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On the heels of the successful launch of the new Better You! Series, Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs invites local Calistogians and visitors alike back to the resort to embrace their health and wellness curiosities by attending this year’s Better You! Series in partnership with Mary Gonnella, a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Educator and founder of Occidental Nutrition. Having served clients for over a decade as a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Mary Sheila Gonnella teaches clients how to honor their unique physiology, move self-care to the front burner, and achieve and maintain radiant health.
This 2023 series will offer nutrition-based classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. from May 11 through November 9. Each class is offered for $20 per guest and includes a bowl of House of Better’s Creative Director Trevor Logan’s New Mexico-inspired Green Chile Stew with pork, chicken or veggie, and an Earth + Ocean Medicine Tea Tasting. The 2023 Better You! Series scheduled is as follows:
May 11 | Minding Your Metabolism through the Ayurvedic Lens
Tap into deep nourishment by understanding foundational Ayurvedic concepts, what your symptoms might mean, and how to bring the right nutrients to the right tissues at the right time for optimal metabolic health.
June 8 | Water Lymph and Blood - Honor Your Inner Ocean
Learn deep, hydration secrets for optimal nutrient absorption and lymphatic immunity, so you optimize hydration, your tissues stay energized throughout the day, and all your internal processes run smooth, like a flowing river.
July 13 | Thyroid Essentials - Unlock Your Thyroids Superpowers
You will discover the thyroid's essential role in balancing your energy and protecting your health, and how to nourish it deeply in return.
August 17 | Brain Power - Food, Mood, & Cognition
Discover the power of the gut brain connection and understand how to use food to support healthy aging. Learn more about how you can protect your brain through all the stages of your life.
September 14 | Strategies for Resilience - Nourish Your Best Asset
Your adrenals are at the seat of your vitality. Learn about these important first responders and what you can do to nourish them for optimal health and graceful aging!
October 12 | Secrets to a Better night Sleep
Discover a wide range of habits and nutrients that will stabilize your circadian rhythms and improve your sleep, so you can feel deeply restored and rejuvenated.
November 9 | Curb Your Cravings
Discover how to dial down the biochemical triggers that lead to cravings with a wide range of easy habits that address the root causes of craving, so you can stay on track with your health goals. The classes begin at 6pm and includes a bowl of green chile stew, pork, chicken or veggie and an Earth + Ocean Medicine tea tasting.