Sally Guest is on a mission to help women and men craft a life that they absolutely love, right now, irrespective of their circumstances. She is a high performance coach, wellness advocate, trainer and writer who’s committed to empowering people to reclaim their ‘personal authority’ over their bodies, their careers, their relationships and their lives… Read More »
I’ll share three strategies I use to help clients fix a “broken diet” so that they start eating better, feeling better and drop a dress size. I’ll also share the things that typically need to be changed when clients want to shrink and you don’t know what else to try. And, finally, I’ll show you how to use these powerful and purposeful strategies with your next meal.
In my late 20’s, I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, ate lots of trans fats, never exercised and was a workaholic. Eventually I changed my wicked habits, quit smoking and started training regularly. After twenty odd years immersed in the corporate life as a portfolio manager in Information Technology, I left to pursue my dream job. And now, I help others find a healthy life style! I learned lots about nutrition in order to place first in Ms.Figure OPA (grand master category), but will not compete again. Today I’m a member of the over-50-club, in the best shape of my life. As a mother of two teenage boys and two step children, I understand how busy your life is and that you need to get fit and strong in limited time. My philosophy is to find balance in nutrition and exercise. Eat healhty foods most of the time. Find an activity you enjoy and go for it. De-stress, take care of yourself physically and mentally. I like to help my clients rock the body they have! It’s uniquely yours, embrace it. We aren’t models on the cover of the magazines (who by the way, are starved, dehydrated and photo-shopped). We’re real people, with real issues and lives.
Magnesium is a mineral which plays a role in many of the body’s activities. Muscle function, nerve activity and acid-base balance are some of the areas in which magnesium is crucial. Unfortunately magnesium deficiency is common. A 1988 study cites ‘magnesium is the most under-diagnosed electrolyte abnormality’. Up to 75% of the population can be magnesium deficient. So what can you do to increase your magnesium levels?
Cyrus Kuhzarani is a German-trained pharmacist who has spent the past 20 years as a compounding pharmacist in Ottawa. His areas of expertise include pain management, Diabetes, Cancer and Scleroderma. He has been a round-table speaker for numerous events and organizations. Cyrus has built a reputation as an outcome-focused, patient-championing health professional.
Sharon is a Homeopath, Natural Medicine Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and a Medical Thermography Interpreter. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of D’Vine Living and the Thermography Medical Clinic.
As a healthcare practitioner, Sharon believes that personalized preventative care is of the utmost importance in helping people achieve their health goals. Her education and experience in the healthcare field enables her to incorporate a client-centered approach to medicine that is tailored to the unique needs of every individual.
Beliefs, attitudes, and motivations all play a role in overall wellness. To ensure a more holistic and accurate diagnosis, Sharon considers the physical, mental, and emotional aspects in assessing each client and arriving at a treatment protocol. Her devotion to preventing disease and achieving good health is the basis and primary focus of her practice. She values the trust and confidence of her clients with who she works in partnership for better health.
Brad’s passion for helping others, coupled with his keen interest in medicine, anatomy, and rehabilitation, led him down the path of physiotherapy from a young age. Starting at his high school in Calgary, Brad participated in a Sports Medicine program where he was the athletic therapist for multiple school teams including rugby, football, volleyball, and basketball.
Brad continued to foster his interest in medicine at the University of Ottawa, completing an undergraduate degree in Biology and in Spanish. Brad then received his master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2015.
Throughout his master’s degree, Brad completed internships in orthopaedics settings, rehabilitation centres, hospitals, and in paediatric rehabilitation centres. With these experiences, Brad developed a strong interest in paediatrics, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and sports injuries.
Brad has also remained highly involved in the community, acting as President of the Physiotherapy Student Association, as well as volunteering for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, the Métis Nation of Ontario, and the Aboriginal Education Committee of La Cité collégiale.
Brad believes that part of being a physiotherapist is always staying up to date through continuing education and postgraduate courses.
Is your “To Do” list growing by the minute and you wonder how you are going to get everything done? Are you getting home at night and feeling like your energy tank is almost empty? What about feeling like you are scattered all over the place and don’t know in which direction to go? There are four separate energy sources you can tap in to get all you want to do while feeling good, productive, energized and focused! The problem? These same four energy sources could also be drained and misused, making you feel overwhelmed, burnt out and all over the place! Come fuel your energy tank with this informative, empowering and dynamic talk and change your life forever!
In Julie’s 25 years in social services, now as a Self-Development Coach, Naturopathic Energy Practitioner and Professional Speaker, she teaches women and men how to overcome their obstacles, push past where they normally stop before, manage their personal energy and move fear out of their space. So they can live the life they love, to be more courageous, more effective, more efficient, have greater clarity and learn the art of saying yes and the art of saying no. Julie serves her clients through wellness retreats at Strathmere, empowerment workshops and private 1:1 sessions. She works with women men who want to expand their value in their life by stepping in the next best version of themselves!
Moringa: The solution to 300 diseases
Diseases in humans are directly or indirectly caused by too much stress, toxins in the body and a lack of essential nutrients which include vitamins, dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, co-factors and essential amino acids in the diet. Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems, such as skin problems, premature aging, defective bone growth, difficulty learning and chronic fatigue. Amina Badar will talk about how the “miracle tree”, Moringa oleifera can nourish, helps get the toxins out of your body, immediately increase your energy, helps with weight loss and potentially reverses most illnesses and disease.
