February 2 and 3, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building – Exhibit Halls A & B

Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Healthy Families Seminar Stage

Presented by BC Parent Magazine

This how-to stage provides whole family solutions for every part of your day. Keeping Your Family Healthy, Relaxation, Preventing Burnout and Energizing Your Life and more see below.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10:00 am to 7 pm

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 10:00 am to 6 pm

Emcee

Carlie Parkinson

Carlie Parkinson is the Executive Editor of BC Parent Magazine, the Lower Mainland’s original and most trusted resource for local families. Carlie ensures that BC Parent goes beyond recipes and crafts to give parents the information they want on health care, education, birthing, the arts, community events and so much more. BC Parent Newsmagazine provides in-depth articles and information for all families.

11:00 AM

Keeping Families Safe: What You Need To Know About Drug Use and Misuse

with Dr. Mona Kwong, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, MSc

Parents are instrumental in helping with prevention and intervention of drug use and misuse. It is critical to know what drugs and other substances our kids and loved ones may be exposed to, how to recognize signs of drug use, and what to do if drug use is suspected.

Sponsored by: Pharmasave

About the Presenter:

Mona is the managing pharmacist owner of Pharmasave Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, the clinical pharmacist consultant at Infinity Medical Specialists Clinic (IMSC), and the Pharmacy Advisor at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Mona is particularly interested in enhancing the quality of patient care through the sharing of knowledge with peers and the public.

12:00 PM

The role of Homeopathy in an Integrative Approach to Cancer Treatment

with Sara Namazi

Throughout the years homeopathy has been an integral part of healing system that has been used in many parts of the world with great and successful results. Homeopathic remedies are prepared from sources in the nature and can help the body’s own healing ability. Homeopathy can be a powerful tool to complement many other treatment modalities.

Sponsored by: Avicenna Holistic Centre

About the Presenter:

Sara Namazi is a Homeopath,Holistic Health Practitioner and the Co-founder of Avicenna Holistic Centre in Vancouver. She completed her studies in the field of homeopathy in Toronto and obtained her diploma in Homeopathy and Health Sciences from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2010. Sara is also a member of College of Homeopaths of and a teaching member of Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

1:00 PM

From Trash to Treasure, Reducing Food Waste with Circular Economy

with David Côté

45% of fruits and vegetables produced around the world are wasted. David explains to us why but also how it is now possible to repurpose these outcast of the food industry into a lucrative business.

Sponsored by: LOOP Mission

About the Presenter:

Often portrayed as a hyperactive, David likes to do it all. Between cofounding RISE Kombucha and the organic food chain Crudessence, teaching acroyoga and writing 6 books on living foods, David still managed to find time to build LOOP, a circular economy company that puts food waste reduction too

it’s core.

2:00 PM

Tao Movement Meditation for Health and Happiness

with Ximena Gavino, Certified Master Teacher of the Tao Academy

Tao Calligraphy Movement Meditation, a gentle form of movement that engages your entire being, follows the artistic flow of a Tao Calligraphy (Oneness Writing). Practicing regularly fosters deep inner peace, harmony, and health. The future of stress relief is here!

Sponsored by: Master Sha Tao Centre

About the Presenter:

Master Ximena Gavino, a Certified Master Teacher of Tao Academy, travels throughout North America introducing people to the beauty and power of Tao Movement Meditation. She is a Tao healer and teacher, with powerful spiritual channels.

3:00 PM

Tea – Right Product for Right Time

with Brian White

Tea can be the Right Product for the Right Time. Natural Organic Teas for Stress/Relaxation, Digestion, Laxative, Cold/Flu, or just as a nice hot beverage!

Sponsored by: Traditional Medicinals

About the Presenter:

Brian White is the National Sales Manager for Canada with Traditional Medicinals Inc. He has over 30 years experience in the food industry in a variety of sales and management positions including 15 years in the Natural/Organic industry and tea.

4:00 PM

Bio-Identical Hormones for Men and Women

with Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND

Are you in Menopause or Andropause? Do you feel you’re aging too fast? Have you lost your zest and energy? Are you experiencing hot flashes, sleep disturbances, weight gain, or lack of sex drive? If so, do you want your life back? Understand the power and role of bio-identical hormone replacement. Learn about proper testing and treatment options.

Sponsored by:Enerchanges – Optimal Aging and Wellness Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with a clinical focus in Women and Men’s health, supporting patients with weight management, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, energy optimization, all while restoring sleep, mood and confidence. She finds the greatest joy in helping patients discover their most vibrant and energetic selves.

5:00 PM

The Truehope Story & How You can Achieve Mental and Emotional Wellbeing through Proper Nutrition – There Is Hope!

with Anthony Stephan, Founder of Truehope

Come and join Anthony Stephan, the founder of Truehope, and hear his inspiring story of how Truehope came to be and how this simple answer can greatly benefit you and your loved ones. He will be sharing information on how simple, well-balanced nutrition can make all the difference when dealing with mood disorders, helping you live a vibrant life even on the darkest days.

Sponsored by: Truehope

About the Presenter:

After a great devastation, Anthony Stephan was forced to find an answer to save his family from the darkness of Mental Illness. That answer, Truehope, has been shared with 100’s of thousands of people worldwide and continues to bless the lives of those who use it. Anthony Stephan has been standing up for Natural Health Freedom Rights of the Canadian people for over 20years and has a truly inspiring story to share.

