2020 Winter Classes

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Online via WebPAL: www.monroeccc.edu
MCCC - Lifelong Learning Schedule
Mail: MCCC - Office of Lifelong Learning
1555 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
In Person: at either the Main Campus or Whitman Center

Tel 734-384-4127

Monroe County Community College

February-May 2020

Foods for Optimal Health

Did you know that much of the food we eat today is not nourishing our body? In fact, it is damaging our cells! Which foods should we be eating? You’ll be surprised! Did you know that we can make foods more nutritious with certain preparations? Previous generations knew this! Learn the wisdom that our grandparents had that has been lost in our modern world. Food is the "original vitamin"! Learn how to make everyday foods that will make you feel great!

2 Hour DAYTIME Class Tuesday February 18 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Ketogenic Diet: For Weight Loss and Chronic Disease

This popular diet is a high-fat, adequate protein, low-carb diet, which creates an ability for the body to burn its own fat. This provides a metabolic reset for the body. In addition to weight loss, the diet has shown great benefit in ridding the body of many degenerative conditions. As we remove the foods that are creating imbalance, the body can naturally detox.

2 Hour Class Thursday February 20 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Strengthen Your Immune System

Learn how to strengthen your immune system through time-tested methods, including how to keep your children healthy this winter. Prepare yourself when you find that you are coming down with something, and shorten the duration of the illness. Vitamins, minerals, supplements, essential oils and other alternatives will be discussed.

Daytime Class Tuesday February 25 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Heal thy Mouth, Heal Thy Body

Did you know that dental issues can affect the whole body? Often we overlook how important our dental health is to our overall health. Did you know that some conventional dental practices can actually cause health issues? Learn the secrets to keeping yourself healthy with natural dental care. We will discuss issues like mercury in fillings, the problems and health issues from fluoride (including thyroid issues), root canals and their side effects, preventing and curing cavities, alternatives to braces for children and curing periodontal disease.

Daytime Class Tuesday February 25 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They are made by extracting a plant’s essence, making them far more potent than the plant itself. Learn how to use these oils to treat physical conditions, prevent illness, enhance emotional wellbeing and supplement beauty regiments, as well as to clean and purify the home. Essential oils are an important tool in natural health care and can be used in so many ways. Learn which oils could benefit you.

Thursday February 27 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic medicine has been used for years with much success. Homeopathic remedies are made of minute doses of plants, minerals or animal substances that stimulate the body’s immune system. These medicines have the ability to bring about a healing reaction in the body without any side effects. Certain remedies are helpful for specific conditions. We will learn how to use remedies for emotions like grief or anxiety, as well as for specific physical illness and aliments. Everyone can benefit from homeopathic remedies.

Thursday February 27 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Healthy Living in Today's World

Why are we seeing so many health problems today? It is our diet and lifestyle. Learn how to protect and even regain your health. Discussion will include organic v. GMO foods; good fats; preventing diabetes and other chronic disease; the real culprit behind illness; toxins in our environment, and detoxing the body and staying healthy.

*3 Week Class* Tuesdays March 10-24 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NEW! What in the World is Happening to Our Food?

Our food has changed more in the last 50 years than the last 1,000! The changes in our food supply and toxins in things we use every day are likely related to a health crisis in America. We spend more on health care than any other nation but we are the sickest. Learn about the “perfect storm” that creates this and how to get healthy and stay healthy.

2 Hour Class Wednesday March 11 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gluten-Free Living

Do you have issues with gluten or suspect you do? Thyroid disease, digestive problems, skin issues, auto- immune disease and even infertility can indicate gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity can be genetic or acquired. Healing the digestive system for acquired symptoms can sometimes alleviate gluten-sensitivity. Learn if gluten-free is right for you. A practical guide for gluten-free eating and living will be included.

*2 Week Class* Wednesdays March 18&25 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Adrenal Fatigue

Do you wish you had more energy? Feel tired all the time? Afternoon exhaustion? Trouble sleeping at night? You may have adrenal fatigue. Our adrenal glands are responsible for releasing adrenaline and other hormones. When we have had too much stress, they get tired. This can lead to a whole host of symptoms. How do we recover our adrenals, feel better and have more energy? Come and find out!

Thursday March 19 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Digestive Health

Acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, IBS, gallbladder issues, the list goes on and on! All of these issues indicate a digestive system that isn’t working properly. Learn which foods to add to your diet for better digestive health and specific supplements that will correct the problem without medications or surgery. Improve digestion to avoid bigger problems without radically changing your diet. (This is also a great class for students who have taken “All Disease Begins in the Gut.”)

Thursday March 19 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Stress and Emotional Wellness

Do you know how important your emotions and stress are in relation to your health? Negative emotions are often an overlooked factor. Stress and anxiety can actually lead to physical illness. Learn healthy ways to manage your stress and emotions. Emotional release, homeopathy, positive intents and relaxation techniques will be discussed. Feel good about life while improving your relationships and your overall health.

