The Revolution of Consciousness Sponsors Workshop on Better Diabetes Management




Rosanne Ryder and Christine Emmi

First in a series of workshops, lectures and film screenings sponsored by The Revolution of Consciousness, certified holistic health coaches Rosanne Ryder and Christine Emmi will lead a free workshop for individuals with or suspecting Type 2 diabetes at 7 p.m., November 14, at Johnson Compounding and Wellness, in Waltham. A diagnosis of Type 2 or prediabetes can be stressful. This workshop not only addresses simple steps to learning healthy eating and exercise patterns that will help improve A1C, but also a shift in thinking to stay motivated and positive by providing stress relieving and mindfulness practices.

Ryder, who is also trained as a National Diabetes Prevention Program Life Coach states, “Many people think that the easiest way to manage diabetes is to take medication, but according to the Diabetes Prevention Program study, lifestyle change was even more effective in reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than taking metformin.”

Attendees will be given concrete guidelines on how to eat for blood sugar management, including understanding label reading and portion control. Learn the proper amount and best carbohydrates to eat and how to swap out unhealthy food choices for healthier versions. The pair will also address some of the obstacles that can limit progress such as negative thinking patterns and habits and how to replace them. A stress management mindfulness exercise will be taught as well.

Gary Kracoff, RPh, ND will also be discussing what is occurring metabolically and will provide information on a few supplements that can help with insulin resistance.  Kracoff states, "Diet and lifestyle are the most important and long lasting therapy.  Supplementation can help, but won't work with out diet and lifestyle changes." This workshop will provide attendees with tools and practical steps for taking control of their metabolic health. 

Space is limited. Please call to reserve your seat.

Cost: Free. Location: 577 Main St., Waltham. For more information, call 774-275-9659 or visit ShiftWellnessConsulting.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Researchers Share Findings at Monthly Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine holds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Bornstein Family Amphitheater.

Natural Living Expo Offers Workshops, Shopping and More

The 11th annual Natural Living Expo, one of New England’s largest holistic health and wellness events, will return to Marlborough’s Best Western Royal Plaza and Trade Center on November 11 and 12.

Transform Global Response to Climate Change

Bringing effective local solutions to the international discussion on climate change from 6 to 9 p.m., November 2, at The Lenox Hotel, in Boston.

Groton Wellness Welcomes Herbalist Rachel Fae Coleman

Groton Wellness welcomes Rachel Fae Coleman to its practice as a clinical and traditional Western herbalist.

Free Workshop on How Toxic Food Adversely Affects Genes

Join Kristine Jelstrup of Central Square Health and Wellness from 7 to 9 p.m., November 16, at Citywide Senior Center, in Cambridge, for a free workshop to learn which foods are healthiest are you.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »This Month

Yin Restorative Herbs for a Healthy Transition Toward Winter

Several herbs complement the transition from summer to fall, which is also a time to deeply nourish the yin body.

The Revolution of Consciousness Sponsors Workshop on Better Diabetes Management

Certified holistic health coaches Rosanne Ryder and Christine Emmi will lead a free workshop for individuals with or suspecting Type 2 diabetes at 7 p.m., November 14.

Our Comfort Zone is the Cause of Discomfort in Life

How capable are we of stretching our comfort zone to include new experiences and achievements?

Researchers Share Findings at Monthly Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine holds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Bornstein Family Amphitheater.

Natural Living Expo Offers Workshops, Shopping and More

The 11th annual Natural Living Expo, one of New England’s largest holistic health and wellness events, will return to Marlborough’s Best Western Royal Plaza and Trade Center on November 11 and 12.

Empowered Living

Our Healing Ways article this month, “Sacred Silence: Discover the Benefits of Quiet at a Silent Retreat,” by April Thompson, sparked a new curiosity. I’d like to give it a try. I’ve been hearing lately how spiritual teacher David Harshada Wagner characterizes silence as a “powerful energy… roaring within.”