When Food Becomes the Enemy

September 24, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard

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Food is nourishment, fuel, comfort, our daily bread. It helps us grow, brings us health, draws people together, can be simple or pretentious. Yet one man’s meat is another man’s poison. Peanut butter is harmless to most children, but can be deadly to others. Between these extremes of sustenance and severe allergies are many shades of grey, and these are the food sensitivities and intolerances. When someone has a food allergy, whether it’s severe or mild, the reaction is immediate and observable, such as hives, swelling, trouble breathing or vomiting. What many of us don’t realize is that we can be reacting to food days later and never make the connection between our symptoms and what we have eaten. The big question is why do we develop these reactions to foods we’ve been eating all our lives? Dr. Clare Westmacott, MD brings an integrated approach to his medical practice and often has his patients undergo food sensitivity testing because we can't be healthy when food becomes the enemy.

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

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You know blueberries are good for you, but you don’t know why. You’re considering going gluten-free, but not sure what gluten is. You’re eating well but on thyroid medication, not sleeping well, and gaining more weight than ever. What’s going on?

Despite the plethora of information about food and nutrition, we are getting sicker and fatter every year. Nutritional wellness starts with the right food, but there’s so much more that’s affecting your health.

Nutritional Wellness Beyond Food looks at why we're not being nourished by what we eat. For example, what are the causes of digestive and hormonal imbalances that could be at the root of declining health? How do skipping breakfast, rewarding yourself with a glass of wine after work, and engaging in mindless habits thwart your efforts? Have you considered how the food industry and government directly impact your health? Join us to discover the many healing solutions to help you attain health, wellness and longevity.

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Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard, BA, LLB, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently one of the lead instructors in Calgary, Alberta. She has her own nutrition practice, Lighten Up With Laurie, and specializes in women’s issues and weight loss. She is a self-confessed recovering lawyer who left a thriving practice to raise two sons, who are now grown, and is now following her heart to her true passion of health and nutrition. Laurie aspires to be a physically and mentally fit centenarian and works with her clients to achieve the same goal.

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