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East Texans Find Natural Health Alternatives at the Wellness Expo 2010

Posted: Sun, May 9, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Robert and Antoniette Rozean of Wellness Productions, Co. produced another great East Texas Natural Wellness Expo. The event was a great opportunity for people of East Texas to learn more about natural health alternatives and to sample some delicious organic quality foods and other products.

The expo was held at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, TX on April 17-18, 2010 and included approximately 100 natural health and wellness vendors. The event hosted a wide variety of professionals with expertise in areas such as holistic health, fitness, nutrition, chiropractic, colon therapy, water and air filtration systems, therapeutic health products, thermography, skin care, body massage, essential oils, environmental wellness, personal growth, health food, natural supplements, natural health for children and pets, organic farming products, energy healing and more!

Each year the expo hosts many national speakers who are experts in their field. This year the guest speakers included Doug Kaufman, host of the television show "Know the Cause," Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of "Nourishing Traditions," Jordan Rubin, NMD, PhD and author of "The Maker's Diet" who healed himself of Crohn's Disease, and Robert Scott Bell of the "RS Bell Radio Show." During the two day event, there were many other guest speakers and demonstrators who presented educational information designed to help people take control of their health naturally.

I really enjoyed meeting and talking with the people that attended the expo. Some people traveled from many miles away to attend this special event in East Texas, especially those dealing with a serious health issue. I also enjoyed meeting many of the vendors, sampling their products and overdosing on the delicious food.

One of my favorite products at the expo was (read full article to also view photos)

Health Care Providers Serve Food that Sabotages the Ability for People to Heal

Posted: Sun, May 9, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

I would like to bring to your attention a very serious subject - the quality of food in America that is causing people to develop many chronic diseases is also given to the people we love who are ill, sabotaging their ability to heal, regain their health or have a better quality of life.

A few weeks ago, on my way home from seeing Dr. Maya Angelou perform, I stopped to visit my very dear friend who is extremely ill. At the time she was staying at a hospice center but she has since returned home. The photo in this article is a picture that she let me take of her holding her toxic food. Every time I see her she is drinking sodas and eating candy or some other processed and sugary food. She is living on junk food and is slowly wasting away.

Seeing this kind of care being provided by a health care provider is very difficult for me, knowing what I know about food and the impact it has the body. Sugar especially is a leading cause of disease. It seems that when it comes to caring for the sick, our health care providers prescribe medications but give little consideration to the impact toxic foods have on their patients’ health that their own staff is serving to them.

It is unfortunate but hospitals are contracting with food companies that supply highly processed and packaged foods. I wrote about this on my blog last year when my own mother was in the hospital and was given the wrong food for diabetes and kidney dialysis. Please see the blog: US Hospitals Serve Toxic Food to Patients.

I wish that something could be done to change the quality of food that is being served in hospitals to patients as well as to the people that I love. Imagine all the lives that could be saved if people who were ill received nourishing foods that prevented the growth of cancers and (read full article)

Maya Angelou Delivers Powerful Words of Wisdom to the Piney Woods

Posted: Sun, May 9, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On Sunday, April 11, 2010, I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Maya Angelou speak in person at The Northeast Texas Community College before a sold out audience. Imagine that, Dr. Maya Angelou, who is not well herself, traveling many miles by bus to a remote East Texas area near Pittsburg, Texas. She was amazing and I am so glad that I decided to go and hear her speak.

I have been very busy working and I didn't think I had the time to go. But then I heard very clearly a message that I must go because she would have a message for me. And she did!

During Dr. Angelou’s performance, she spoke about how we each have the ability to impact lives around the world just by how we live our lives and the help and kindness that we offer to people. The people we in some way help or influence then go on to impact the lives of others. Dr. Angelou also said to us that just because you are in a small town now does not mean that you will not end up somewhere like New York City.

When I was growing up in my small East Texas town, I never thought I would ever live in New York City, but I did for 10 years. New York City became my home that I loved and while I was there I had the opportunity to connect with and learn from many leaders in the field of alternative health and nutrition as well as communications. My years spent living, (read full article and view wildflower photos)

Artemis in the City Founder Elected VP of Board for New Historic Longview Farmers Market

Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, the board for the new Historic Longview Farmers' Market was formed. Danielle Heard, Founder of Artemis in the City, LLC was elected Vice President of the board.

