February 1 and 2, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building

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

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.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10:00 am to 7 pm

Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 10:00 am to 6 pm

11:00 AM

101 on Functional Mushrooms

with Mikael Makinen, Co-Founder

Come and learn how can you benefit consuming functional mushrooms like Chaga, Reishi and Lion’s Mane with Co-Founder of pioneering mushroom company, Four Sigmatic.

Sponsored by: Nesters Market and Four Sigmatic

About the Presenter:

Mikael is one of the FunGuys at Four Sigmatic. They aim to popularize medicinal mushrooms by incorporating them in more mainstream products like coffee and hot cocoa.


12:00 PM

Herbal Adaptogens – Ancient and Elite Herbs for Modern Life

with Petra Sovcov

In this talk, we discuss the elite group of herbs known as adaptogens. We will visit the ancient history of adaptogens and their traditional uses in Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Pacific Northwest Indigenous tribes and Western Herbalism. We will explore the evidence-based medicine and clinical trials surrounding these herbs, and how to apply them in specific scenarios such as chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, and diseases influenced by chronic inflammation.

Sponsored by: Healing House Natural Wellness

About the Presenter:

Petra Sovcov, a Clinical Herbal Therapist and owner of Healing House Natural Wellness Centre, also works at the Finlandia Health Centre and Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver. Petra is an active member of Herbalists Without Borders International (HWB) and directs the HWB Chapter and Free People’s Clinic for Vancouver, she is a faculty member at the Institute for Holistic Nutrition where she teaches nutrition and the environment (man’s impact on the environment and food system).


1:00 PM

Collagen – Why All The Hype?

with Nelson Narciso

We’ll explore different types of collagen, the importance of collagen and glycine and why we’re not meeting our dietary needs, the extensive research behind collagen and how it can support muscle, joints, bone, skin, sleep and impact longevity, and how to make your own collagen-rich bone broth.

Sponsored by: Fit Foods Ltd.

About the Presenter:

With over 30 years of experience in the holistic health and wellness field Nelson Narciso, DNM® is a holistic nutritionist, Reiki practitioner, herbalist, Auricular Medicine practitioner. Nelson is a respected product formulator, writer, and educator on diet and natural health products and has been a regular guest on numerous tv and radio shows through North America.


2:00 PM

10 Easy Steps to Health and Wellness

with Stephan Wilmes, The Alkaline Diet Guy – You In Focus

Participants will enjoy Stephan’s holistic, enthusiastic and inspirational approach to health and wellness.

Sponsored by: You in Focus

About the Presenter:

Stephan Wilmes, aka the Alkaline Diet Guy, 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.


3:00 PM

Relaxation, Digestive, Seasonal – The Decision Tree – What Herbal Tea(s) are Right for your Condition

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

How Solid Are You?

with Gina Best

You are the Foundation. Being Solid is key to being the amazing Woman and Mom that you are. What youwant and need is priority regardless of what you may think. It’s time to start with you!

Sponsored by: One Boob Down

About the Presenter:

Gina Best is a serial Entrepreneur and maverick Coach with a penchant for pushing people’s buttons and compelling Women to deal with their personal stuff so they can attack their businesses and lives with passion and authenticity.


5:00 PM

Understanding Hearing Loss

with Alison Place, RAUD, RHIP

There are many different signs you might have hearing loss from perceiving people as mumbling to having difficulty hearing the TV or radio. Today we will review the 4 degrees of hearing loss: mild, moderate, severe and profound. As well as the types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural and mixed.

Sponsored by: Connect Hearing

About the Presenter:

Registered Audiologist & Hearing Instrument Practitioner


6:00 PM

Achieving Clarity, Glow, Radiance and Smoothness

with Seng Goh

Look comfortable and confidence and achieve CGRS – Clarity, Glow, Radiance and smoothness. This presentation will cover important routines to maintain CGRS and outline 3 most recent important breakthroughs in Facial care – Retin A, Hyaluronic Acid and Laser in the last 10-15 years.

Sponsored by: Quiklaser Limited

About the Presenter:

MBBS, M.Sc (UK), Fellow American Academy of Dermatology, Life Member of the Dermatology Society of America. Dr Goh is a pioneer and started using laser to treat the skin more than 20 years ago. His treatment is conservative, safe and very effective. He has trained more than 400 doctors worldwide with his protocols.

