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CHEO 2017

CHEO 2017

This month we celebrate CHEO in our Spotlight. Most of you know you can go to our website and learn all about us and our members. You already know or will learn there our CHEO values and mission which, in a nutshell, is helping you to discover your holistic well-being possibilities. Instead of repeating all the wonderful info about CHEO you’ll find on our website and in our Directory, I thought I would offer this personal story of my own journey with CHEO. Looking back, I think I discovered CHEO in fall of 2014 as I was preparing for someRead more

What Is Tai Chi?

What Is Tai Chi?

Before you can understand what Tai Chi is, it is important to know the following. In China, most Tai Chi schools do not teach the real art publicly. Rather they have what is known as outdoor or public students and indoor students. This causes tremendous confusion here in the West, as there are a number of problems that can arise from this. When people think of Tai Chi they usually picture a group of people doing a series of slow movements in a quaint park somewhere. People have a tendency to think that Tai Chi IS the form. This isRead more

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.