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Natural Medicine Week - ATMS & Nature Care College - Free Workshops

Natural Medicine Week aims to promote, educate and raise awareness of the importance role Natural Medicine Practitioners play in the health and well-being of Australians.

Proudly supported by Australian Traditional Medicine Society and Nature Care College, to celebrate Natural Medicine Week a range of free workshops by leading presenters are being offered!

What's on Tuesday 24th May

10.30am-12.00pm: The Mediterranean Diet - The Healthiest Diet presented by Dana Cohen

In this informative talk you will learn about the inherent health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which originates in the olive-growing regions of the Mediterranean region.

Olive oil forms an important foundation on which the Mediterranean diet is based. In addition, the diet emphasises the benefits of primarily eating plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. It supports a moderate weekly consumption of fish, poultry, potatoes and eggs. A low monthly consumption of red meat is recommended.

With the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet having been researched and clearly identified, Dana will explain what makes the Mediterranean diet one the healthiest you can have including the key components of the diet that lead to a reduced risk of: Heart disease, Cardiovascular mortality, Cancer & Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease

12.00pm-1.30pm: Psychoneuroimmunology presented by Dr Judy Lovas

Join us to explore the amazing world of mind-body interactions in this fascinating talk on Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI).

Based on the latest evidence based research, PNI examines the interactions between neural, endocrine & immune processes.

Highlighting the effect of stress and relaxation on psychological and physical well being, it also explores practical relaxation skills to reduce the effects of stress-related medical conditions.

You will gain an introduction to stress response pathways, PNI interactions in pain, depression, anxiety and fatigue and explore evidence of the immune response to relaxation and more!

What's on Thursday 26 May

10.30am-12.00pm: Ayurveda presented by Dr Shaun Matthews

Delve into the ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda with one of Australia's leading experts in Ayurvedic Medicine.

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, was first recognised by the rishi (seers) of India and originated over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda places an emphasis on re-establishing balance on all levels through a healthy diet, lifestyle, exercise and body cleansing supporting the health of mind, body and spirit.

Working with Ayurvedic principles and knowing your Ayurvedic body type (dosha) enables you to incorporate practical tools such as food, kitchen herbs and exercise, into daily life your daily life for better balance and greater health.

Come along to gain an insight into the practice of Ayurveda and how its principles can be easily and seamlessly incorporated into our modern routines.

12.00pm-1.30pm: Sports Nutrition presented by Kira Sutherland

How can athletes and sportspeople improve their endurance and performance with the right nutrition?

This talk on Sports Nutrition focuses on nutrition as it relates to the specialised needs of athletes, with an overview of the specific nutritional considerations through the different phases of exercise and competition.

You will be introduced to the concept of exercise physiology, pre and post exercise food and beverage consumption, how to stay lean with exercise and diet and nutritional considerations for optimum performance.

Whether you are a sports person, a practitioner working with sports people and athletes or are beginning your own journey into a more active lifestyle, the knowledge you will gain from Kira's expertise and experience is practical and easily applied.

To reserve your place contact Nature Care College on 02 8423 8333 or info@naturecare.com.au

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