Thursday March 26 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They are made by extracting a plant’s essence, making them far more potent than the plant itself. Learn how to use these oils to treat physical conditions, prevent illness, enhance emotional wellbeing and supplement beauty regiments, as well as to clean and purify the home. Essential oils are an important tool in natural health care and can be used in so many ways. Learn which oils could benefit you.

Daytime Class Tuesday March 31 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic medicine has been used for years with much success. Homeopathic remedies are made of minute doses of plants, minerals or animal substances that stimulate the body’s immune system. These medicines have the ability to bring about a healing reaction in the body without any side effects. Certain remedies are helpful for specific conditions. We will learn how to use remedies for emotions like grief or anxiety, as well as for specific physical illness and aliments. Everyone can benefit from homeopathic remedies.

Daytime Class Tuesday March 31 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Foods for Optimal Health

Did you know that much of the food we eat today is not nourishing our body? In fact, it is damaging our cells! Which foods should we be eating? You’ll be surprised! Did you know that we can make foods more nutritious with certain preparations? Previous generations knew this! Learn the wisdom that our grandparents had that has been lost in our modern world. Food is the "original vitamin"! Learn how to make everyday foods that will make you feel great!

Thursday April 2 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Best Food for YOU

Did you know that there is no “one right diet” for everyone? Different metabolic types feel better eating certain foods. A lot of factors determine our best diet, even our blood type can be an indicator. We will discuss different theories, ways of eating and genetics to discover your type! Join us for this fun class!

*2 Week Class* Tuesdays April 14 & 21 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

In-depth Keto Diet: Weight Loss and Chronic Disease

This class will provide a jump-start into the Ketogenic diet with all the resources you need to be successful. In addition to the information presented in the regular Ketogenic Diet class, this class will provide meal ideas, a grocery list and meal prep suggestions. The two-week format will allow you to get all your questions answered. Don’t wait, spring is the perfect time for Keto!

*2 Week Class* Thursdays April 16 & 23 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

What Every Women Should Know

Did you know women are more exposed to toxins than men? What if the foods you are eating and toxins within your home and personal care products are causing health issues? Hormones, thyroid conditions, breast cancer and diabetes will be discussed from an integrative, natural approach. Learn about alternatives for hormone therapy and mammograms. Be proactive and protect your health.

Daytime Class Tuesday April 28 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Skincare and Cosmetics

Did you know that there are thousands of chemicals in personal care products that have never adequately been tested? Certain chemicals have been linked to cancer, thyroid issues and reproductive problems. Women are especially vulnerable to these toxins. Learn about great natural alternatives, clean up your skincare routine and detox your body.

Daytime Class Tuesday April 28 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

In-depth Essential Oils

This class is great for students who are using essential oils and are looking for more information. Essential oils are an ancient medicine created using the entire plant to create a potent medicine. Learn to use these oils to treat physical conditions, prevent illness and enhance emotional wellbeing. Essential oils are an excellent natural treatment and compliment homeopathic remedies.

Thursday April 30 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

In-depth Homeopathic Remedies

This class is great for students who want more knowledge about homeopathy and remedies. Practical applications will be shared to allow you to start using these age-old natural medicines confidently and competently. Homeopathy stimulates the body’s immune system to bring about a healing reaction without any side effects.

Thursday April 30 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

The Truth About Heart Health

Cardiovascular health is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. What if much of what we have been told in the last 30 years is untrue? The latest research reveals just that; we’ve been eating the wrong foods for a healthy heart. We will discuss the low-fat movement and what healthy food truly is. The latest research about cholesterol will be presented, as well as the role inflammation plays in our health.

Tuesday May 5 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Protecting Yourself Against Cancer

Learn about additives in food and our environment that are linked to cancer. Healthy alternatives and foods that protect against free-radicals will be discussed, as well as detoxing and natural therapies to boost the body’s immune system. Diets that can support cancer patients and alternative treatments will be included.

Tuesday May 5 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

All Disease Begins in the Gut - Hippocrates

What do ADHD, auto immune diseases, depression, autism, food allergies and eczema all have in common? A compromised digestive system. Can it possibly be that simple? Yes! Whether you have a symptom mentioned above or digestive issues (acid reflux, IBS, constipation, etc.), this class can help you regain your health. We will look at diets that heal the digestive system and which types of food nourish your body and which ones cause damage.

*3 Week Class* Thursdays May 7-21 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In-depth Essential Oils

This class is great for students who are using essential oils and are looking for more information. Essential oils are an ancient medicine created using the entire plant to create a potent medicine. Learn to use these oils to treat physical conditions, prevent illness and enhance emotional wellbeing. Essential oils are an excellent natural treatment and compliment homeopathic remedies.

Tuesday May 19 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In-depth Homeopathic Remedies

This class is great for students who want more knowledge about homeopathy and remedies. Practical applications will be shared to allow you to start using these age-old natural medicines confidently and competently. Homeopathy stimulates the body’s immune system to bring about a healing reaction without any side effects.

Tuesday May 19 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

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