Through captivating speaking engagements, seminars, employee wellness programs and coaching programs, Katie can show your group how to develop sustainable, healthy habits. Her speaking style is warm, engaging and dynamic and she is well-versed in connecting with her audience in an authentic, meaningful way. Long before Katie went into natural health, becoming a Clinical Herbalist, a Healing Foods Chef and a Holistic Nutritionist, she received a Master’s Degree in Communication. Long before she was educating about restoring digestive health, she was an educator, teaching Public Speaking at California State University Long Beach and coaching high school and college public speaking and debate teams. She loves to make her audience laugh, discuss the taboo topics of health and support her audience to restore their digestive health; extinguish the fires of inflammation; and manage chronic illness and autoimmune disease through diet. Whether her audience is employees required to attend her presentation or a group of health practitioners seeking continuing education, attendees always leave feeling more empowered to create change in their own health or those of their patients and clients. Peruse the “Most Popular Presentation” topics below or ask for a topic specially catered to the needs of your group. There are video clips available for the topics listed below.
Most Popular Presentation Topics
All are available with or without cooking demonstrations and can be offered as a 1 hour workshop, a half day workshop, a full day workshop or a two day workshop. All presentations include handouts and are tailored to the needs of the organization.
From Exhausted to Energized: Discover Your Personal Food Map to Banish Fatigue and Skyrocket Your Productivity
What would your life be like with an abundance of energy and vitality? What could you get done and how would you show up in the world if you could maintain your energy, focus and creativity throughout the day and all without the help of stimulants? If you can start your day with an unlimited amount of possibilities, this workshop will show you how to have the energy to do whatever you desire to put your plan into action. Are you one of the many who struggles to get your day started without coffee? Or perhaps you feel a daily 3pm energy slump, combined with sugar and caffeine cravings? Or maybe you are full of energy at night, but are tired in the morning? If you wake-up tired or can’t sustain your energy throughout the day, you are missing out on creating the life you desire. You can do something about it! Isn’t it time? In this workshop, learn which food and eating choices are depleting your energy and which foods and habits will easily skyrocket you. You will discover your own personal food map to vital health, focus and energy.
Eat Your Way to Health
Even though we want to eat right, we are often busy and rushed, relying on convenient and fast rather than healthful and wholesome food. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to eat for health in a way that won’t “break the bank,” tastes great and does not take a lot of time. You’ll learn some surprising facts about seemingly healthy foods and foods to add to your diet to increase your vitality, digestive health and metabolism. We’ll also do a food demonstration to let your taste buds be the judge of “Eating for Health!”
Sustainable Weight Loss: Love Your Body and Love What You Get to Eat
Beyond the diets, the rules and resolutions, beyond the counting and measuring and guilt and obsessing, there lies a land of complete freedom around eating—a land in which you don’t fight against your own body and your own cravings, a land in which your body doesn’t betray you, a land in which you are not only satiated by your food but you love your food choices that nurture your body as you lose weight effortlessly and stay stable at your ideal weight. You can get there! In this workshop you will learn how to sustain healthy weight loss, how to naturally boost your metabolism simply through your eating habits, how to stop having unhealthy food cravings, the surprising foods you should be eating to lose weight, the even more surprising foods that are labeled as healthy but actually cause weight-gain and how to uncover if there is an underlying health concern that is sabotaging your weight loss success. We’ll also excite your taste buds with a weight-loss food demonstration you can duplicate at home.
Restore Your Digestion & Restore Your Health with the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
There is so much more to digestion than our gastrointestinal system. Our digestion determines our ability to get nutrients out of our food; our ability to create neurotransmitters that fuel our brain and stabilize our emotional and mental health; our ability to properly utilize proteins, fats and carbs so that we have stable blood sugar; and our ability to create hormones in our body that influence our sex life, our energy levels and our ability to respond to stress. When our digestion is disturbed, every process in our body is disturbed. And inflammation is what peturbs our digestive health most. Inflammation in our gastrointestinal tract results in inflammation in our brain, our joints and our life; as well as for some people, results in diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, cramping, gnarly gas and bloating. Inflammation also upregulates our immune system and in cases of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other autoimmune disorders, the body is triggered to assault its own tissues. Everyone’s immune system triggers can be different. In this workshop, we will discuss those foods that are inflammatory for everyone, those foods that are anti-inflammatory for most people and those foods that are common immune triggers individually.
Break Your Chains of Sugar Addiction
Do you struggle with your cravings for sweets? Do you crave sugary snacks for energy or to satisfy your sweet tooth, but end up feeling more tired and defeated after eating them? Sugar has a profound effect on both our body and our mind. If you are struggling to maintain your ideal weight, have poor sleep, experience headaches, have trouble dealing with stress, experience brain fog, have low energy or struggle with blood sugar imbalances, cardiovascular concerns or high cholesterol, it may be time for you to effectively kick your sugar habit for good. This is not about deprivation, but about creating a new relationship with food and your body and changing your life to change what you crave, how often you crave it and how you satisfy those hankerings. Learn to squelch your sugar compulsions, satisfy cravings in a healthy way and rediscover your life without sugar dependency.
Eating for a Healthy Immune Response: What foods to include and which to avoid to stop your body’s self-attack and restore vitality
Do you know the food triggers for your autoimmune condition? Do you know how to eat your immune system to health? In this workshop, uncover how to discover your own unique diet to un-confuse your immune system and how to maintain autoimmune disease remission through food. Whether you have an autoimmune thyroid condition, autoimmune arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, psoriasis or ANY other autoimmune condition, food has an effect on keeping your disorder in remission and calming down flares in which your body reignites its attack on tissue. Taking the time to understand your immune system’s unique nutritional needs can be the most important step you take to regain your vitality and health.
Benefits of Nutrition Presentations for Employees Include…
Increased stamina, productivity and focus through blood sugar regulation
Lower levels of stress through mindful eating
Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem through eating healthier
Reduced employee absenteeism and illness through immune system support
Nutrition directly impacts nearly every aspect of physical and mental health. A healthy diet can help protect against such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, certain cancers and depression.
Nutrition Education Return on Investment
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report in 2002 revealed that at worksites with nutrition and physical activity programs, employers have:
Reduced healthcare costs by 20 to 55 percent
Reduced short-term sick leave by six to 32 percent
Increased productivity by two to 52 percent
The American Journal of Health Promotion estimates:
The cost of obesity to U.S. employer to exceed $12.5 billion in health care, sick leave, and life and disability insurance.
Study sited indicates obesity raises healthcare costs by 36% and medication costs by 77%.
What Administrators are Saying About Katie’s Workshops
Your “Eating for Health” session was the #1 workshop at our professional development institute! Not surprising considering your delightful manner with people.
—Sari Frosh, Development and Special Projects Coordinator, Mile High Montessori, 8/5/11
For the past 2 years Katie has been coming to the Whole Foods Market in Cherry Creek to so monthly “Gluten Free-dom” tours and workshops for our customers. I was blown away by her presentation the first time I sat through it. She was very professional, had a full PowerPoint, handouts, and product examples of everything she was talking about. I walked out of her workshop knowing more about a gluten intolerance than ever before, and knew our customers were in good hands with her knowledge and expertise. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else!
–Sharon Wilkinson, Marketing and Community Relations Director, Whole Foods Market Denver, 12/12/13
Thank-you so much Katie, for coming to our meeting last night, giving wonderful presentations, and for respecting the time limit we needed for a meeting afterwards. You gave us lots to think about and discuss at future meetings. Kale salad was great! I’m going to make it many times for family and friends!
–Dianne, Denver Moderation Management Coordinator, 5/11/11
I just wanted to say thank you again for such an amazing cooking class experience! We all enjoyed it so much! The intimate class was great too!
–Missy Szymanski, MOSAIC (Mothers of Severely Allergic Infants & Children) Denver Chapter Manager, 3/6/13
DANGER: Cooking Classes and Demonstrations are Only for Those Who Like to Laugh A Lot & are Ready to Learn to Play in Their Kitchen!
What Attendees Say About Katie’s Cooking Classes & DemonstrationsKatie is very knowledgeable about health issues and food needs. She catered the class to individual needs, which was great. I received lots of new ideas, tips. I love having new recipes and a new appreciation for cooking delicious foods.Katie is very knowledgeable and presented the material in an organized manner. Not only did I learn how to prepare the recipes in the class, I was able to learn skills to take home and make food. The facility was awesome. It really helped with the comfort level.Lots of hands on & fun! I got more ideas for low glycemic cooking and eating inspirations.Katie is very inventive. She taught us how to use every bit of the food we used in alternate recipes. She maintained a very “green” environment. Katie offered great variety and exceptional nutritional info while we prepared. She is very knowledgeable. The handouts were clear and easy to follow. I liked the explanation of the cooking tools.Katie is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and shares information in a way that is not overwhelming. I gained a great supply of menus that I can incorporate into my diet.Awesome! She is very knowledgeable about nutrition and willing to answer any questions throughout the course. I learned a lot about various cooking techniques, ingredients & got to eat some amazing food at the end! What a reward! And it was a very homey & beautiful kitchen.Katie is great! It was really fun!! I learned some healthier/tasty ways to cook and eat.Excellent instructor, knowledgeable, patient and full of great ideas! I learned new ways to get more veggies in my diet.Katie is an excellent teacher and excellent knowledge. I gained a new diet! This is the most exceptional CFU class I’ve ever taken.I was pleased because Katie answered all of my questions. I gained knowledge about the importance of the way we eat and stabilizing my blood sugar.
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