POST SESSION RECORDINGS | March 4 Sessions

Presenter: Zeina Khawam

Track: Functional Nutrition

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST

Description:

In this workshop, participants will learn what to eat before, during and after aerobic and anaerobic workouts to improve athletic performance and recover well afterwards. There will be further discussion regarding the impact of manipulating macronutrients in athletes. Supplements such as protein powders, caffeine, creatine etc. that are widely used amongst athletes, will be explored based on current nutritional research. Benefits and possible risks factors will be evaluated so educated decisions can be made.

Presenter: Benjamin Siong

Track: Specialty Nutrition

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST

Description:

The growing paleo movement focuses on the premise that living like our ancestors 10,000 years ago forges the pinnacle of human health, energy and vitality. From minimizing inflammation, chronic disease, cardiovascular issues and giving us a better quality of life, the paleo diet promises us a lot. Yet, how replicable is this diet amongst difference ethnicities and cultures? Does it’s practice map out practically on our modern day lifestyle? and does it actually bring us the health benefits it claims? This seminar takes a deeper look into the paleo diet, it’s origins and examines the pros, cons and intentions of this nutritional plan.

Presenter: Teri Gentes

Track: Lifestyle Nutrition

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST

Description:

The way people prepare and eat has been changing at record speed with home-made meals an all to common challenge for most. Food services offering semi-prepped meals are a growing business albeit costly for the consumer. Discover practical and easy to implement solutions to bring back meal making at home in this session with long time whole-self health advocate, recipe developer, whole food nutritionist and foodie Teri Gentes. You’ll take home easy to implement meal planning strategies and keeper recipes for you and your clients.

   

Presenter: Christine Conti, Karli Taylor

Track: Mind-Food Connection

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM EST

Description:

This session is designed to provide fitness professionals the knowledge needed to safely and effectively design and implement exercise programs for eating disordered individuals. Gain a basic understanding of various types, symptoms, and causes of disordered eating, as well as how it affects the basic functions and health and wellness of both the human body and mind. Learn how to effectively communicate with your client and recognize the importance of your words. It's time to open the dialogue. Because not saying anything is NOT OKAY! Importance: Many fitness professionals lack the knowledge to safely and effectively design fitness programs that specifically meet the needs of eating disorder patients. Understanding the types, symptoms, causes, and possible treatment methods as well as the mental health components of eating disorders is paramount when working with this population.

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Presenter: Benjamin Siong

Track: Functional Nutrition

Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM EST

Description:

In sports such combat sports, equestrian, and even NFL, athletes are required to weigh to fit a desired weight class for their designated category, or position. To achieve that ideal weight, measures such as extended sauna sessions, extreme calorie manipulation, cessation of water intake and even purging has been typically used, often with a resultant loss in performance, strength and endurance. This seminar will provide more effective and healthy techniques for athletic weight cuts, ensuring the athlete keeps up their strength and performance during their matches and maintains optimal health for the longevity of the sport.

Presenter: Alisa Herriman

Track: Specialty Nutrition

Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM EST

Description:

As women we have a lot on our plate - busy work lives, family lives, social lives... We don't always leave time to for ourselves. Learn the keys to a vibrant, healthy, holistic lifestyle, designed specifically for Women's Health! Join Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman, on a journey to discover how you are in charge of your health, hormones and more. Alisa has spent over 16 years in the health industry and has worked with thousands of women on correcting hormonal imbalances, improving digestion, permanently managing weight and living a disease protective lifestyle. Alisa will be covering what foods, herbs and cleansing protocols you can follow throughout the year to feel and look your best!!!

Presenter: Bridget Fauteux

Track: Lifestyle Nutrition

Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM EST

Description:

Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Nutrients are compounds in foods essential to life and health, providing us with energy, the building blocks for repair and growth and substances necessary to regulate chemical processes.

Presenter: Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Track: Mind-Food Connection

Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM EST

Description:

Your clients know what to do, but are not doing it. Are limiting beliefs about health holding your clients back from actually achieving their wellness goals? Learn 27 simple, practical applications including a QUIZZ on myths about health and fitness. How do you trick yourself into showing up to a workout? What should you order in a restaurant? What should you eat before and after a workout? How do you talk yourself out of giving up on your health? These and many more common questions are answered in this session.

