Instructor: Jari Serra RD
Biography: Jari Serra is an Integrative Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Educator. She was raised with an emphasis on nutrition, yoga and natural medicine. Before graduating from OSU and becoming a dietitian, she was co-founder and owner of the West Bank Cafe, Corvallis' first natural foods restaurant. In private practice for more than 30 years, she specializes in combining mainstream and alternative approaches to nutritional and medical treatment.
Jari's intention is to help her clients and students find their way to the individualized way of eating and specific health regimens that work for them. Her special interests include rebuilding bones without medication, new approaches to arthritis healing, liver and other organ cleansing regimens, restoring thyroid and adrenal function, improved injury and surgery recovery, and the many digestive and bowel conditions now affecting millions of Americans. She's been teaching and speaking for over 25 years and began offering classes through Community Learning in 2013.
To learn more about Jari, visit her NutritionSpeak website.
Classes by this instructor
Breathing for Physical & Mental Health
In his bestseller "Breathe," James Nestor makes the case that modern humans have lost the ability to breathe properly. Healthy breathing is a science and art that promotes overall health, clear thinking, and the release of stress and anxiety. Learn the basics of healthy breathing as well as methods for achieving deeper relaxation. Find out how your ways of breathing affect your body and mind and how easy and life-enhancing it is to breathe better. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, CHLAB 301
Rebuilding Bones Without Medication
Osteoporosis is more common in the elderly than ever, but you can often stop and even partially reverse it with the right foods and supplements. Learn how bone medications can weaken your bones even as they lead to better DEXA scan numbers, and how to strengthen your bones without medication. Tuesday, May 16, 2023, CHLAB 301
Keys to Better Sleep
Poor sleep can impact every aspect of your life, negatively affecting thinking, memory, motivation, energy, learning, relationships, and weight and even increase your risk of diabetes. We'll discuss the benefits of segmented sleep, the question of nap vs. no nap, reasons for waking up at a certain time of night, and the power of finding the best bedtime for you. Discover which medications, supplements, eating habits, and even specific foods may help you sleep deeper and longer. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, CHLAB 301
The Purpose & Power of Prayer
Prayer has been a common practice since the dawn of human life. Humans are highly curious and imaginative, so it seems natural that we might reach out to an unseen source for answers to the challenges and mysteries of life. It doesn't matter if we consider ourselves religious or spiritual or not, there can be support, guidance, and creative insight available. Join health educator Jari Serra to learn how prayer can be a powerful tool that can bring resources into our life and help us make decisions that serve our well-being. Tuesday, May 23, 2023, CHLAB 301