Hormones: "Just the Facts, Ma'am"
October 29, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard
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Considering how important hormones are, it’s amazing how little the average person knows about them. Perhaps that’s because we can’t touch or see them. We know a few of their names, like estrogen or cortisol, but unless we’ve had reason to learn more, they remain at best a concept. Women’s hormones are particularly difficult to understand because there are so many of them and they way they interact throughout our lives can be very confusing. For the most part though, it doesn’t really matter, does it? It’s usually not until peri-menopause that we start to get curious about our hormones because we start exhibiting symptoms that are uncomfortable or unpleasant. There is so much information about hormones, but we need to sift through it and separate the facts from the myths. Dr. Clare Westmacott brings an integrated approach to his medical practice, which includes hormone balancing and bio-idential hormone therapy. Join us as he presents “just the facts, ma’am”.
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.
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.