ONWC Seminar Series

WINTER/SPRING 2019

Please sign up at the ONWC reception to register for attendance a space is limited.

Care4 Seniors – Optimizing Wellness During The Golden Years
Wednesday March 20 @ 7-8pm at ONWC – Dr. Scott Clack, Naturopathic Doctor and Joanne Spiller, Gerontology Recreation Professional 

The life span of Canadians is now estimated into the mid-80’s. Canadians are living longer but not necessarily better. They are suffering with chronic illnesses that can drastically impact their quality of life and independence. Among these are changes in memory and cognitive function. While often thought to be a normal part of aging, there can be signs of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The lecture is presented by two practitioners who bring personal and professional knowledge about efforts to prevent or treat cognitive decline. Dr. Scott Clack, Naturopathic Doctor is joined by Joanne Spiller, Gerontology Recreation Professional. They will discuss various approaches that can help improve brain health including diet, herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, exercise, cognitive stimulation and social activity. A small demonstration of Fit Minds™ cognitive stimulation therapy will also be provided.

Mental Health and The Gut-Brain Connection
Wednesday, April 10 @ 7-8pm at ONWC – Dr. Kajal Chohan, ND and Dr. Scott Clack, ND (Naturopathic Doctors)

Thanks to several public campaigns, awareness and acceptance of mental health problems (especially Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar disorders) is making it easier for people to get help. Often treatment is a combination of cognitive therapy and medication. This seminar will present research supporting effective naturopathic treatments. More importantly, the seminar will also introduce concepts that fit a key naturopathic principle: Treat the Cause. Dr. Kajal Chohan will present her findings of research about the Gut-Brain connection that is integrated to the topic of mental health conditions, while Dr. Scott Clack will give an overview of the role of stress contributing to these challenges.

Osteopathy for Musculoskeletal Health and Non-musculoskeletal health problems
Wednesday April 24 @ 7-8pm at ONWC – Megan Palmer, OMP – Rob Mastroddi, OMP and Blake Parisi, OMP (Osteopathic Manual Practitioners)

When Canadians are suffering from back or neck problems, they have traditionally sought relief from chiropractors, massage therapists or physiotherapists. An new option that is sought out today is Osteopathic Manual Therapy, or Osteopathy. ONWC is a leading clinic in the Halton Region offering a team of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. The Centre’s team, represented by Megan Palmer, Rob Mastroddi and Blake Parisi, are pleased to discuss their discipline and review examples of how it can benefit most Canadians. Please join us for what should be very lively discussions! 

Raising Healthy Children
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7-8pm at ONWC – Dr. Scott Clack, ND

This seminar is a repeat of the workshop prepared for OPCC. Dr. Scott Clack, ND and Sabine Mansour, RHN will present research and ideas about modern lifestyle approaches that can improve the health and wellness of all children, helping to reduce allergies (eg. Asthma, Eczema), ADHD/Autism and chronic immune problems (eg. ear infections, strep throat). We hope the seminar will help parents choose to include holistic health approaches to their daily lives, to improve the overall health of their homes and families.

Healthy Eating is FUN!
Dates: To Be Determined – Sabine Mansour, RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) and Live Blood Cell Practitioner

We hope this brief description can prompt parents and children to action: We seek 8-10 pairs/groups of parents and children who are interested in learning how to make healthy eating fun. Sabine Mansour, RHN at ONWC developed this 3-day seminar to introduce your family to great ideas for including more vegetables, fruit, grains and proteins into your normal diet routines. The goal is to offer 3 – 1.5 to 2 hour sessions that will include discussions about food, and allow attendees to sample the new ideas. Please call ONWC at 905-825-9996 to indicate your interest. The plan is to offer the sessions on Saturdays in March and April.

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