A Knight of Wellness
An evening created to be a catalyst for positive health behavior change teaching attendees about nutrition, exercise, stress management and taking control of their health in an effort to manage or prevent a cancer diagnosis. All proceeds benefit Knight’s Cabin and their efforts in hosting an Alberta cancer retreat in 2019!
Hosted by: CTV Morning Live personality Rob Williams
‘The Role of Functional Science in Cancer Treatment’
Cancer is a traumatising 6-letter word. One factor that drives so much fear is that this disease displays abnormal cell growth that is often unpredictable, adaptable, and often times conventionally untreatable. This bring us to functional science for people going through cancer with the opportunity to evaluate the patient as a PERSON, not a DISEASE. As we have seen treating cancer directly can be futile and highly imprecise. When we direct our attention towards treating the person, we unravel a whole web of underlying causes and we can start to create an individualised assessment plan which drives the development of a personalized road map for treatment. Corey has seen many cancer patients thrive through their illness whether they decide to combine conventional treatment with functional science or opt to seek out holistic treatments only. "Sometimes we are too caught up in complicated medicine and all we need to do is piece together the puzzle of simple science".
Corey Deacon is a Board-Certified Doctorate of Natural Medicine holding post-graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Functional Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the Univeristy of Alberta and is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board-certified Neurofeedback Practitioner, and Holistic Health Practitioner. Corey currently directs Neurvana Health, an Alberta and BC based health optimization clinic specializing in helping those with chronic, complex conditions or those looking to simply optimize their wellness.
Small Habits, Large Impact: ‘The Role of Health Behaviors in Preventing Cancer, Success of Cancer Treatment and Cancer Survivorship’
The health benefits of physical activity, eating well, getting enough sleep and managing our stress are well documented. The current research addresses the direct link of these behaviors and the cancer spectrum from prevention to survivorship. For example, we will address how much exercise is needed to help prevent cancer? What to do if you cannot sleep during treatment? How mindfulness is being used to help the fear of recurrence? Lisa will examine how small habits can have a tremendous impact on your health, how to integrate these behaviors within your daily routine and how they can make the best of the rest of your life.
Founder of national charity Knight's Cabin Cancer Retreats, award winning researcher, author and CEO of ConsciousWorks, Dr. Lisa Belanger delivers proven success from working with hundreds of cancer survivors and their supporters, and corporate groups, incorporating simple life habits for creating radical long-term change. Lisa has a PhD in Behavioral Medicine, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and the author of Inspire Me Well: Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health. Inspired by loss, Lisa has been actively pursuing her bucket list and is passionate about living life to the fullest. Lisa has climbed Kilimanjaro, ran the Paris Marathon, and snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her adventurous husband and son whom often accompany her traveling around the world in search the perfect cup of coffee.