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Understanding herbs and supplements

Whether they’re for slowing down the aging process, dealing with depression, curing insomnia or easing headaches, there are herbs and supplements available in great numbers, whose manufacturers make a wide variety of claims.

The Wellness Center at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will offer a free class on Sept. 15 to provide basic information about these materials titled “Herbs & Supplements: Down to Basics.” The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Outpatient Center conference area.

Also offered in September will be:



“Awakening and Balancing Your Inner Energy,” taught by Jyoti Spearin in an eight-week series from Sept. 13 to Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $60 fee.

“Preventing Memory Loss,” by Victoria Johnston, Sept. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This class is free.




“The ABCs of Joyful Living,” by Jyoti Spearin, a six-week series running from Sept. 23 to Oct. 28 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A $50 fee covers all six sessions.

“Know Your Diabetes,” by Susie Petrillo, RN, on Sept. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This class is free, and will focus on Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.

“Taking Charge of Diabetes, Parts 1-2,” on Sept. 7, 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This series costs $75 and helps participants learn to be successful in managing their diabetes. All classes require pre-registration. Call 274-6824 to register.


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