RGCF offers classroom series on better living

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation kicks off their Classroom Series with ‘Better Living Through Integrative Health and Nutrition Therapies.’ Classes are every Saturday beginning August 5 and run through September 30. The classes are open to anyone who would like to attend and are not limited to cancer patients or their caregivers.

All courses are free of charge (donations weclome) and are limited to the first 25 registrants. For more information or to sign up for a class, please call the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation at 915-562-7660 .

August 5

Natural and Integrative Health Therapies: An overview of healing medicines.

Instructor: Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, Ph.D.


August 12

Healing and Toxic Herbs: A look at herbs commonly used in our area.This class provides a better understanding their health benefits and risks.

Instructor: Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, Ph.D.

September 9

Herbs, Antioxidants and Chronic Disease

Instructor: Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, Ph.D.

September 16

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: History and Applications

Instructor: Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, Ph.D.

September 23

Nuestra relacion con la comida (En Español)

Instructor: Jacqueline Cordova, The Green Ingredient

September 30

Hierbas: Curativas o toxicas?

Instructor: Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, Ph.D.

About the Presenters:

Jacqueline Cordova is the owner of The Green Ingredient Restaurant and brings her extensive knowledge of whole food choices to the endeavor.She has been a Holistic Health Coach and a certified Raw Food instructor. Her studies are Nutritional Health Coach through the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and a Raw Foods Educator through the Living Foods Institute. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.

Dr. Armando Gonzalez-Stuart, an expert in the field of health and nutrition.Dr. Gonzalez-Stuart is a graduate professor with the faculty of animal science and ecology at the University of Chihuahua where he has undertaken research in toxic and medicinal plans used in traditional Mexican medicine.

About Integrative Health

There are many definitions of “integrative” health care, but all involve bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. The use of integrative approaches to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States. Researchers are currently exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations, including pain management for military personnel and veterans, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, and programs to promote healthy behaviors.

About Nutrition Therapies

Nutrition therapy is used to help cancer patients get the nutrients they need to keep up their body weight and strength, keep body tissue healthy, and fight infection. Eating habits that are good for cancer patients can be very different from the usual healthy eating guidelines.

Healthy eating habits and good nutrition can help patients deal with the effects of cancer and its treatment. Some cancer treatments work better when the patient is well nourished and gets enough calories and protein in the diet. Patients who are well nourished may have a better prognosis (chance of recovery) and quality of life.

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