Webinar Series Videos
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Have you ever heard we only use 10 percent of our brain power? This is a common myth believed by two-thirds of the population! This is a false assumption. While there may be moments, such as when we are at rest, that only a small portion of the brain is in use, we regularly use virtually every part of the brain and most of the brain is active almost all of the time. The brain acts as the main command center for every function, though, and feeling we experience. The average human brain weighs approximately 3 pounds and uses 20% of the body’s energy. Most of the energy consumed by the brain is attributed to the rapid firing of millions of neurons communicating with each other. The rest is used for both voluntary and involuntary activities such as driving a car or controlling body temperature respectively. As we age cognitive function may naturally decline. However neurological disorders are becoming more and more prevalent. When it comes to brain health, prevention of disease is key. My goal is to share with you how simple lifestyle changes can be incorporated to improve your brain health and ultimately the quality of life which is why I invite you to attend my next webinar, Brain Health on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:00 pm MDT.
The Science of Happiness
Did you know happiness is a lifelong pursuit that actually requires some work? Happiness is a choice. Life will test your happiness because nothing is perfect.Happiness is contagious! It’s a proven fact that others feel the effects of our mood. Choosing happiness is scientifically linked to benefiting health and life expectancy. There are many misconceptions on what will make us happy; the truth is external factors fall short time and time again. By boosting your happiness, you can learn to cope with life’s challenges more effectively. My goal is to show you some proven techniques for increasing happiness, which is why I invite you to attend my next webinar, The Science Behind Happiness, on Tuesday, March 30th at 7:00 pm MDT. During this experience, you will finally have the chance to debunk what you have come to believe about happiness, and how to overcome these myths!
The Truth About Inflammation
How much do you know about inflammation? In many cases, you can’t see it or feel it, but inflammation may slowly be damaging your body. Inflammation plays an essential role in our health, but too much of a good thing can wreak havoc on the body. Millions of Canadians have an autoimmune condition, and millions more are somewhere on the autoimmune-inflammation spectrum. One in two men and one in three women will get cancer, and every 34 seconds, someone has a heart attack. All of these conditions have one thing in common: inflammation.
The Case Against Sugar
Sugar has found its way into the foods we eat every day, but it is not always obvious. Products with added sugars are being advertised as “healthy.” Ingredient labels feature numerous names for sugar that most people would not recognize. Overall, sifting through the do’s and don’t’s of sugar in the food industry has become a very confusing and difficult task. As sugar consumption increases, so does disease risk. Due to the vast consequences sugar has on our bodies, this sweets-driven behavior is now a public health issue. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, as of October 2017, the United States has the highest rate of obesity ever calculated. This includes almost 40% of adults and 19% of children and adolescents! Cardiovascular disease remains the number one leading cause of death, accounting for one of every three deaths in the United States. 9.4% of the entire United States population has diabetes while a whopping 33.9% has prediabetes (and climbing)! My goal is to prevent you from becoming a scary statistic which is why I invite you to view this webinar to learn how to recognize different kinds of sugar, how they affect your body, and why this has become such a public health issue. Let’s get clear on the dangers of sugar and how we can best address this epidemic!
Do you or someone you know suffer from eczema? We can help! While there is no cure for eczema, there are natural solutions to help relieve symptoms and reduce flare-ups. Living with eczema goes beyond a superficial condition. Many people don’t realize eczema is a multifactorial disease. By addressing the underlying causes, there is greater potential for achieving remission. The prevalence of eczema and other forms of atopic dermatitis has increased dramatically. This can be due to lifestyle factors and increased exposure to allergens and stress. By identifying underlying pathologies and providing the body with the nutrients it needs, eczema can truly be healed from the inside out with functional medicine.
Need Some Stress Relief? If stress is a regular part of your life, it is essential to know that there are alternatives to merely medicating. Adaptogens are plant-based healing agents that treat the causes of stress naturally and without the added side effects that medications can bring into the picture. Please join us for Introducing Adaptogens on Tuesday, September 29th and 7:00 pm MDT to find out how adaptogens work to help balance the body’s stress hormones for a harmonious mind and body. Adaptogens To The Rescue We will be introducing a specific set of adaptogens known to have healing properties that help the body balance stress hormones, which are overproduced in the presence of chronic stress. Long-term imbalance can lead to illness and disease because untreated chronic stress can compromise the immune system.
Healing from GMOs
The Non-GMO Project explains, "Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs." Yet these food-like substances are packed at our local grocery store and served to us in restaurants with very little concern for how they affect us as humans. According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, “Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals.” We are animals, too. How are OUR bodies reacting to these frankenfoods?
Essential Oils 101
Did you know essential oils have been healing people of all cultures around the world for centuries? Did you know 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils on the market? Did you know a single drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea? If you’re curious as to how essential oils can benefit you and your family, watch this webinar, Essential Oils 101! Some oils are noted for their ability to heal, aid digestion, alleviate pain, and soothe sore muscles while others are amazing for toxin-free cleaning and bug deterrent. Are you aware that essential oils have the ability to... -Boost your immune system and fight cold and flu symptoms -Relax and soothe sore muscles -Alleviate headaches and minor aches and pains -Improve cognitive ability and brain function -Reduce toxicity and heal digestive concerns No matter what you’re in need of, essential oils can improve your overall wellbeing of mind, body, and soul naturally!
Food Allergies 101
There are over 170 different foods responsible for inducing allergic reactions in approximately 15 million North Americans today. This affects roughly 1 in 13 children, physically, psychologically, and socially. Food allergies (as well as food intolerances and sensitivities) contribute to a host of diverse symptoms, such as: -Digestive Distress -Respiratory Issues -Skin Conditions -Thyroid Dysfunction -Mood Disorders -Weight Gain -Joint Pain -Fatigue -Food Cravings -Dizziness -Loss of Consciousness -And Many More Does this sound like you? There is no reason for anyone to be suffering from something that is avoidable! This webinar is a comprehensive overview of allergy and testing methods by Dr. Gaul.