Co-op Launches Preventative Care Class Series
The Kootenay Co-op is hosting a new class series with local naturopath, Dr. Christi Hartman (Full Circle Family Practise).
The Preventative Care Class Series topics focus on diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis in the Fall/Winter 2014 season.
“We wanted to address some of the most preventable, yet widespread, diseases affecting our community,” says Marketing & Outreach Manager Jocelyn Carver.
Dr. Hartman will share factors that increase risk, basic information about how these diseases develop in the body, what is available for early detection as well as steps that individuals can take to reduce the risk of developing these conditions.
“Our classes focus on showing participants how they can positively influence their own long term health,” says Carver. “Having a naturopath as the instructor adds a level of expertise and experience to the classes that we are very excited about.”
Classes are $20 for Co-op members ($25 for non-members) and include instruction, discussion, sampling and light refreshments. Registration is now open at the Customer Service desk or over the phone (250.354.4077 ext. 205).
Classes take place at the following times:
- Diabetes: Saturday, October 18, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Heart Disease: Saturday, November 8, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Osteoporosis: Saturday, December 13, 3-4:30 p.m.
Dr. Hartman has a family practise that combines lifestyle & dietary counseling, herbal & nutritional medicine, homeopathy, laser therapy and laser acupuncture.
Her focus is on patient-centered care that combines the best of conventional and alternative medicine to reach each individual’s health goals.