Looking to connect with the information you need to eat well and live better? Here’s what we have coming up this week at a Nature’s Emporium near you!
Find more events by visiting our events calendar here:
Have We Got Heart Health All Wrong? with Brett Hawes
When: Wed Feb 21st @ 7pm Cost: Free
What You Will Learn: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) or Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, affecting 1 in 12 people over 20.
Rates have steadily increased despite efforts such as lowering fat, cutting out cholesterol and novel drugs.
This presentations provides answers to some common questions and myths:
1) Do cholesterol and saturated fat really cause CVD?
2) What role does sugar and insulin play in CVD?
3) Are our current diagnostic methods actually accurate?
4) New predictive biomarkers for CVD
5) Key recommendations to maintain good heart health.
CVD is totally preventable IF you know what drives it. This lecture will provide you with all the tools you need for a happy, healthy heart.
About the Presenter: Brett is a Functional Medicine and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner based in Ontario. He specializes in helping clients overcome chronic and complex health conditions and is widely regarded as an expert the field of natural medicine. In addition to his private practice, he is also lead faculty at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition since 2007. He is the founder of Holistic Health Masterclass, a practitioner-focused educational platform that aims to empower practitioners and help them succeed in their practice. In December 2017 he launched Holistic Health Masterclass Podcast to further spread the power of Natural Medicine with the world.
Planning for Birth: How to pack a Holistic Hospital Bag with Melanie Manfre
When: Tues Feb 20th @ 7pm Cost: Free
What You Will Learn: Packing a hospital bag can be overwhelming. You know you don’t want to forget anything, but you also don’t want to bring everything but the kitchen sink to the hospital. To help you know what to pack, Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, Melanie will take you through the “essentials” and the “nice to have” items that you will want to have packed and ready to grab and go when you are!Melanie carefully covers common items and items you may not have thought of while providing holistic alternatives that you can easily find at Nature’s Emporium. You will leave this talk with a better understanding of what to pack in your hospital bag and how to do so in a way that is in line with your holistic wellness values and birth wishes! Be prepared to take notes!
About the Presenter: Melanie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Placenta Encapsulator. She ispart of The Doula Collective, a warm group of women who are committed to providing families with informational, emotional, and physical support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
Let’s Have a Heart to Heart about Heart Health with Dr. Shirin Bonakdar
When: Thurs Feb 22nd @ 7pm Cost: Free
What You Will Learn: Do you have: Diabetes? High Blood Pressure? Cholesterol issues? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?The biggest killer in North America is HEART DISEASE! Learn how to kick the sedentary lifestyle that has been kicking your butt. With small everyday habits you can transform your future and make sure that you are there for the ones who need you the most
.• Bust popular nutrition myths and fad diets with the facts
• Learn how to eat well without sacrificing all your favourite treats
• Learn how to stop plaque in its tracks
• Reduce blood pressure and cholesterol naturally
• Finally bust the age old “it runs in my family” myth
• Discover the link between how you eat and how it beats
About the Presenter: Dr. Shirin is a 5 Essentials Chiropractor, team doctor for the USA Olympic Women’s Wrestling team and health and wellness advocate for the TDSB and various churches/companies.
Ancient Food & Medicine: The Benefits of REAL Extra Virgin Olive Oil when Eating Raw, Cooking and Body Care
When: Thurs Feb 22nd @ 7pm Cost: Free
What You Will Learn: Join us to increase your understanding of how to distinguish a quality EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil). Enjoy the benefits of learning how to taste real olive oil, feel the antioxidants (Oleocanthols) and evaluate the quality.Learn the secrets of reading a label and decipher deceptive advertising and terminology. We will also teach you about terroir and how factors such as sun, wind, soil, climate, topography and biodiversity of a region influence the taste. Empower your senses to distinguish what is truly healthy for you!
About the Presenter: Angelo has a passion for food and sustainability. Angelo is the founder of Sarafino. The company began in 2000 from a need to make real food more accessible to the general public, while increasing the value of real olive oil.