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2017 CHEO of Greater Knoxville Board

2017 CHEO of Greater Knoxville Board

We are grateful for the wonderful service and contributions of these four retiring CHEO Board Members: Nancy Wart, Jim Lumpkins, Don Oakley and Kathy McMillan I am the 2016 CHEO of Greater Knoxville Board President. I instruct in Tai Chi and Qi Gong at Clear’s Tai Chi Chuan in Maryville. My passion is to use Tai Chi and Qi Gong to restore inner calm & youth, internal Chi flow & healing. I am a founding member of CHEO of Greater Knoxville, serving as 2009 Past President and as CHEO Program Coordinator since 2008. Volunteering for CHEO has been very rewardingRead more

Dee Matchett

Dee Matchett

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dee Matchett. Osteoporosis runs four generations deep on the paternal side of my family. Both my great grandparents and my grandmother died from complications due to osteoporosis. Despite my prevention regimen of bone healthy foods, recommended supplements, weight lifting and high impact exercise, I too was diagnosed as high risk for fracture. Although my prevention regimen had delayed the onset and slowed progression of the disease, genetics were getting the upper hand. In June of 2015, my Dad also died after suffering with osteoporosis. I began searching for a natural way toRead more

Ward Tummins

Ward Tummins

I was born in Pt Arthur Texas a good number of years ago when all kids grew up pretty much free range (left the house in the morning and came back for supper when dad got home). I grew up in Groves TX, right next to Pt Arthur, but very few people have heard of either one. It’s on the Texas coast right on the Louisiana border so the culture was more Cajun than Texan. My wife and I moved to TN almost 20 years ago after looking for a place we could buy a piece of land in theRead more

Dr. Stephen D. Pershing

Dr. Stephen D. Pershing

I graduated from Alcoa High School, did my undergraduate at University of Tennessee – Knoxville and my graduate medical school at UT – Memphis. I am single and in my spare time I enjoy golf and trout fishing. I always had a major interest in holistic wellness from the early days in residency training in Philadelphia. There I met some wonderful people who were already exploring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. I became serious about it 2009 and holistic wellness became our major focus in 2011. The amazing transformation we are seeing in patients who are grasping theRead more

Joe DiChiara

Joe DiChiara

I am a CPA/Serial Entrepreneur based out of NY looking forward to “The Next Stage of My Life” here in Knoxville. With family and business here in Knoxville and NY I’ve been splitting my time between the two states and learning more about the great state of Tennessee. I am blessed with three adult children who have all recently started on new careers. I believe that the Universe has attracted me to Knoxville which was highlighted when I was recently asked to serve on the board of this very warm and friendly CHEO of Knoxville Organization. I am very gratefulRead more

4 Handouts from CHEO Event May 9, 2016

4 Handouts from  CHEO Event May 9, 2016

Holistic Approaches for Diabetes: The Why, How and What Presenter: Dr. Jose Malagon, MD Recent research indicates that Diabetes can drastically improve with behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Malagon, a family physician in private practice in Clinton, TN believes in treating Diabetes holistically and getting to the root of the problem. He enjoys helping people learn how to heal themselves and has been leading monthly Diabetes classes for his patients for the past three years. Dr.Malagon will share with us some of the highlights of what he teaches his patients and offer practical tips to improve lifestyle.

Carrie Wagner

Carrie Wagner

I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now live with one orange cat in Knoxville, Tennessee. I enjoy golf, watching and preferably attending, Lady Vol’s games, hosting parties and educating myself on anything that has to do with holistic/energy healing. I love to share the knowledge I have about living a long and healthy life. I started doing Reflexology for a friend in 1981 and decided to get certified and open a practice. Since 1995 I have been a Registered Certified Reflexologist and owner of Knoxville Reflexology Group, Inc. I am now pursuing a Ph. D in Holistic Nutrition fromRead more

Sam Travis

Sam Travis

I’m sort of a ‘youngster’ in the holistic community or, as my boss likes to call me,   ‘whipper-snapper’. Being only 21 years of age, it can be difficult for some folks to take my knowledge/concepts seriously…. NONETHELESS, my enthusiasm and faith in holistic wellness only gains momentum by the day. I work for a health food store (or ‘real food store’, as I like to call it) called Go Nutrition, located in Farragut. We have the largest selection of supplements in the greater Knoxville area and, when it comes to supplements, we don’t joke around. I have roughly 3 yearsRead more