Upcoming Events

Women’s Health Series
at Natural Food Pantry (Barrhaven location)


CLASS 1: Lighting Your Inner Fire: How to Activate Your Thyroid & Boost Your Metabolism

  • Tues Oct 8, 6:00-8:00pm – NFP Barrhaven
  • Cost:  $38 + HST/class or $135 + HST for series of 4 classes

Do you feel cold all the time and struggle to lose weight? Have you been told your thyroid is “normal” but you have all the symptoms of thyroid imbalance? Join Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Vadeboncoeur for this fun and interactive workshop exploring how your thyroid function affects your metabolism and causes symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, constipation and weight gain.

You’ll learn:

  • Why relying on a TSH test alone can miss thyroid imbalances
  • A free at-home test you can do to test your thyroid
  • Simple nutrition and lifestyle tips to activate your thyroid and metabolism
  • Why dieting and restriction can harm your metabolism



CLASS 2: Burning the Candle At Both Ends: The Impact of Stress on Your Energy, Sleep & Your Hormones

  • Tues Oct 22, 6:00-8:00pm – NFP Barrhaven
  • Cost:  $38 + HST/class or $135 + HST for series of 4 classes

Newsflash: your body and mind are under stress! Stress = cortisol release and high cortisol impacts your energy, mood, sleep and waistline. Learning how to better manage stress is one of the most important pieces to improve your health and reduce your risk of disease. Join Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Vadeboncoeur to learn how to make your body more resilient to stress and reduce its negative impact.

Join us to learn:

  • How stress hormones can wreak havoc on your thyroid, metabolism and hormones
  • Common stressors you may not be aware of & how to assess your stress levels
  • How different types of exercise affect your stress hormones
  • A simple bedtime routine to calm stress & sleep better



CLASS 3: Embracing The Change: How To Balance Your Hormones To Survive and Thrive in Menopause

  • Tues Nov 12, 6:00-8:00pm – NFP Barrhaven
  • Cost:  $38 + HST  

Feel like your hormones are playing tricks on you? Never know when your period will show up? Are you suffering from hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia. Wondering why your midsection keeps expanding? All of these symptoms are common during the years surrounding menopause. The good news is that there are simple yet effective nutrition and lifestyle habits and natural supplements that can help balance your hormones and get you feeling like yourself again.

Join us to learn:

  • What happens to your hormones in your 40′s, 50’s and beyond
  • How to balance your hormones through nutrition and lifestyle
  • Natural treatment option for vaginal dryness, night sweats and hot flashes
  • The pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)



CLASS 4: Mood & Memory: Keeping Your Brain Sharp At Any Age

  • Tues Nov 26, 6:00-8:00pm – NFP Barrhaven
  • Cost:  $38 + HST/class 

Lost your keys, again? Do you feel like your brain isn’t working the way it used to? In this interactive workshop with Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Vadeboncoeur, we’ll discuss how to boost your memory and improve your mood by optimizing key nutrient, hormone, and blood sugar levels and calming inflammation.

Join us to learn:

  • How mood disorders start in your gut and not your brain
  • The role that inflammation plays in depression, anxiety and brain health
  • How to create simple healthy meals that support your mood & memory
  • 3 Key Blood Tests to ask your doctor for annually



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