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Free health event to be held

A free Try This First health event, “Helping Ourselves Heal with Help”, will be held from 5-8 p.m. July 22 at the United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta.

Try This First events feature educational presentations and hands-on demonstrations to help teach ways to support health. Often, lifestyle changes and non-drug therapies can enhance healing, complement drug therapies and reverse lifestyle diseases such as diabetes type II.

One feature of each presentation is a free plant-based meal. The purpose of a plant-based meal is to showcase the delicious possibilities of healthy, organic vegetable and fruit-based meal options. The goal is to serve food even meat eaters can appreciate.

In this presentation, attendees will learn some methods of enhancing the healing process. Dave Hawkins, MH, CNC, will show how to make herbal medicines and identify wild native herbs. Attendees that wish to make their own at the session should inform when they register as cost of material has not yet been determined. Live, wild native plants will be in pots for attendees to see and learn to identify.

Dr. David Norris, DC, MS, DACBN will show how to improve thyroid function, lose weight without exercise, increase energy levels, stop losing sleep and avoid symptoms of depression.

Christiane Marshall will assist a professional from Black Hills Health and Education Center to demonstrate a simple hydrotherapy method that can be done at home to promote healing. (Professional will be speaking remotely.)

This session will be interactive and include fun activities and prizes. As the seating is limited, registration is required.

Marshall said, “If you believe in the mission of this event, please help out by sending donations, or offering meal prep, set up or clean up help. Also, any organic farmers who wish to donate produce, please let me know! Contact me for details by text (740-350-8967).”

Christiane Marshall is the publisher and editor of Marietta and Beyond magazine, and used to work as an in-house personal chef – The Healing Chef. Helping others improve their health has been her personal mission for many years. She is presently mulling around the idea of creating a non-profit called “Try This First” reflecting this mission. She welcomes input from interested parties.

Join the Try This First facebook page at facebook.com/groups/1252648861598913

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