Meet Our Wellness Educators
The Concord Food Co-op is proud to introduce you to our Wellness Educators. Several of the Concord-area’s top holistic practitioners have joined this group to educate YOU, our members and the Concord community. In New Hampshire we are blessed with some of the most diverse and qualified holistic practitioners in the country. While the Co-op believes that good health starts with good food, better health branches beyond that. We are fortunate to have these skilled educators who volunteer their time to educate us in holistic self-care. These practitioners specialize in naturopathy, homeopathy, yoga, nutrition, chiropractic care, herbalism, and holistic veterinary medicine. The Wellness Educators work to provide you with a variety of free classes and newsletter articles.
Betsy Black helps individuals optimize their performance, through coaching, consulting and training about positive psychology, personal effectiveness, stress management/resilience, happiness, and success. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking instructor, and holds a certificate in Positive Psychology. Betsy is passionate about healthy living and has been a Concord Food Cooperative member since 1985. She can be found hiking, running, bicycling around Concord, and cooking nutritious food at home.
Marianne Cameron is the co-owner and operator of Hive & Home, LLC and attends to roughly 720,000 bees at her home in Henniker, NH and at Canterbury Shaker Village. She started Hive & Home in 2009 with the hopes of integrating bee products into your home and everyday lifestyle. With the help of her business partner Trish (and some very busy bees), they create and sell honey products, candles, lip balms, wax wraps and more. Previously the Assistant Customer Service Manager at the Co-op, Marianne looks forward to continuing to connect with the community by educating people about the benefits of bees – both for the environment and our health & well-being.
Personal Trainer & Nutrition Consultant
Erin Girzone is the owner of Good Health is a Habit in Concord. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and AFPA-certified nutrition and wellness consultant. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and Masters of Education from the University of New Hampshire. “I have always had a passion for being active and challenging myself physically. I feel the most ‘alive’ when I am doing something active-whether it be hiking, running, swimming, strength training, etc. It is invigorating. Being active propels me through the rest of the day with a positive attitude. For these reasons I found myself in the field of health and fitness and I want to share this passion with others,” says Erin. “Now here is the ultimate challenge. Think of how many people you know, including yourself, who have tried and failed at maintaining a solid workout routine and/or healthy diet? Everyone! We want some sort of easy, quick, magical answer to solve this dilemma, but there isn’t one. I have summed up the truth in this motto: ‘Good health is a habit.’ This is the foundation of my business. If I have the honor of working with you, I will help you realize and achieve a healthy lifestyle.” To learn more, visit www.goodhealthisahabit.com or call 860-235-3650.
Maria Noël Groves, R.H. (A.H.G.), Clinical Herbalist, runs a small clinic and education center Wintergreen Botanicals, in Allenstown, NH. She completed Michael Moore’s residency program at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, as well as beginner and advanced herbal programs at Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain.
She is a professional registered herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild. Maria uses western herbalism and flower essences with a variety of health conditions including stress, immune depletion, hormone imbalance, chronic pain, and digestive upset. She has been working with herbs for more than 15 years, teaches approximately 100 classes annually, sees clients, and writes articles for Herb Quarterly, Natural Health, Tea Magazine, Remedies, and Taste for Life magazines as well as in newspapers via The Associated Press. Her herbal wellness book, “Body into Balance“, is available for purchase at her website . For more information, visit www.wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
Dr. Amanda Hegnauer is a licensed primary care naturopathic doctor in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Since her time spent in Arizona she has worked in the Naturopathic field, organizing and running a local Naturopathic office, working in the supplement industry and was the past Executive Coordinator for the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She enjoys practicing as a primary care naturopathic doctor, lecturing within the community and acting as a Wellness Educator for the Concord Food Co-op. Dr. Hegnauer continues to write for and is published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. She is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine. Currently she is honored to be part of the State of New Hampshire Naturopathic Licensing Board. Dr. Hegnauer has pursued numerous different paths in order to better understand her own healthcare needs and has found diet, lifestyle and a solid biochemical foundation to be the first step towards a healthy balance. Homeopathic medicine is one of her passions and believes it to be a very effective tool in achieving long term health. Her other interests include clinical nutrition including vitamin and mineral supplementation and botanical medicine to aid in the restoration of health and vitality. As a naturopathic family doctor Dr. Hegnauer sees patients of all ages. She holds a particular interest in Chronic fatigue, Autoimmune diseases, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology. Because she practices individualized medicine she sees many diagnoses including those of chronic illness and Lyme disease. Dr. Hegnauer has an additional focus in Women’s health including treating the symptoms of Menopause and utilizing Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Dr. Hegnauer practices at Hegnauer Holistic Health in Concord, NH and Cougar Sound Spirits Healing Center in Sutton, NH. For more information please visit www.h2health.org or call the office at 603-715-2816.
