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Dragging through your workout? Eating on-point and exercising but still not getting results? Discover the top three reasons for fatigue, stubborn weight issues, and reduced muscle gain and how personalized functional nutrition can help!

ABOUT RYHA: Rhya is a licensed dietitian nutritionist with an "integrative" or "functional" approach. That means she applies evidence-based nutrition science to support the body as a whole instead of trying to address a single symptom or system. She is also a certified LEAP therapist dietitian, which means she is trained to design and supervise custom elimination diets. Her practice focus areas include: gastrointestinal (GI) conditions such as IBS and IBD; autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Hashimoto's; stubborn weight issues; food sensitivities, and other chronic inflammatory conditions in both adults and children.



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Andrea’s 12 Rules for Living a Happy, Healthy I’mperfect Life are the foundation for her life and her coaching practice, providing a refreshing perspective on what it means to be happy and healthy. Starting with forgiveness, then moving on to food, fitness, self-care, and more, her rules promote self-love while also working towards self-improvement.

ABOUT ANDREA: From 328lbs to Triathlete, Andrea Matthes transformed her life from the inside out and now teaches others how to create true lifestyle change (physically, mentally and emotionally) through workshops, group coaching and one-on-one consultations. She is best known for her viral blog post, “10+ Reasons I Love My Ugly Body,” which has improved the way millions of women (and men) perceive food, fitness and their bodies. Andrea is a writer, personal trainer, lifestyle coach, and motivational speaker who added “Mom” to her title in April 2016. With two boys, 9 months and 2.5 years old, triathlons are on hold for now. Her body is a bit larger and heavier (and a lot mushier) as life is basically sleepless nights, diaper changes and constant chaos, but that doesn’t stop her from doing her best to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.



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Most individuals believe that making healthy choices with food is all about maintaining a healthy weight. While some of this is true, understanding how the gut responds to food beyond weight gain and weight loss is detrimental to living a long, healthy life filled with quality, vigor and clarity. The microbiome is responsible for how we think, act and the possible inflammatory/ autoimmune diseases we are at risk for. Understanding the importance of the microbiome and how food affects the microbiomes environment can make or break our success at work, in relationships and living a life full of energy and vigor.

ABOUT AMY: Amy has an AS, BS and MS/MHA. She has a 15 year background in Healthcare and Health Administration spending most of that time treating patients with cancer and overseeing Comprehensive Cancer Centers as an Administrative Director. Amy's most recent joined the Total Nutrition Technology team as a Health Educator with the purpose of giving personalized nutritional and health guidance to help individuals with not only weight management, but also provide solid tools and education around preventative care related to nutrition and exercise.


12:00 PM BBQ is HEALTHY! (Eric Goebel, CITY BARBEQUE)

No matter what your diet entails, you don’t have to sacrifice quality and flavor. City Barbeque offers low-calorie, high protein, gluten free, low carb and high nutrient menu options. Good news: Smoke has zero calories! City Barbeque’s delectable smoked turkey is their most lean option, with only 140 calories and 31.5 grams of protein and their low-cal green beans w/ bacon are only 90 calories. More info:

ABOUT ERIC: Eric started his barbeque journey in New York City and after 7 years, he and his wife, Connie, decided to move to Charlotte. Eric has been the Operations Manager for City Barbeque Catering for three years. To keep healthy Eric enjoys Crossfit Workouts, Spin Classes and getting out and play recreational sports.



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In this session, we will explore why some people are able to sustain success in their health and fitness while others seem to lose momentum and end up starting over time and time again.

We will peel back the layers of ourselves and discover that in order to achieve optimal performance in our lives we need to have balanced growth in our bodies, emotions, minds, and hearts. Our whole selves, not just our bodies, need exercise, proper nutrition, and recovery in order to grow. We will learn and understand how to expend and replenish the energy our bodies, emotions, minds, and hearts need in order to achieve this optimal performance. By applying the principles and practices of the 4 circles of fitness people will be able to become more effective and powerful trainers, coaches and individuals.



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Mediator Release Test (MRT) and the follow up diet to calm down the immune system.  Discuss 5 R's of Gut Health.  Who would the test benefit the most? How to get the process started. 

ABOUT CAROL: Health Educator for Total Nutrition Technology since 2008.  Certified Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nutrition Coach and LEAP Therapist.  Over 30 years of Industry Experience.


02:15 PM THE 5 W’S OF KETAMINE – WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY (Dr. Diana Newby-Boyd and Dr. LaKesha Legree)

Harvard Women's Health Watch (11/2018) Recognizes Ketamine as a potential life-saving treatment for people with treatment resistant depression. New research shows that Ketamine can be effective for treating pain and could be an alternative to opioids. It will not eliminate life stressors and frustrations BUT it can help you to manage your response and reaction to them thereby helping you to live your best life and discover your best self.

Dr. LaKesha Legree

Dr. LaKesha Legree

ABOUT DR. DIANA & DR. LAKESHA: Dr. Legree hails from the Midwest where she is proud to be an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame; “Fighting Irish ‘til death do us part,” is what she always proclaims! Prior to medical school, Dr. Legree held various positions with the prestigious pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN. It was there that her passion for patient centered clinical medicine was fostered and she went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She subsequently followed her husband to the east coast and completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She spent many hours at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute. Although New York fed her love of culture, arts and fashion, she developed a new appreciation for green grass after having her daughter! This led her to move south where some of her family already resided.

Dr. Diana Newby-Boyd

Dr. Diana Newby-Boyd

With more than ten years in private practice, as well as in the clinical applications of ketamine, Dr. Newby-Boyd is one of the physicians responsible for your care at Elev8 MD Wellness Center. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana. She then earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she also completed her residency in anesthesiology. Dr. Newby-Boyd is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. With a strong sense of family at the core, Dr. Newby-Boyd decided to call Charlotte home in 2013. Outside of medicine, her greatest joy is being a wife and mother to her two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her large extended family, including their two furbabies.



Green veggies are a great source of calcium, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. Most of us do not eat at least one serving per day. Join Greg Stewart, Healthy Coach, to simple ways to add more green veggies into your diet.

ABOUT GREG: Greg Stewart has been a Health and Wellness Coach at Cabarrus Health Alliance for over 10 years. He has worked on many grant programs including Healthy Lives Healthy Futures, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Grant, Cooking Matters, Lifestyle Medicine and the Healthy Partnerships for Active Living Grant. His area of expertise is nutrition, physical activity, and stress management as well as community engagement.  Greg has a Bachelors in Psychology with over twenty years of experience successfully implementing behavioral health services through counseling, coaching, social work and wellness training.  Greg is most well-known for his work on the Healthy Lives Healthy Futures grant where he trained more than 200 community volunteers to facilitate safe and effective exercise programs within their congregation.


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