The Secrets of Longevity

November 19, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard

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How important is food as a factor that influences longevity? No one knows for sure because the study of aging is a tricky thing. Scientists have several theories of aging that deal with everything from cell division to genetics to oxidative damage (or “rusting”), but none of these tells the whole story. There are too many pieces to the puzzle, diet included, for a definitive answer, but by studying those who seemingly defy aging we can glean some important clues. Bruce Grierson, award-winning social science journalist and author, explored the mystery of the 90-something track star, Canadian Olga Kotelko, in his book What Makes Olga Run? Join us as we discuss the various factors that influence the aging process, and consider what people really want and are willing to do as they approach their senior years.

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

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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