Are you sure you should eat that?

Free, two-day class will teach students and community which foods are right for them

Not all foods are good for all of us, but figuring out what is good for us can be tricky. That’s especially true when people don’t realize that some of the suffering they deal with every day is a result of food their bodies don’t like.

“Some people don’t know the foods they put in their bodies affects their moods and their digestive systems,” said Lora Boome-Heaton, NWIC Women’s Wellness Project coordinator. “They don’t know why they are fatigued, and most likely it’s their diet.”

Dr. Mystique Grobe, a Naturopathic Physician with more than 17 years experience, will try to eliminate some of these diet mysteries from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31 in the Log Building on Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC) Lummi campus.

The free, two-day health class will give students and community members individualized diet recommendations and teach them how to stay healthy, Boome-Heaton said.

“Having a healthy diet is extremely important, especially among the American Indian and Alaskan Native community where diabetes and lactose allergies are common,” Boome-Heaton said.

Free health questionnaires will be available on the first day of class. The questionnaires will help Grobe provide students with individualized diet recommendations, and those who fill them out will be entered in a drawing to win a $75 gift card to the Community Food Co-op; a winner will be drawn during the class. And NWIC students who attend the class will receive a $20 Fred Meyer gas card after both classes are completed.

For questions, to pre-register or to get copies or submit copies of the questionnaire, contact Lora Boome-Heaton at lboome@nwic.edu or Karyl Jefferson at (360) 392-4219.