Healthy Food To-Go in Fairhope

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Food from Rootz, Fairhope’s nutrition kitchen, is now available for delivery through DapperDeliveries.com from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Rootz provides made-from-scratch meals to-go using local, sustainable and healthy ingredients. Grab-and-go items are always available, and a rotating menu of order-ahead dishes are offered through the weekly meal plan program. Paleo, vegan and gluten-free diets can be accommodated plus the kitchen makes cold-pressed juices and has the locally brewed Wild Magnolia kombucha on tap.

“Many of us live and eat in the fast lane and the speed of life causes us to make impulsive decisions when it comes to food,” say owners Tony Tkac and Sofia Fly. “We too often trade our health for our convenience, and our daily diet can either make us sick or heal our body and promote longevity.”

Rootz strives to provide the healthiest food in a convenient way. By using local farms, their sustainably grown produce is the freshest available, which means that the micronutrient content in the produce is much higher than most store-bought produce.

Location: 209 A S. Section St., Fairhope, AL. For more information, call 251-270-7120 or visit EatRootz.com

Women Gather to Empower Their Authentic Voice

Women of all ages, faiths and spiritual practices will welcome the sacred feminine at the annual Grandmothers Gathering, from March 22 to 25, at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama. This year’s theme, Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You: Claiming Your Authentic Voice, will explore the authentic woman. “She’s me, she’s you, she’s every woman who desires to enter the realm of reawakening to their greatest truths, embraced by the sacred feminine,” says organizer Carolyn Garbett.

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The gathering offers an opportunity to meet and connect with other women for inspiration and guidance—sharing laughter, tears and more. From the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony, participants will open their hearts and minds, receiving points of light into their lives so they can see themselves and the world differently.

A schedule of workshops, meditation, music and healing arts is organized around meals and free time. Each day, small circle groups are facilitated to foster meaningful discussion in a safe and empowering setting. Other highlights include a giveaway ceremony for the practice of detachment and a Croning ceremony to joyfully honor those who have reached the age of 70.

The Gulf Coast Grandmothers gather yearly to embody unconditional acceptance and fulfill the ancient prophecy: “When the grandmothers speak, the Earth will heal.”

Cost: $340-$415 registration fee includes three nights’ lodging and all meals. For more information, call Carolyn Garbett at 251-945-1295, email MsParis98@gmail.com or visit GulfCoastGrandmothers.com.

Eastern Shore Church Fosters Spiritual Awareness

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Unity on the Eastern Shore (UES) invites new visitors to gain a new level of spiritual awareness through worship and fellowship. In Fairhope, they hold a Celebration of Life service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., plus monthly healing circles and blessings for family pets.

“People are more spiritual and less religious, and Unity facilitates that change,” says Rev. Shirley Geer. “We bless and embrace people of every race, culture, lifestyle and creed. We honor the many paths to God, for we know that God, as light and love, expresses equally on every path. Our purpose is to foster a new level of spiritual awareness, to lift one another to a Christ-like maturity and to equip people to demonstrate their truth through service to others.”

UES is a gathering of New Thought believers that come together to be loved and healed in a Christ-centered community. As a spiritual family, they encourage each other to demonstrate the Christ mind that lives within and they celebrate their unity with everyone around the world and with God.

Location: 22979 U.S. Hwy. 98, Fairhope, AL. For more information, call 251-990-8934 or visit
UnityOnTheEasternShore.org

Untreated Hearing Loss Contributes to Dementia

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Ascent Audiology, in Fairhope and Foley, is offering free hearing aid cleanings and consultations to educate patients on the relationship between hearing health and dementia.

A recent study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found a direct correlation between improved cognitive function and hearing aid use in older adults with hearing loss. “Our study suggests that using a hearing aid may offer a simple, yet important, way to prevent or slow the development of dementia by keeping adults with hearing loss engaged in conversation and communication,” says Dr. Anil K. Lalwani, M.D., professor at CUMC. This leads to overall better mental astuteness, quality of life and less likelihood of social isolation, which fuels dementia in many individuals.

Medical research presented by Dr. Frank Link at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting has found that hearing loss contributes to dementia and mental decline, estimating that as much as 36 percent of dementia risk can be attributed to hearing loss. His 2013 study suggests that hearing loss is linked to a 30 to 40 percent greater risk of cognitive decline in people with hearing loss versus those without.

 

For more information, call 251-990-0535 (Fairhope) or 251-517-4237 (Foley), or visit AscentAudiologyFairhope.com. See ad, page 19.