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Sat, Jan 13


The Legacy Building

The Gut Feeling

The Gut Feeling, where we're bringing together a community of experts and people like you to dive deep into the mysteries of our gut

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The Gut Feeling
The Gut Feeling

Time & Location

Jan 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Legacy Building, 4024 E 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

About the event

The Gut Feeling is an engaging and immersive Black health event tailored to individuals aged 35-55+. With a greater propensity for colon-related health issues compared to other races, it is crucial that we address these concerns head-on by providing an engaging platform for education, support, and resources.

This event promises to provide a unique and informative experience, with a range of interactive services and resources designed exclusively for our community. Learn practical tips to improve your gut health. From food tastings to yoga, this event is designed to nourish your mind and body.

Event Agenda

11:00 am: Doors open.

11:00 am - 2:00pm: Free Health Screenings

11:00 am - 2:00pm: MNGI info table

11:15 am - 11:45 pm: Small Talk with a Doc: A guided conversation with a MNGI healthcare professional What's the deal with colon cancer screening? Why is it such a big deal? Let's dive into the importance of this screening method and why it's crucial for everyone to consider getting checked.

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm: Community Yoga with Felicia Perry

12:00 pm - 1:00pm: Juice Blend/ Food Sampling/Herbal Tea Bar with Rikyrah Snow 

Rikyrah Snow will be hosting an immersive food experience where attendees will have the opportunity to sample high powered superfood smoothies, juices and herbal tonic teas. Following the tasting experience, Rikyrah will lead a thought-provoking conversation about the significance of the quality of foods we consume and how it can impact our well-being in the long run.

Rikyrah Snow is a certified Regenerative Health Practitioner Specializing in Gut Health. A KUKUWA®️African Dance Instructor & Yoga Teacher that is also an Advocate for Regeneration of the land & our bodies through Nutrition & Movement.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: Small Talk with a Doc: A guided conversation with a MNGI healthcare professional How important is medical equity when it comes to trusting the medical field and your doctor? What factors influence our trust in the healthcare system, and how can we ensure that everyone receives the same level of care regardless of their background? Join the conversation as we explore the impact of social determinants of health, implicit biases, and systemic barriers to healthcare access on patient trust and medical equity. We'll also discuss strategies for building trust with your healthcare provider and advocating for equitable healthcare policies in your community.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Small Talk with a Doc: A guided conversation with a MNGI healthcare professional  Understanding Heartburn and Acid Reflux is a fascinating topic that affects many people around the world. Heartburn is a common condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest and throat. Acid reflux, on the other hand, is a chronic condition that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) doesn't close properly, allowing stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus. This condition can cause a wide range of symptoms, including heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and even asthma. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for both heartburn and acid reflux is essential for managing these conditions and improving your quality of life.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Wellness Activity (TBD)


What is the purpose of The gut Feeling event?

Our mission is to educate and empower individuals about the importance of gut health. We want to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to optimize their digestive health and overall well-being.

Is there parking available at the event venue?

We offer parking in front of the building on E. 46th Street and there’s all-day off-street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

Is the space wheelchair accessible?

Yes the event space is wheelchair accessible. **Please note bathrooms are not ada compliant and are in the lower level of the building.**

Will there be certified MNGI staff there throughout the day?

Yes! MNGI will have a welcome table set up to help answer your questions and provide you with resources for gut and colon health.

Can I bring children to this event?

We kindly ask that you leave the little ones at home for this event to ensure that everyone can fully immerse themselves in the experience.

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