Amina Badar worked 14 years for the Bureau of Chemical Safety of the Food Directorate of Health Canada as a scientific evaluator (chemist). During that time, she developed risk management strategies in relation to the regulation of chemicals used in or as part of food incidental additives and food processing aids. Her educational background is synthetic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Prior to Health Canada, she worked in the Canadian Institute of Tropical Natural Health Products, where she extracted and isolated medicinal component from tropical plants. In her quest for better nutrition and chemical free skin care, her husband and her founded Nia Pure Nature company (www.niapurenature.com), which is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Their mission is to offer and educate people about the great benefits organic Moringa oleifera offers as a wholesome supplement and body detoxifier. Moringa Oleifera is one of the most powerful health enhancing plants. It is known for centuries in Ayurveda medicine, to promote healing or to help the body mitigate more than 300 diseases, and this is echoed by the National Institute of Health. She is, also, the author of the upcoming book entitled: Your Health in Good Hands, Your Own!
Dr. Tanya Manikkam ND has been interested in holistic medicine from an early age. After graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Ottawa, she studied biology at the University of Toronto. She then successfully graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. As part of her program, Dr. Tanya completed an internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and spent four months at the Sherbourne Health Centre where she gave free naturopathic care to low-income HIV positive individuals.
Dr. Tanya has a general naturopathic practice with a special focus in mental health and hormones. She uses clinical and orthomolecular nutrition, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, botanical medicine and lifestyle counseling in order to help her patients achieve an optimal state of health. She practices at both NutriChem locations in Ottawa where she is also the Clinical Director.
Dr. Tanya Manikkam is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and is currently completing her certification in advanced endocrinology with the Metabolic Medical institute.
It is estimated that millions of individuals are currently taking antidepressants to treat depression or anxiety. For some, the side effects of these drugs are not tolerable and for others they simply don’t work. Join Naturopathic Doctor Tanya Manikkam as she gives you the ins and out of what might be causing your anxiety or depression and what you can do to treat them naturally. Dr. Tanya ND will explore the recent research on natural treatments for depression or anxiety and help you find the root cause of your mood issues.
Learn what “holistic” health and nutrition really are, how to achieve them, and how to maintain them following these 5 simple philosophies.
Natalie is a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, Zumba instructor, pole fitness instructor, aqua fitness instructor, and yoga teacher. In 2003 she attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and obtained a diploma in Natural Nutrition, as well as the “Registered Holistic Nutritionist” designation. The program was so life altering that she decided to buy the school. For eleven years she has been the Branch Manager, and owner, of the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Natalie also spends a lot of her time traveling around the world teaching yoga and fitness classes, training resort staff in health and wellness and creating menus for resorts. Competing in obstacle course races, participating in crossfit, and training in Olympic lifting techniques are just some of the things she does to stay healthy and fit. She specializes in motivational workshops on health and wellness, and has presented to numerous organizations, corporations, and schools. Natalie has worked in wellness clinics, schools, chiropractic clinics, and within the corporate sector as a nutritional consultant and health coach for nearly two decades.
Le Nouveau Visage de la Retraite
The transition to the “retirement” phase of your life is full of challenges. This presentation will introduce you to the four essential pillars of Finances – Health & Wellness – Relationships – Life Purpose to help you deal effectively with these challenges.
It’s not just about the money! Dare to Dream!
Daniel Roy is an author and public speaker on the issues of wealth management, personal development and retirement planning. He promotes a holistic approach to his work by including the non-financial as well as the financial issues in one’s life. In his practice, he combines the skills of a certified retirement coach with those of a certified financial planner to help his clients create a rewarding and fulfilling life. Daniel enjoys the outdoors, skiing, cycling, traveling, reading and spending time with his family. He shares his passion for military history and technology as a volunteer guide at Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum.
Archetypal Shamanic Energy MedicineTM – The Sacred Language and Science of Sound
In tribal traditions, sound is sacred and is considered the original language of Creation; its wisdom can be found woven through tribal and esoteric teachings from traditions around the world. Sacred sound is a universal language, transcending the limitations of our linear understandings that keep us separated from ourselves and each other. “Tuning in” to the language of sound, applying its wisdom to personal and professional healing modalities and practices, will support the collective vision for effecting change on a global scale.
In the Seneca and Celtic traditions, being a Singer is synonymous with Healing. In the Shamanic Energy Medicine Tradition, “everything is energy and everything is frequency.” Sacred Sound bypasses the storylines of the mental and emotional bodies and goes directly to the source of dis-comfort. Sound heightens spiritual awareness, releases suppressed emotions, changes thought patterning, and establishes new belief systems on levels in the subtle energy bodies.
When mindfulness/conscious use of Sacred Sound is expressed in conjunction with Shamanic Archetypal vibrational imprinting, significant alchemical changes occur in the four lower bodies (Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical) enhancing therapeutic practices that engage dimensions of healing extending beyond cognitive limitations.
Participants will learn the guiding principles of Archetypal Shamanic Energy MedicineTM and the foundation teachings of the Sacred Feminine (Earth) and Sacred Masculine (Sun) that sustain alignment to the highest vibrational frequency.
Gaisheda Kheawok is a Tribal Elder, Medicine Person, Seer and Healer with over 30 years of experience in Shamanic Soul-Based Energy MedicineTM. A leader in innovated Energy Medicine therapies, Gaisheda is an international speaker and has facilitated over 3,000 workshops and Sacred Site pilgrimages worldwide. Gaisheda is a Member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies, and the Seneca Historical Society.