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Jul 17: Summer Health Class - Herbs & Spices and The Sugar Effect

Jul 17: Summer Health Class - Herbs & Spices and The Sugar Effect

6:30pm Spice up your Summer and benefit your health with herbs and spices with Dr Alexandra Sisam ND

7:30pm The sugar effect with Dr Diana Semjonov ND

Wed July 17th - NFP Barrhaven



6:30pm Spice up your Summer and benefit your health with herbs and spices

We all want our food to taste good and one of the easiest ways to do that is by simply adding the right spice to any dish. But did you know that specific herbs and spices used for cooking actually have a beneficial impact on your health? Learn how to make cooking fun again by jazzing up classic recipes for summer while also learning how those herbs can support your body functioning its best.

You will discover:

-Different options for spices and herbs that can be added to summer salad and BBQ dishes

-Spices and herbs that compliment specific foods

-Health benefits of specific herbs and spices

-Spotlight on different spices including sea salt, saffron, sage, rosemary, cilantro, turmeric, garlic, ginger

Alexandra is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. During her time in Naturopathic Medical School Alexandra took a particular interest in working with patients with mental health including anxiety, eating disorders and depression. She also completed a yearlong internship working with patients with chronic disease and fibromyalgia. She is passionate about helping support patients as they navigate through their own health and wellness no matter what their concern is.

Alexandra uses a mind body approach to medicine, focusing on supporting the patient both emotionally and physically through the use of mind/body counselling, homeopathy, nutrition, botanicals and physical medicine. She works to gain an understanding and awareness of each patient’s personal experience both physically and emotionally. Alexandra works to support the mind, body and spirit in order to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care.


 7:30pm The sugar effect 


Have you found yourself trying to eat sugar-free and seeing no results? Join Dr Diana Semjonov ND for this informative session on sugar and ways to lower intake without suffering. You will learn how sugar makes it difficult for you to lose weight, its effect on skin and even your mood. You will learn about hidden sugars in foods you wouldn’t expect and practical ways to manage sugar intake so you can look and feel great!

Join us to learn:

- how sugar affects weight loss, your skin and your mood

- where sugar is hidden in foods

- top herbs that balance blood sugar levels

- how to eliminate sugar without suffering!

- 3 delicious sugar free recipes

Dr Diana Semjonov is a Naturopathic Doctor who focuses on the root cause of disease and treats skin issues, hormone imbalances, digestive disorders and autoimmune conditions. She believes in making simple yet powerful changes in diet and lifestyle to create lasting results. She has completed special training in Homeopathy in India under the world renowned Dr. Rajan Sankaran and also holds advanced certification in Functional and Personalized Hormone Restoration Therapy. Dr. Diana Semjonov ND is continually advancing her education to bring the latest in research and technology to her patients. She is currently practicing in Ottawa and accepting new patients.





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