Lunch and Learn Descriptions
Optimal Immunity – This lecture will talk about some of the factors that decrease immunity on a daily basis. In today’s world, we are being exposed to more and more organisms that can interfere with our health, our productivity and our quality of life. It is most important to ‘strengthen the host’. Choices you make on a daily basis can optimize your immunity including eating the right foods and taking vitamins and minerals. Herbal medicine and homeopathic medicines are useful in prevention of colds and flu as well as in acute treatment to speed recovery.
Best for: employees with high absentees, cold and flu season.
Wired and Tired – This lecture will discuss the effects of chronic stress on your body. What can be done to reduce the effects of stress on your health? This lecture will talk about diet, lifestyle, supplements and herbal medicine that can help you live more in balance with stress.
Best for: employees on compressed work week, employees working in high pressure situations.
Vitamins and Minerals: The Basics – With all the information on supplements out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This lecture will talk about some vitamins and minerals and try to clear up some of the confusion around them. Is it really necessary to take supplements? If so, what supplements are beneficial to take and what supplements are best left on the shelf? I will also cover Omega 3 supplements and acidophilus when addressing this subject.
Best for: employees wanting to know more about vitamins and minerals and their health benefits.
The Facts about Herbal Supplements – This lecture will discuss the benefits of using herbs instead of prescription drugs for chronic health issues. Popular herbs will be discussed including St. john’s wort, Gingko biloba, and Echinacea. Side effects and contraindications will be addressed as well. Plants are more like food than drugs and thus have additional benefits when used to improve health and wellness.
Best for: employees wanting other options other than prescription drugs for treating their health issues.
Optimal Nutrition – This lecture discusses the latest news in the world of nutrition. Which foods help reduce your risk of cancer? What foods can help reduce pain and inflammation? Is there a link between food and mood? All these topics will be discussed and more as we look at how optimal nutrition can create a better state of health and wellness in your body.
Best for: employees interested in improving their diet and lifestyle and overall state of health.
Detoxification and Cleansing – This lecture will discuss why detoxification and cleansing should be part of your health regimen. How often should you cleanse? What kind of diet supports detoxification and cleansing? These factors will be addressed and a take home detoxification plan will be given that you can do after you leave the lecture.
Best for: employees wanting to improve their diet and lifestyle and overall state of health.
Improving Energy to Maximize Performance – Why is everybody so tired these days and (what to do about it)? This lecture will look at some of the reasons for ‘chronic’ fatigue in our culture and what you can do to reenergize yourself and keep your energy levels consistent. Diet and lifestyle factors which mitigate fatigue will be covered as will some supplements including vitamins, minerals and herbs that can help restore energy levels.
Best for: shift workers, long haul drivers, employees on compressed work week.
Naturopathic Medicine – Basics and Benefits – This lecture will discuss naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit your health and overall wellness. There is a real need for a paradigm shift in regards to our health care system today. Rates of chronic disease and cancer are on the rise yet we are still depending on drugs to get us back to a better state of health. Naturopathic doctors support the health of their patients using diet, therapeutic supplementation, herbal medicine, and homeopathy while empowering the individual to take a more proactive role in their health care.
Best for: employees who are interested in other options for their health care that lie outside of the traditional medical model.
Mind Body Medicine – Basics and Benefits – Mind/body medicine focuses on the interactions between the mind and body and the powerful ways in which health can be influenced by the use of techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, visualizations and biofeedback. This field views illness as an opportunity for personal growth and transformation and health care providers as catalysts and guides in this process. Research supporting this innovative field ushers in a new wave of medicine in which we learn to take an active and critical role in our own health care.
Best for: employees who have chronic health issues or know people who have chronic health issues that would benefit from additional supportive therapies.
Some feedback from the presentations:
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