Simple Remedies & Preventive Medicine - Uchee Pines

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The Simple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar seeks to give individuals tools that they can use to prevent and/or treat various aliments with simple, natural means in their own home. There is a strong focus on educating individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors and promoting the adoption of those behaviors; training in the use of natural remedies such as hydrotherapy, herbal therapy, nutrition therapy, and others; and the integration of Biblical Spirituality in the healing process. Overall, this seminar seeks to prepare you to be able to better meet your health needs and those of your friends and family with disease prevention and natural therapies.


March 20-24, 2016

Featured Speakers

Pastor Chester V. Clark III
Having completed a graduate degree in Church History at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Chester Clark III is currently pasturing – with the support of his wife, Jane –the Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dalton, GA. While being closely involved with Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC) since its inception, Chester has also been actively involved in education, evangelism training, organization of evangelism programs and conducting revivals around the Globe. Chester is also a major contributor to the global sermon database, AudioVerse, and is a sought-for international speaker.

Dr. David DeRose
Dr. DeRose is a physician holding board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Health Education. In addition to his conventional training, Dr. DeRose has three decades of experience in the alternative and complementary health field. He has worked at some of the nation’s most innovative health centers including over six years as a founding physician, and later Medical Director, of the Lifestyle Center of America. He is a published scientific researcher, who is also known for his ability to take complex subjects and explain them in lay terms. His health communication skills have been honed by more than twenty years of radio and television work and a busy public speaking schedule. Dr. DeRose is currently heard on over 50 stations as host of the nationally syndicated health radio program. He is also known for his ability to make complex health subjects easily understood to people across educational and cultural lines. Dr. DeRose has worked in a variety of settings including the Midwest; Southern California; Orlando, Florida; New England; and New York City. His eclectic medical background provides a breadth of experience guaranteeing that all will relate to his compelling presentations of life-changing health information.


Dr. Mark Sandoval
Dr. Mark Sandoval obtained his doctorate in medicine (MD) from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, and then pursued specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance in Saginaw, Michigan. He was subsequently certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and practiced emergency and urgent care medicine in Michigan. He also received training in Biblical counseling at the same time.

He and his family moved to the island of Trinidad to pursue mission work at the Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists, where he was director of emergency medicine and family practice. In Trinidad, he was involved in church & community health education, developing health literature, and radio and TV health programming. Since April 2012, he has been practicing lifestyle medicine at Uchee Pines Institute, in Seale, Alabama. He is currently medical director of the lifestyle center, and president of the institute. He is the proud husband of LeEtta—his wife of 16 years—and father of his five children, Amalee, Anthony, Angelise, Amberly, and Abrielle. He is also honored to be an adopted son of God.

Dr. Magna Parks-Porterfield
Dr. Parks-Porterfield is a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ohio State University. She is married to Ronald Porterfield who is currently education director at Uchee Pines Institute. Dr. Parks-Porterfield taught on the college/university level for 7 years and was in private practice for 13 years. She is now co-founder of the ministry, Be In Good Health, a health education organization that focuses on mental, physical and spiritual health. Dr. Parks-Porterfield has conducted various seminars in the United States and abroad. She also provides counseling (mainly by phone) to assist others with their mental health needs. Dr. Parks-Porterfield is an author and has written the books, “Treating Depression Naturally” and “Christians, Beware: The Dangers of

Curtis Eakins, N.D.
A medical herbalist and Naturopath from the Trinity College of Natural Healing. Formerly employed at the Huntsville Hospital for 9 years in the area of digestion, and, as a surgeon’s assistant, specializing in neuro surgery. Curtis is the author of Cancer, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Paula Eakins, M.S.
Is a nutritionist, culinary instructor and food stylist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from San Francisco State University and Alabama A&M University respectively in foods and nutrition. Paula is also the author of several vegan cookbooks as well.

Together, Curtis and Paula are the Health Ministries Directors for the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, and, co-host the Abundant Living telecast, a lifestyle/cooking show aired on Three Angels Broadcasting Network for over 19 years. They’re enjoying 22 years of holy matrimony.