The new farmers' market will open on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in downtown Longview, Texas on the historic Kelly Plow Works site which is located at High, Cotton and Center Streets. The market will be open initially on Saturdays and will expand as the growing season develops. The hours of operation will be 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day the market is open. Click here to print the flyer.

Lynette Goodson, the President of Preservation Longview, has spearheaded this effort. She has been working on the research, development and city permits for the farmers' market for quite some time along with many others. The farmers' market is a project of Preservation Longview, a nonprofit organization founded by Victoria Wilson.

The board's elected officers include:
Lowell Tanksley - President (Owner, Farm)
Danielle Heard - Vice President (Founder, Artemis in the City, LLC)
Cathy Cace - Secretary (Owner, Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steakhouse)
David Licthy - Treasurer (Owner, The Cook's Nook / Chef)
Cindy Tanksley - Market Manager (Owner, Farm)
Carol Pinckard - Market Manager (Owner, Fair Meadow Goat Dairy)
Jack Roach - Market Manager (Owner, Farm)

There is a great need in East Texas for the community to have access to fresh, locally grown food. The Historic Longview Farmers' Market will work to preserve

Could Solution to Health Care Reform Be What You Eat?

Posted: Tue, Mar 16, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On Monday, March 15, 2010, Danielle Heard, MS, HHC, of Artemis in the City was featured in an interview with Bob Hallmark on KLTV Channel 7 News (Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville) along with two clients, Michelle Cook and Margaret Cunzalo, who share their success stories of healing with food.

If you would like the opportunity to read the story transcript while watching the video, please click here to view the story on KLTV's website.

We want to thank Bob Hallmark and KLTV Channel 7 News for telling the story of East Texans healing with food. It is our hope that more people will begin to embrace a holistic health and nutrition approach to healing and realize that their body has the power to heal itself when given the chance.

Please read the complete success stories of Margaret and Michelle.


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East Texans Embrace Food as Medicine and Regain Their Life!

Posted: Wed, Feb 17, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, Danielle Heard, MS, HHC, of Artemis in the City was featured in an article titled "East Texans Embrace Food as Medicine and Regain Their Life," in The Gilmer Mirror newspaper.

The article presents the health success stories of four of Danielle's clients who are from the East Texas area and who have embraced a new holistic lifestyle that is based on whole food as medicine. In just a matter of months, these East Texans have been able to take control of their health, reverse many health conditions and change their life!

If you would like the opportunity to read the article, please click here to read on The Gilmer Mirror's website. We want to thank the publisher Russ Greene and the editor Mac Overton for the opportunity to tell the Gilmer community and others about the exciting success East Texans are experiencing utilizing food as medicine.

Fructose Sugar and Alcohol are the Same - Learn the Truth!

Posted: Tue, Jan 26, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Robert H. Lustig, MD, Professor of Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of California San Francisco, presents “A Mini Medical School for the Public – Current Controversies in Nutrition – Sugar: The Bitter Truth.”

This is a compelling presentation offering scientific research and explanation as to why diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity rates have risen dramatically over the last 30 years while human genes have not changed. The cause is not from a high fat diet but from diets high in sugar.

During Dr. Lustig’s presentation, you will learn how the body processes various types of sugar, why different sugars are not equal and why sugar is a dangerous poison. The primary focus is on explaining the body’s biochemical process of fructose, such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a hepatotoxin which is a toxic chemical substance that damages the liver. Dr. Lustig also explains why fructose is a leading cause of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, obesity, lipid problems, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, inflammation, and non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease.

Even though fructose is a simple carbohydrate, it is metabolized by the body like a fat. Many American’s who are eating low fat diets are also consuming high amounts of fructose which doubles as a fat. But it is not a healthy fat which has the necessary components

Haiti's S.O.S. is Finally Heard - Help Haiti Now!

