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

Fresh Magazine Presents: The 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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Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10:00 am to 7 pm

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


Johanna Ward

Johanna Ward is excited to be back as the Emcee of the Women & Wellness Stage.

About the EMCEE:

Over the years, she has worked with the Wellness Show in many ways, including covering it on her previous Show Shaw ‘TV GO!’ She has presented on the Fitness Stage, Managed all five stages during her two-year position as Event Coordinator, and 7+ years as a Stage Emcee. She’s a big fan of the show!

A Canfitpro Top 3 2016 Fitness Instructor Specialist of the Year, Johanna spends most of her time sweaty and smiling, and helping others to do the same. Based in a life belief that every moment and every movement matters, her philosophy is simple and effective; find your IT factor, the thing that motivates you to move, and do IT!


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, but happier.


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.


2:00 PM

Fresh Magazine PANEL – Women Empowering Women


Tosca Reno (NY Times Best Selling Author,Founder of Eat-Clean Diet), Lori Joyce (CEO at Better with Ice Cream) and Aeryon Ashlie (Author, Speaker, Holistic Nutritional Coach)

Our powerful panel with Tosca Reno (Best selling author & health expert), Lori Joyce (CEO at Betterwith Foods), and Aeryon Ashlie (Fitness expert & Coach) open up about health issues such as relationships, life balance, and how they found the courage to walk their own path.

Sponsored by: Fresh Magazine

About the Presenter:

Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4. Reno started her career at an age when most would consider retiring, earning her first Oxygen cover at 43, after losing 84 pounds and healing herself. She has competed in numerous physique contests and endurance events. The founder of the Eat Clean® series that kicked off a food revolution by the same name, Reno has sold millions of copies, in several languages. She has helped millions lose weight and become well, thanks to Eating Clean®. Often called the woman with 9 lives, Reno has a depth of experience beyond many. Through her love of family she reveals her selflessness. Through her loss of love and child, she reveals her humanity. Through her consistent caring for others she shares her compassion. Through her grit she shows her resilience. When most would have given up, Reno still stands, sharing her smile and authenticity. Specialties:The psychology of overweight, motivation, inspiration, nutrition, exercise and one on one coaching

Lori Joyce has over twenty years experience creating, managing and growing brands. In 2002, Lori Cofounded Cupcakes, and was responsible for developing the Cupcakes Franchise and growing it into a National 10-location chain. In 2010, Lori also became the co-executive producer and co-star in the Gemini-award winning reality TV show, The Cupcake Girls. Today, Lori is CEO of Betterwith Ice Cream. No compromise and all purpose.

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. After years of working through her own struggles and those of her clients Aeryon realizes that unless the internal dialogue aligns with ones Health and Fitness goals finding consistency can be a challenge. Aeryon has authored 3 E-Books and she has been featured on Radio, TV, and Newsprint.


3:15 PM

What Every Woman DESERVES to know about Minerals and how they Impact her Health

with Rick Fischer, Holistic Health Coach, HTMA Practitioner

What do thyroid issues, fatigue, adrenal burnout, depression, hair loss; leaky gut, brain fog, anxiety, mood swings, stiff joints, and osteoporosis all have in common? Hidden mineral imbalances often missed in blood tests. Rick explains how imbalances affect body and mind, and provides key tips you can implement.

Sponsored by: Integrative Health Coaching

About the Presenter:

Rick Fischer is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, HTMA Practitioner, and Author, specializing in the testing and rebalancing of minerals for the restorative function of the adrenals, thyroid, mind and overall health. He is a passionate advocate for evidence-based nutrition, educating women on their estrogen-copper connection, and bringing awareness to the role mineral imbalances play in physical and mental health, energy, and relationships.


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.


6:15 PM

Hand Analysis – A great tool for personal & Professional development

with Laura Gibson, RN, BScN

Laura Gibson is an Advanced Hand Analyst, trained community RN, BScN, yoga teacher and Jikiden reiki practitioner. Her personal path is one of self examination, discovery and growth. Laura provides hand analysis reading services- which can assist to find direction for one’s life.

Sponsored by: Life Purpose Prints

About the Presenter:

Laura Gibson, RN, BScN, and advanced Hand Analyst will talk about the benefits of hand analysis, a most incisive method of illuminating your life purpose and show how it can identify stumbling blocks & personality style.


11:00 AM

Wild Seaweeds for Health, Wellness & Beauty

with Diane Bernard

Diane Bernard CEO and Founder of Seaflora Skincare will teach you all about fresh wild seaweeds, and what they can do for health & beauty; Learn the reason behind their superfood status, & why they are the best tool in your anti-aging arsenal.

Sponsored by: Seaflora Skincare Inc.

About the Presenter:

As the Seaweed visionary & Founder of Seaflora Skincare, the world’s first skincare line with USDA certified organic seaweed, Diane Bernard is a sought-after expert on the beauty and wellness benefits of oceanic seaweed and marine nutrients.


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.


2:00 PM

Brain Balancing: What is it and how does it help!

with Dr. Dan Sullins, DC, DACNB

Introduction into the world of Brain Balancing: Learn how balanced areas of the brain can better regulate the body and maximize wellness. From function to pain, it all starts in the brain.

Sponsored by: North Shore Brain Balancing

About the Presenter:

Dr. Dan Sullins, DC, DACNB, is board certified in functional neurology and accredited through the ACNB. He applies this knowledge and skill toward addressing the brain and how it controls the whole body and everything that happens in it, symptomatic or not.


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.

4:00 PM

Managing Stress, Hormones & Immunity

with Tawnya Ritco, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Tawnya will discuss the key role medicinal mushrooms play in optimizing women’s health, including before, during and after menopause. Topics Covered will include: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, How to regulate your Mood, Enhance Skin and Youthfulness, Manage Stress, and Naturally Balance your Hormones and Libido.

Sponsored by: Purica

About the Presenter:

Tawnya is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist representing PURICA, a complete Wellness company, as Director of Education since 2009. A strong advocate of a balanced, integrative approach to health, Tawnya’s core interests include stress management and optimising immunity. As a new mother, her passion for plant-based, whole-food nutrition has only increased, especially around natural supplements designed to enhance immunity for family members of all ages.

5:00 PM

Eat for your Genes: Lose Weight and feel better by knowing your DNA

with Dr. Lois Nahirney

Wouldn’t it be great to know the right diet for your body? Do you want to lose weight and feel better? Now you can, by knowing your unique genetic makeup. Dr. Lois Nahirney will teach us how DNA can give insight to your body for diet, exercise and more! Enter to win one of her two books: 1-DNA Restart: Unlock your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for your Genes, Lose Weight and Reverse Ageing. 2- Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries.

Sponsored by: dnaPower Inc.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Lois Nahirney is the president and CEO of dnaPower Inc. and Skin DNA Inc. Her business leverages state of the art DNA testing to help people make better diet, fitness and health decisions. Dr. Nahirney has over 25 yrs experience as a Senior Executive and has been recognised with many awards.


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