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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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All About Lyme Disease


with Dr Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn what Lyme disease is, prevention, recognizing symptoms and tick-borne co-infections. Discuss the controversies and how to ask your doctor to do a proper work up. Dr. McCloy’s approach is to use Functional Medicine to get to the root cause of your medical condition and fix it using natural methods, rather than simply covering up the symptoms with a drug. This talk will be entertaining and informative with plenty of chances to ask questions.

Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, is Medical Director/founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine and specializes in Lyme-literate treatment.

De-stress with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd., BCH

Calendar Feb 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress can be incapacitating and crippling, contributing to many diseases in our minds and bodies. Hypnosis can help you release your habitual reaction to stress and replace it with a positive, relaxed response. Learn to enter the hypnotic state whenever you desire, using it to reinforce a comfortable, confident, satisfying way of handling your stress. The repetition of that response, in self-hypnosis, causes it to become the new permanent habit in your subconscious mind. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 27 years, has worked with more than 3000 people on more than 300 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at the IHCM in Portland.

DIY Natural Bodycare


with Dalton Link

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Make your own natural body care products! Learn the secrets of how simple, minimally processed ingredients can help your skin feel refreshed and glowing. These apothecary techniques will give you the skills to make gifts for all your friends and family. Create and take home a body/massage oil, linen spray, lip balm, foot scrub and beard oil. Natural ingredients supplied by Whole Foods Market.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME, as well as a burgeoning botanist with interests in mini cacti & succulents, urban farming, terrariums and bonsai trees. He is excited to share his passion for organic foods & products.

Essential Oils for Pain Relief


with Dr Jonathan Emlet, DC

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Essential oils are a topic of interest to those seeking more holistic approaches to pain management. Most people are aware of CBD (Cannabidiol) and, though it is legal, would prefer not to use it and are looking for effective essential oils for pain reduction. Focus will be on pain reducing essential oils, what high quality essential oils are and their appropriate application. Handouts with more information on essential oil uses and properties will be provided.

Dr. Jonathan Emlet, DC, of Scarborough Family Chiropractic, has BAs in Biology & Life Sciences, a Masters in Nutrition & Human Performance and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He shares tools on living healthier by focusing on what is natural for the body.

Crystal Roberts, LMT, owner of Harmonic Energy Massage & Wellness, is certified in Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Reiki 2 and Aromatherapy. She shares her knowledge with a natural approach on living a healthier lifestyle, personalizing your path to natural healing & wellness.

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Essential Oils for Pet Health


with Jennifer Greiner

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Essential oils can be beneficial for your pets and administered without negative side effects or unnatural additives. Discuss their basic uses and how to use them to address the five most common areas of concern for your pet: ear care, allergies, arthritis, teeth and digestion. Leave with a sample to address one of these issues and the knowledge and resources you need to safely use them on your pets. Tuition includes materials.

Jennifer Greiner, of Green Thinking, uses a unique approach of professional counseling and essential oil wellness to integrate alternative, natural methods into your own health & lifestyle.

Kitchen Medicine


with Cassandra Elizabeth Sears

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Culinary Herbs and Superfoods

Food is medicine! Prepare nutrient-dense superfood-based meals for optimum nutrition and disease prevention. Discover the medicinal and tonic benefits of common culinary herbs. Identify some common edible plants and trees that are allies available to all. Explore the energetics and effects of the different tastes. Make and take home a fire cider tonic along with plenty of handouts, recipes and resources. Tuition includes materials.

Cassandra Elizabeth completed a clinical training program for herbal medicine at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in 2015. She is a partner of The Maine Botanical Clinic in Portland and an apothecary bartender for private parties and events.

Make Your Golden Years Glow, Naturally!


with Dr Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Feb 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

As we age challenges such as joint pain and stiffness, decreased mobility and heart issues and more often arise. Discuss chronic inflammation, the underlying culprit for many of these progressive signs of aging. Learn where inflammation comes from, how it can be reduced and prevented by employing nutrition, lifestyle changes and movement. Come for the rich discussion and leave with simple changes you can make to help you feel strong, vital and energized for years to come!

Dr. Aline Potvin is a Naturopathic Doctor, teacher, medical muse, and healthcare advocate. Her love of working with patients in her family health practice in Biddeford, ME is only surpassed by her deep desire to educate and support families to become independently healthy and bring that forward into building community.

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Natural Solutions for Your Kids!


with Jennifer Greiner

Calendar Mar 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discuss the basics of essential oils, what they are and how to use them safely, to target different health areas with natural approaches for your kids. Issues including emotions, immune system, gut health and more will be covered. Bring your questions and specific areas of concern. Create an essential oil blend natural solution to take home. Tuition includes materials.

Jennifer Greiner, of Green Thinking, uses a unique approach of professional counseling and essential oil wellness to integrate alternative, natural methods into your own health & lifestyle.

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