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Natural Awakenings Richmond

Food is Medicine Support Group for Autoimmune and Chronic Conditions

Terri McDowell

Food Is Medicine RVA is a new support group for discussing ways to reverse autoimmune and chronic disease through nutrition and lifestyle strategies. The group is designed as a six-month series and meets monthly, creating an affordable way to receive health coaching services with group support. New groups are being added in early 2020 for the West End, Midtown and Southside. Each group will have 12 members and its own private Facebook page to share ideas, information, recipes, experiences and resources.

The groups are led by Terri McDowell, a licensed occupational therapist and integrative health and nutrition coach who uses the principles of functional medicine to educate members on how to identify root causes for their illness. McDowell emphasizes gut health, strategic nutrition and lifestyle changes to help reduce and potentially reverse symptoms.

Cost is $300 for six-month series. To become a group member, email [email protected]. For more information, call 804-261-2325.