Seminars

The naturopathic doctors and other practitioners in our clinic provide seminars, mostly free-of-charge, for patients and the public as a way of teaching the basics of conscious living and achieving optimal wellness.  

As seating is limited, please register for our seminars or workshops by calling 905-940-2727  or email us at info@naturopathicfoundations.ca

Upcoming Events

 

October Seminars

Oct 15th at 6:30pm by Dr. Leena Athparia, ND

Preparing for Fall: Vata Care

As the seasons change, you need to ensure you prepare your body, mind and spirit for the fall. Ayurveda helps us understand how the forces in nature affect us and what we can do to restore balance. Common concerns in the fall include dryness, cold limbs, increased anxiety and slower digestion. This seminar will teach you how diet and lifestyle tips can keep you "tuned up" in fall.

leaf.jpg Understanding the elements & doshas

leaf.jpg Signs of vata imbalance

leaf.jpg Diet and lifestyle guidelines for fall

leaf.jpg Recipes for fall season

 

Saturday Oct 19th at 10 am. by Dr. Jessica Nesbitt, ND

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Do you or your kids seem to catch every cold that goes around? Do your kids constantly have a runny nose or lingering cough? Do you want to feel empowered to handle acute colds and flus at home? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are invited to join Dr. Jessica as she teaches and explores the different natural and home remedies for cold and flu prevention and treatment. Based on her 10 years of clinical experience treating acute infections and 5 years of mom experience, Dr Jessica will provide you with information and tools to support you and your kids' immune systems. Topics to be covered include: 

leaf.jpg Learn the difference between cold and flu and the main warning signs

leaf.jpg Home remedies for colds and flu prevention and treatment

leaf.jpg Taste testing different cough syrups, immune teas and tinctures - with a focus on those for kids

leaf.jpg Learn what you can do to prevent colds and flus

leaf.jpg Learn when to check in with your ND for additional support

 

Tuesday Oct 22 at 6:30 pm. by Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending)

Taste Testing Series Part 1: Tasty and Easy Wheat Free Pasta Options

Are you looking for a healthy alternative to wheat pasta, but aren't sure if the recipes will turn out? Here's your opportunity to try a variety of wheat free pastas that will give you confidence in your meals.

As we know, wheat allergies are becoming an epidemic. Wheat has been added unnecessarily to our foods, creating a burden on the immune system resulting in sensitivities or even celiac disease. Dr. Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending) will guide you through the pros and cons of different gluten and wheat free pastas and explore the ingredients of each option.

 leaf.jpg Taste testing approximately ten different wheat free pasta options

  Overview of the pros and cons of each pasta option

  Exploring ingredients and the effects on your health

NOTE: cost is $5.00 per person to cover the cost of food

 

November Seminars 

Tuesday Nov. 5th at 6:30 pm by Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending)

Taste Testing Series Part 2: Healthy Protein Bar Options

Have you been searching for a protein bar that tastes good but is also not too high in sugar? Do you want to send your child to school with a healthy snack that will give them energy? If you answered yes to these questions, join Dr. Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending) for the second installment of her taste testing series on healthy protein bars and become informed on their ingredients. 

 Taste a variety of protein bars

 Overview of the Pros and Cons of each protein bar 

 Explore the ingredients of each protein bar

NOTE : cost is $5.00 per person to cover the cost of food

 

Saturday Nov. 9th at 10 am. by Dr. Jessica Nesbitt, ND

What your Doctor won't tell you about Yeast and Candida

An overgrowth of Candida can often be a hidden curse of common health concerns affecting women and children. Conditions that often have an underlying overgrowth of yeast include: digestive concerns, fatigue, a weak immune system, Brain fog, skin conditions and behavioral issues (especially in children). Join Dr. Jessica as she shares her knowledge gained from 10 years of clinical experience treating women and children for Candida. Topics to be included are:

leaf.jpg Common and uncommon symptoms of Yeast and Candida

leaf.jpg Causes of Yeast and Candida

leaf.jpg Why women experience chronic yeast infections

leaf.jpg Review of naturopathic testing and treatment for both acute yeast infections and chronic yeast infections

 

Tuesday Nov. 12th at 6:30 pm by Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending)

Taste Testing Series Part 3: Healthy Alternative Sugar Options

Looking for something to sweeten your baked goods without spiking your blood sugar? Join Dr. Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending) to learn more about alternative options to cane sugar. 

Sugar can act like a drug as it is addictive. With the holidays around the corner, limiting sugar intake can be challenging. It then becomes difficult to cut sugar from the diet as the cravings kick in after a long holiday bender. Begin the season with alternatives to regular sugar that give you that sweet flavour you crave, in smaller amounts and with less of the side effects. 

 Taste a variety of alternative sugars

 Address the pros and cons of each sugar

 Learn dosing for each sugar

 NOTE : cost is $5.00 per person to cover the cost of food

 

Tuesday Nov. 19th at 6:30pm by Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending)

Taste Testing Series Part 4: Choosing the Right Cooking Oils

Cooking healthy meals is easy when you have all the facts. Every oil has the ability to tolerate heat to a certain degree, but above that set temperature, their structure begins to change. The changes that happen to oils when they are cooked cause them to become harmful to the body, resulting in inflammation which can contribute to cardiovascular disease. Join Dr. Ann-Marie Regina, ND (pending) and learn about which oils you should and shouldn't cook with. 

 Sample a variety of cooking oils

 Learn about the health benefits of fats and oils 

 Learn the pros and cons of each oil

NOTE : cost is $5.00 per person to cover the cost of food

 

December Seminars  

Tuesday Dec. 3rd at 6:30 pm by Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND

Strings of Attachment

Strings of Attachment is a seminar designed to strengthen relationships and to make them healthier. It provides an objective way of looking at how your relationships are structured - what you share with different people, whether or not your relationships are healthy or unhealthy and ways to change them.  This seminar teaches:

leaf.jpg An objective way of assessing relationships

leaf.jpg Ways of improving challenging relationships

leaf.jpg How to let go of negative or harmful aspects in a relationship

leaf.jpg You how to enjoy your relationships more fully

 

 

Past Seminar List