Sleep and Nutrition

Barbara Barr

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom, Nancy Teeter MAOM, RDN, will explain how diet influences sleep quality and quantity. Do you know that scientists have discovered specific links between sleep and dietary quality? Do you realize there is a link between sleep and blood sugar, weight, overall nutrition, and food cravings?

Nancy Teeter is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a B.S. in dietetics from Oregon State University. In 2012, Nancy started working part time at Miraval Resort and Spa. There she offers classes and nutrition consultations with an emphasis on wholesome foods, integrative wellness, and healthy aging. Nancy has lectured widely on various nutrition topics, including gut health, anti-inflammatory lifestyles, metabolism, blood pressure management, and healthy weight. Nancy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is an active member in the local affiliates. She is a past president of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nancy also writes a monthly column for the Saddlebag Notes newspaper. Nancy resides in SaddleBrooke with her husband, Rick. Nancy believes that no matter a person’s age, nutrition can make a profound difference on future health.

Please note the date change. We usually meet on the first Friday of every month. However, due to all the holiday events in the ballroom, Wednesday, Dec. 8, was the only date available.

Other classes for November and December include:

Meditation (complimentary)

Each Wednesday at the Agate Room of the MountainView Arts and Crafts Complex

3:30 p.m. Instruction for new attendees

4 p.m. Meditation

Reiki First Degree (Patti’s home)

Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A two-day class will start you on your journey to healing through Reiki. Register at [email protected] or call 808-281-9001.

Happy, Healthy Holidays (complimentary at Barbara’s home)

Friday, Nov. 19

2:30 p.m. in person

4 p.m. on Zoom

Gift ideas for happy, healthy holidays and a healthy new year. Spaces are limited. Register at [email protected]

Sleep, Glorious Sleep (complimentary class at Barbara’s home)

Friday, Nov. 26

1 p.m. in person

4 p.m. on Zoom

For many seniors, a good night’s sleep becomes more and more evasive. Yet, lack of sleep contributes to aging, numerous health issues, and mental decline. Yet, 85% of sleep issues can be resolved without medicine. Spaces are limited! Register at [email protected]

The Science Behind Essential Oils (complimentary class at Barbara’s home)

Friday, Dec. 3

1 p.m. in person

3 p.m. on Zoom

Everyone’s talking about essential oils, but they do so much more than just make a room smell good. Learn how to select and use essential oils. Register at [email protected]

The Wellness Integrated Network is open to all SaddleBrooke residents. Come join our community of learners on our wellness journey. Watch for details in the papers and other announcements. You can also contact Barbara Barr or Patti Gould at [email protected], or call 520-339-7400.