Commonly Requested Topics
The 8 Pillars of Health
If here was a magic formula for optimal health, this would be it. This seminar explores the key components of health, the research backing the claims and how to make small changes in your everyday life to achieve better health tomorrow. We will explore sleep hygiene, digestive hygiene, stress prevention, mental emotional balance and easy lifestyle ‘tweeks’ to get you started towards your health goals.
Are you Stressed? Learn the triggers before it’s too late.
Did you know that chronic stress creates neuroplastic changes in the brain, hard wiring you to be in a constant ‘stressed out’, flight or fight state? Over 70% of all doctors’ visits are due to stress complaints, leading to absenteeism and lost revenue. Even if you think you’re ‘managing your stress well’ your body may be singing a different tune. This seminar will explore the various signals your body may be sending you. Just as you wouldn’t put a piece of masking tape over the ‘engine’ light in your car indicating an issue, nor should you ignore your bodies ‘SOS’ signals.
Anxiety and Mental health
Stress is the leading cause of anxiety, so there’s no surprise that anxiety is on the rise. Unchecked chronic anxiety, often manifests into depression and the downward spiral continues. Luckily, there are many techniques to help you deal with your stress and cope with anxiety. As a 1 hour lunch and learn, we will explore what effect anxiety is having on your body and how to manage it. As a 3 hour workshop, mindfulness, meditation and self-hypnosis techniques will be taught to further enhance healing.
What’s your Happiness Set Point? (and how to improve it)
Research has shown that people who win the lottery return to their pre lottery winning set point within 1 – 5 year; not because the money runs out, but because money truly doesn’t buy happiness. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be second only to heart disease in terms of global burden of illness. This seminar will explore what determines your ‘happiness set point’ and how to raise it.
The Ins and Outs of Detoxification
Is detoxification a fad, or a proven strategy to improve your overall health? Dr. Debbie shows the research backing the claims to detoxification, addressing the what, why when and how, teaching easy methods to implement immediately for better health.
Statistics show that 70-90% of all cancers can be avoided through diet and lifestyle. Industrialized countries, such as Canada, have the highest rates of cancer. This seminar will explore the various factors that contribute to cancer and what steps we can take to significantly decrease the risk.
Anxiety and our Children
We are seeing a disturbing increase in anxiety in the pediatric population, with over 20% of children experiencing anxiety. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to significantly reduce your child’s anxiety. This seminar will be customized to your needs to address either or all of the following: parenting the anxious child, diet, lifestyle and supplementation or teaching resilience and coping.
Other Topics Include:
– Graceful aging
– Aches and Pains – how to manage them Naturally
– Fad and Popular diets – examining what works and what doesn’t from the most popular diets over the last 20 years.
– Food introduction
– Toddler Nutrition
– Food – High fat, low fat gluten free or not? How SHOULD we be eating today for optimal health?
– Heart health, still the number 1 killer, let’s explore steps to protect ourselves.