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Welcome to Healing Pathways of Johnson City
Healing Pathways of Johnson City was created to unite the medical community with the healing arts practitioners in the Tri-Cities. Our goal is to offer integrative pathways that promote health and healing on all levels: physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. We list practitioners that are accepting new clients as a resource to the community. We also list unique classes and events that are led with a healing and loving intent. 
Featured Event for Spring 2014

An Integrative Approach to Breast Health
​ An Integrative Approach to Breast Health
Educational Presentations
When: Tuesday May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Health Resources Center Annex at the Johnson City Mall
FREE EVENT but seating is limited, so please register with the Health Resources Center by calling 1-800-888-5551 and reserving your seat for the particular night or nights you would like to attend.

Event Schedule: Each lecture is 20 minutes in length, followed by a 30 minute panel Question & Answer. 

Tuesday May 6 from 6:00-7:30pm

Identifying Risk Factors for Breast CancerDr. Trey Robertson, M.D. Educating women on risk factors for the development of breast cancer. Focus on identifying non-modifiable risk factors and the importance of valid screening practices.

Mammography and Genetic Testing: Dr. Jocelyn Medina, M.D. When and how often do women need mammograms. An explanation of the pitfalls of thermography. Also addresses who needs genetic testing and how that is done.

Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors for Breast Cancer: Dr. Tamara McKenzie, M.D.  Focus on risk factors that can be changed by life style choices and the importance of total health in mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday May 13 6:00-7:30pm

Metabolic Syndrome and Breast Cancer: Dr. Lynn Conley, D.C. Discusses metabolic syndrome and the relationship between insulin resistance and the development of breast cancer.

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer: Dr. Eva Pickler, M.D. This hot topic will explain the pro’s and con’s of HRT as well as bio-identical hormones.

The Role of Nutrition in Breast Health: Dr. Glynda Ramsey, M.D. The benefits of broccoli and green tea: How natural phytonutrients from organic whole foods are packed with cancer fighting power!

Tues May 20 6:00-7:30pm

Endocrine Disruptors and Breast Cancer: Dr. Connie Pennington, M.D. How plastics, pesticides, and other chemicals in our environment act as “xenoestrogens” and how to avoid them.

Exercise Physiology and Well-Being: Dr. Benjamin Sharfstein, M.D. Discusses the importance of an active lifestyle in disease prevention.

The Benefits of Tai Chi: Mater Amanda Olson: How this slow movement meditation rooted in martial arts can provide stress reduction and improve balance and coordination.

Tuesday May 27 6:00-7:30pm

Behavior and Lifestyle Changes: Kim Bushore Maki, LPC. Discusses how to access the strength within to achieve maximum wellness.

The Mind, Body,  & Spirit Benefits of Yoga: Jennifer Chiasm: Explores the history of an ancient practice and its transforming power in todays busy world.

Lifestyle Modification Program: Maggie Cooper, Certified Integrative Health Coach: Describes and explains how health coaching can transform your life.
The Lifestyle Modification Programs
If you are a women with significant modifiable risk factors including any one of the following: overweight, obese, poor diet, lack of exercise, or are experiencing increased stress levels then a Lifestyle Modification program may be right for you.  These programs are aimed at major lifestyle changes related to nutrition, exercise, and stress management. We are enrolling women into small groups of no more than 12. If you are interested one of these programs, please contact us. While all three programs are focused on lifestyle change, one has an emphasis on healthy weight loss, one focuses on stress reduction, and one is perfect for the women who has, or has had breast cancer. All three programs are educational, interactive, and fun! Each of these programs requires a initial $70 investment for materials and then is $20 a week. This program is priced low because it is a "pilot program" for research purposes, related to applying for grant funding in the future.

