Healthy Living Series - Nourish & Flourish!
Fall 2016/Winter, Spring 2017


Skyrocketing health care costs send the message that things need to change. God has given us remarkable bodies. Tune in to the secrets of building strong healthy bodies

Upcoming Classes:

Classes at Grace Lutheran

Future Classes planned

Previous years' classes

Classes on the fourth Tuesday of the month 
are taught at 
Grace Lutheran Church
Meeting room by parking lot
4441 Monroe St.,  Toledo, OH

Kris Johnson, MS nutrition, & 
Lisa Bowe, CHP, Health Counselor

There is no fee for the classes, 
but a $10 donation is welcomed
Please register by calling or emailing Kris


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

Gluten-free Diets - Why and What's Involved?

Why are they so popular today? Are there alternatives? What are some secrets of living with the diet?  We'll discuss these issues and sample some gluten-free snacks.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m. 
 Grace Lutheran Church

Let's make sauerkraut - and other delicious ferments

Probiotics in fermented foods nurture a healthy gut & a healthy immune system. In this class we delve into the ancient art of making fermented foods, such as kombucha, kimchee, & kefir. And we'll address the salt question and discuss water quality.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

We'll have a potluck and watch

Bring a WAPF-friendly dish to share


Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

Achieving A Healthy Immune System
 Are flu shots the answer to staying healthy this winter? Learn what works better.

Learn to make & sample some probiotic foods


Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church
Gardening for Maximum Nutrition

Whether new to gardening or an old hand, you want to get the best out of your garden. We'll cover some basic steps to get the most nutritious crops from your efforts (without pesticides). 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

The GAPS Diet, unmasked

Please join us for a half hour presentation on the GAPS protocol, followed by questions and answers 

GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome and is based on the premise that what happens in the gut affects the entire body, including our mental & emotional state. It addresses the inter-relationships among the food we eat, the health of the intestinal tissue, and the microbes that live there.
Light refreshment will be served.

 Presented by Karen Lyke, MS, CCN, DSc, and Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP) 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

Protect Yourself Against Cancer with Food
Learn the miracle of how whole foods create superb health, while our modern diet is a stumbling block for health. 
Sample some tasty nutritious treats.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Grace Lutheran Church

Digestive Wellness -
the Foundation of Health
What's involved? How are the gut & brain connected?  What's involved in the epidemic of chronic disease? Learn some surprising answers and how delicious traditional food fits in. 
We'll sample some appropriate snacks.


Sunday, July 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
our Annual Potluck -  
At Kris's house this time     

What to bring: a WAPF friendly dish to pass  
(no refined sugar, white flour or commercial fats)
Beverages provided
After we eat we'll watch a video and/or
discuss any questions you have 


We're in the planning stages for next year. Let us know what you'd like to see by emailing or calling Kris


See what we did in last year
Healthy Living Series 2015-16
Healthy Living Series 2014-15
Healthy Living Series 2013-14
Healthy Living Series 2012-13
Healthy Living Series 2011-12


Future Classes Planned

Conquering Carbs

Eating on the run