Spring 2017 Classes

Elixirs for Women’s Hormone Balance

Date: Wednesday April 8, 2016 – 1 00 pm- 4 00 pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary

Tickets $57

Click this link or Call 403 453 1343

Join Madeline MacKinnon, certified nutrition consultant and the founder of Natural Hormone Healing, to learn how to make delicious elixirs, tonics and deserts to support women’s health in all stages of life.

By attending this class you will learn which herbs and superfoods are beneficial in supporting optimal fertility, menopause and PMS symptoms, adrenal fatigue, low libido and thyroid issues.

Recipes sampled and demonstrated in this class include:

Herbal Infusions For Balancing Hormones
Herbal Matcha Latte
Adrenal Tonic Latte
Seabuckthorn Saffron Tonic (for increasing progesterone)
Schizandra Beauty Elixir (for glowing skin and reducing hot flashes)
Superfood Aphrodisiac Fudge
All recipes are vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar-free.

 

Women’s Health and Hormone Balance

Two Part Nutrition Series

Join Madeline MacKinnon, certified nutritionist and founder of Natural Hormone Healing, to learn a new way to care for your body and eat for each stage of your menstrual cycle. In each phase, your brain chemistry and hormone levels fluctuate and your body requires different nutrients to build and eliminate hormones. Each week of the series will focus on a different phase of the menstrual cycle. Madeline will demo and sample whole food recipes to support your body in balancing hormones, increasing fertility, preventing PMS, cramping and heavy menstrual flow.

You will also learn:

How to chart your cycle to track your fertility, uncover any underlying hormone imbalances and develop a deeper awareness of the inner workings of your body.

How you can utilize your cycle as a time management tool for creative projects to get more done with less stress each month.
How the Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 Element Theory can be applied to each phase of the cycle to harmonize the body.

Herbs and teas that are best for each phase of the cycle to help increase fertility, relieve cramps and eliminate PMS symptoms.
What an ideal cycle looks like and why a balanced cycle is so important for your current health and future disease risks.

$47 each or $150 for all four (recommended).

Register online here

Session One: Nutrition and Recipes For The Menstrual Phase

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday April 26, 2016 – 6 30 pm- 8 30 pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary

$47 or attend all four sessions for $150

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

You will learn how to revitalize the body with nutrient rich and blood building soups, stews and teas. Learn the best foods to eat during your Menstrual Phase to prevent painful cramping and keep energy up. Recipes demoed will be superfood Paleo Plantain Pancakes, Black Rice Breakfast Congee, Warm Beet and Seaweed Salad, Nourishing Clam Chowder, blood building herbal infusions and more.

 

Session Two: Nutrition and Recipes For The Follicular Phase

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday May 3, 2016 – 6 30 pm- 8 30 pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB

$47 or attend all four sessions for $150

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

In this phase, estrogen and follicle stimulating hormone start to rise and the body starts to prepare to release an egg. You will learn how to get the right nutrition in your Follicular Phase to improve ovulation quality. I will be sampling for you an Antioxidant Acai Breakfast Bowl, Mediterranean Lentil Salad with Pomegranate Dressing, Chocolate Aphrodisiac Fudge and more.

Session Three: Nutrition and Recipes For The Ovulatory Phase

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday May 10, 6 30 pm- 8 30 pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB

$47 or attend all four sessions for $150

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

Learn what food to eat and recipes to make for your Ovulatory Phase of your cycle. Learn what to eat to increase sex drive, chances of conception and how to detox excess estrogen to reduce PMS and heavy periods later in the month. We will make a Fig and Bee Pollen Dessert Salad, Collard Wraps with Golden Tahini Dipping Sauce, Estrogen Detox Salad, and Roasted Root Vegetables with Avocado Aioli (egg-free).

Session Four: Nutrition and Recipes For The Luteal Phase

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday May 17, 6 30 pm- 8 30 pm

Address: The Light Cellar- 6326 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB

$47 or attend all four sessions for $150

Register Online or Call 403 453 1343

What foods to eat during your Luteal Phase to optimize progesterone levels, reduce bloating and water retention, balance moods, prevent anxiety and other common PMS symptoms. Recipes sampled will include Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons, Beet Hummus, North African Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad, Roasted Acorn Squash with Ground Turkey Stuffing, Frittata with Leafy Greens and Roast Yams and PMS Support Tea.