Remembering CHNC 2013 Toronto

Food as Medicine: Linking the Past, Present and Future

May 24th & 25th, 2013

Gallery 2013



Lianne Phillipson-Webb

BIO: Lianne Phillipson-Webb is a Registered Nutritionist graduating with Honors from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, London, England, a member of the International Organization of Nutrition Consultants, an IFR reflexologist, aromatherapist and Reiki Master. The Author of “Sprout Right”, from Tummy to Toddler, published in 2010 and with over 10 years experience Lianne has counseled thousands of women and families through her private practice. In addition Lianne has made numerous television appearances on Canada AM, Breakfast Television, Rogers and CHCH Morning Live as well as contributing to Today’s Parent Magazine and many online parenting websites and through Sprout Right’s interactive workshops, one-of-a-kind Mommy Chef cooking classes and instructional DVD series. Lianne is passionate about the environment. Her commitment to a healthy environmentally balanced lifestyle is reflected in both her personal life and the Sprout Right philosophies.  Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: Pre & Post Natal Nutrition and Raising “Super Babies”

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Dr. Gordon Chang

BIO: Dr. Gordon Chang has earned his PhD from the University of Toronto in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering.  He is the President and Chief Scientific Officer at Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.  Dr. Chang established Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 1992 and his manufacturing company has earned awards, accolades and the enduring respect of his peers for producing innovative and efficacious herbal-based and nutritional supplements for the natural health industry.  He has lectured at professional trade shows, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, at other natural health events and he has written articles on this topic for numerous publications.  Please join Dr. Chang for a very interesting presentation on detoxification and digestive health. Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Intestines -Detoxification Explained


Rachel Parent

BIO: If you’re overwhelmed by all the news lately of genetically modified organisms in our food supply, take heart that people are stepping forward. Strong voices are ringing out to protect our future and to ensure that everyone has access to safe, fresh food. One such voice is that of Rachel Parent, 14 year old student, activist and all round ball of positive energy. Listen to her touching tribute, song and message about helping the planet as she introduces Jodi Koberinski.


Jodi Koberinski

BIO: As OCO’s Executive Director, Jodi Koberinski serves the organic movement in the province by providing leadership¸ building consensus, and networking.  She has more than 15 years’ experience in the organic sector through entrepreneurship, activism, project management and research.

Jodi is a dynamic and engaging speaker with deep knowledge about the organic sector in Canada, food systems analysis, and food sovereignty issues. Recently Jodi was invited by Dr. Vandana Shiva to attend the Bhoomi Conference in India, where she had the opportunity to be one of the first signatories of the international Seed Declaration and to help launch the Seed Freedom Campaign. She delivers talks to small groups on a regular basis on a range of organic and food systems topics. Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: The “O” Word: Demanding Organic for Health


Natalie Neal

BIO: Natalie Neal is a Raw Food Gourmet Chef & Instructor and has spent the last 15 years working within the Education system between three school boards in Ontario counseling children and families. Natalie’s interest in nutrition began when clients would ask to understand their options regarding natural health and from the necessity of being a mother to a child who eats an exclusive vegan diet. Natalie is also co-founder of Rawlly Delicious – For Real Treat Lovers, where the company was the winner of Canada’s People’s Choice Natural Care Award 2012 in the category of Superfood Product.  Raw Foods & Superfoods are typically associated with benefits of improved digestion, slowing down the aging process, increased energy and mental clarity, and a natural side effect of proper weight management through a well-balanced diet. As a Gourmet Chef Natalie also recognizes that when the food we eat tastes great and is good for you we feed not only our physical bodies but also our emotional and mental energies. As a Chef it it is Natalie’s pleasure to teach you how eating healthy is delicious! Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: The Science of Raw Food


Josh Gitalis

BIO: Josh has always been fascinated with the fields of health and the human body. He began studies in these areas at the University of Western Ontario, receiving an honors degree in kinesiology. At Western, Josh showed a special interest in sport injuries, becoming a member of the football team’s sport medicine crew.  Over time, Josh realized that a key to reaching optimal physical strength included key therapeutic nutrition, and became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner.

Josh runs a Toronto-based, private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a recognized leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to be accepted into the Institute for Functional Medicine where he is currently pursuing his certification as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

His focus on evidence based nutrition has enabled him to be a featured presenter for the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine as well as one of the few natural health care practitioners invited to speak at the annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Symposium. Another one of Josh’s passions is herbal medicine. With the understanding of herbal medicine, supplementation, and therapeutic nutrition, Josh has furthered the art of herbal medicine by formulating his own Elixir blend and Digestive Bitters. Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: An Evidence-Based Integrative Approach to Treating IBD

Dave Barton

Dave Barton

BIO: Dave Barton oversees Enzyme Science education department.  Passionate about enzymes and therapeutic enzyme nutrition, Dave writes and speaks about nutritional wellness and lifestyle to retail staff and consumers of natural health products.  With his robust travel schedule, Dave has given speeches and presentations to over a thousand natural health food stores across the US and parts of Canada over the last 6 years and has done over 100 radio interviews.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: Introduction to Enzyme Therapy


Joette Calabrese

BIO: Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA) has practiced as a classical homeopathic consultant since 1997. She began her studies in classical homeopathy in 1986 and completed her five-year degree with the North American Homeopathic Master Clinician Course and the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathy in Toronto. Ms. Calabrese writes a column, The Homeopathy Journal, in the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation as well as her own weekly blog, at and a bi-monthly newsletter, HomeopathyWorks. She is also a regular contributing bloggist to Liberation Wellness and Village Green Network.

Ms. Calabrese is nationally certified by the North American Society of Homeopaths and the Council for Homeopathic Certification – accrediting organizations that are dedicated to maintaining high standards of homeopathy in North America. She is a tutor for the British Institute of Homeopathy, a professional associate with Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Calcutta, India, a professional presenter at the National Center of Homeopathy’s Annual Meetings, a member of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) and the Council for Homeopathic Certification.

In addition to regular TV, radio and speaking engagements, Ms. Calabrese is published in Homeopathy Today, Treatment Options and Wise Traditions. She has taught thousands of mothers and curious others on the self-empowerment of using homeopathy in the home. Ms. Calabrese is the author of numerous books and CDs, and one of her most popular programs is a year-long webinar course, How to Raise a Drug-Free Family. To learn more, go to . Click here to purchase the recording.

TITLE: The Gut Psychology Connection:  Homeopathy is the Trump Card