Simple Remedies & Preventive Medicine - Uchee Pines


The Simple Remedies and Preventive Medicine Seminar seeks to give individuals tools that they can use to prevent and/or treat various ailments with simple, natural means in their own homes. 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 integrating 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.


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Kashae Ferguson, FNP-C
Kashae Ferguson was called to serve at Uchee Pines Institute while pursuing additional training as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Carolinas Healthcare System. She has always had a passion for helping those facing health challenges, and has worked as a nurse since 2002. She received degrees from Lehman College, Johns Hopkins University, and Rutgers University. She is grateful for the opportunity to practice in an environment with a biblically informed, wholistic approach to disease treatment and management. She considers it a great honor that Jesus has called her to co-labor with Him in this area of ministry, and she looks forward to being a lifelong witness of the transforming power of God in her life and the lives of others.

Dorothee Louis, CRNP
After a providential encounter in Haiti, Dorothee started on a hunt for “truth” which led her to leave the church of her childhood at about 13 years of age, become a total plant-based eater and health enthusiast at 15, and a Seventh-Day Adventist shortly after. When she at last found “the pearl of great price” (Christ Jesus) that she had long craved for, she began to understand that possessing it will cost her everything—even self and her fondest dreams. But on this journey of learning to give up all and surrender all, Dorothee is still filled with joy, because this precious pearl which has ravished her heart is worth it all! Dorothee currently serves as one of the medical staff at Uchee Pines Institute. Her areas of study involve God’s Word, lifestyle medicine, and midwifery. Additional interests include spending quiet time in nature, hiking, exercising, reading, writing, singing, hosting, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Adan Sanchez, M.D.
Adan Sanchez’ presence at Uchee Pines Institute is fulfillment of a lifelong dream of becoming a Missionary Doctor. His inspiration from a young age to serve God in this role was fired by the story of Adventist Medical Missionaries. The principle of service to others was deeply instilled in Dr. Sanchez, who was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist family. He was academically prepared at Montemorelos University School of Medicine in northern Mexico. However, in his last year of medical school the desire to engage in Preventive Medicine was awakened. He obtained his M.D. in 2013. After graduation his dream in part became a reality as he dedicated his time to serving the residents of several communities at a small clinic in rural Mexico.  The tremendous medical issues facing the patients fueled in him a desire to broaden his medical experience in Preventive Medicine to better serve people. This resulted in his migration to the USA to further his training. Through a series of appointments and divine intervention he joined the medical staff of Uchee Pines where he continues to engage in researching Lifestyle Medicine and Medical Missionary work. He enjoys the challenge of not only managing illnesses that plague our world, but also that of identifying their causes. He is most grateful to fulfill his life purpose at the Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center as he uses God’s plan to help others experience Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Healing.

Mark Sandoval, M.D.
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 17 years—and father of his five children, Amalee, Anthony, Angelise, Amberly, and Abrielle. He is also honored to be an adopted son of God.

Valerie Schreiber, N.D., PDMT, L.C.
Valerie is a Lifestyle Counselor who spent over 20 years in patient care and teaching at Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, and continues to be a liaison teacher for our spring and fall seminars. In addition to this she also conducts health and natural remedies seminars around the country and works as a private health counselor.

Ashwin Sukumaran, L.P.
Ashwin was studying Electrical Engineering Technology in Maryland when he felt the call to Medical Missionary Work. He was convinced that Medical Missionary Work is what God is going to use to take the Gospel to the world towards the end of Earth’s history and so he embarked on a journey to seek Christ’s true method of healing and evangelism. After completing his degree, he went to the Wildwood Health Retreat (now Butler Creek Health Education Center) where he had an encounter with Jesus and became a Health Educator. He then returned to Maryland and trained Medical Missionaries while working as an EMT. After doing some mission work in India, he then came to Uchee Pines in 2014 to take the Lifestyle Counselor program and stayed on as a staff member, eventually studying Lifestyle Medicine while shadowing the Physicians. He is currently working on the Medical Staff at Uchee Pines Institute in the Lifestyle Center as a Lifestyle Practitioner and travels and speaks in various churches and communities. Ashwin’s burden is to see God’s people take up Medical Missionary Work, which God used not only to help others physically and spiritually, but to help Ashwin become a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.

Helena Tolis, L.C.
Born in Pennsylvania, raised in Delaware, University at Syracuse, New York graduated cum laud with a BS, Helena worked for 3 years with the United States Department of Agriculture in Home Economics Adult Education out of the University of Connecticut Extension Service. She was converted, and joined the Seven-day Adventist church in 1973 as the result of the Faith for Today ministry. For a time she worked as a nurses aid until her children were adults and then came to study at Uchee Pines. Helena undertook the Lifestyle Educator and Counselor courses, became a licensed massage therapist, and went from supervisor to instructor and health consultant, answering the phone and e-mail questions that come in form near and far. Her wealth of knowledge and out-right frankness combined with her sense of humor make learning fun.


March 25-29, 2018

Seminar Location

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

Seminar Cost

Seminar Fee
$50 per adult (13 years old or older)
$35 per child (6-12 years old)
Free (Children 5 years old or younger)

Seminar Notebook
$30 per notebook (contains information about the seminar as well as seminar lecture notes)

$7.00 per person per meal (Breakfast & Lunch) | $63 (per person for the whole seminar)
$4.50 per person per meal (Supper) | $22.50 (per person for the whole seminar)
Free (Children under 3 years old)

$65 per room per night (Lifestyle Center)
$35 per room per night (Anvwodi – the old lifestyle center)
$25 (dorm room, staff housing)
$15 per night (RV Site)
$10 per night (primitive camping with access to bathroom/showers)

Afternoon Hands-On Tracks (Including materials & handouts)
$75 per adult
$50 per participating child (8-12 years old)*
Free (children observing the track)*
*Children under the age of 15 cannot observe or participate in the afternoon Hydrotherapy Hands-On Track.

  • 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.


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.

Dorm – A bed in either the women’s or men’s dorm. You may have one or more roommates and will be sharing a bathroom with others. Most dorm rooms contain two to three twin beds and bathroom is shared between two rooms.

Staff Housing Room – A room or bed in the home of one of our Staff. Size varies. Get to know one of the lovely families on campus.

  • 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.

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

There is a special children’s health program during the morning lectures. All other times, children must be with their parents, who are responsible for their supervision at all times.

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 Gift shop 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 $160.00.  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.

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.

Sample of Seminar Schedule 2017