Seminar Location

Uchee Pines Institute, 30 Uchee Pines Rd., Seale, AL 36875-5726

Seminar Cost

A non-refundable deposit of $50/person is due with the registration form.

Seminar Fee Meals Anvwodi  Guest Room Lifestyle Center Guest Room Caboose

RV hookup

Single $ 180.00 $  62.50 $ 125.00 $ 325.00 $175.00 $75.00
Couple $265.00 $ 125.00 $ 150.00 $ 400.00
Family $ 350.00 $62.50/person > 4 years old $ 165.00 $ 450.00
Day Guests $80.00/for the entire seminar, including Seminar materials. Meals excluded
  • Transportation not included.
  • All accounts should be paid in full at check-in.
  • Available housing is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are motels in the area (Days Inn, ML King, Jr. Parkway is the closest), which offer very reasonable rates. For those choosing to stay in a motel, seminar fees will be adjusted accordingly.  It is assumed that children will be sharing a room with their parents.


Anvwodi Guest Room – Older facility, smaller rooms, shared bathrooms, central AC/heat, toiletries, on-site laundry, common living room area.

Lifestyle Center Guest Room – New facility, private bathrooms, toiletries, individual AC/heat, free internet, limited telephone services, ice available, on-site laundry, common living room area, direct outdoor access from room, 2 rooms with handicapped-access showers, and 2 rooms with oversized recliner chairs, exercise room.

  • Payable by check, credit card, money order, or pay-pal.
  • Phone cards are available at the Payment Window or Business Office.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

General Information

Early Arrival  / Late Departure:

Please be advised that rooms in the Lifestyle Center must be vacated by Friday morning following the seminar. Regular guest prices for housing will be applied before and after the seminar.

Seminar Registration Opening

Registration is open.

Nearest Major Airport

Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA – 100 miles to Uchee Pines Institute / around 2 hours

Columbus Airport, Columbus, GA – 25 miles to Uchee Pines Institute / around 30 min.

Shuttle Services

Atlanta to Columbus, GA – One way or Round Trip Ticket

Groome Transportation – (706) 324-3939

Pre-pay prior to boarding the shuttle.  You can purchase tickets online at: ( or by calling the number above.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Columbus to Uchee Pines – 25 miles

Uchee Van – One way: $25.00

Round Trip: $50.00 (See registration form)

Taxi – Price varies

Participants Arrival

Health Seminar registration is open from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, first day of seminar.  Register at Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center lobby to receive your notebook, programs, nametags, and room assignment.

Parental Responsibilities

Children must attend with their parents, who are responsible for their supervision at all times.

Venue of the Meeting

Morning meetings: Uchee Pines Chapel
Afternoon meetings: Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center

Schedule of Meetings

The first meeting is at 7:00pm, Sunday.  The seminar ends Thursday, after the evening meeting. For a daily schedule, please refer to the seminar schedule included in the seminar notebook.

Cell Phone and Internet Coverage

Cell phone signal is limited.  Internet is available at the Lifestyle Center only.

Weather and Time Zone

Average temperatures in March vary from a low of 45F to a high of 75F, September vary from a low of 60F to a high of 85F.  Uchee Pines is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Materials Available for Purchase

Visit our Lifestyle Center bookstore for items that you may wish to purchase.  Items include books, DVD’s, CD’s, health products, personal care items, etc.

To Bring with You

Bible, notepad & pen, umbrella, flashlight, shower shoes, jacket, running or walking shoes. Linens will be provided for you.

Laboratory Test

We offer comprehensive blood tests for $150.00.  Test results will be given during the seminar. Check the registration form if you want to participate.


Pets are not permitted on campus, with the exception of service animals.


Meals are completely plant-based. We are sorry, but we do not have the capacity to accommodate special dietary needs.  Day guest meals cost $5.00 for breakfast or lunch, and $3.50 for supper.

Supper will be served on Sunday, and breakfast will be served on Friday, before departure.

Meal Schedule

  • Breakfast – 6:45 a.m.
  • Lunch – 1:00 p.m.
  • Light Supper – 6:15 p.m.

Please contact us for more information, to register, or to obtain an application.

Seminar Schedule

Spring Seminar Schedule 2016

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