March 26, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Reclaim Sports Academy
1101 1st st
snohomish, WA 98290
This Month, Veterans Staying Active (VSA) has a special event that no veteran should miss. We have two veteran doctors (Dr. Chris and Carrie Hardy) hosting an exciting forum on two top priority topics affecting the majority of veterans.
Below are the topics being presented and bios for Dr. Chris and Carrie Hardy, please take the time to read the topics and bio's and contact me with any questions. Also, a short break will be held between sessions for some food and time to talk to the good doctors.
Topic of Presentation: 8 Steps for Preventing Diabetes
According to the CDC “more than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes". In general, our VA patients tend to have lower incomes and limited access to healthy food...two social disparities that can lead to a greater risk of diabetes. Additionally, recent research is discovering a link between PTSD in veterans and the incidence of diabetes. Diabetes has a number of serious health conditions; however, all is not lost. If we find that a person is “prediabetic”, we have a huge opportunity for change through nutritional and lifestyle interventions.
Topic of Presentation: Sleep Quality and Chronic
This presentation will introduce the concept of circadian rhythm and how disrupting this rhythm can be over a long period of time increases risk for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure, while worsening conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. We will break down the science of sleep and circadian rhythm into easy to understand language and give you simple solutions to reclaim your sleep and improve your health.
Dr. Chris Hardy – Bio
Dr. Hardy has 13 years’ active military service in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, graduating from the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Underwater Construction Basic Course, going on to serve as a military Deep Sea Diver. Dr. Hardy left the service to attend and graduate from Old Dominion University, earning a bachelor of science in biochemistry. He went on to medical school at WVSOM, graduating as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hardy re-entered the military as a Navy physician, serving about the USS WASP (LHD-1) as medical officer for two years including the 2004 deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He then served another operation tour as a medical officer before attending Johns Hopkins University for medical specialty training.
Dr. Hardy completed specialty training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Johns Hopkins school of Public Health where he served as Chief Resident, also earning a Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in toxicology.
Dr. Hardy is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine under the American College of Preventive Medicine. He has also completed formal training in medical acupuncture and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. He also has completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Hardy is author of the comprehensive wellness book, Strong Medicine, How to Conquer Chronic Disease and Achieve Your Full Genetic Potential. He is still active as a strength and conditioning coach, incorporating strength training as part of an integrative musculoskeletal medicine practice
Dr. Carrie Hardy - Bio
Dr. Carrie Hardy started her illustrates career by proudly serving in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman for 7 years. After the military, she earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a Master's degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University.
Although Dr. Carrie Hardy loved where she worked, she missed helping people on a daily basis like she used to in the military. She re-entered the medical field, this time from the administrative side and rediscovered her passion to heal, but also noticing that patients only got 15 minutes to address the complexity of personal health. So, being the hard charger she is, Dr. Carrie Hardy decided to go back to school and help improve the quality of patient interaction personally.
Dr. Carrie Hardy and her husband moved to Washington so she can attend the prestigious Bastyr University to become a Naturopathic doctor.
Dr. Carrie Hardy currently works at the Alternative Medicine Clinic in Stanwood WA where she uses both a fully integrative approach to treating each individual patient that presents to the clinic. She treats a variety of conditions from general wellness to high blood pressure to gastrointestinal issues. Her primary goal is to establish a true partnership with her patients, working together to meet their health and wellness goals. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient and has a scientific basis.