11:00 AM

Eat For Your DNA

with Dr. Lois Nahirney, CEO dnaPower Inc.

How can you know what to feed your family to be their heathiest? Now with easy DNA diet testing, you can learn your genetic strengths and weaknesses to avoid areas of risk. Learn how to take power over your health.

Sponsored by: dnaPower Inc.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Lois Nahirney is the President and CEO of dnaPower Inc. Lois solved years of health issues for her and her family through learning their DNA. She is committed to helping others find the key to their diet and health.


12:00 PM

How to Meditate to Increase Happiness while Reducing Stress & Anxiety

with Dai Manuel, Lifestyle Mentor

Stress, chronic pain, depression, heart disease and high blood pressure – all can be reduced through a regular meditation practice. But that begs the questions — How do I do it? Where do I start? In this workshop, Dai will provide us a simple solution to integrate meditation into even the busiest of lives.

Sponsored by: DaiManuel.com

About the Presenter:

Dai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, and on a mission to positively impact one million role models to lead FUN-ctionally fit lives mentally and physically.


1:00 PM

Supporting Immunity in Children

with Petra Sovcov

We will explore the immune system and break down some of its more essential parts in children. We will visit a few traditionally used herbs for supporting children’s immune systems, along with supplement and dietary/lifestyle suggestions that can be implemented quickly to assist in bolstering a child’s immunity.

Sponsored by: Healing House Natural Wellness

About the Presenter:

Petra Sovcov, a Clinical Herbal Therapist and owner of Healing House Natural Wellness Centre, also works at the Finlandia Health Centre and Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver. Petra is an active member of Herbalists Without Borders International (HWB) and directs the HWB Chapter and Free People’s Clinic for Vancouver, she is a faculty member at the Institute for Holistic Nutrition where she teaches nutrition and the environment (man’s impact on the environment and food system).


2:00 PM

Five Keys to Loving & Harmonious Family Relationships

with Ximena Gavino, Certified Master Teacher of the Tao Academy

Learn the Five Keys to empower every member of your family to create loving and harmonious relationships in every area of their life. Based on 5,000-year old secrets and wisdom of healers around the world, these practical techniques can easily bring love and harmony to relationships. Body Power, Mind Power, Sound Power, Heart Power and Writing Power can help transform blockages in a relationship and open each person’s heart to offer love, receive love and embody love.

Sponsored by: Master Sha Tao Centre, Vancouver

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.


3:00 PM

A Conversation on Addiction and how it affects Families

with Ben Goresky, Judy Lee,  and Donna Low

About the Presenter:

Ben Goresky is an Addiction’s Counselor, and men’s coach in Vancouver. He specializes in helping men heal their addictions to achieve lifetime recovery.

Judy has been working as a helping professional in the community for ten years, and truly enjoys working with different populations.

Donna has had the privilege of working in the addiction field for over 10 years with a primary focus on developing and facilitating family programs. Her own personal recovery of 30 years has been a wealth of lived experience, and is what drives her passion to support families impacted by substance use and mental health disorders.


4:15 PM

Healing and self-confidence through cosmetic & restorative tattoos

with Candice Falcon

Candice Falcon of Falcon Artistry Specialty Tattoo speaks on the impact these tattoos can have on your self-image and life. Permanent Makeup is more than microblading! Restorative Tattoos after a mastectomy bring back familiarity and healing through 3D realism.

Sponsored by: Falcon Artistry

About the Presenter:

Candice Falcon is the Owner/Artist of Falcon Artistry Specialty Tattoo. A passion of spreading awareness around post-mastectomy restorative tattoos and the healing they provide, as well as the impact that cosmetic tattoos have on improving confidence and self-perception.


5:15 PM

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Repairing and Restoring the injured brain to near normal functioning capability.

with Dr. Zayd Ratansi, ND

Learn and become informed about the remarkable healing aspects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ( HBOT ), and how HBOT could be a therapy to consider for those suffering from Concussions, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, Dementia, CTE, Strokes, ALS, Lymes and more.

Sponsored by: Oxyhelp Industry GMBH

About the Presenter:

Dr. Zayd Ratansi is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with advanced certifications in hyperbaric medicine, bio oxidative medicine, low level light therapy, chelation therapy and environmental medicine.


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