  • Screening mammograms
  • Genetic testing
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Broccoli and green tea
  • Whole grains and selenium containing seeds 
  • Avacodos the healthy fats
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Superfoods and Healing Spices
  • Maitake mushrooms
  • ​Maintaining normal percent body fat
  • Achieving Healthy Sleep
  • Practice Stress Reduction Prayer & Meditation

Learn how to Achieve Optimal Breast Health
Dr. Lynn Conley, D.C. and Michelle Livingston, LMT will be leading two groups of up to 12 participants each on a 12-week journey of change. With emphasis on low-glycemic impact eating and body composition, the Transitions Lifestyle System (TLS)® Weight Loss Solution includes:

  • coaching
  • nutritional education
  • recipe sharing
  • meal planning
  • shopping
  • reading labels
  • journaling
  • group support
  • accountability

Dr. Conley will also introduce participants to nutraMetrix® Customized Wellness Solutions and find the specific dietary supplements to assist each individual in attaining her health goals.

During the first 12 weeks, 30 pounds and 30 inches lost are typical. But, more importantly, TLS, a scientifically sound, healthy weight loss choice that can lead to long-lasting results, is about giving you the tools to change the behaviors that caused you to put on extra weight. It's about eating right, exercising and making a daily commitment so that you'll not only reach your goal weight (or size) but you'll be able to continue the new habits you've formed to keep the weight off permanently. It's about lifestyle change and learning to live the TLS Lifestyle.

Dr. Lynn Conley, D.C.
Honor pink by going green

Community Wellness Leaders

Community Support Groups

Classes Offered Numerous Times Throughout the Year
This May Healing Pathways has organized a series of lectures followed by a choice of 3 programs designed to assist women and their families to take charge of lifestyle factors that significantly improve health and decrease the incidence of developing cancer. These lectures are in groups of three topics, and will be followed by a speaker panel question and answer session. The lectures will take place at the Health Resources Center Annex at the Johnson City Mall. Registration is required, and seating is limited. Please call 1-800-888-5551 to register.
Area Practitioners
Maggie Cooper, LMT and Certified Integrative Health Coach through Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Program, will be conducting a 12 week Group Coaching with the focus of Stress Management. Stress is the number one underlying precursor to disease processes and learning how stress works within the body system is key to creating lasting change in our reactions to stressful situations.

While the body is in fight or flight response during stress, cortisol and other stress hormones greatly impact your body’s ability to heal and repair itself, lose weight and many other functions are also compromised.


Join Glynda Ramsey, MD and Tonya Van Hook for a 12-week integrative health coaching program to optimize your health through body, mind, and spirit. Tap into your body’s inner wisdom and discover your personalized path to healthy eating and healthy habits that decrease your risk for chronic diseases, including breast cancer and diabetes.

Topics include:

Low glycemic meal plans and recipes to balance blood sugar and manage body weight. 
•       Learn to read labels, swap “bad’ food choices for better ones, and how to eat out and at work.
Identifying food sensitivities that can hinder weight loss and create cravings. 
A simple exercise plan you can do at home. 
Qigong and Tai Chi techniques to optimize breast health and overall health.
How stress impacts your health and accelerates aging, and ways to manage stress in your busy life. 
The role of inflammation in chronic disease and how to minimize it.

Learn to set realistic goals and use your successes and lapses to discover strategies to sustain your healthy habits. Our small group setting will provide you with support, accountability and a sense of community, all keys to success in achieving your optimal body weight and sustaining healthy habits. 

Tonya Van Hook has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 25 years. She specializes in techniques for arthritis and is expanding her specialization to include breast health. Currently she is an instructor at The Wellness Center and Memorial Park Community Center.  

Dr. Ramsey received her integrative health coach training at Duke Integrative Medicine and Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is board certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and is a radiologist at the Women’s Health and Imaging Center. She has personal experience with paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan diets, and she invites you to join this program if you have food allergies or a desire to explore one of these eating plans.

This group will meet Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm from June through August 2014 at the Women’s Health and Imaging Center.

Participants will experience:​
  • Complete a Personalized Health Plan (manual included)
  • Explore every area of life and create an overall health vision
  • Learn how stress impacts the body’s systems
  • Identify stress triggers
  • Create lasting lifestyle behaviors to minimize stress responses
  • Learn techniques scientifically proven to reduce stress response

Maggie Cooper
Dr. Glynda Ramsey, MD