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Woman’s Club holds healthy lecture series

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Hollis Woman’s Club will present a four-part series exploring topics in natural health and medicine relevant to the community. These lectures will be held 7-8:15 p.m. at the Hollis Social Library, Monument Square. Admission is free. The speakers are Julia Greenspan and Laura Chan, naturopathic doctors at Greenhouse Naturopathic Medicine in Amherst.

Greenspan treats people of all ages with a particular focus with tick borne disease, women’s health, naturopathic pediatrics, environmental medicine and natural cancer support. She currently serves as the chair of Naturopathic Board of Examiners for the state of New Hampshire and was voted one the Top Doctors 2011-12 by New Hampshire Magazine. Chan treats a wide variety of conditions with particular focus on natural pain management, chronic disease prevention, hormonal balance, rheumatology and natural cancer support. In her therapies, she utilizes the wisdom of ancient traditions and the science of modern medicine.

Sessions include the following:

•March 12 – “Women’s Health through the ages: Tips and guidance from a Natural Health Expert.” What’s going on with your hormones? Do you feel as healthy as you want to feel? This lecture will discuss the main health complaints that women struggle with from menstruation through menopause. We will discuss PMS, breast health, fertility, menopause, heart health, and osteoporosis with a focus on how natural approaches can benefit all phases of a woman’s life. Discussion will include how our hormones impact our feelings and what women can do to keep themselves as healthy and balanced as possible.

•March 19 – “Lyme Disease: What you need to know.” New Hampshire is among the most tick-infested areas in the country. You need to be vigilant and act fast if a there is suspicion of infection. This talk will focus on reducing fear of tick-borne disease by gaining a greater understanding of how to prevent it. You also will leave with an understanding of the test procedures for Lyme disease and different schools of thought about persistence of the infection.

The more knowledge you have about the tick and the infections it carries, the better you can avoid or significantly reduce the chance of long-term infection.

•March 26 – “Acupuncture: What’s the Point?” Acupuncture is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of complementary medicine used in the U.S. There are more than 50 acupuncture schools in the United States, and a 2007 report indicates that more than 3 million Americans use acupuncture as part of their health care. This lecture explains what acupuncture is, how it works, and what it can be used for. An acupuncture demonstration will be included.

•April 4 – “Environmental Health: Greening Your Home.” What you don’t know (or don’t see), might be making you ill. This lecture will educate you about common environmental toxins and how to protect yourself and your family. Discussion will include choices you can make to keep your home and kitchen a healthier place to spend your time.

– Submitted by
Susan Benz

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