February 17 and 18, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm | Under the Sails, East Building, Hall B & C

Healthy Families Seminar Stage

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.

Check back regularly for updates. The 2018 schedule will be posted November 2017.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10:00 am to 7 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 10:00 am to 6 pm

EMCEE

Ryan Murphy

We are excited to welcome back Ryan Murphy as Emcee of the Healthy Families Stage. Ryan has been an integral part of the Wellness Show as Emcee for over three years.

About the EMCEE:

Ryan Murphy is a Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher living and working in Burnaby, BC. He helps his clients build better self-awareness through movement. He puts priority in understanding his clients’ situation, aspirations and the obstacles they may be struggling with. Through that understanding he crafts programs that fit their individual needs, while pushing their current boundaries. If you are looking to overcome injury, step up your game or simply get yourself started Ryan can help you find your way.

 

11:00 AM

Opioids – What you need to know about Use, Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

with Nirmala Raniga, Founder, Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center

Public Health Agency of Canada found an estimated 2,458 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016 and of this number, 922 were from BC. This year the number of overdose deaths in BC alone is expected to be over 1400. Join Nirmala Raniga as she discusses what opioids are including fentanyl, understanding opioid addiction, effects of opioids, withdrawal from opioids, preventing overdose and treatment for opioid addiction.

Sponsored by: Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center

About the Presenter:

Founder of Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center, 2008 nominee for YWCA women of distinction awards & nominated for 2008 Celebration of Business Excellence Award. Nirmala Raniga is Chopra Certified educator of Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She is the host of weekly show, Journey of Healing, and has released two meditation albums.

 

12:00 PM

Cannabis: A Natural part of your Health Care

with Annaliese Kibler

An introduction to Cannabis and how it can be incorporated into one’s healthcare.

Sponsored by: Aurora Cannabis

About the Presenter:

Annaliese is a consumer, plant scientist, and prominent member of the cannabis industry. With four years of industry experience under her belt, she is currently the Regulatory Affairs Manager at Aurora Cannabis. Annaliese is also a VP of CaneXions, a cannabis industry networking organization, and former chair of Women Grow in Vancouver. She enjoys engaging with the public on various topics relating to education and community building within the cannabis space.

 

1:00 PM

Family-Friendly Immune Support

with Angela Wright, RNCP, BSc, CNP,RNCP/ROHP

Do you feel like your family is constantly dealing with the next cold, flue, stomach bug, or ear infection? Learn how to keep everyone happy, healthy, and out of bed through supporting the many aspects of our immune system through whole foods nutrition.

Sponsored by: The Institute of Holistic Nutrition

About the Presenter:

Holistic Nutritionist Angela Wright, BSc, CNP, RNCP/ROHP has been inspiring for over 12 years. She was lead Nutritionist at Inspire Health Supportive Cancer Care for 5 years, and is currently a Faculty member at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Nutritionist for Nature’s Fare Markets, and in private practice – Align Nutrition.

 

2:00 PM

Three revolutionary things you want to know about the beginnings of life

with Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Author of The Green Mama

Manda Aufochs Gillespie will demystify the buzzwords microbiome, epigenetics, neuroplasticity, and perhaps even answer long standing questions such as why do some armpits stink worse than others? How can I stop getting cavities? And How can I help my brain get younger – ish?

Sponsored by: The Green Mama

About the Presenter:

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is an ecological designer, researcher, and author of The Green Mama series of books and publisher of the award-winning website thegreenmama.com. She has been dubbed the “green guru” and has appeared on HBO, ABC, and CBC. She lives in Vancouver BC

 

3:00 PM

Traditional Medicinals Teas

with Brian White, Sales Manager

Join Brian White as he discusses the health benefits of Traditional Medicinal Teas for Stress, Relaxation, Digestive, Laxative, Detox, Cold/Flu/Seasonal, and Herbal-Traditional Medicinal Tea – Plant Power for a better you.

Sponsored by: Traditional Medicinals Inc.

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 inluding 15 years in the Natural/Organic industry and tea.

