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Upcoming NEOhio Chapter Events

May 15: Eating for Holistic Health:
Honoring the Wisdom of Your Body

Attend and learn how to eat for Holistic Heath!

  • How grains & dairy affect our health
  • Nutrient dense foods
  • Health benefits of fermented foods

Crowne Center II, Lower Level
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio  44131

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET)

AHMA Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

Light holistic fare provided

Registration Deadline
May 12

About the Presenters

Cherie Lechner-Lunato, DC, FICPA, CCSP, FIACA,"How grains & dairy affect our health"
Dr. Cherie Lechner-Lunato uses over 20 years of chiropractic experience and additional training in acupuncture, functional medicine, zenbodytherapy, injury prevention and energy medicine to treat families. She previously held a private practice in Chicago until July 2008, when she returned home to Ohio. She currently serves on the board of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Cherie, as her patients call her, is committed to healthy, happy families. She uses her unique talents to assist patients no matter what age. She has treated people from as young as an hour old to almost 100 years old! Dr. Cherie also performs energy healing and uses vibrational remedies to assist clients with physical to spiritual issues. Dr. Cherie’s approach is working with the whole person, not a cookie cutter program, but a customized plan designed specifically for the individual's health and wellness goals.

Lynn Nannicola, RN, BSN, NRTP,
"Nutrient dense foods"

Lynn has been helping people deal with difficult health concerns for the past 15 years. She is licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing, and holds degrees in  Business Administration and Nursing from Marquette University and Kent State University. She is a Certified Nutrition Response Test Practitioner (Advanced Muscle Testing Technique) and is also a Healing Touch Provider. She currently resides in Novelty with her husband, three children and beloved Yorkie. Her special interests include traditional cooking methods, Dr.’s Weston Price / Page research, farm foods, healing arts, spiritual studies, yoga, Cross Fit training, hockey, horseback riding, music and theatre. She is a chapel council board member and leader of EDGE/Life Teen youth ministry.

Chef Brian Doyle of SOW Foods Inc,
"Health benefits of fermented foods" (including a demo!)

As a highly sought-after consultant, writer, health coach, farmer and caterer, Chef Doyle creates high quality, multi-sense dining experiences utilizing fun inventive modern nutrition knowledge and culinary skill. He specializes in bold world cuisine that juxtaposes flavors and textures. He focuses on healthful preparations, using organic products described as "a Global Flavor Lexicon" by Cleveland Scene magazine. Brian’s philosophy in the kitchen is to "cook from the heart with care and flair."
He has been honored as a guest chef at the Celebrity Chef's Gala, Autism Speaks to Wall Street. He has written for Balanced Living Magazine, is a member of Slow Food and is recognized as one of Cleveland's premier chefs with his Prepared CSA/Catering co. Sow Food. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified Health Coach. His best advice is “Just Eat Real Food.”


Event Cancellation Policy
If the AHMA is notified 45 days before an AHMA event that you are unable to attend, a full refund minus a $25 admin fee will be administered. If the AHMA is notified 30 days in advance, a 50% refund will be administered. No refunds are given for cancellations occurring within 30 days of an event.

Letter from Doug Moore, Ph.D., NE Ohio Chapter Past-President
Welcome to the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) in Northeast Ohio! We are a group of doctors, licensed practitioners, students, and supporters who are all interested in holistic health. We embrace the principles of holistic medicine that integrate conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.

There is tremendous interest in holistic health throughout the NE region of Ohio. The major hospitals have integrated wellness programs, doctors are practicing acupuncture, and licensed practitioners from psychologists to massage therapists are integrating energy-based methods into their work. Based on the years of experience of our members and engaging networking events, we know that people are increasingly looking for practitioners who offer holistic health services. We are thrilled to support and promote this movement.

Over the past few years the AHMA NE Ohio chapter has sponsored a number of educational and networking opportunities for its members and the community. For example, we hosted a series of talks about the holistic heart, holistic brain, and holistic psychiatry. In addition, we co-sponsored a screening of the documentary, Forks Over Knives, which makes a well-researched and profound case for the health advantages of a plant-based diet.

In addition to continuing to offer educational opportunities, we are launching a new initiative to strengthen networking among the practitioners. A community forum is being designed for the website that will allow members to share information about their services, new programs, upcoming presentations, and recent publications.

You are invited to contact any of the board members for more information about AHMA in NE Ohio. Please sign our e-newsletter list so you can be informed of upcoming events. We hope to meet you at one of the upcoming meetings!

Doug Moore, Ph.D.

NE Ohio Chapter Board members:

Jane Eckert, PhD, President
Doug Moore, PhD, Past-President
Roseanne Radziewicz, RN, Newsletter Chair
Lynne Szanyi
Elaine Connelly, RN
Mary Ellen Derwis-Balaz, Lmt, Cht
Nancy Grubb, MD
Michael Hasman, MD
Paula Pennington, RN, LAc
Judith Weiss, MD
Cherie Lechner-Lunato, DC