The Natural Way of Taking Charge of Your Health

2017 Presentation Catalogue Description

The following presentations are designed to be presented as a single event.  Sessions may also be packaged and presented as part of a wellness series. Each session is one (1) hour unless otherwise noted.

LifeStyle Medicine… More Life, Less Medicine

Learn a new science-based model of lifestyle medicine and how it can be a road map to a personalized health plan. We will focus on understanding the fundamental underlying factors that influence every individual’s experience with health and disease. Strategies on how to apply nutrition, diet, latest laboratory results, and other lifestyle modifications to both treat and prevent illness will be reviewed.

Know Your Numbers (Blood Pressure / Cholesterol / Blood Sugar)… and How to Change Them

This session reviews blood test results and blood pressure readings… and what these numbers should mean to you. Learn how to reduce potential negative sources that may be impacting these numbers and limiting your ability to live optimally. Arm yourself with a new understanding of what diet and supplementation, an active lifestyle, and stress management can mean to your overall health.

Lose Weight as if Your Life Depended on It… And Understanding the BMI (Body Mass Index)

Scientists now recognize many biochemical pathways and control mechanisms help regulate how we absorb, distribute, and expend ingested food throughout the body. With each discovery we identify additional points for intervention that can tip the scales in favor of successful reductions in body fat.  The goal of this session is to understand the cause of your weight gain so that an effective plan can be put in place for you to successfully lose weight.

Stress Management… I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Humans experience a “fight or flight” stress response to many of their daily responsibilities. When these responsibilities become over-whelming and other stress-filled events pile on to the already distressed individual, a syndrome called adrenal fatigue develops. Find out if this energy-zapping condition is dragging you down, and how to treat it naturally.

GUTS… The Beginning of Health (The Digestive System)

Our diet has changed dramatically in the last 100 years with the industrialization of our food supply. Acid blockers, anti-inflammatory medication, antibiotics in our food supply, chronic stress – all injure the gut and lead to systemic inflammation that has been linked to weight gain, diabetes, and many other chronic illnesses. Learn the natural way to improve your digestive health and understand how these changes will give you more energy, weight loss success, and overall wellness.

Hypertension… High Blood Pressure

In the United States, 1 out of every 3 adults has high blood pressure. Only 45% have it controlled. To make matters worse, this 45% statistic is based on higher-than-optimal blood pressure ranges, meaning most adults today endure chronic hypertensive damage to their tissues. Understand the importance of recording and tracking your own blood pressure. Learn how lifestyle changes and other natural alternatives may lower blood pressure.

How to Maintain Healthy Bones… Osteoporosis and Nutrition

It is a mistake to assume that osteoporosis is only decreased bone density, because bone density will decrease naturally in everybody as they age. Bone disease, however is thin, substandard bone that develops in response to the stress of long-term nutritional and lifestyle imbalance. Find out the best way to care for your skeleton with a holistic, well-balanced approach to diet, supplementation, and exercise.

Become Your Own Anti-Cancer Advocate

Few words are as emotionally charged as the word cancer. In this session, you will discover that the emerging science of epigenetics show that, lifestyle factors can be more powerful than genetic mutations. With prevention being the best approach against any disease, you will learn that even with cancer, certain lifestyle adjustments can be a mighty defense.

Understanding a Modern Epidemic… Low blood sugar – High blood Sugar – Pre-diabetes – Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 5 million of the 20 million Americans who have diabetes have not yet been diagnosed with the disease.  Even if you have “normal” blood sugar, you may be sitting on a time bomb which prevents you from losing weight and living a long healthy life.  You will learn that unmanaged blood sugar, diabetes, and its complications are surpassing both cancer and heart disease as cause of death.  Understand the risk factors associated with dysfunctional blood sugar management and recognize that the first line of defense against progression of this disease is a lifestyle modification program.  Acquire information on proper diet and exercise and understand that they are a crucial part of achieving better health and relief from the ravages of diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a resistance to insulin – the hormone needed to burn food for energy – combined with high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and too much body fat.  It ages you prematurely and significantly increases your risk for the development of chronic disease.  Understand how certain lifestyle changes, diet, physical activity, and readily available supplementation will help safeguard you against developing metabolic syndrome or reverse it if you already have it.

Product Packaging and the Food Label

This session is designed to assist individuals in navigating and unraveling the confusing information on the food label with the ultimate goal of having the ability to make better food choices.  Also discussed is product packaging and how it influences our food purchases.

Do I Need Supplements? Vitamins, Minerals, Herbals and More…

You want to do something good for your body, but where should you start?  How do you know which products are the best for you?  Selecting a dietary supplement is a daunting task.  There are numerous varieties and brands to choose from, all with different formulations and pricing. Understand how to read product labels to recognize quality supplements. Learn how to start and manage a sensible supplement program.

