The Total Health Show takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 5-7, 2013. This is your chance to learn about new health products and acquire cutting edge health knowledge to become a better custodian of your body through lectures and demonstrations. Exhibitors will be providing information about products and services including pumpkin seed oil, lymphatic drainage, shea butter beauty products, aromatherapy, natural toothpaste, organic diapers, coconut oil, air and water ionizers, whole food juice cleanse, Shiatsu treatments, 100% pure wild blueberry juice, 100% organic cotton and bamboo clothing, micro-Greens and Chokeberry juice.
Jenny Lass, MA, RHN, will be giving a presentation on Sunday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 205 on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is used by some individuals with celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The SCD restricts complex carbohydrates including grains since they are more difficult to digest. These undigested carbs ferment in the gut and cause bad bacteria to take over, which causes diarrhea and further intestinal damage. Other food restrictions on the diet include refined sugar, starches, some forms of dairy and processed foods. Soybeans, chick peas, beansprouts, mung beans and fava beans are also forbidden since they can be too difficult for someone with an intestinal disease to break down. With limited complex carbohydrates allowed on the diet, I asked Lass whether this may increase insulin levels in the dieter due to the high glycemic index of simple carbohydrates. Lass stated, “Blood sugar levels are not controlled only by eating complex carbohydrates; eating other sources of fibre as well as sufficient amounts of protein and fat will also result in a slow absorption of sugar into the system.” Would eating no complex carbohydrates result in a vitamin B deficiency? Lass responded that the B vitamins commonly found in grains are found in many of the other foods permitted on the SCD including vegetables, eggs, fish, chicken and beef.
Other speaker presentations include:
- Turn Your Kitchen into a Farmacy: Discover the Healing Medicines in Home Grown Micro Greens, Baby Greens
- The Role Electrosmog Plays in Stress and Illness
- Green Your Home and Activate Your Intuitive Energetic Center – Your Pineal Gland
- Energy, Passion and Longevity with Anti-Inflammatory Foods
- The Truth About Vaccines
- Health Risks Caused by Factory Farming and Agribusiness: E. coli and Other Food Borne Hazards
- Minerals and Immortality: The Important Connection
- Unjunk Your Junk Food: Learn to Decode Food Labels
Tickets are $10 for a weekend pass for the Exhibit Hall and Health Demo Stages; lecture passes are $10 on Friday, $20 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. A full weekend pass with lectures is $40. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West