May 26, 2015 | Holiday Inn Tanglewood | At 6:30 p.m.
RSVP in the store or by calling 540-989-5109
Join us to learn how to
REBUILD YOUR GUT AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Healthy Digestion is your Key to Well Being
has been involved in the alternative medical community his entire life by managing health food stores, speaking for support groups, conducting seminars for Weston A. Price chapters and being an activist for small and local agriculture. He is a consummate student of natural medicine in all its forms with a passion for helping people understand the controversies of diet and nutritional science. Based on his wealth of knowledge, Bruce is a highly sought after national speaker for Garden of Life, and he is our Probiotics and Enzymes expert. He is currently authoring a book on digestive health and is a popular guest on several radio shows.
The staff at Nature’s Outlet is excited to announce a return visit by Bruce Topping, National Eduator at Garden of Life and one of the world’s foremost experts on probiotic science and the massive impact that digestion has on our overall health and well-being.
Science has recently uncovered significant and fascinating connections linking probiotics to a wide range of positive influences on health….reaching far beyond digestion. Learn as Bruce teaches us the about the latest groundbreaking science demonstrating how probiotics and gut health impact obesity, mood, immunity, cognitive function, and other aspects of health you would not expect in a seminar/presentation on digestion.
• Hear about the recent scientific findings that link your gut MICROBIOME to mood and cognitive function.
• Listen to groundbreaking research on PROBIOTICS and how they affect more than just digestion.
• Discover the impact of digestive ENZYMES
Bruce will share his insights on why we are having an explosion of digestive maladies and the negative health spiral that results from this “gut dysbiosis”. He will give you holistic strategies that are remarkably effective and simple to incorporate into a hectic lifestyle so that you can rebuild your gut and change your life!
My name is John Rigdon and my first day at Nature’s Outlet was nearly six years ago. It was intimidating and somewhat terrifying. All of those vitamins, all of those herbs, what were they and what did they do? I didn’t want to make a fool out of myself. I didn’t want to make a bad recommendation to a customer and cause them any harm! I look back on that time as I’m writing this and it seems so long ago. I am now the staff educator for our four store chain. I work closely with doctors, nutritionists, and educators within the health food industry and pass what I learn onto my coworkers and customers. I somehow managed to learn what all (OK perhaps just most) those supplements and herbs were and what they did.
I grew up working for my dad and I got to see the inner workings of a family-owned business. It was a pleasure working within a family structure (even if it was my own). When it came time to move on, I knew I wanted to work for a local and family owned company. And so I got hired at Nature’s Outlet with very little knowledge of supplements and nutrition but with the promise that I would be taught. Our first store opened nearly 40 years ago in 1977. While many employees have come and gone over the years, especially since we often employ young, enthusiastic high school and college kids, everyone takes away invaluable lessons regarding their health.
Going back to my first few months on the job, I remember feeling a little overwhelmed when I would hear customers and coworkers discussing specific supplements and health issues. I figured out that in order to survive and maintain my sanity, I needed to calmly take the learning process one day at a time. I would pick a different product each day and research it when the store was slow. After about six months, I was at least vaguely familiar with the store’s inventory, but this wasn’t my only tool. Customers who had been shopping with us for years were extremely helpful and more importantly patient with me. Their shared experiences and positive feedback on products gave me confidence to recommend that product to someone else with the same health issue. I’ve also had to privilege to meet and learn from some of the top minds in the field of natural medicine. Some of the country’s top Naturopathic Doctors, dieticians, and researchers have done intensive training with myself and the rest of our staff as well as consumer seminars oen to the public and free of charge.
We value education at Nature’s Outlet because it’s the only effective means to achieving good health. The drug trough system has failed. A one size fits all approach to medicine has resulted in more harm than good. There is a new paradigm for healthcare in this country in which patients must be informed and advocate their own well-being. My job, goal, and passion is to help others achieve that wellness while navigating the confusing world of supplements so that they’re not as bewildered as I was all those six years ago.
John A. Rigdon