FATS ARE NOT CREATED EQUA… The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

To improve health and weight management, Americans have been told to cut fat out of their diets.  Although daily fat consumption has dropped considerably over the past 30 years, chronic disease is on the rise and over 65% of Americans are overweight.  And, the consequences of eating some of the 15,000 new low-fat foods on the market have been disastrous. You will learn that all fats are not created equal and there is such a thing as good fats.  Understand the types of fats that are healthy and how to incorporate them into your diet, and how to stay clear of those fats that are lethal to your health.

Upgrade Your Brain

What you feed your Body; you also feed your Brain.  Brain scientists in recent years have discovered a number of surprising ways on how the brain influences our over-all health… And also, how nutrition and lifestyle influence the health of our brain.  Understand how to care for and nourish your gray matter for a more balanced mood, clearer thinking and a more fulfilling life.

Eating Simple Healthy and Fresh

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, famously exhorted us to treat food as medicine.  So, if that’s the case, what’s the most health-giving and simple food that should be part of your diet?  Learn how to eat fresh (even in the winter) and identify the superfoods that can be employed in the prevention of disease.

Nasty Nutrition Habits Revealed

Understand that Food is the essential fuel that enables your body to do all the wondrous things it can do.  But beyond just providing us with energy, the specific foods we eat directly influence our physiology and metabolism.  Learn that in today’s fast paced, over-processed, obesity-plague society, our failure to pay attention to our food choices may result in the perpetuation of inflammation that contributes to chronic illness, including heart disease and diabetes.

2017 Multi-Part Series Description

The following sessions are designed to be presented as part of a series. Each is one (1) hour in length.

Hormones 101” (2-Part Series)

Hormones are chemical substances produced in the body.  They have a specific job to do and regulate most body functions.  The following are a few discussed in this two hour presentation; insulin, cortisol, DHEA, thyroid, natural estrogens, natural progesterone and natural testosterone.  Learn accepted ways to balance your hormonal system to significantly improve your health. 

Wellness for Life – Eat Your Medicine (3 Part Series)

By the year 2020 it is estimated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that one-quarter of the American population will be living with multiple chronic conditions, estimated costs for management will reach over a trillion dollars.  This 3-Part series discusses;  foods and nutritional substances that have medicinal effects on the body, foods that have been shown to be destructive, ways to create dialogue with your healthcare provider, and other natural science-based means to live longer and avoid chronic illnesses.

  • Part 1   The Standard American Diet (SAD) is sad!  While it is true we were designed to enjoy and thrive on food, the “consumable” items the food industry promotes many times is not real food and does not promote well-being. Learn what to avoid and why these items are so detrimental to good health; review how to recognize unhealthy additives cleverly packaged; and empower yourself with knowledge to make good food selections.
  • Part 2   Food is a drug. Food is medicine. Hippocrates taught this to his students hundreds of years ago. What we eat should be so good that it heals and restores our bodies.  This session includes; what to eat, drink, and swallow on a regular basis, what foods have medicinal value, and what does “organic” mean and do I always have to choose organic to be healthy.
  • Part 3   Food can be an emotional subject for many so the best approach to any change is one that is positive. Learn about the life-giving nature of enzymes and the healing benefits of probiotics.  Gain an understanding of vitamins and minerals and how to decide if supplementation is right for you.
Fitness Exercise and Nutrition

Exercise and nutrition have equal roles in relation to fitness and muscle development.  You will learn that if you deliver the right nutrient mixture to working muscles at the right time …. Before, during and after exercise …. You will maximize the health benefits from your exercise experience.

Performance Nutrition Series: The Significance of Normalizing Protein Synthesis

Protein is an essential component of the diet and it helps your body repair muscle, grow tissue, regulate hormones, control metabolism, defend against illness, and more.  Endurance athletes and other highly active people have increased muscle breakdown and body wear, and need more protein to rebuild their bodies and prevent injury.  Learn ways to optimize performance by maximizing the protein synthesis in your body necessary to achieve higher levels of performance.

Performance Nutrition Series: Healthy Adrenal Function Equals Optimal Performance

Decreased performance, prolonged recovery, muscle soreness, decreased ability to ward off infection, and other non-physical symptoms like depression and apathy are markings of adrenal fatigue. Your resiliency, energy, endurance and your very life all depend on the proper functioning of your adrenal glands. Learn how to support your adrenals while training and racing with proper nutrition and supplementation.

2017 Presentations Planned

Over-The-Counter Hazards

Review some of the most commonly used over-the-counter medications, therapuetics and supplements; and understand why they should be used with caution

Power Aging

Science provides an abundance of clues about how we can stave off infirmities for as long as possible