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

Living Well Seminar Stage

Attend some of our cutting-edge presentations by authoritative sources on today’s most pressing health and wellness issues.

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

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

Emcee

Caroline MacGillivray

Caroline MacGillivray is a wellness enthusiast! This Medical Qi Gong Therapist teaches workshops and classes throughout Metro Vancouver. She produces and hosts two radio shows each week. Perhaps she is best known as the founder of Beauty Night Society providing wellness, life skills development and makeovers for vulnerable women and youth.

11:00 AM

Back Pain? Chiropractic Works!

with Moezin S. Baloo, DC

Learn about the benefits of chiropractic care to relieve you from back pain and neck pain!

Sponsored by: BC Chiropractic Association

About the Presenter:

Moezin S. Baloo, DC is a Professional Affairs Advisor of BC Chiropractic Association and has been a chiropractor for more than 20 years.

12:00 PM

Opioids vs. Cannabis: A Comparison

with Terry Roycroft

While both opioids and cannabis are used for pain relief, one is prescribed much more often than the other. This discussion will compare the use of opioids and cannabis among patients and explore the benefits of using cannabis as a medicine.

Sponsored by:MCRCI

About the Presenter:

In 2010, Mr. Roycroft founded MCRCI, a private organization with licensed physicians that educate and support qualified patients looking for legal access and guidance for medicinal cannabis. MCRCI soon became the leading cannabis clinic in Canada with a team of doctors who specialize in prescribing cannabis.

1:00 PM

Winning Against Stress and Strain

with Dr. Patrick Callas,ND

Prevent colds, flus and other infections by boosting your immune system every day with natural remedies. And when it’s too late for prevention and you are sick, discover which remedies are best for kicking the infection out.

Sponsored by: Purica

About the Presenter:

Dr. Patrick Callas founded the Island Natural Health Clinic on Salt Spring Island. He currently practices at SCIMEDICA Health Clinic in South Surrey and at Pure North in Vancouver. His focus is on cancer, trauma, and brain health. Dr. Callas is a passionate storyteller and he proudly speaks for Purica.

2:00 PM

ADHD & Concussions

with Dr. Saeid Mushtagh, ND

Dr. Mushtagh will share how QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) combined with neurofeedback training can be used to augment the brain activity to achieve remarkable improvements in symptoms of ADHD and Concussion.

Sponsored by: Northshore Naturopathic Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mushtagh’s clinical focus is in the area of neurological disease and mental health. He completed his post graduate studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006, and has been practising integrative and functional medicine since. He is also on the teaching faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

3:00 PM

Supercharge your Morning, Increase Energy and Reduce Overwhelm

with Annaliisa Kapp

Mornings can be hectic and leave little to no time to prepare for the day, leaving you feeling rushed, unorganized and set you up for a day filled with energy lows, cravings, and overwhelm. Learn the secrets of how to create evening rituals that support your adrenal health, improved sleep patterns, and the 5 minute food prep to set you up for a successful morning.

Sponsored by: Genuine Health

About the Presenter:

Annaliisa Kapp is a mother of two enthusiastic and spirited girls, and the Registered Holistic Nutritionist behind Annaliisa’s Organic Kitchen. Annaliisa specializes in helping busy individuals become more resilient to different stressors on the body while imparting a positive and empowering perspective shift around food that results in greater lifelong results.

4:00 PM

Women and Heart Disease; Risks and Prevention

with Marva Ward, CNP

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women over 55 years of age; discouraging statistics with inspiring solutions. Join Nutritionist Marva Ward in a spirited conversation about effective nutrition and lifestyle choices that may help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Sponsored by: Webber Naturals

About the Presenter:

Marva Ward is a Certified Nutrional Practitioner (CNP) who has over 15 years of experience as an educator and product specialist in the natural health industry. Her passion is to present cutting-edge research on nutritional supplements and their benefits on health and wellness.

5:00 PM

Best Life After 40

with Sacha DeVoretz

Learn all the top tips to feel your very best. After 40, you can feel inspired, super healthy, enjoying life to the fullest.

Sponsored by: SachaD.com

About the Presenter:

Sacha DeVoretz is passionate about the outdoors, all things pretty, eating healthy, enjoying life to the fullest and being kind to the planet. Sacha contributes lifestyle blogs and videos to Huffington Post Canada, Yahoo! Canada and Yahoo! Shopping USA on style, beauty, living healthy and enjoying the

best life possible.

6:00 PM

Hand Analysis – A Great Tool For Personal And Professional Development

with Laura Gibson

Description: Professional analysis of your hands and fingerprints can start the process of improving the quality of your life by addressing the hunger for deeper meaning that we all have a the centre of our being. Hand Analysis gives perspective to your current circumstances in relation to the big picture of your life story. It helps you understand what is true happiness for you and recognize what specific, unique-to-you obstacles get in your way of achieving it.

Sponsored by: Life Purpose Prints

About the Presenter:

Laura has a Bachelor of Science and served the community as an RN for many years. She trained as a Certified Advanced Hand Analyst through IIHA. To date she has read over 1,000 hands. People say she is an intelligent, intuitive, genuine and sincere person who is passionate to get people where they need to go. She is becoming a new leader in the community providing education talks on this subject promoting self awareness and change.