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POST SESSION RECORDINGS | March 5 Sessions

Presenter: Carol Harrison

Track: Functional Nutrition | Specialty Nutrition | Lifestyle Nutrition | Mind-Food Connection

Time: 9:00AM - 9:45AM EST

Description:

Despite interest in healthy eating, the diets of Canadians have significant nutrient shortfalls. What are they and how can you help your client to optimize better health in the kitchen?

Join Registered Dietitian Carol Harrison, our nutrition columnist with canfitpro online for a practical culinary nutrition session packed with tips you can share with clients including big batch healthy meal prep ideas that not only help make up for the nutrient shortfalls but are absolutely delicious!

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Presenter: Funk Roberts

Track: Functional Nutrition

Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM EST

Description:

Men over 40 have unique needs and challenges when it comes to nutrition, health and fitness. Learn about hormones, fueling the body, increasing lean muscle mass and reducing your risk for certain health conditions through nutrition and supplements in a way that is specific to this demographic.

Presenter: Zeina Khawam

Track: Specialty Nutrition

Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM EST

Description:

This session discusses the importance of gut health and how it plays a role in our overall health. Learn how digestion works and the signs and consequences of poor digestion. Explore the different stressors impacting gut health as well as the role that missed pathogens such as: candida, parasites and toxins have in common ailments and what can be done to improve gut health.

Presenter: Josh Gitalis

Track: Lifestyle Nutrition

Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM EST

Description:

We used to think that our genes were our destiny. The paradigm has shifted however, with the understanding of epigenetics. Our genetic inheritance is only part of the picture. In this lecture Josh will share with you the evidence showing that we have massive control over how our genes are expressed. You will walk away with a an understanding of how we can influence our genes for optimal health.

Presenter: Kim Basler

Track: Mind-Food Connection

Time: 10:00AM - 11:15AM EST

Description:

Do you struggle to know how to support your clients when they are mad at themselves for emotionally eating? Have you caught yourself telling your clients to just "eat less and exercise more" when they are gaining weight? In this session, Kim will share how understanding WHY your client is eating may be more important than knowing WHAT they are eating when it comes to their health and wellness journey. Kim will also uncover why the practice of mindfulness needs to be including in our nutritional practices too. You will leave this session feeling equipped with new tools added to your toolbox.

Presenter: Josh Stryde

Track: Functional Nutrition

Time: 11:45AM- 1:00PM EST

Description:

Understanding what our bodies need for nutrition has become very confusing for the average person. We are constantly getting bombarded with new information making us question what we previously thought. This session looks at current nutrition trends and how to think critically about what is being presented. We will also look at how to determine if the information is accurate and/or applicable for your client.

Presenter: Kyle Byron

Track: Specialty Nutrition

Time: 11:45AM- 1:00PM EST

Description:

When a client comes to you for nutrition help, should they eat more vegetables? Or weigh their food? Help clients build lean muscle and lose fat faster by knowing what nutrition advice to provide first and what concepts to discuss later. I will help you conduct better assessments, gain the client's trust quicker, and anticipate the client's experience. We will discuss Keto and IF among other strategies.

Presenter: Prof. Dr. George Grant

Track: Lifestyle Nutrition

Time: 11:45AM- 1:00PM EST

Description:

This session details what choices can be made to support health and wellness based on science and research. Explore the factors of wellness and how much responsibility the individual has in determining health outcomes. Do not leave wellness to chance and learn the latest from Prof. Dr. Grant, scientist, chemist, toxicologist, nutritionist & more.

Presenter: Selin Bilgin

Track: Mind-Food Connection

Time: 11:45AM- 1:00PM EST

Description:

Did you know that what you eat has a direct impact on your energy and mood? Did you also know that inflammation can impact brain health, leaving your team feeling foggy and fatigued? In this interactive workshop, you will learn why you crave the foods that you do (your body is needing important micronutrients) and understand how and why certain foods can support mental health. Yes, FOOD and MOOD

Facilitated by: Beth Yarzab. With Kim Basler, Bianca Cordeiro, Josh Gitalis, Prof. Dr. George Grant & Alisa Herriman

Time: 1:30PM - 3:00PM EST

Description:

Our distinctive relationship with food has accompanied us throughout countless stages of our lives. Food is used to nourish, reward, comfort, heal and awaken the senses. Explore cultural, ancestral traditions along with modern day food practices. Celebrate and seek to better understand this complicated relationship in a one-of-a kind panel with nutrition experts and therapists.

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