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April Educational Series

Altoona April 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Part 1:

Alzheimer’s Disease: Diabetes Type 3

Join Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, for a presentation about why Alzheimer’s Disease is now being recognized as diabetes type 3 and provide exciting breakthroughs in food-as-medicine research that will substantially lower your risk. The focus will be on the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet. Participants will learn how this nutritional approach can be beneficial for overall cognitive health and will be given a handout with an overview of the MIND Diet and a link for additional information.

Debra Kirchhof-Glazier


Debra Kirchhof-Glazier taught biology at Juniata College from 1981 until her retirement in 2017. She served as the Health Professions Director from 1989 to 2014 and offered numerous courses in biology and health professions during her 36-year career. Deb taught Nutrition from 2005 to 2016 from a food-as-medicine perspective and spent her final sabbatical in 2014 studying nutritional medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Deb is a staunch proponent of integrative medicine, which combines complementary and alternative medicine with conventional medicine. She and her husband Doug have two adult children- Brynda, a ceramic sculptor, and Darron, whose multiple disabilities served as a catalyst for her passion in nutritional and integrative medicine.

Part 2:

What is the Integrative Care System and how does Reiki fit within?

Join Debra Pecka, who her presentation which will include the review of the Integrative Care System. We will discuss:

  • How this system of care complements traditional medicine
  • The benefits, as well as some, accumulated data of evidence
  • How Eastern Reiki has made its way to the West in hopes of reestablishing its most traditional and simplified practice.

The audience will participate in demonstration of how the East commonly refers to feeling the flow within the body. The Reiki Team will interact with the audience during the ppt as well.

Debra Pecka

Deborah is the Owner/Operator of Reiki Center for Body and Mind, Inc. in Hollidaysburg. She received her naturopath education from Trinity School of Natural Health and is also a Certified Natural Health Specialist. She is a Register Shihan through the Jikiden Reiki® Institute in Kyoto, Japan, and is also a Western Reiki Teacher. Deborah and the Reiki Center Team participate in organization/corporate wellness events and provide Reiki within the medical/clinical environment and cancer care center.


Lancaster April 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Part 1:

Live Blood Cell demonstration with 1 drop of blood at 1000 magnification, performing a nutritional analysis

This test is from Germany in the late 1930’s per the studies of Dr Enderlein.  One will see the size and shape of living red blood cells, white blood cells all magnified 1000 times.  An analysis may show digestive disorders, free radical damage, liver stress, microscopic clots, circulatory blockers, toxicity and various forms of parasite activity.  This is an educational informative look into ones’ health and the opportunity to make changes to improve one’s health by changing lifestyle patterns, food choices, stressors or adding supplementation which may include vitamins, minerals, enzymes and/or probiotics

Cheryl Forsyth

BS in Biology from Geneva College. Registered Nurse Diploma from Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. Critical Care Nurse in Massachusetts, Florida and Pennsylvania 33 years. Surgical ICU, Trauma and Open Heart Surgery. Certified Microscopist for 23 years. Mother of 3 children. And a Navy Wife.