Speaking Topics

SUPERCHARGE YOUR HEALTH WITH SUPERFOODS

If you’re eating all the right things, then why are you still so tired? What’s up with the cravings? Hair loss? Acne? Puffiness? And other weird physical symptoms? You may be malnourished. Even if you think your diet is a healthy one. A lot of this has to do with lowered nutrition stores in today’s foods. A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one. In this workshop, I share my secret nutritional weapon for ensuring you’re getting the nutrients you need to keep your energy up, your immune system working well, cravings at bay and help you look and feel your best. It’s called Superfood. I’ll share some of the most delicious, economical and easily-found of the superfoods, as well as how—and how often—to enjoy them for maximum benefit.

ENERGY: WHY YOU CAN’T GET AHEAD WITHOUT IT

A confident man or woman walks in the room and all heads turn to look at him or her. Most of us have seen this scenario, but we may not realize what it is about that individual that has attracted such attention. It’s not looks. It’s not what he or she is wearing. It’s not the person’s great haircut. It’s their energy. Energy is that all-important element that allows us to finish all of our tasks without collapsing, to focus on solving a problem, to stay awake long enough each evening to get dinner made, the laundry finished and the kids’ bathed and put to bed. It’s the same element—in the form of personal energy— that hooks other human’s attention, making it easier to network, get committee work done, interact with coworkers and literally “play nice” with others. Fortunately, energy can be created through food. In this high-energy, playful class, we tackle the ins-and-outs of how to increase one’s personal energy for greater stamina, focus and magnetism.

THE TRUTH ABOUT CRAVINGS

Why do we crave certain foods? What causes cravings? Can cravings really ruin our health? How can we break free of cravings? I am constantly asked questions about cravings, which is no surprise when you realize that up to 97% of the population (according to research performed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD) suffers from cravings. Fortunately, there are ways to break free from cravings. In this interactive workshop, attendees learn why they crave what they do, how cravings affect health, and easy (very easy!) ways to squash cravings the moment they appear, as well as strategies for living cravings-free.

IS MODERN FOOD MAKING US OLD?

Once upon a time, most people ate most foods. But as time has progressed and more and manufactured food has become plentiful, traditional foods are grown with chemicals, and GMO ingredients are popping up everywhere, many of us aren’t feeling so well. Our tummies hurt. We’re bloated. Our hair is thinning. We’re tired. Our brains are fuzzy. We’re gaining weight. And more. In an effort to feel and look better, many of us experiment with some of today’s popular diet plans. In this interactive presentation, Stephanie talks about how today’s foods are effecting our brains, our bodies, our guts, our hearts and endocrine system and immune system, as well as how they are speeding up aging and sapping energy. Then she gives us easy alternatives—that are easy to love, easy to make and economical—to keep us looking and feeling our best.