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Introduction to Cleansing

  • A Body of Work - SF 569 Ruger Street San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)

With Dr. Jennea Wood, ND and Karla Downing, RN

Cost: $30

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or Call: (415) 561 - 3991

Cleansing is a big topic these days, and for good reason. We know that life is full of environmental and internal toxins; yet cleansing programs can be confusing and controversial.

Our best defense is to support our natural ability to keep our systems clear and functioning.

This evening is primarily informational, and will cover the following topics:

Dr. Jennea will discuss:

  • The organs of detoxification and elimination and how to support them
  • Foods that support cleansing
  • Foods that hinder the body’s ability to cleanse.
  • Dietary and environmental sources of toxicity
  • Supplement support for cleansing
  • Cleanse kits vs. whole food based cleanses
  • Cleansing retreats
  • How to tailor your cleanse to the seasons

Karla will discuss:

  • The need to cleanse the mind and emotions
  • Techniques on clearing the energy body
  • A simple meditation to clear the mind
  • Movement to clear the energy body

Karla Downing R.N. has been a holistic health care practitioner and body worker/massage therapist for over 35 years. As well as being a Registered Nurse, she is a certified Integrative Restoration, iRest/Yoga Nidra teacher and certified cannabis consultant; Yes, cannabis therapy can be very healing and cleansing for the digestive system. Gut health through fermented and live foods is one of her joys, making food medicinal and delicious. She is the founder of ALIVE Retreats, a residential cleansing retreat and Mind Body Synergy Technique. Studying, practicing and teaching meditation is a large part of her life, with the understanding that the mind and body are both important to keep free of congestion. Her passion is to help people connect; to themselves, to their health, to innate wisdom and to each other, with kindness.

Dr. Jennea Wood, ND is a board licensed naturopathic doctor in Oregon and California. She lives and practices in Portland, Oregon as well as traveling to the Bay Area to practice in her home county of Marin for several days each month. She strives to provide the kind of medical care that she herself would want: compassionate, respectful, supportive, thorough and always aiming to identify and treat the underlying causes of disease and help her patients establish the foundations of health. In addition to working with patients one on one, she regularly teaches on topics related to natural healing. She particularly loves to teach about nutrition, herbal medicine, gut health, cleansing and the innate healing powers of the human body. 

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