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

Women & Wellness Seminar Stage

This seminar stage focuses on relevant topics affecting women’s health and features leading educators and influencers in areas including stress management, the hormone roller coaster, having it all, wellness through intuition and sexual health.

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

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

11:00 AM

The Power of Growth Hormone and Testosterone in Optimal Aging

with Dr. Brian Martin, BSc., ND

Do you feel like you’re aging too fast? Have you lost your zest and energy? From energy, mood, libido, sleep, muscle, drive, and vitality all the way to brain injury, growth hormone and testosterone have a valuable role.

Sponsored by: EnerChanges Health Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Brian Martin is a Naturopathic physician with specialized training in Optimal Aging Medicine. For over 20 years EnerChanges Clinic has been dedicated to teaching, motivating and guiding patients to become not only healthier.


12:00 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Hormones

with Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS,Author

When hormones are balanced your skin is clear, you have endless energy and sleep peacefully. But when hormones are disrupted you experience belly fat, hair loss, mood swings, uterine fibroids, heavy periods, anxiety, hot flashes and more occur. Lorna will help you discover natural solutions to solve your hormone problems.

Sponsored by: Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions

About the Presenter:

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is Canada’s leading women’s natural health expert who has been researching nutritional medicine for over 30 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, Lorna is the author of 12 books including, A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones.


1:00 PM

The Nature of Authentic Happiness

with Serge Mazerand, Speaker / Pianist / Healer / Owner of Keys to Serenity

Happiness is a journey. However, authentic happiness is not dependent on the outside, it is created inside. Serge Mazerand inspires you to do just that; create harmony within.

Sponsored by: Keys To Serenity – Serge Mazerand Music Productions

About the Presenter:

Serge Mazerand is a pianist, and composer of healing and relaxing music and author of an award winning book called “7 Keys to Serenity – Creating Harmony Within” – transposed the key principles of musical harmony into keywords that help us create harmony and serenity in everyday life.


4:15 PM

Introduction to Ayurveda and Mind-Body Constitution

with Nirmala Raniga, Founder, Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center

Ayurveda – Science of life is a personalized approach to health, and knowing your mind-body type allows you to make optimal choices about diet, exercise, supplements, and all other aspects of your lifestyle. Participants can learn more about Ayurvdic mind-body types and find out how to identify their individual mind-body by taking the Dosha quiz.

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 which airs on Joytv. To date, she has released two meditation albums, The Divine Healing Mantra, and Meditation: An Introduction.


5:15 PM

How To Balance Your Hormones Naturally To Lose Weight, Increase Energy & Kick Cravings!

with Mandy King, CNP, Bcom, HN

Learn what foods are causing hormonal imbalances and what promotes healthy hormones, understand how to eat for various hormonal conditions. Learn what products in your home are proven to be causing hormone imbalances. Understand why you’re not losing weight, feel tired and crave sugar even if you’re eating well.

Sponsored by: Genuine Health Inc.

About the Presenter:

Mandy King is a Holistic Nutritionist and the founder of HEAL. She has lead workshops for Google, Facebook & PwC, regularly appears on CTV Morning Live and helps health conscious clients looking to heal their digestion, balance their hormones and shed excess weight through healthy, delicious food.


12:00 PM

Disease Recovery & Anti-Aging through the Alkaline Acid Balance

with Stephan Wilmes, The Alkaline Diet Guy

Stephan Wilmes, aka the Alkaline Diet Guy, introduces the basics of our human metabolism. He explains the consequences of a calorie rich, acidic diet and gives you an overview on toxic and harmful substances. You will enjoy fundamentally improving your health and wellness when you learn how easily you can implement an alkaline life style.

Sponsored by: You in Focus

About the Presenter:

Stephan Wilmes is a former professional athlete, an alkaline coach and the founder of the Ayurveda Wellness Center in Munich, Germany. He is an internationally renowned speaker on re-alkalizing the body and his company, You In Focus Products, is the North American distributor of Dr. Jentschura’s alkalizing program from Germany.


1:00 PM

Healthy Fats for Energy and Metabolism

with Karlene Karst, R.D.

Are you tired all the time? Daily life stressors, lack of sleep, technology,hydration,lack of nutrients and dysfunctional mitochondria are reasons we may feel drained. Often the foods we rely on for energy are the kind of food that will leave us feeling even more fatigued, irritable, and hungry. Karlene Karst, RD will share how to create long-lasting energy by improving mitochondria function while using fat for fuel.

Sponsored by: Assured Natural Distribution

About the Presenter:

Karlene Karst is a registered dietitian, author, mom to 3 young children and founder of Sea-licious Omega-3 oils. Karlene is a highly enthusiastic and passionate individual and is a frequent guest speaker at education events, radio and TV across North America including Access Hollywood, Canada AM, Breakfast TV, and Morning live.


3:00 PM

Optimal Metabolism

with Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND and Dr. Lindsey Hanson, ND

Learn how to increase your metabolism and decrease stubborn fat. Understand how low thyroid, high insulin and hormone imbalances along with dietary sugar, and emotional stress can lead to extra tummy weight. Finally, hear how the HCG program can reset your metabolism.

Sponsored by: EnerChanges Health Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND is passionate about helping patients achieve health, happiness, and purpose in their lives. Dr. Hermanson has a general family practice with a focus in women’s health, pediatrics, and integrative cancer care.

Dr. Lindsey Hanson, ND is passionate about empowering patients in achieving their optimal health goals by exploring the root cause of disease. Dr. Hanson has a general family practice focusing on weight loss, mental health, and substance use disorders.


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