Dr. Pamela Herring, N.D., is a licensed Naturopathic doctor with a specialty certification in Classical Homeopathy. Dr Herring founded the Naturopathic Clinic of Concord in 1988 and practiced there for 28 years. She is now at 210 North State Street, Suite 2A, in Concord. She treats a broad range of ailments, such as allergies, asthma, digestive (gut) issues, headaches, thyroid disorders, skin problems and so on. Dr Herring is committed to empowering her patients by helping them to understand the cause of their illness and working together toward health, using gentle, non-invasive and effective treatments where possible. Dr. Herring can be reached at 603-491-7321.
Dr. Wendy Jensen has been practicing 100 percent homeopathy since 1992. She graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, before being certified by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) in 1994. Dr. Jensen served as Executive Editor for the AVH’s Journal for 12 years. She lectures extensively and has taught for the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. She has a house call veterinary practice in Bow where she strives to enable every patient to live a drug-free, vibrant, healthy life through proper diet and homeopathy. Together with Dr. Richard Pitcairn, Dr. Jensen wrote the New World Veterinary Repertory, a reference text for veterinary homeopaths. Her own book, The Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals from the Inside Out is available on pre-order from www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/practical-handbook-of-veterinary-homeopathy. For more information, contact Dr. Jensen at JensenHVP@gmail.com or click here to read more about her newest book.
Dr. Laura Jones, N.D., a licensed primary care naturopathic doctor, earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honors from the University of New Hampshire. Her naturopathic medical practice, Whole Health Concord, is located in Concord. She treats patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. Her areas of greatest interest are women’s health as well as autoimmune diseases, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Jones also specializes in the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause and the use of phytoestrogens and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She employs several naturopathic modalities when treating patients with a focus on clinical nutrition including vitamin and mineral supplementation, homeopathy, and herbal medicine. She works with each patient to uncover the cause of their illness and develop a treatment plan using the Naturopathic modalities that best suit their individual needs. During her training, Dr. Jones was a member of the Diabetes Research Group, which focused on treatments for patients with type II diabetes, high cholesterol, and weight gain. Dr. Jones lectures throughout New Hampshire on various topics related to health. She is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and sits on the New Hampshire Board of Naturopathic Examiners. For more information on Dr. Jones’ Naturopathic practice, visit her website at www.NaturalMedicineNH.com or call the office at 603-369-4626.
Traci Komorek, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian passionate about helping clients adopt healthier lifestyles. Over the past seven years she has been dedicated to chronic disease prevention, weight management, and child nutrition. She develops food and exercise plans specific to the individual and their busy schedule. She is knowledgeable about whole foods and loves to cook with adults and young children with a focus on getting the entire family involved in a healthy and active lifestyle. Traci is a Plattsburgh State University graduate and completed her internship at Keene State College. Traci runs her own practice Fresh Roots Nutrition LLC, seeing patients of all ages from prenatal nutrition to thyroid conditions to insulin resistance. For more information about Traci, call 603-244-0549 or email email@example.com.
Holistic Health Coach
Kelly Lang is an Integrative Nutrition® Trained and Certified Health Coach, mother of four, and founder of Green Life Wellness, a holistic health coaching practice based in New Hampshire. Her passion is to help families, parents and individuals across the country clear their personal road blocks to optimum health by identifying hidden food sensitivities, toxicity and nutritional deficiencies. Her Back on Track Cleanse, a 10-day, food-based cleanse, has helped many clients jump start their path to wellness. Kelly also offers a health coach mentoring program, hosts monthly webinars on health and nutrition topics, and publishes a weekly Health Tips newsletter. Learn more at www.livefreekelly.com.
Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Allison Lellos, M.Ed, INHC is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is the Health and Wellness Coaching Coordinator in the Weight and Wellness Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and she provides health coaching services to individual clients throughout New Hampshire as well. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Special Education, both received at Keene State College in Keene, NH. Her passion is helping busy, driven individuals find peace and balance by working with clients to identify areas of their lives that need more attention and nourishment. Allison’s areas of interest are plant-based diets, healing the body’s ailments using food, naturally relieving stress and anxiety, and physical activities to nourish the mind and spirit. She would be honored to support you on your journey to self-care and good health. Allison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
Susan Morgan is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduate of Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma program with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. She is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Sue is a MA & NH Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist and Body worker with specialties in traditional Ayurvedic, Holistic and Therapeutic Treatments and a member of the Association of Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals. Susan is also a certified Life and Small Business Coach having graduated from Coach U in 2006.
After many years in the corporate business world, Susan began her journey in the world of natural medicine after being diagnosed with a painful and incurable disease in 2003. She was prescribed medication that left her barely functional and refused to believe that this was how she would live the rest of her life so she began to research alternative medicine. She discovered Ayurveda and its beautifully natural simplicity and by incorporating Ayurvedic lifestyle principles, she now leads a physically, mentally and spiritually joyful life. Sue now looks at this event in her life as a gift, one that led her to living and sharing Ayurveda with others. In addition to her work, Sue is the MA, NH & VT Commissioner of Scots Clan Farquharson USA. Learn more at www.amalawellness.com.
Dr. Madalyn Otto’s passion is providing effective, natural solutions to a wide array of chronic diseases. She is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Naturopathic Family Medicine. Dr. Otto treats a wide variety of conditions, but has a special interest in heart disease, diabetes and pre-diabetes, digestive disorders, arthritis and chronic fatigue. She uses a multitude of natural and integrative therapies in her practice to bring her patients lasting results. To empower her patients and members of the community to take charge of their health, Dr. Otto offers workshops and seminars on a number of different topics to help people achieve as much health at home as possible.
Jim Readey is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Instructor, and Yoga Teacher Mentor. He is also a certified iRest® yoga nidra teacher and has been trained in Thai Yoga. He runs The Yoga Center in Concord, NH, where he has been teaching yoga for 20 years. Jim’s practice blends the physical benefits of yoga with its power to awaken compassion, awareness, and self-love. In his classes, students discover how to relax deeply, develop physical strength and flexibility, release tension, and find serenity of mind, body, and spirit. For more information visit www.nhyogacenter.com.
Dr. Sam Sanzone, D.C., has been practicing chiropractic since 1993. The natural, non-invasive nature of chiropractic is what drew him to the profession, his passion is in sharing this knowledge with others. His focus is on wellness care for families. For more information, visit www.mycommunitychiro.com.
Tai Chi, Meditation & Laughter Therapy Instructor
Marcia Wyman founded Inner Peace Tai Chi in Concord in 2009 and currently serves as the director. The senior-safe/senior friendly format is welcomed by health centers, senior centers, adult education programs, and YMCAs. Its emphasis on balance, flexibility, and strength helps individuals keep and/or improve their skill levels as well as prevent future problems. Marcia began her exploration of Tai Chi in 1997 under the Red Lotus School. Throughout the years, she has increased her knowledge through the Boston Healing Tao Center, the Oriental Healing Arts and various Masters. Marcia received her Primordial Sound Meditation training from Deepak Chopra in 2000. She holds a B.A. in Business from New England College and is a member of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. Other interests include explorations into the connection between mind-body-spirit, wellness lifestyles, and mindfulness meditation. She is a skier and a runner. To contact Marcia or Inner Peace Tai Chi, email email@example.com.
Dr. Jacqueline S. Yang, N.D., is a primary care naturopathic doctor. She believes in the importance of nutrition and the holistic approach to health care. She has pursued her education in advancing her knowledge and understanding in naturopathic, homeopathic, and oriental medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, having a focus in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. She then researched neuronal development at Harvard Medical School before receiving her doctorate at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection, and the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Yang has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, and pain management. She also treats most other health conditions, such as fatigue, headaches, digestive disorders, insomnia, depression, anxiety, thyroid disorders, and autoimmune conditions. Dr. Yang, certified in First Line Therapy, believes in the importance of therapeutic lifestyle medicine. She utilizes whole food-based nutrition, classical homeopathy, Oriental medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She treats patients of all ages at her own practice, New England Integrative Medicine. For more information, visit http://newenglandintegrative.com/.
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