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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Back to the Basics: Using Natural Treatments and Food as Medicine for an Optimal You

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.

Environmental factors can have negative impacts on our body’s metabolism, by altering the cholesterol levels, changing our gut bacteria, blood sugar and energy storage. Toxins in our environment can lead to various nutritional and hormonal imbalances, which both play a huge role in our health by modifying genetic expression and endocrine and neurological function. These changes lead to increased food cravings, poor sleep quality, altered mood, and ultimately weight gain. Find out if some ‘unexplained symptoms’ may be the result of our modern day lifestyles. Learn about how to get back to the basics using natural treatments and food as medicine for an optimal you. 

Presented by Dr. Michelle Hagel BSc, ND (Naturopathic Doula) of the Docere Wellness Clinic (

Hosted by the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library. 

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