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Herbal Medicine and Holistic Support for Stress and Fatigue

2016_12_07_IntegrativePoster_11x17_Herbal-Medicine_v1Join us for this informative evening with speaker, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH on an important topic for many- holistic support for Stress and Fatigue.

Learn how to support your body and increase its resiliency in the face of a hectic lifestyle.
Gain an understanding about how nutrition can either add energy and fuel the body or deplete the body. We will also cover key nutritional supplements and herbal medicines for stress support and energy enhancement.

For those interested, there will be book sales and signing for Katolen’s newly released book “The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” after the talk.

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH is a medical herbalist in private practice in Vancouver and Post Moody BC. She is an instructor with Boucher Naturopathic Institute, Dominion Herbal College and the president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC. Katolen is the author of the newly released book The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies.
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Facebook: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group

Time: 7-8:30 pm
Date: Wednesday Dec 7, 2016
Location: Integrative Naturopathic Medicine Centre
Address: 730–1285 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
Cost: $ 25 – tickets available on Event Brite

Interested in a local BC Herbal Gathering? Consider attending the 2015 Vancouver Island Herb Gathering

June 12th – 14th, 2015 plus intensive herbal medicine classes on Monday

herb gathering 058The Vancouver Island Herb Gathering has partnered with the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations that represents herbalists across the country, to host the first National Canadian Herbalists Gathering with leading herbalists coming from Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as some of our own local specialists frim BC. This is a very special event you don’t want to miss.

herb gathering18herb gathering12The 2015 year’s theme is ‘HONORING OUR HERBAL ELDERS’

  • Weekend features:
  • A weekend of learning, laughing, tasting, botanizing, herbaling and feasting
  • Over 50 different classes, demonstrations, and herb walks to choose from
  • Saturday night Honoring our Herbal Elders ceremony hosted by CCHA followed by a dance party
  • Bring your tent and camp out on a beautiful 7 acre farm or stay in near-by motels or hostel
  • For more information and registration forms visit: Vancouver Herb Gathering Registration
  • * Visuals from the 2013 Herb Gatheringlavenderherb gathering14

Numen: The Healing Power of Plants Documentary

An inspiring documentary on the Healing Power of Herbal Medicine – featuring some of my favorite herbalists of all time: Rosemary Gladstar, Tieraona Lowdog, MD, David Hoffman and others. Official selection of the Santa Fe film festival, Green Mountain film festival, Maine International film festival, and the Sonoma Environmental film festival and third place documentary feature and best visual effects winner of the Los Angeles Reel film festival, Mark down these dates on your calender to view the award winning film Numen: The Healing Power of Plants. – free to view online October 20-30. Check out the trailer here.

Looking Past the Plate: Primary Food and Authentic Nourishment

~Taught by Melissa Furneaux, BSc., HHC, RHN – Holistic Health Counselor, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

What in your life truly nourishes you? Sometimes we are fed not by food but by the energy in our lives. We hunger for play, fun, touch, romance, achievement, love, art, music, success, self-expression, excitement, adventure, and spirituality, and many other things….”Primary food” is more than what is on your plate, and when it is balanced and satiating, your life feeds you, making what you eat secondary. While modern nutrition, focusing on macro- and micro-nutrients, is a vital component of health and well-being, it is really only one source of nourishment. Healthy relationships, enjoyable physical activity, a fulfilling career, and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life.

Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Time: 6pm-8pm Cost: $ 55 ~ Payment may be made by cash, cheque or paypal.

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group Suite 320- 1026 Davie St Vancouver BC

For questions or registration, please contact Melissa at: or 604-760-9892

Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: A Demo and Workshop

Hosted by: Melissa Furneaux, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Have you heard about the benefits of raw foods, but feel that raw foods are too complicated for your busy life? Feel intimidated by terms like dehydrating, juicing, and sprouting? At this workshop, we will cover: – the benefits of raw foods, and whom they are appropriate for – Convenient, realistic ways to incorporate more living foods into your life, without having to make drastic changes or invest in expensive equipment – You will get to see a demonstration of how to prepare a number of quick, healthy, delicious, raw recipes – AND you will get to try all of these recipes, along with being sent home with an information package and some tasty treats!

When: April 30, 2011 from 12 pm to 2 pm

Where: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group # 320-1026 Davie St, Vancouver BC

Registration: $40 **Please note that spaces are limited. Pre-payment is required to reserve your seat

For registration or information, please contact: Melissa Furneaux, B.Sc., RHN email: or phone 604-760-9892

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