2013/14 Catalogue

2013 Catalogue

Presentation 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.

  • “LifeStyle Medicine and Your Individual Plan”

    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 What To Do With 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 that 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.

  • “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.

  • “Understanding 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.

  • “Hormones 101”

    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 one hour presentation; insulin, cortisol, thyroid, estrogens, progesterone and testosterone. Learn natural ways to balance your hormonal system to significantly improve your health.

Multi-Part Series Description

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

  • “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; choosing the right oil for the job (good fats), the power of colors (phytonutrients), fiber, and lean meats. Also discussed is the value (if any) of organic, free-range, and wild- caught food.

    • Part 3

      Food can be an emotional subject for many so the best approach to any change is one that is positive. “Diets” that forbid foods or make eating satisfying meals a challenge are counterproductive. Learn that if you have a regular diet of healthy “wonder“ foods, there’s room for a bit of most any kind of food that gives you pleasure. This series finishes with the notion that food is pleasure and should be a satisfying part of your life.

  • Performance Nutrition Series (Part 1): 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 (Part 2): 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.

    Presentations Planned for 2014

  • Radical Healing After Injury or Surgery …. The Necessary Raw Materials
  • Do I Need Supplements? Vitamins, Minerals, Herbals and More…..
  • Breast Cancer… LifeStyle, Diet, and Supplementation
  • Upgrade Your Brain – How to Make the Most of Your Gray Matter and Natural Compounds for Concussion
  • Your In-Season Nutrition Game Plan