Emcee

Caroline MacGillivray

Caroline MacGillivray is a wellness enthusiast! This Medical Qi Gong Therapist teaches workshops and classes throughout Metro Vancouver. She produces and hosts two radio shows each week. Perhaps she is best known as the founder of Beauty Night Society providing wellness, life skills development and makeovers for vulnerable women and youth.

11:00 AM

Break Through Stress & Feel Energy Again

with Renée Pelletier, RHN

Are you suffering from low energy, stress, or always tired but can’t sleep? Join VITALITY’s Health Educator, Renee Pelletier (RHN), who will share with you effective techniques using food, supplements and lifestyle tips on how to promote relaxation, improve sleep and nourish the body and mind in times of stress.

Sponsored by: Vitality Products Inc.

About the Presenter:

Renée is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and now teaches at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She focuses on clearing toxicity in clients to return them to feeling good again.

12:00 PM

Be the Boss of your Own Health: Thriving Through Life’s Ups and Downs

with Tawnya Ritco

A three-pronged strategy of lifestyle, nutrition and supplementation to help you realize your passion for life while juggling multiple priorities; A road map for your body, mind and energy to help manage the challenges of daily stress; Practical tips on the use of antioxidants, adaptogens and natural anti-inflammatories to help unlock that coveted personal life balance.

Sponsored by: Purica

About the Presenter:

Tawnya Ritco is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Director of Education for PURICA. She is an advocate of balanced, integrative approaches to health. Tawnya’s core interest include stress management and immunity. She’s seen and heard on TV and radio and she’s been published in Alive magazine, Vista magazine, OptiMYz Magazine and Herbal Collective.

1:00 PM

Supercharge your Morning, Increase Energy and Reduce Overwhelm

with Annaliisa Kapp

Mornings can be hectic and leave little to no time to prepare for the day, leaving you feeling rushed, unorganized and set you up for a day filled with energy lows, cravings, and overwhelm. Learn the secrets of how to create evening rituals that support your adrenal health, improved sleep patterns, and the 5 minute food prep to set you up for a successful morning.

Sponsored by: Genuine Health

About the Presenter:

Annaliisa Kapp is a mother of two enthusiastic and spirited girls, and the Registered Holistic Nutritionist behind Annaliisa’s Organic Kitchen. Annaliisa specializes in helping busy individuals become more resilient to different stressors on the body while imparting a positive and empowering perspective shift around food that results in greater lifelong results.

2:00 PM

Allergies and Chronic Disease

with Dr. Sheheen Mithani, ND

Allergies to foods, inhalants and chemicals underlie many chronic health conditions. Join Dr. Mithani to learn about a remarkable immunotherapy treatment used to effectively treat allergies and the diseases they influence.

Sponsored by: Northshore Naturopathic Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mithani brings 18 years of clinical experience to her patients. She has a special interest in the treatment of allergies, autoimmunity and chronic disease, working passionately to find solutions for patients that haven’t found them elsewhere.

3:00 PM

The Era of Personalized Medicine – Pharmacogenetics

with Dawn Siciliano

A pharmacogenetic test identifies genetic differences in your DNA that are associated with drug response. Pharmacogenetics is transforming healthcare from a one-size-fits-all system to a targeted approach that can utilize your genetic information to personalize treatments. Incorporating genetic factors into the prescribing process can help improve the effectiveness of medications and reduce adverse side effects.

Sponsored by: Lifelabs

About the Presenter:

Dawn Siciliano is a Canadian Certified Genetic Counsellor who joined LifeLabs Genetics in late August 2017. She is an integral part of the clinical team involved in service development and delivery of LifeLabs Genetics full suite of genetic testing products, as well as counselling, education and training. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc, Honours in Genetics. She continued her studies completing an MSc in Genetic Counselling at the University of British Columbia.

4:00 PM

Beyond the Beauty: The Influential Effects of Collagen

with Chelan Wilkins

Join Chelan Wilkins as she discusses the various benefits of collagen — from its visible effects on hair, skin, and nails to its internal benefits to the bones and joints, digestive system, and more!

Sponsored by: Organika Health Products Inc.

About the Presenter:

Chelan Wilkins is a mother, cooking and sports enthusiast, and Organika’s National Education Trainer! She is an Institute of Holistic Nutrition graduate, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Chelan’s passions are food, life, and inspiring optimal health for all.

5:00 PM

Malta – The Great Mother Temples: Balance at Spring Equinox in the Mediterranean

with Sandra Moon Dancer B.Sc., M.H.Sc.

Join us for shamanic energy medicine and Celtic calendar teachings, meditation and Mother Earth spirituality. Come see spectacular photos and experience the healing Mediterranean megalithic structures, 6,000 years old, older than Stonehenge! Bring balance into your life and recharge.

Sponsored by: Centre of Circle Wisdom

About the Presenter:

Sandra Moon Dancer B.Sc., M.H.Sc. leads sacred site travel internationally. With 30 years experience in wellness communities and indigenous circles, Sandra Moon Dancer is an internationally renowned shamanic energy medicine teacher and executive director of Centre of Circle Wisdom. She shares stories of adventure, courage, inspiration and empowerment.

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