Posted: Mon, Jan 18, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Just as the new year starts and people hope for good health, luck and prosperity, Haitians have been dealt a very hard blow and have lost everything. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 is the worst earthquake to occur in that region in 200 years.

Many Haitians have barely escaped the devastating destruction caused by this quake with casualties expected to be over 100,000. They have lost their family, friends, homes, jobs and they have no food and water to keep them alive. According to United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, about one-third of the population of Haiti, or approximately 3 million people, have been affected by the earthquake.

Haiti has a long history of economic, political, health and environmental problems. Over-farming and deforestation have left much of this small Caribbean Island without vegetation and more vulnerable to natural disasters. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world where 4 out of 5 people live in poverty. According to Partners In Health (PIH), about one-third of Haitian children die before they reach the age of 5, and 60% of these deaths are completely preventable as they are directly related to a lack of clean water, malnutrition and diarrheal disease.

But Haiti's children are not alone as over 6 million children die worldwide each year due to hunger and malnutrition. Food and water are essential for people to have strong healthy immune systems and to prevent disease. Without nutritional support people cannot

Michelle Regained Her Health and is Living Life Again!

Posted: Sun, Jan 10, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

In March 2009, Michelle experienced an alarming incident that helped her decide to take control of her health – a heart attack. Michelle’s health had steadily deteriorated since 2005. At the age of 50, she was unable to work or go and do things on her own. Michelle relied heavily on the care of family members to help her. According to Michelle, “I became a true invalid locked in my own home. Many days I was barely able to get out of my bed.” After living with illness, pain and severe chronic fatigue for many years, Michelle decided it was time to change her situation. Within 6 months of implementing food and healing methods, Michelle regained her health, became able to do what she wants on her own and is now living life again!

In June 2009, at the recommendation of a friend, Michelle sought the help of Danielle Heard of Artemis in the City. At the time Michelle was just recovering from a heart attack, had many other health issues which included Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia as well as Low Thyroid, Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure. Michelle was also taking 14 medications at the same time to treat her various symptoms. Because Michelle was too weak to attend appointments on her own, her husband attended sessions with her so that he could learn to provide her with the care that she would need in order to get well.

Michelle’s primary health goal that she wanted to achieve from the 6 month wellness program was to just be able to have enough energy and strength to go to the store on her own to buy her grandson toys. “I want to enjoy it and be able to take my time,” said Michelle. “I have not had the energy to do this since 2005.” Michelle also wanted to be able to go and visit friends, go to her shop that she owns, have enough energy to wake up before 10:00 AM without an alarm clock and to still have enough energy to go out in the evening and look good doing it.

Beginning with her first health counseling session in June, Michelle

Margaret is Free from Food Addictions and Lost 60 Pounds!

Posted: Sun, Jan 3, 2010
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC

Addictions are a subject that Margaret knows all too well. Throughout her entire life, she has battled and overcome many forms of addiction including addictions to cigarettes and alcohol. Now at the age of 56, Margaret is conquering her last major addiction, an addiction to food, has lost 60 pounds and is obtaining the life she has always wanted!

In May 2009, Margaret stood just 5’2” tall and weighed over 320 pounds. She was experiencing a number of health issues which included arthritic pain, inflammation, cellulitis, high blood pressure and considered herself to have a food disorder. The weight was a lot for her small frame to carry, and Margaret was not feeling well. She was also having trouble walking due to the pain and inflammation in her back, knees and hip. Since both of Margaret’s parents had been overweight and had died of strokes, this too weighed heavily on her mind.

Margaret had tried many times to lose weight. She had even stopped eating fast food 6 years ago. Margaret’s last resort to try to control her weight included skipping meals and eating lots of raw celery and carrots. But her efforts were unsuccessful and she battled many food cravings which she eventually would give in to, especially cravings for sweets.

At the recommendation of a friend, Margaret began visiting the Artemis in the City website and attending the events to learn more. After attending the lecture “Take Control of Your Health with Whole Food,” Margaret decided she needed professional help and scheduled a health history session. Within one month of a 6 month wellness program, Margaret had lost 20 pounds, her knee


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