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At NTI we recognize how important for health it is to be in a community.

Community events allow us to share experiences, discuss ideas and learn new things in a supportive environment.

Interpersonal connection occurs when we enjoy shared experiences. These experiences are actually capable of improving overall physical and mental health! Did you know that endorphins and “feel good” neurotransmitters like GABA, serotonin and dopamine are released when we experience joyful contact with others? These impulses are responsible for feelings of contentment, inner peace and general happiness.

Sustained endorphin release has also been linked to:

  • Better pain tolerance
  • Stable moods
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Decreased risk for inflammation-related illnesses like depression, heart disease, arthritis and GI distress

Not to mention the part of the brain called the limbic system, which regulates emotion, is fueled through connection. Whether through eye contact, physical touch, meaningful conversation or connection with a group, supporting this brain state is crucial to feeling seen, heard and understood. This helps individuals experience a deeper sense of personal and professional fulfillment as well.

The body and the brain thrive in community, and at NTI we stand by this as one of our core values. We hope to share in our love of holistic health and heart centered connection with you at our free community events! Find our list of offerings here: https://ntischool.com/news-events.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Anneliese Pyatt is a certified Master Nutrition Therapist and has a thriving practice in Boulder, CO. 

NTI creates optimal health through nutrition education.

Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) is a leader in holistic nutrition education. Since 1999, NTI has provided students with the highest quality in nutrition training by offering comprehensive holistic nutrition courses.  Offering online and in-person nutrition course options to help students achieve thriving careers as holistic nutrition therapists.  Interested in starting our holistic nutrition courses and earning your holistic nutrition certification? Attend an informational webinar to learn more by signing up HERE.

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