Whole Life Expo 2015 Returns to Toronto

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David from Skin Essence Organics at Whole Life Expo media preview Nov. 18 2015
David from Skin Essence Organics at Whole Life Expo media preview Nov. 18 2015

The Whole Life Expo 2015 returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre November 27-29, 2015. You’ll be able to interact with over 250 exhibitors and more than 80 speakers at┬áCanada’s largest showcase of natural health and clean living. Find out about new health products, healthy cuisine, juices, healthy snacks, vitamins, herbs, healing jewellery, stones, eco-clothing, health service treatments, counselling, personal growth and development at this popular Toronto health and wellness event.

Here are a few of the lectures that are available throughout the show:

Friday, November 27, 2015

Stage One (Exhibit Hall)
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Embrace Nature, Get Healthy with Harry Jongerden, Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Garden.

Stage Two (Exhibit Hall)
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Body Mind and Cupcake: A Love Triangle – How to Make the Right Choice with Lue Maxwell, Raw Food Chef

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lecture Hall 201
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Fix Hormone Imbalances: The Body Shape Diet Cure with Cass Ingram
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Designing Your Undiet: Fuelling a Healthy and Awesome Life with Meghan Telpner, CNP, CNE

Lecture Hall 203
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – The Fundamentals of Anti-Inflammatory Living with Julie Daniluk, RHN

Stage Two (Exhibit Hall)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – The Power of Plants with Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture, Toronto Botanical Gardens

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lecture Hall 203
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. – The Connection Between Hormones and Weight Loss with Andrea Donsky, B. Comm., RHN

Stage One (Exhibit Hall)
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Essential Oils for Women’s Health with Lori Koebel

I attended a media preview of the Whole Life Expo 2015 held at the Toronto Botanical Garden and met with some of the show vendors.

David from Skin Essence Organics at Whole Life Expo media preview Nov. 18 2015
David from Skin Essence Organics at Whole Life Expo 2015 media preview Nov. 18 2015

David of Skin Essence Organics told us about the benefits of using Skin Essence Organics. Skin Essence Organics do not contain water, which can cause other ingredients to spoil faster; Skin Essence Organics are bottled in amber glass to prevent UV light from degrading the ingredients; the products contain no synthetic ingredients and they are inexpensive.

RawFoodz is a Toronto company that makes organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free products including Organic French Onion Dip and Organic Sea-zar Serenity Caesar-style dressing. Both of these products taste amazing, full of flavour. I definitely recommend picking up some of these products when you’re at the show. You could even hand-pick some of these products to make your own holiday gift basket to give to family and friends.

Pure & Simple Sensitive Skin Kit
Pure & Simple Sensitive Skin Kit

Pure and Simple, a popular Toronto natural health beauty products store, was on hand showcasing some of their holiday kits including the Pure and Simple Sensitive Skin Kit. The kit retails for $25 and contains Pure and Simple’s Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Sensitive Skin Exfoliant, Hydration Serum and Skin Drink. Pure and Simple offers other kits for dry skin and mature skin. Wouldn’t this kit make a great stocking stuffer?

Organic cold pressed juice from Green Press Inc. at Whole Life Expo 2015
Organic cold pressed juice from Green Press Inc. at Whole Life Expo 2015

We got to sample some of the delicious fresh organic juices from Oakville’s Green Press Inc. Green Press’s juices contain no additives, preservatives or added sugar. Some of their juices include Beet It (orange, carrots, beets, celery, ginger), Evergreens (spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon, green apple), Go Green Melon (melon, cucumber, green apple, ginger) and Colour Me Healthy (apple, carrot, turmeric, lemon).

Healthy Crunch Kale Chips in The Big Chipotle
Healthy Crunch Kale Chips in The Big Chipotle;

Skip the potato chips and reach for these Kale Chips from Healthy Crunch, which come in several flavours: Nearly Naked, The Big Chipotle, Bollywood Blast, Say Cheeze and Monkey Business. I tried Nearly Naked, which is a plain kale chip sweetened with coconut sugar and The Big Chipotle, a spicy kale chip. I enjoyed them both, but probably liked the Nearly Naked flavour the best.

Whole Life Expo 2015 takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West. Show hours are Friday, November 27, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A Weekend Lecture Pass is $15 (includes all weekend lectures, exhibits, stages).
A Weekend Exhibit Hall Pass is $10.