6:00 PM

Is It Healthy or Not? It Depends…

with Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, B.Sc., D.C., IFMCP

Should you be on a low or high-fat diet? What supplements should you take? Should you become a vegetarian? Should you do HIIT training to get fit? Long gone are the days of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to health. Dr. Nathalie discusses how a more personalized approach to your health is the solution.

Sponsored by:Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp – Hack Your Health Habit

About the Presenter:

Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, B.Sc., D.C., IFMCP is the author of the new book Hack Your Health Habits: Simple, Action Drive, Natural Solutions for People On The Go!. Dr. Nathalie’s mission is to educate, lead and empower people to live their best lives!

Emcee

Carlie Parkinson

Carlie Parkinson is the Executive Editor of BC Parent Magazine, the Lower Mainland’s original and most trusted resource for local families. Carlie ensures that BC Parent goes beyond recipes and crafts to give parents the information they want on health care, education, birthing, the arts, community events and so much more. BC Parent Newsmagazine provides in-depth articles and information for all families.

11:00 AM

Mindfulness for Life

with Christa Norgren

We have likely heard the word in the workplace, in our schools and in our yoga studios. How do we get our heads around this concept and utilize it effectively? Come join me for this brief educational session on what mindfulness is at its core, how to engage in it and apply to our daily lives.

Sponsored by: YogaFit

About the Presenter:

Christa is a yoga teacher, group fitness instructor, and a personal trainer right here in Vancouver! As a master trainer for YogaFit, Christa teaches others how to share the gift of yoga.

12:00 PM

Optimal Metabolism

with Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND

Learn how to increase your metabolism and decrease stubborn fat. Learn what low thyroid, high insulin and hormone imbalances along with dietary sugar, emotional stress, conflict and even pollution have to do with that extra tummy weight. Learn the roles of HCG and lifestyle choices in resetting metabolism.

Sponsored by: Enerchanges – Optimal Aging and Wellness Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with a clinical focus in Women and Men’s health, supporting patients with weight management, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, energy optimization, all while restoring sleep, mood and confidence. She finds the greatest joy in helping patients discover their most vibrant and energetic selves.

1:00 PM

Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and Weight Loss!

with Aeryon Ashlie

Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? Did you know that daily stress can change your body’s response to weight, mood, hormone balance and energy levels? Join Aeryon Ashlie as she shares tools and strategies for stress management, adrenal fatigue and winning at the weight loss game.

Sponsored by: Prairie Naturals

About the Presenter:

Aeryon Ashlie is a Best Selling Author, Speaker, Holistic Fitness Coach, Certified ED Recovery Coach, Radio Personality and Trainer. After experiencing a 20+ year battle with bulimia and a negative relationship with food, Aeryon’s goal is to help others step into Health and Wellness Sustainability. She is a strong believer of a Holistic Intuitive Approach, with focus on the relationship between the Mind, Body and Spirit.

2:00 PM

Tao Movement Meditation for Health and Happiness

with Ximena Gavino, Certified Master Teacher of the Tao Academy

Tao Calligraphy Movement Meditation, a gentle form of movement that engages your entire being, follows the artistic flow of a Tao Calligraphy (Oneness Writing). Practicing regularly fosters deep inner peace, harmony, and health. The future of stress relief is here!

Sponsored by: Master Sha Tao Centre

About the Presenter:

Master Ximena Gavino, a Certified Master Teacher of Tao Academy, travels throughout North America introducing people to the beauty and power of Tao Movement Meditation. She is a Tao healer and teacher, with powerful spiritual channels.

3:00 PM

Embody the 5 Elements: Lifestyle Practices for Conscious Living

with Lorena Quintero

Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether – The building blocks of human life. Understand the qualities of each element. Identify them in your body, actions, thoughts & emotions and learn how to use these dynamic forces in your daily life to cultivate a conscious lifestyle.

Sponsored by: Arrow Yoga

About the Presenter:

Lorena promotes self-healing & evolving through deeper consciousness on & off-the-mat. Using Yoga, Mediation, & Holistic Nutrition as tools, she creates an introspective journey to bring into awareness all that we are. Through Arrow Yoga, Lorena offers classes, workshops & retreats internationally.

4:00 PM

The Truehope Story & How You can Achieve Mental and Emotional Wellbeing through Proper Nutrition – There Is Hope!

with Anthony Stephan, Founder of Truehope

Come and join Anthony Stephan, the founder of Truehope, and hear his inspiring story of how Truehope came to be and how this simple answer can greatly benefit you and your loved ones. He will be sharing information on how simple, well-balanced nutrition can make all the difference when dealing with mood disorders, helping you live a vibrant life even on the darkest days.

Sponsored by: Truehope

About the Presenter:

After a great devastation, Anthony Stephan was forced to find an answer to save his family from the darkness of Mental Illness. That answer, Truehope, has been shared with 100’s of thousands of people worldwide and continues to bless the lives of those who use it. Anthony Stephan has been standing up for Natural Health Freedom Rights of the Canadian people for over 20years and has a truly inspiring story to share.

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