Speaker Sessions


Naturopathic Doctor

How a Woman's Gut Bacteria Rules Her Mind & Body - Saturday April 18, 11am

Could a woman’s microbial imbalances (also known as dysbiosis) be responsible for shifting moods, imbalanced hormones, and embarrassing health problems? In this presentation, Dr. Sara shares compelling evidence that links microbial diversity in women with a serene mind and healthy body. Dr. Sara will teach you how women’s targeted probiotics and specific bacterial species are being used to empower women to take back control of their fluctuating hormones and dysbiotic state. Come discover how one simple 5-step protocol may help YOU on your path to renewed health.

Dr. Sara Celik is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor and inspiring speaker carrying over 15 years of experience in the natural health industry with a strong focus on gut health. She is the Spokesperson for Renew Life and expert contributor to many TV/radio programs and hundreds of women’s magazine publications.


Naturopathic Doctor

Fast Relief Without the High: Nurturing Your Endocannabinoid System with Cannanda's CB2 - Saturday April 18, 12pm

As new research expands our understanding of the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) and new studies uncover the benefits of cannabis and its constituents, we see a wave of natural health enthusiasts embracing the healing potential of the ECS. Join Dr. Lee Know as he discusses the health benefits of cannabis and the popular non-intoxicating alternatives known as Cannanda CB2. Learn how nurturing your endocannabinoid system can improve your health and that of your family.

Lee Know is a licensed naturopathic doctor, recipient of several awards, and has held positions as medical advisor, scientific evaluator and director of R&D for major organizations. He's the author of Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and the VP of Scientific Affairs for Cannanda.



McMaster University & St. Joseph's Hospital

How to Adopt a Whole Food Plant-based Diet - Saturday April 18, 1pm

In this talk, Dr. Ganguli will briefly review reasons why a person might want to adopt a whole food plant-based diet including the specific conditions which this diet has been shown to be able to prevent, reverse or treat. He will then explore a practical approach to making the necessary changes including suggested meals to start with, sources of recipes, need for supplements, resources available to assist in the transition and further information.

Dr Subhas Ganguli is an Associate Professor in Gastroenterology at McMaster University and is based at St Joseph’s Hospital. After obtaining his MD at the University of Saskatchewan he did training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He then completed further training in Gastroenterology and obtained a Masters Degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster.

His interest in the topic of ‘Food as Medicine’ started five years ago after he learned that he was pre-diabetic and has led to presentations at Medical Grand Rounds at St Joseph’s Hospital and Gastroenterology and Cardiology Rounds at McMaster University as well as International CME presentations. In October 2019, he passed the Board Exams of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.


Transformative Arts Counsellor

Empowered Consciousness: Heart > Mind > Power 2020 - Saturday April 18, 2pm

Learn easy focus methods that allow presence, bring mindfulness and re-generate health. With awareness, this calming practice can help center, soothe, relax . . . and bring SPACE. In today’s busy lives, a moment of peace is possible right here in this now. If STRESS is the harsh owner of your life, please join us to experience some easy, gentle, effective methods to put the spin back in your wheels of life, reconnect the body mind CENTER and plugin to RECHARGE. This may just become your favorite pastime!

Born in Kenya, adventures in Natural ‘Medicine’ began in early childhood and continued with tenancy in England, USA, New Zealand and Canada, loving Gentle Benefactors of Home Kith and Kin.

Vanessa is a Counsellor Adept in Transformative Arts, Self-Development and Expansion Practice Theory and has completed a Professional program in Psychotherapy and now in process of application for Professional License (Qualifying) as required by the College Of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Vanessa’s private and confidential practice is located in Fenwick, Ontario

Speaker events take place on-site in the White Oaks Idea Loft. Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve.