Remembering CHNC 2015 Toronto

Balancing Stress: A Holistic Roadmap – May 2nd & 3rd, 2015

Speakers Gallery 2015

Food Gallery 2015

Prizes Gallery 2015

Staff & Volunteers Gallery 2015

Sponsors, Exhibitors & Tradeshow Gallery 2015



Caron DeVita

BIO: Caron DeVita LBA, BTA, is the President of Biotics Research Canada. Caron has specialized for 20 years in the area of Toxic Metals Identification and Detoxification and has lectured across Canada on the subject to both Doctors and patients alike. She continues to train Doctors, Nutritional Consultants Chiropractors and licensed Alternative Health Care Practitioners and provides deep insight into how metals affect our, stress levels, metabolic pathways, hormones, adrenals and thyroid, digestion and mental health. She teaches Practitioners how to easily “Identify and Detoxify” Toxic Metals through “Oral” Chelation.

TITLE: Toxic Metals in our stressful lives: How Metal Toxicity Affects Overall Health


Bob Gottfried

BIO: Bob Gottfried, Ph.D. is the clinical director of Advanced Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) clinics in Toronto. With over 25 years experience, he specializes in neuro-cognitive treatment of attention, memory and learning disorders as well as stress and anxiety disorders.  After 10 years of extensive research he developed unique programs for successfully treating attention and learning disorders (ADD/ADHD/LD, memory disorders and cognitive impairments related to concussion, head/brain injuries and stroke. He also created a special program for individuals interested in developing peak mental performance by significantly enhancing focus, attention, all aspects of memory, as well as effectiveness and speed of cognitive processing.

TITLE: Individuals with Attention deficit and learning disorders are significantly more prone to anxiety, excessive stress, worry, impulsivity and other mood disorders.


Dr. Sarah Oulahen-Turner

BIO: Dr. Sarah Oulahen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and also holds an honors degree in Health Sciences from The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Oulahen is the Clinical Director and practicing Naturopath at SOW Health and is also a Medical Advisor at Seroyal International. Dr. Oulahen is an active speaker and regularly presents on various health topics in her community and through corporate wellness programs. Dr. Oulahen has a generalized family practice and aims to help people achieve and maintain optimal health through the many milestones in their lives, but has a special interest in women’s health, digestive concerns, environmental health, and Biotherapeutic Drainage®.

TITLE: The Female “Curse”: Premenstrual Syndrome A discussion between cultural, physiologic, and emotional factors affecting female premenstrual cycles


Julie Daniluk

BIO: Nutritionist Julie Daniluk RHN hosts Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Her award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped over 100,000 people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great and assist the body in the healing process. Her new book, Slimming Meals That Heal, explores why inflammation causes weight gain and how anti-inflammatory superfoods shed pounds without dieting. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows including The Dr. Oz Show and is a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and Reader’s Digest. Check out more amazing recipes, nutrition tips, and her Anti-Inflammatory Quick Start Program at Connect with Julie on Facebook at Julie Daniluk Nutrition and on Instagram and Twitter @juliedaniluk.

TITLE: Busting Stress With Anti-Inflammatory Superfoods and Yoga


Dr. David Wang

BIO: Dr. David Wang, ND received his Naturopathic Doctor’s designation from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario in 1990.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Wang has held a successful naturopathic practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, but his influence in his profession extends beyond his naturopathic clinic. Dr. Wang is one of the founders of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, where he continues to lecture, and is also a past president of the BC Naturopathic Association. He specializes in treating stress-related conditions and chronic diseases using anti-aging medicine, the Gerson Therapy, detoxification programs, IV therapies, nutrition, and botanical medicine; he is a pioneer in the field for intravenous and Ozone therapies. After suffering from two major bouts of stress-induced adrenal collapse, Dr. Wang dedicated himself to learning how food can be used as medicine to treat chronic stress-related diseases and conditions. His naturopathic practice and research is focused on learning how natural nutrients sourced from foods affect they body and differ from synthetic nutritional supplements created in a lab.

TITLE: Stress & Hormonal Imbalance


Helgi Maki

BIO: Helgi is a lawyer who has been practicing meditation for the past 8 years.   When she found that traditional sitting meditation did not provide the stress reduction benefits she was seeking, she began to study Sophrology (as recommended by the French osteopath Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral in his book “Understanding the Messages of Your Body”). She completed her Sophrology practitioner studies with Dorna Revie of Energy Centre sarl, in Geneva Switzerland.   She was certified as a sophrologist in March 2014 and is a member of the International Sophrology Federation.

TITLE: Mindful Awareness for Stress Reduction: Techniques to Manage Stress using Sophrology


Karen Leckie

BIO: Karen Leckie is the undisputed expert on “Going Slow to Go Fast” and helping creative introverted entrepreneurs to step into their power, in their own time and place. She helps purpose-filled start-up owners find their Inner Light so that they can serve the world and themselves with their blessing. Having gone through intense health challenges herself, she works with heart-centered entrepreneurs to help turn ideas from simply being a spark in their mind to being a full reality. Karen lives by the motto: “Learn how to turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength.”

Karen is a best-selling author in the book “Succeeding Against All Odds” with Sandra Yancey, CEO of eWomenNetwork.

TITLE: Ignite and Implement your Dream Business


Meg Soper

BIO: Meg Soper has developed into a leading motivational comedian by combining the insights and experiences gained over the last twenty years pursuing dual careers as a registered nurse and stand up comedienne. A veteran stand-up performer, she got her start at various comedy clubs across Canada, and over the years performed with many leading comedy acts including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. Her diverse content has been shaped by her experiences as a staff nurse and later as an operating room nurse in major urban teaching hospitals and regional health care facilities. As a health care professional she recognized that there was a place for humour in the corporate setting. And so she decided to combine her talents as a comic with her workplace experience to inspire people to improve communication, deal with stress, achieve better balance in their lives while establishing a healthy workplace and homelife.

TITLE: Wit, Fit and Balance…Strategies for Success