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North Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

Mental health grants available

Do you have an interesting idea of how to support mental health in our community? Do you run a program that helps people stay well and feeling good? You may be eligible for a grant from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. They have funding available for innovative approaches to mental health and well being. These funds come from Placer County Mental Health Services Act Innovations Funds. Visit to learn more about the guidelines for this funding. If you have any questions email Phebe Bell, program officer, at

Truckee GAPS group to meet

Join the Truckee GAPS Group Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m. to learn more about how the health of the digestive system has a direct connection to the health of the rest of the body. Learn how this nutritional protocol is healing people all over the world. To RSVP and receive the address of this educational meeting call 530-414-8726 or email To learn more about this group and future group meeting dates, visit

The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol has been found to help with psychological symptoms and conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd/add), schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression and physiological symptoms and conditions such as digestive symptoms and disorders, auto-immune disorders, rashes, eczema, thrush, fibromyalgia, allergies and food sensitivities.

The GAPS protocol is designed to allow the body to detoxify in order to lift the toxic fog from the brain and the rest of the body to allow it to develop and function properly. Lindsay Rojas of Traditional Roots Nutrition is a Nutritional Therapy practitioner (NTP) as well as a Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP). Educational meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

Healthy Living Forum at Truckee Home & Building Show

Genesa Living Foundation will present a “Healthy Living Forum” at the Truckee Home & Building Show, May 25-26 at Truckee High School.

Experts in the fields of health, agriculture, politics and nutritional supplements will inform, educate and entertain at the Forum, including four keynote speakers. Genesa will also show two video programs, Love of the Land and Through the Lunchroom Door, designed to empower people with the tools they need to make healthy choices.

The first keynote speaker is Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on holistic medicine. She is a regular guest on national radio and television programs, including Dr. Oz and The View and author of “Natural Highs,” “8 Weeks to Vibrant Health,” and e-book “The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free.” Join Dr. Cass for “You Are What You Eat: Protect Your Mind and Body!” May 25, 4 p.m.

On May 26, Daniel S. Smith, D.C. will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with “Healthy Eating Choices and Sustainable Agriculture.” Dr. Smith is president of the Genesa Living Foundation, which promotes healthy eating/healthy lifestyle movement. He is also the author of “Recharge Your Body & Mind with Amazing Amino Acids,” due to be released June, 2013. Dr. Smith’s talk will also address GMO foods and the future of synthetic biology.

California Assemblyman Brian Dahle will speak noon-1:30 p.m. Dahle is a third-generation farmer, business owner, and a former four-term Lassen County Supervisor. His family’s present 2,000-acre farm was purchased in the 1940s by his grandparents. Mr. Dahle will speak about his life’s work as a farmer.

Jacquie Chandler, co-founder of Sustainable Tahoe and Earthgym, will share her passion for “geotourism” in the Tahoe-Truckee region with “Rhythms of the Earth for People of All Ages.” It will take place at the Cedar Incense Forest in Truckee, throughout the weekend.


Workshop on Pain Free Exercise

Director of Group Exercise at St. Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness Carrie Haines will team up with the High Fives Foundation to instruct a Workshop on Pain Free Exercise on Saturday, May 25, 9-10:30 a.m. Carrie’s workshop will address more effective ways to exercise the body without putting undue stress on the hips, back, and knees; stress that can lead to pain or injury. The seminar is open to anyone, and local trainers and fitness professionals are encouraged to attend. Carrie will also work with class participants on pain-free exercises and movements, so attendees should wear workout attire. The class will cost any size donation to the High Fives Foundation. No scheduling is needed for this public event. Cntact the CR Johnson Healing Center at or 530-587-4453 for information.

“Most people aren’t even aware that they are in pain. Most of us just tolerate it, like being stuck in traffic,” said Carrie Haines. “But pain is no laughing matter and it can negatively affect all that we do.”

To promote health and fitness in the Truckee-Tahoe Community the CR Johnson Healing Center has been hosting weekly Saturday community events for over eight months. CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee.

Aromatouch Technique

Clinical approach to essential oil application, free live demonstration, Tuesday May 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St., Kings Beach. This process was developed to address four things: relieve stress, boost immune system, reduce inflammation and balance nervous system. Essential oils are the most powerful form of plant medicine documented by thousands of peer-reviewed articles according to Dr. David Hill, Chief Medical Advisor, doTERRA. Great for massage therapists, or anyone interested to simply use this with loved ones.

Presented by Rachel Flower, RSVP to 415-827-2623.

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