 

4:00 PM

Put an end to Self-Sabotage

with Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, Life Coach & Author

What causes us to procrastinate, give in to comfort eating and self-sabotage our weight-loss or training efforts? Why do a majority of people that lose weight gain it back? Nathalie Plamondon- Thomas of DNA Life Coaching, Willl help you learn why self-sabotage occurs and how to address it at the source.

Sponsored by: Patience Fruit & Co (Fruit d’Or)

About the Presenter:

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas of DNA Life Coaching is a Speaker, Life Coach and No.1 Best selling author of 7 books on wellness and empowerment. Nathalie combines her fitness and sales background with the brain programming processes she practices as a Master Life Coach. She retrains your brain to empower you to take charge of your life and get inspired from within.

 

5:00 PM

Stress Management & Prevention of Burnout

with Dr. Peter Hudoba, MD and Dr. Monique Giard, PhD.

Join Dr. Peter Hudoba, and Dr. Monique Giard, as they offer a lasting way to find inner peace and physical well-being, through ‘Stress management and Prevention of Burn out’. Coping with stress and its negative impacts on our lives has become a major health concern. Many people experience ‘Burn out’ and are no longer able to enjoy life as they once could. Many remedies are out there, but are often only a ‘temporary’ fix.

Sponsored by: Soul Mind Body Centre

About the Presenters:

Dr. Peter Hudoba, MD has been a medical practitioner since 1982, specializing in neurology and neurosurgery. He is a multiple award-winning University Professor and researcher, and now splits his time between his medical practice, teaching for the Institute of Soul Enlightenment and conducting research at the Sha Research Foundation.

Dr. Monique Giard, PhD. is a clinical counsellor in psychology with 25 years experience teaching, designing and implementing education programs. Specializing in trauma recovery, depression and youth challenges, Dr.Giard uses a holistic approach to her private practice in Vancouver, and in her work with First Nations youth at the Richmond School Board. In 2016 she received the National Aboriginal Teacher Award.

 

  

6:00 PM

Secrets to creating a Healthy, Happy, and Toxin-Free pregnancy, Postpartum Period, and Future Fertility

with Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Author The Green Mama

Sweeping away the clutter of iffy parenting advice, The Green Mama speaks to scientists, researchers, and moms to give expecting and current parents the best guide to health issues affecting our children. Filled with humour, good advice, and helpful resources, Green Mama-to-Be is the essential book for today’s expectant parent.

Sponsored by: The Green Mama

About the Presenter:

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is an ecological designer, researcher, and author of The Green Mama series of books and publisher of the award-winning website thegreenmama.com. She has been dubbed the “green guru” and has appeared on HBO, ABC, and CBC. She lives in Vancouver BC.

 

11:00 AM

Live Life Energized

with Irene Pauline

Do you feel tired and wish for a burst of energy? Irene Pauline from Vitality will discuss the causes that zap our energy and enjoyment and provide solutions to reduce digestive issues, iron deficiencies, have deeper sleep and increase your energy.

Sponsored by: Vitality

About the Presenter:

Irene Pauline is a natural health and Wellness advocat, living and studying holistic medicine. Irene Pauline is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner in Vancouver, BC and works with supplements, food and lifestyle to support health.

 

12:00 PM

Lasting Health & Wellness: No more Dieting!

with Aeryon Ashlie: Author, Fitness Expert and Food Behaviour Coach, Holistic Nutritional Coach

Are you ready to finally stop dieting and start living an empowered life of Health and Wellness? Join Fitness Expert and Food Behaviour Coach Aeryon Ashlie as she shares her tools and strategies to create lasting health and wellness. Through her story and journey, you can find support and inspiration for your own plan and path!!

Sponsored by: Aeryon Bela Ashlie

About the Presenter:

Aeryon Ashlie is an Author, Speaker, Holistic Nutritional Coach, Certified ED Recovery Coach, Former Fitness Competitor, Trainer and Account Manager for one of the leading supplement companies in Canada. After experiencing severe weight fluctuations for most of her life, a 20+ year battle with Bulimia and a negative relationship with food Aeryon is eager to share her strategies in how she created 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. Aeryon has authored 3 E-Books and she has been featured on Radio, TV, and Newsprint.

