her toward a new way of living, eating, and looking at her health.
Dr. Windsor’s own interest and research moved her to pursue her doctorate in chiropractic. As a chiropractor, Dr. Windsor observed that nutritional deficiencies played a significant role in her patients’ problems. As a result, she has obtained her certificate for Holistic Health Coaching in 2012.
As a Holistic Health Coach, Dr. Windsor helps her patients identify their bio-individuality. She educates her patients about the healing properties of food and lifestyle choices in an effort to reach their maximum well being. Using food as medicine, Dr. Windsor works with a full variety of health concerns. She incorporates a wide range of approaches including raw food, whole grains and greens, detoxification, lymphatic drainage, and physical movement to energize and revitalize her patients.

Dr. Karen Threlkel N.D.
Dr. Karen Threlkel received her degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, which is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is licensed in Naturopathic Medicine by the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health. Dr. Threlkel is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Threlkel believes the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. Her role is to facilitate and augment this process, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.
Dr. Threlkel’s specialties include integrative medicine; bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, weight loss, nutritional supplementation, and herbal medicine.