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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

SOS (Secrets of Successful Nourishment) Challenge Spring 2019

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi



Only 11 hours left to register!

A. Edible Holistic Wellness 101 - we discuss the basics of eating organically, what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is. Learn how to read about the chemicals in our food, including caffeine, sweeteners, and flavor enhancers. B. Basic Food Pantry and our carbon footprint– we will discuss common items in a healthy pantry, the different food pyramids, and how our food decisions affect our planet. We’ll also look at food supplements, vitamins/minerals, and antioxidants. C. Water and food safety – learn about the different types of water, the dangers of our tap water, as well as how to improve our water quality. We will also discuss how food can be used to insulate us, and how to cope with eating and stress. D. High-level eating – fats, proteins, a balanced plant-based diet, being sustainable, and compassion thru our food. E. DIEt’s workshop – this workshop discusses Facts Not Fads! Staple foods for a plant-based diet, to keep optimal levels of protein, iron, vitamin B12. Healthy greens without overdoing it - overcooking or overeating? GF, Dairy-free, nightshade free and the difference between allergies and sensitivities. Is elimination truly necessary? A close look at fad diets; info about foods that may lead to weight loss/weight gain. F. Easy plant-based cooking demo –this workshop gives patrons a chance to create simple, seasonal and healthy meals. Includes: samples of the dishes, a Q&A session, and recipes. Patrons need to bring an apron, mixing bowls, mixing spoons, 2 containers for samples.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

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  • Mar 20 - Apr 24th, 2019
    Wed from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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