 

1:00 PM

How to Eat, Move, and Think at the next level

with Registered Holistic Nutritionists Britte Nielsen & Becca Nielsen

Ever felt like you are not reaching your full potential? Whether you believe you need an upgrade on the way you eat, move, or think, we will provide you with tips and tricks to set you on the right path.

Sponsored by: Core Potentials

About the Presenters:

Britte trained at the Richmond Academy and has a degree in Dance Science from California State University. She has been teaching dance for more than 10 years in Vancouver/Lower Mainland, and is also Pilates, Smart core, and Nutrition Certified.

Becca has been professionally dancing for more than 10 years, and is certified in Salimpour format. She’s also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Master Remote Viewer, and Energy Medicine student. She loves showing people how to increase their vitality through dance.

 

  

2:00 PM

Mental Acuity and Healthy Living

with Franco Cavaleri, BSc PhDc & Guest Angus Reid

Franco Cavaleri BSc PhDc will share revolutionary mind and body optimization strategies for weight, performance, inflammation, and pain control using the latest exogenous ketone and curcumin technology. Special guest, Angus Reid, BC Lions Grey Cup Champion, will share his life-changing experiences using these discoveries.

Sponsored by: Reset Bio Research Inc.

About the Presenter:

Franco Cavaleri BSc PhDc will share revolutionary mind and body optimisation strategies for weight, performance, inflammation, and pain control using the latest exogenous key tone and curcumin technology. Special guest, Angus Reid- BC Lions Grey Cup Champion, will share his life-changing experiences using these discoveries.

 

3:00 PM

10 Key Steps to Optimum Health

with Nicolette Richer, Health Educator/ Owner of The Green Moustache Juice Bar

Take your health into your own hands and learn to prevent and reverse cancer and chronic disease using nutrition, detoxification and positive stress-shifting tools.

Sponsored by: The Green Moustache Juice Bar

About the Presenter:

Nicolette Richer is an Orthomolecular Health Educator, Gerson Therapy home Set up trainer, Psych- Kinaesthetic Facilitator, Owner of ‘ The Green Moustache’ Juice Bar. Nicolette transforms people with chronic illness into conquerors of their condition through nutrition.

 

4:00 PM

Stress Management & Prevention of Burnout

with Dr. Peter Hudoba, MD and Dr. Monique Giard, PhD.

Join Dr. Peter Hudoba, and Dr. Monique Giard, as they offer a lasting way to find inner peace and physical well-being, through ‘Stress management and Prevention of Burn out’. Coping with stress and its negative impacts on our lives has become a major health concern. Many people experience ‘Burn out’ and are no longer able to enjoy life as they once could. Many remedies are out there, but are often only a ‘temporary’ fix.

Sponsored by: Soul Mind Body Centre

About the Presenters:

Dr. Peter Hudoba, MD has been a medical practitioner since 1982, specializing in neurology and neurosurgery. He is a multiple award-winning University Professor and researcher, and now splits his time between his medical practice, teaching for the Institute of Soul Enlightenment and conducting research at the Sha Research Foundation.

Dr. Monique Giard, PhD. is a clinical counsellor in psychology with 25 years experience teaching, designing and implementing education programs. Specializing in trauma recovery, depression and youth challenges, Dr.Giard uses a holistic approach to her private practice in Vancouver, and in her work with First Nations youth at the Richmond School Board. In 2016 she received the National Aboriginal Teacher Award.

 

  

5:00 PM

Is your Child’s Fever Friend or Foe?

with Kristin G McGary- LAc., MAc., CFMP®, CSTcert, CLP.

Learn the shocking truth about fevers – What they really indicate, their role in immune health and how to address them so your family remains healthy and happy. Before you reach for over-the-counter medications get the facts. Free gift giveaway at her seminar!

Sponsored by: Kristin G McGary

About the Presenter:

Kristin Grayce McGary LAc., MAc., CFMP®, CSTcert, CLP is an internationally recognised health and lifestyle expert and authority on autoimmunity, functional blood chemistry analysis, thyroid and gut health, family wellness, extreme exhaustion, food as medicine, and integrating mind, body and spirit in healthcare. She is the author of a new book titled: Ketogenic Cure; Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Life.

 

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