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Evita Ochel
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Oct 17, 2013 at 08:00 pm EDT
Fats are essential to our weight, health and overall well-being, but in recent decades a lot of misinformation has come out about them. The pendulum has swung between low fat and high fat, between saturated and unsaturated fats many times over. But as heart disease continues to impact a large percentage of the world's population, decreasing both our life quality and quantity, it is vital we make sense of fats and how to utilize this nutrient group most optimally for our health. In this class optimal health expert Evita Ochel, will be providing a foundation about fats for attending learners. She will be explaining the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, as well as the difference between fats and oils. Also covered will be the full story about the "low-fat" and "zero-fat" fads, as well as the "low fat" and "high fat" dietary recommendations by various health experts. You will also learn the practical side of fats such as which oils are the healthiest for our needs, which oils are best to cook with, and which brands are most reputable.
Andrea Beaman
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Oct 16, 2013 at 09:00 pm EDT
Learn how to eat healthy without breaking the bank. Andrea will teach how to make your good quality food last and share valuable information on the benefits of joining a CSA and why eating in season is so important for our health and well being. This amazing class is not only a money saver to eating well, but also a lifesaver too! Sign up now for this 45 minute lecture and an additional 15 minutes dedicated to Andrea answering your questions LIVE!
As more of us become health conscious and explore various paths for healing, prevention and health maintenance, it is not always easy to make sense of what is the best path to take. Do our foods provide enough nutrients for us, or do we need to use supplements as well? And if we do need to use supplements, how do we pick and choose the best ones for us? Are single or multiple supplement formulas the best way to go? Is there a difference between brand name and generic options? And how do we make sense of synthetic versus whole food supplement choices? Join optimal health expert Evita Ochel as she answers these questions and more, to help you understand the basics of vitamins, minerals and supplements in our world today. Upon completion of this class you will have an understanding of how vitamins and minerals work, how to make quality choices for your health and wallet, and how to optimize your use of them. The class will include vital information based on the latest research, as well as lots of essential and practical tips to empower you as an informed consumer and health conscious individual.
Delia Quigley
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Sep 09, 2013 at 01:30 pm EDT
Do you know the single most important thing you can do in a day to get the most from your food? In this 60 minute session we will explore the body-food relationship based on how your food is grown and processed; where your food comes from and the impact eating a Standard American Diet has on your health and the health of the planet. Delia will guide you on a step-by-step progression towards improving the quality of the food you eat; how to plan menu's, shop and prepare your food to provide optimal wellness. Delia will include delicious nutritious recipes that include snacks and meals you can bring to sustain you through a day of work. This session will also include simple movement exercises you can do sitting at your desk to improve posture, blood flow; massage filtering organs and stretch cramped and tired muscles.
Is your craving for sweets actually a sugar addiction? What does recent research reveal about sugar and its effects on the human body? Join Diane Randall, Wellness Educator and Holistic Health Coach for an informative, insightful learning experience. She will help you explore a holistic approach to understanding cravings and making lifestyle choices that will take your eating experience to a new level.
In our world of diverse foods, there is one group that is most beneficial to our health, but one which the majority of people's diets in our population today are severely lacking in. This being the greens. Green vegetables, especially leafy greens hold the power to heal us, and prevent numerous states of disease, but most of us have yet to put into action their incredible potential through our daily diet. Join optimal health expert, Evita Ochel as she explains why greens are such powerful foods for healing, prevention, healthy weight, longevity and optimum wellness. You will learn about the most common commercial greens, as well as some wild greens, and what makes them so unique compared to all other food forms. You will also learn about their nutritional makeup and specific benefits for our mental, emotional and physical health. Finally, Evita will share some practical tips for incorporating greens into your life, such as picking, using and storing your greens, as well as some meal ideas for making them a part of your daily diet in a way the whole family can enjoy.
Have you ever wondered why most diets fail? Join Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Diane Randall and learn how to identify safe ways to drop pounds, feel satisfied without deprivation, gimmicks or expensive processed foods or supplements . Learn why diets don’t work and how you can achieve your ideal weight. Unlock your body’s potential for weight loss naturally and get off the dieting rollercoaster once and for all!
Brendan Brazier
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Jun 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm EDT
The many benefits of clean, plant-based nutrition are obvious when applied to general health and wellness. However, the ability to support and enhance athletic performance leaves no clearer testament to power of plant-based foods. Learn how to properly fuel your workouts with strategically timed nutrition. I will cover the essentials as a leading sport nutrition expert who provides advice to elite and professional athletes throughout North America. This Learn It Live session will walk through the essentials of clean sport nutrition and provide support for users of Thrive Forward's recent Sport Edition. Thrive Forward, my latest project, is a free, online guide to plant-based nutrition. The added lessons of the Sport Edition take the Thrive Forward program a step further by providing in-depth information about sport nutrition, showing subscribers how to prepare, sustain, and recover from almost every form of training. The Sport Edition is packed with video lessons, sport nutrition tutorials, plant-based recipes, shopping lists and more. Topics of the Clean Sport Nutrition 101 Learn it Live session will include: 1. The guiding principles of sport nutrition - components of vitality, key differences between strength and endurance training and fitness capital 2. Protein for athletes - how to source the best quality protein and time it right 3. Smart vs. hard training - tips to work smarter, not harder 4. The importance of recovery - understand the 6 key elements of recovery to elevate your game Know. Eat. Feel. Perform. BETTER.
Delia Quigley will guide you through her Body Rejuvenation Cleanse (BRC), during this amazing 5-week program. The BRC is a safe, effective way to introduce the highest quality foods into your daily diet, while allowing your body time to Cleanse and Rejuvenate. The BRC is NOT a restricted diet program; you don't have to count calories, fat grams or weigh your protein. You WILL eat and enjoy nutrient dense foods and plenty of them.
This lecture will help you: - Answer a simple question: Are you eating and beauty habits addictive and toxic? - Learn the main reason for our skin and internal organs to lose their strength, elasticity and beauty - Find out the real, natural, fool-proof practices that keep me looking and feeling like a 25-year-old - See how to put this advice into actionable items to incorporate in your busy life
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Andrea Beaman
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Mar 13, 2013 at 09:00 pm EDT
Often during the spring season, the body naturally begins cleansing itself from excess oils, fats, salt, carbohydrates, and animal proteins by releasing excess mucus or a flu or a cold. Some folks may also suffer mysterious bodily aches and pains, and don�t understand why. Don�t worry� you are not falling apart, this is the liver�s way of releasing toxins and cleaning house. We can aid our liver through this natural cleansing process with a simple Spring Cleanse. Join me in a 45 minute class and 15 minute Q&A to learn how to lighten the load on your liver !
Meg O'Rourke
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Feb 12, 2013 at 08:00 pm EDT
With all the so called "diet tips" out there, nobody even knows what to put in their mouths anymore. Stop counting, weighing, and measuring your food! Learn to increase your overall health and metabolism in this healthy-eating discussion group, led by Registered Dietician Meg O'Rourke. Stop wasting your time and money on restrictive plans, and learn the truth about health and weight loss in a fun, friendly, and informative forum.
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